So i recently decided to build myself a home server to keep a variety of documents backed up, store my ever expanding music and video collection, and run a small variety of programs in the background.
After days or browsing the net for a pre-built system that met my spec or at least come close, i gave up and desided to build one from scratch.
CPU - AMD Sempron LE-1200 - Â£21.98
MOBO - Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2H Socket AM2+ - Â£42.99
RAM - 1GB Kingston ValueRam DDR2 667MHz - Â£9.76 (To my suprise, this turned out to be low profile which was nice)
CPU Cooler - Sycthe Ninja II - Â£26.32
PSU - Corsair VX Series 450w - Â£47.99
CASE - Thermaltake M9 VI1000BNS Midi Tower - Â£42.16
FAN - Sycthe S-Flex 120mm 800rpm - Â£12.46
HDD - Samsung HD753LJ - Â£59.37 (To go with another Samsung HD753, and 3 Samsung HD501's that will be moved into the server)
OS - Windows Home Server OEM - Â£77.91
I also purchased 5 3m reels of 1.8mm stretch magic to suspend as many hard disks as i could fit in the case. - Â£11.25
Total price, with all postage Â£377.52
(Not too bad i dont think considering its going to be almost entirely new.)
So the majority of the parts arrived in the last few days, and since i had some of the more major parts, i decided to start building the server.
Here's the progress so far. (Just waiting on the PSU, CPU Cooler and the 750GB Hard disk.)
When the last few parts arrive, i shall post up some pictures of the finished build. (Perhaps a couple more after i remove the fan grill on the rear of the case and tweaked it a little.)
Any comments or suggestions greatly appreciated.