Build an MP3 music Server
A great little “How To” article…
“For any build project, the primary consideration is the purpose for which the box will be used. This server has the job of functioning as a secondary media server to support streaming MP3 music files around an office, with, perhaps, some Web-serving duties, too.
For a larger operation, consider a lot more memory, disks with as much cache as possible, and plunder arrays to support faster disk access. but for our purposes, we simply want to hear some good tunes, have them available anywhere we are working, and be able to get to them with relative ease.