Over in the USA, system builder Systemax are now offering the Windows Home Server-based EV745 Media Server through Tiger Direct. This home server is based on Microsoft's Windows Home Server operating system and Asus P5GC-MX/1333 Socket LGA 775 motherboard. The processing power of the Intel dual core processor supplies fast file access and timely backups. The sleek micro-tower is quiet and designed to complement the decor of any room. Helping them along is a 7200RPM SATA II hard drive and DDR2 PC6400 RAM. But that’s only a taste of the what this Systemax computer has to offer. We've also included a DVD-ROM drive for all your entertainment and program installation needs. There are 2 USB ports, MIC, and heaphone/line out jacks on the front for easy access. Go ahead and check out all the options we have available so you can add more storage if you need it, and save a few bucks if the default configuration works for you. That's the beauty of a BTO system. You have the power to pick the parts from the list and Systemax builds it and ships it right to you. The installed Windows Home Server operating system will help you organize everything in one central location. This is the fastest, easiest, and most affordable way to take control and safely backup all of your important files. Once you use it, you will love it.
Whilst the chassis won’t win any design awards, $649 buys you a pretty reasonable home server specification, and a variety of upgrade options are also available to help you beef up the home server as you need.
More info: Tiger Direct