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A Possible New Server Build

by Damian on February 22, 2013 · 60 comments

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I have been kicking around the idea for a while of building a new server to replace my current WHSv1 server (codename: Shawshank Redemption). I built Shawshank back in August of 2009 and aside from a few hiccups along the way it has been rock solid. Naturally this brings up the question, if it ain’t broke […]

My Lian Li PC-Q25B Mini-ITX Tower Case just arrived a few days ago. Supporting up to 7 3.5in Hard Drives, this could be the perfect case for a small  DIY Home Server build. I need to decide if I will just recycle some parts from one of my unused PCs or get new parts, but […]

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Guide: Building A PC

by Damian on August 18, 2011 · 57 comments

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For a while now I have been wanting to upgrade my desktop PC. I had a Gateway Intel Q6600 Quad Core PC that had served me well, but was getting a bit long in the tooth for my needs (specifically more CPU intensive tasks such as encoding, commercial scanning, etc…). This combined with an itch […]

While our main focus around here is on the HP MediaSmart Server, we’re fans of all things Windows Home Server including DIY/homebuilt systems and massive storage servers. And since HP has been keeping quiet on their plans for the upcoming Windows Home Server Vail and Aurora releases, some of you may be considering building your […]

There is an ongoing debate within the Windows Home Server Community regarding Do It Yourself Build vs purchasing a ready to run Windows Home Server.  It is an interesting debate that I am sure at one time or another many of you have participated in.  Rather than discuss my personal thoughts and experiences I think […]

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably heard that Vail, the much anticipated follow up to Microsoft’s Windows Home Server, has been released to the public for Beta testing. As with anything Beta there is always the potential for bugs and instability, so it is generally not recommended to test out […]