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  • Hi,

    I am looking to build my own Windows Home Server. I will be using it to solely backup my HTPC/Gaming PC.

    The reason i am building a Windows Home Server instead of buying a SATA Drive Bay is because its pretty much the same price and has more functionality when coming to Backup configurations etc.

    I would like your opinions on the components i have chosen. I have taken into consideration power efficiency as well as price and size.

    Case: BitFenix ​​Prodigy Mini-ITX (£70)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H61N-D2V (£44)
    CPU: Intel Celeron G550T (£34)
    RAM: Kingston 2GB DDR3 1066MHz (£15)
    PSU: Casecom 350W (£11)

    Which total to: £174

    Similar to any 4 Drive Bay NAS

    Obviously i will be needing HDDs. I am thinking something along the lines of 4 Western Digital WD20EZRX 2TB Green's.

    All of your opinions are welcome. I am open to suggestions.

    Thursday, August 29, 2013 9:05 PM