Buy a machine with Vista Home Premium so you don't have to guess if all your parts work together. For storage (not backup!) go get a DROBO and put in 1TB drives. Change to 2TB drives later or get another DROBO.
Hello, I am currently attempting to build a media center Server/PC. About 4 years ago I knew my way around a computer and I could easily pick out hardware and put a computer together but now I am a little out of the loop, so any advise would be very helpful.
I am looking to build a system with 4-6 terabytes of storage (I have a LOT of dvds and I only want to rip them once so I intend to use raid to back it up). I am going to hook this system up to my TV and I would like to have to ability to play games if I want. I also am planning on using Windows Vista Home Premium with Media Center. I have spent lots of time finding the right add-ons and making it work just the way I want it to.
So..... If you have any suggestions on the hardware I should use to build my server I would be very grateful.