In part 1 I described the requirements and hardware for my home server. In this post I will tell about unpacking and assemblage of the home server.
I started removing the the harddisk and cd-rom bay from the Antec ISK 300-65 case. Then I installed the motherboard (Asus AT5NM10-I with Intel Atom D510):
I plugged in all the cables and put back the cd-rom and harddisk bay:
The server ready to boot:
The server is now running Ubuntu server. One of my next project will be an HTPC. This case looks fine for a HTPC as well, however, it doesn’t come with an IR module/remote and there’s only space for a slim 5.25 inch optical drive so a Blu Ray drive probably won’t fit. Besides of that, I think I will wait for Nvidia’s ION 2 platform as well.