Custom NAS/HTPC build

By ragebflame
Jan 6, 2011
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  1. Hi guys, Its been a long time since my last post but its time for a new build again.

    Basically what im looking for is a homeserver which I can also use ase a backup server and media streamer.
    I have been looking at online reviews and guides but is hard to narrow down components to use.

    I am living in Ireland so I will be buying the components from Irish and UK sites.

    The system must have/needs to:

    - Stream HD video 1080p
    - 5.1 audio output
    - Have low power consumption
    - Id like to leave it on 24/7 and have it act as a backup server to backup the other pcs in my house.
    - It will need to act as a webserver ( Id like remore access to my media )
    - Ideally im looking at i3 Intel mobo/processor
    - I will be leaving this pc in the media room underneath a TV, so controlling it with a remote would be a nice feature.
    - Id like it as compact as posssible (mini ITX mobo/case), but the case must be able to fit at least 2 3.5" drives along with a DVD drive.

    I understand what im looking for is a mix of everything But any help you guys can give in the line of components would be great:).

    I hope to collect these parts over time but my budget is around €500-€700.
    Please let me know if this is dooable:).


    - I have Windows 7 already bought.
    - I have already purchased 2 x 2TB hard drives (for backing up my data)
  2. pjamme

    pjamme TS Enthusiast Posts: 285

  3. ragebflame

    ragebflame TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 86

    I have read that review, but I have looked at teardowns and theres no way id fit 2 3.5" drives in there. It would be ideal with a larger case and more powerful PSU.

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