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Old 27-01-2009, 21:27:07   #1
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Buying Barebones - Questions

I want to get a box and set it up almost solely to act as a network music server. I was thinking about this barebones system and want to make sure I understand what I'm getting into. If I get the box, am I correct that I will only get the motherboard with it? I then only need to get the processor, hard drive, ram and dvd/cd drive?

Also, a 1TB harddrive should fit b/c the case appears to have a slot for a 3.5" drive, correct?

Will a normal cd/dvd drive fit (in other words, what is that stuff about slim ODD bay)?

Maybe I should just get a NAS?
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Old 28-01-2009, 08:57:51   #2
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Old 28-01-2009, 09:26:33   #3
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Maybe I should just get a NAS?
As long as you use it as a music server only that's what i'd do.
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Old 28-01-2009, 15:36:26   #4
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I was trying to save money, but in the end that is probably the way to go.
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Old 28-01-2009, 17:24:11   #6
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That was an unfortunate episode.
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Old 28-01-2009, 17:27:05   #7
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Old 28-01-2009, 18:01:18   #8
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Nah, NAS is pretty spent. You should get a Lil Wayne, or perhaps a Tito Lopez.
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Well, I decided against the NAS (and Lil Wayne as well, but I must admit Tito Lopez was tempting), and am just going to build a cheap server using an old case. NAS in the end seems overpriced for what you get.
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