Been thinking about putting together a little media server build for a while now, main use being to store all of media on it, while being able/affordable to keep it running 24/7.
Also to serve as a test bed for me messing around with PHP.
After a little help/persuasion, I decided to go for a low end sandy bridge system in the hope that it will keep going for a while to come and also serve as a backup machine in case I have need of it.
Picked up a few parts from aria the other evening and had it arrive at midday today!
Coolermaster 342 Elite Micro-ATX
Intel Pentium G620 CPU @ 2.6Ghz (Sandy Bridge)
GEIL Corsa 2x2GB DDR3
LiteOn DVDRW drive
WD Caviar 180GB for the OS and (Seagate Barracuda 1TB) & (WD RE3 1TB) for media files.
Colour schemes are a little wacky but it'll never be seen so I'm good with that
Ghetto fan mod as I only had 120mm fans
My main rig definitely dwarfs this!
It now sits with just the power and an ethernet cable plugged into it behind my desktop on the shelf, I remote onto it if I ever need to do anything and I'm quite happy to sit there leaving it running all year round now
My main rig was annoying the bill payers (ie. my parents) so I used that as an 'excuse ' to buy something else. Luckily they turned round and said they'd pay for it as it's my birthday in a few weeks! Win!
CPU temps are 29 degrees on idle and after running one pass of Intel Burn Test it hit 53 degrees on the stock cooler which is pretty good!