Looking to build a bit of a Frankserver. I have a free full windows 2012 server I'd like to use. I have an enclosure and a dampened box, sound won't be an issue and I have enough room for a mid-atx. I need HTPC functionality; I want to learn Windows Server. Any advice is appreciated including telling me Windows Server isn't a good fit for HTPC.
In Order of Importance
- HTPC - Function as DVR, BlueRay Player, Stream Netflix
- Back Up Household PC's
- File Server
- Development Toy (Run IIS SQL Server, Learn Windows Server, Etc)
- Game Maybe
I'm looking to get a box up and running cheap that I can expand. I need CPU, Memory, Motherboard, Hard Drive
I'm also trying to learn what a server can do for me at home, so any advice/links you can throw my way is appreciated!
Thanks for taking time to read.