I built this to run a home media server (Plex) that contains my entire DVD collection and security camera software (iSpy). Hence the huge amount of storage. :)
Dayum dat psu gonna catch dem cables on fire! ;-)
Dude that case lol. It was my first case i ever bought. good old days.
if you were running a server, wouldnt you need special memory or something? or am i wrong?
Nah... my understanding is that "server RAM" is built for stability (it is able to correct parity errors and thus is less prone to crash and lose data). PC/Desktop RAM is built for speed.
I am assuming this is a media server in the same way that adding an extra drive to your router can act as a server, or that one can use windows homegroups, or NAS.
Why windows Ultimate? Why 4 1tb drives instead of 2 2tb drives?
Ultimate comes with a lot of useful tools.
Writing and reading from the same drive reduces performance drastically. I assume it's because he wants to watch DVDs and write camera footage at the same time.
Are you running those drives in a RAID config?
Redu your cable management so you can have more airflow in that pc, going to blow heat everywhere making that pc very warm than usual and have a better improvement for your server.