Lemme paste what my coworker said in my chat with him.
him: well were building a new ghost server and putting in a gigabit network
him: going to use raid 0
him: im trying to stay under 650 - 700ish
him: and you dont need a good video
him: well im going to put a 2nd card in it... and run wires to a gigbit switch
Me: how much hdd space do you need?
him: atleast 200GB
Me: any dynamic hosting, or just the images?
him: just the images
So here's what I came up with so far:
$104.50 ECS KN1 Extreme
$80.50 Corsair value 2x512mb DDR400
$146 A64 Venice 3000 939
2 x $80 2x 160gb Hitachi T7K250 3Gb/s NCQ
$40 NEC 3540A DVD-RW
$35.50 el-cheapo black case
$36 Cooler Master 400W psu
What I still need is a video card. I can get a 6200TC ofr $48.50, but will that take away from other system performance being turbocache?
Also, stability is moderately important. Not 100%, but I can't have this machine need to reboot every few days. It's a setup, stick under a desk, and don't touch it for 200 days.