i am looking to buy equipment to build myself a NAS/Homeserver and was initially looking at Windows Home Server when i found this itty bitty software called Amahi... and now i am certainly looking to use this instead...
my main reason for building this is to have access to all my music, pictures and movies from a central place in my network as well as being able to stream most of it using my Samsung LCD-TV (thanx to modedruid.org
for the minidlna) and replace my existing homebuilt webserver (running openSUSE with XAMPP and Wordpress)
anyways this is my planned hardware (as far as i know available all over this globe)
case: Fractal Design Array Mini ITX
an awesome looking little case with room for 1x2,5" and 6x3,5" HDD. Could not have asked for more!
motherboard: Intel DG45FC
for my now resting Intel E5300 and 2 GB DDR2-800
the rest: i currently have a Intel E5300 (dual-core 2,2GHz), 2GB DDR2-800 MHz, 320GB older WD drive, 750GB brand new Samsung drive to use in this setup. Will expand with more Samsung EcoDrives later on and/or maybe a 2,5" system drive.
as i see it the benefit of my setup is that i am able to use my old things laying around with the latest technique saving some money while still not limiting myself in any way.
i will hopefully be able to run my blog from this machine as well as support my computers with files and also stream media to my TV.
(feel like a little child the day before x-mas)