In this section I am going to discus the chosen hardware.
The server do not need allot of power. But sins it is going to stay on for 24/7 we need to select lo power consumption hardware. Ther for i did go for a Intel Atom main board and a CF card for the system. To store the medias and other files i selected a WD caviar Green 2tB.
- Gigabyte GA-D510UD
- 1Gb Adata DDR2 ram
- Unbranded powerlessly 65W
- Unbranded sata to CF card addapter
- A-Data 8gB CF card for system
- WD 2tB SATA2 HD for media
- Unbranded PCI 1gB lan Addapter.
- Dual GBLan addapter
- On board Compact Flash reeder.
Installation of the hardware.
As you probably noticed I said nothing in the last post on the chassis choices. My choice of chassis to the Ubuntu server fell on IKEA's plastic box :P
It's ugly but cheap and after all I'm going to hide it in the closet, no need for more advanced and expensive box.
Here have a lock at the internal of the plastic box :)
And the exterior..
As you can see i mounted the Hard drive on the top of the box because i do not want more heat inside. Also you can notice the lady stoking i have pulled and taped over the 120mm fan to prevent dust from entering the box.
Next part is installing the software.