Our Summer of Home Server continues with Project 3: Build Your Own Home Server. Researching and building any computer is fun, and there are great benefits to building rather than buying. You can tailor the computer exactly to your needs, have greater choice over the size, scale and components selected and ensure you future proof the design for future upgrades. If you have never built a PC before, it may seem a little daunting from the outside looking in. In reality, with a little bit of research, and the right components, it’s actually really easy to build a home server and you’ll get a lot more satisfaction the first time you boot it compared to one bought off the shelf!
Today’s an exciting day here at We Got Served as we flip over a new page and get to work on our forthcoming Building a Windows 10 Home Server eBook. But what hardware will power our brand new home server build?
So, whether you’ve purchased exactly the same components as me, or you’ve gone for an entirely different specification, we’ll walk through the build step by step so you can see how it progresses. In theory, building one computer is similar to building any computer – there are a consistent set of parts which generally fit together in a consistent way. Hopefully, reading through this build will help you with your own – and if you’re going to buy a Windows 8 PC off the shelf, then feel free to chuckle to yourself as we strive to get our homebrew up and running.