So, over the last year, or so, I've been ripping my DVD collection onto my iMac and external hard drive (1TB). As I run out of room, I am finally able to warrant building a server for myself, as this was always the plan, but I just wanted to fill up the space I had.
Anyway, I'm not a novice to building/fixing computers, however, it has been a long time. So, I'm looking to the AVS community to help me decide on the right parts for my server.
The desired server that I have in mind isn't a HUGE server by any means, but just good enough to get me through the next couple of years; I'm looking to run Ubuntu Server Edition, as I'm a little familiar with it and setting up a VNC so that I can control the server headless via my iMac. No more than 6 SATA ports are really needed at this time, as I only plan to have an OS drive, Movie drive and music/picture drive, for the time being. I'd like to potentially use the motherboard in the future again (HTPC), when/if I decide to upgrade. Anyway, if you guys need any more information, feel free to ask.
These are the parts I've chosen (still undecided on a PSU and case):
2TB HDD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148834
(I have the OS and music/picture drive already)
4GB RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145343
If I can get some opinions on this, I'd really appreciate it, as well as suggestions for a quiet PSU and a case that would be hold up well. I'm trying to budget myself to around $400 (including HDD)... but would love to go lower, at this point in time.
Also, would it be best to use crashplan for my back-up or to get a designated back-up drive?
Thanks, in advance and am looking to become an integral part of the community.