i am new to that forum but i think with unRaid i finally found the suitable OS for my Home Theatre Media Server to store all my DVD's etc.
I have also already found suitable Harddisks, Powersupply, Case etc. using the forum.
I would like to start with 3 HDD's and then upgrading to min. 6 HDD's when i require more space.
The only question for me is, which heart (MoBo, CPU) to take, and there the power consumption comes into the game.
I would say i have three choices in my case:
AMD E-350: Low power consumption but only 4-5 Sata Ports, more expensive then a AM3 Mobo plus Sempron CPU
AMD Sempron: Higher power consumption (question is how high), at least 6 Sata Ports available, cheap, more CPU Power (?)
Intel Atom: Only a few Boards available with more then 4x Sata
Intel Core i3: too expensive for me
So the basic question is: Do you have any experience of your Sempron 140 System so that you could tell me how much power they need. I know that differs also from the drives power supply and so on, but i only want to get an overview.
Hope you could help me.