Hi all, I'm new to the forum and this is my first post, so please be kind. =P
Anyway I'm looking to set up a server at home as a learning experience. I plan to have have it providing local FTP and general file hosting, external and internal media streaming (internal would be mostly videos while external would be a live streaming of music and video hopefully with chat and voice), and web hosting for a personal website.
Anyway I'm looking for recommendations on the hardware that would be required, I'm well aware of the network requirements but I have little experience with the processing aspect and am unsure of what would be required. I'm thinking of building an i5 or xeon unit with 4gigs ddr3 and setting up the storage in a raid 10 configuration. my budget is about 300$ at the moment.
Would I be better off with the i5 or the xeon, or would i be better off going with another processor?
Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.