Receipt for a small (home) Server
- A Cube Case
- mini ITX motherboard
- DVD/BR drive
- Hard drives
Mix it al gently and you have a perfect WHS ( windows home server) system.
VidaBox has a perfect guide online.
For this i will use a jetway motherboard based on the Intel Atom chipset. The Embedded Atom D510 and the NVidea GT 218 GPU are my choise as I also want to play some movies. One mini pcie slot is available for putting the system OS on a mini pcie SSD
Or add a Broadcom Crystal HD video accelerator. The last one is something you might want to try, it will give your Atom mother board a much needed boost in the HD video department.
One set of OCZ PC2 6400 Gold 2 time 2 gig.
LG dvd writer with a black front bezel.
And for this first test i will be using a simple Maxtor 250 gig sata hard disk. On the beta test program from Microsoft you can download a pre test version of Home server Vail. Please keep in mind this is still in beta test fase and not 100% stable.
Besides this you can use the first Microsoft home server edition or even the 10-10 or server version of Ubuntu. It's all up you what favor you want to add to your receipt.
As I previously removed some brackets and the PSU, putting your new gear inside is child's play, as my two lovely daughters demonstrate below:
Yes it need some cable mangement but first installing the software and after all is 100% stable we will wrap it up.