Hey Dsk! Thanks for looking over the parts, let me know how everythings works out. Could you help me out with the capture cards? My understanding is to put them in the core?
Blackoper thanks for the input. I may buy a slower CPU. A 4200+ is $80..the 5200+ is $115. I figured the $35 price difference was worth upgrading to the 5200+. (It has twice the caching).I've listed my purchase reasoning beside the parts.
I live in Canada so the selection of parts is slim on ebay and such. After cross border shipping it can get pricey.
I picked new hardware for the warranties and because people have confirmed those specific parts are compatible in the wiki's and forums. I also picked a bit beefier setup for the unRaid because I never know if I want to dump it and go hardware RAID/FreeNAS or whatever comes out in the future. I bought the "overhead" on parts for future expansion. I figured if I buy a Dual Core I am covered in case I want to change the way my storage is handled or use it as a media director. It just gives me room to change my ideas with how I use my equipment.
UnRaid Storage Server
Case - Antec P182 ATX Black Mid Tower Case (Nice looking/Quiet/good cooling/room for expansion) don't HAVE to hide it away in a closet
P/S - Corsair 620HX Modular Power supply (modular cabling/reliable/can handle a growing system)
CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Dual Core (Might become a media director or Hardware RAID someday)
Mobo - Gigabyte GA-MA69GM-S2H 690G mATX AM2 1PCI-E16 1PCI-E4 2PCI (Has onboard HDMI/DVI/VGA) (Might become a media director someday)
RAM - Corsair 1GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 CL 5-5-5-18 240PIN (Cheapest I could find to match the board)
Price comes to $550 includes shipping.
Anybody have experience using unRaid? People on the AVS forums are ranting and raving about it.