I'm planning to build a Home Media Server, and I stumbled onto this forum a few months ago (great community here). Here's the dilemma, My main priority is disk space to backup my SD-DVDs, HD-DVDs, pictures, pc's, etc. as well as expandability. So, I've decided to go with the NORCO 4020 case and Windows Home Server for the OS. However, I'm just not sure which motherboard graphics card etc. to go with. My server will be mounted on the opposite side of the wall from my home theater, so I would like to just run an HDMI cable from the server to my home theater, and use it as a HTPC as well. I would hope that the wall will provide enough noise dampening to insulate my theater from the noise from the server. So with that in mind, I'm not sure if I should go with the hardware recommended on page 85 for the server build, or go with the hardware for the mid-range ATX platform instead. Also, is that information still up-to-date or is there an alternative I should consider? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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12/28/08 at 3:15pm