Hey Renethx and everyone!
I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on a small scale home media server, that will also act as a backup for my regular PC's and my ReplayTV's
I was lloking at your suggestions for a 15 TB system, but I will probably start more in the 6 - 8 Terabyte area and add to that as necessary.
Equipment wise I was cherry picking by need from you list:
Cooler Master Centurion 590 RC-590-KKN1-GP (9 x 5.25″ bay), $56 (from Remarks area)
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V , $75. (it's on sale)
CPU: Athlon 64 X2 5200+ ADO5200DOBOX 2.7GHz AM2, $57.
CPU Cooler: Stock Cooler, $0.
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-MA780G-UD3H AM2+ AMD 780G chipset ATX, $90.
Memory: A-DATA ADQVE1A16K DDR2-800 2 x 1GB Kit, $27.
Graphics: Radeon HD 3200 (integrated in the chipset), $0.
HDD: Western Digital WD6400AAKS 640GB SATA 3.0Gbps, $70.
Total Cost: $400 (storage drives are not included
don't think I need the HDD cages and extra sata controllers to get me started.
Will probably use OpenSolaris as the OS 'cause I like the ZFS file system. And I want to run some other programs on this server such as File backup software and DVArchive for the ReplayTVs
Any updates you would make hardware wise, or any further comments would be appreciated.