finished building my file server :)

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i finished building my file server a few days ago... :)

i canibalised 3 computers to build it, lol...

i stole the case, harddrive from the remains of my old computer, casually thrown into a closet after i upgraded...

i stole the cdrom drive and floppy from this ancient thing of my parents (at least 5 years old) that has been sitting on a shelf in the basement...

i got the CPU and motherboard from an old HP my uncle was going to throw away...

and the RAM came from my personal stash of extra RAM... :)

here are the specs:

400 mHz intel celeron
2x256mB pc133 RAM (damn, this thing has more RAM then megahertz... :S)
20gB HD
-- bigger second harddrive coming soon :) --
64mB onboard vid card
2mB PCI vid card
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for a file server, that's plenty of specs. nice job :thumbsup:
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I am in the process of building a file server that I am going to use as a central repository for videos, music, games, etc. to be loaded to my entertainment PC (yet to be built).

I was going to start with an old Dell Dimension 2350 P4 1.8GHz 512MB PC-2100 (266MHz) DDR & ~460 GB of hard drive space.

My question is about the RAM...since I am going to be using the file server to stream movies (DVDs) to my home entertainment PC would 1 GB PC-2100 (266MHz) DDR memory be overkill (~$79-99 for another 512MB module)? My network connection will be a standard 10/100 hardwire, but I have the 802.11b wireless (~4 Mbps realistically).
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yeah i think you want as much RAM as possible but the processor speed isn't that important unless you're gonna be using it actively...am I correct?

I'm wanting to know how to connect a file server to the internet so i can access my file server from any location? any one know???
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Youll need to set it up as an FTP server, however most ISPs will not allow you to run an FTP server off of their regular plans. Also unless you are getting hundreds of hits a minute, you really don't need that much RAM...

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