I'm building my own server (well, a local chop-shop is assembling it for me). Here's what I'm getting:
Case: Fractal Design 340
CPU: Intel Core i3 3220
Motherboard: Asus P8H77
Memory: 8 GB DDR3
PSU: Corsair CX Series CX430
- OS - Intel 520 120 GB SSD
- Storage - 3 2TB WD Red
I'll be putting 12.04 on it. Servers: openssh, samba, lamp, plex, squeezecenter (Logitech LMS), probably missing something but those are the highlights.
Use case: backups, media streaming, test box for web projects.
I have a mixed network, windows, mac, android. This will be a stretch for me. I'll probably be a frequent poster on this (and other forums). We'll see.
Wish me luck!