Well after lots of umming and arring, I’ve finally bought myself a home server, specifically a “HP ProLiant G7 N54L 2.2GHz MicroServer” from ebuyer!!
The spec if you’re interested:
AMD Turion II Neo N54L 2.2GHz Dual-Core CPU, 2GB DDR3 ECC UDIMM, Internal SATA Cold Plug SATA 250GB Hard-Drive, Embedded RAID 0/1, 1x Gigabit Ethernet, 150W PSU, 1 Year
The selling point for me was the £100 cash back from HP, which made a £209 server into a £109 server, which is a bargin!!!
So far its brilliant if lacking a few bits I’ve had to add after purchase namely:
More RAM – only comes with 2GB which is seriously not enough for anything but a basic install of hefty OS’s such as Server 2012! I intend to add 16GB but until that arrives I’ve got 4GB L
More Hard Drives – only comes with one 250GB, I’ve put three 1TB drives in but intend to put in another 1TB and try and then use the 250GB it comes with in the DVD drive slot!