PC Magazine’s enthusiast tech site ExtremeTech has a 5 page guide on building a Windows Home server. First up is a build list, followed by assembly and installation instructions and finally how to configure the system. As ExtremeTech states:
“In the end, for the same price as an HP MediaSmart Server, a home built server is a powerful new computing ally.”
Over on Vlaf Mazek’s blog, he discusses what he used to build his Windows Home Server. From the case to the components with pricing details too. Check out the Building the Windows Home Server article.