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Old February 12, 2012, 01:24 PM
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My System Specs

Default Cheap Media Server

So right now my setup AMD Athlon X2 with 2GB of memory. on a generic run of the mill motherboard that I picked up on a combo deal for about $100. With the price of HDDs right now, obivously the prices are different.

AMD Athlon X2 + mobo - $90
2GB ADATA DDR2 800 - $40
2x 1TB Seagate Barracuda - $100 for both
1x 1.5TB WD Caviar Blue - $120
random generic PSU - free
Windows Home Server. - $100

not to sure about data redundancy, but its has been running for long amounts of time (6 plus months) at a time between services. No problem streaming 1080p media, and if you have a media PC, it integrates into WMC incredibly well. All told $450.

P.S. - I have bittorrent running on it as well as couchpotato, sickbeard, and SABNZBD no problem between running those and streaming.
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