Originally Posted by miked5468
Hey all , looking for help ... I am wanting to build a Media server and am looking at this setup..
Case Norco 4220
MB Gigabyte Ga-Z77x-ud5h
Sata SUPERMICRO AOC-SAT2-MV8 64-bit PCI-X133MHz
Memory G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
PSU CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850M 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Semi Modular High Performance Power Supply
Hard drives that I have and would like to reuse are WD green, Samsung, Seagate and Hitachi...okay,I buy what is the best deal at the time.... all 2tb.
OS will be on a SSD (again what ever is the best deal)
OS I would like to use windows 7/8 but would learn and use WHS if that is best for my needs...
1. purchase the 120mm plane mod and update the 80mm fans to a quieter brand (fan suggestions welcomed)
2. purchase Cables, from the sata card to the back plan... if I said I am confused that is an under statement.. what cables do I need from sata card to back plane? what cables do I need from on board sata to back plane? I understand that the cables
need to be longer with the120mm back plane added.
what I do..
1. watch mkv 1080p/ 720p movies and tv shows that I rip from BR disks that I own, or TV shows that i DVR, some tv shows aren't 720... i have 3 htpc that are all I3's and 2 ipad2s.
2, I use vlc to watch the videos and am happy with that set-up, I have MB for windows 7, and the structure is there, but VLC and opening the containing folder is good enough for me and what I do 90% of the time.
3. i get on my htpc open computer and select "dvr tv shows" and pick whatever show I haven't watched and boom.. all through vlc...
I just need a bigger drive pool? and of course your help.... thanks in advance..