Meet Canataloupe June 30, 2019

Desktop Picture

This is a fun little project I built this winter and I haven’t shown off here yet. I have been itching to build a home server for a media center, network attached storage and general nerd playground. One weekend I drug Michelle to Micro Center and grab threw together a pretty decent server for under $400.

For the people looking for specs:

Case: Cooler Master Elite

Processor: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G

RAM: 16GB

Storage: 120GB SSD + 2TB Hard Drive

Over all it’s a relatively performant box to run as a Linux server. I really dig the compact case and my only gripe was the noisy stock fans, but I replaced them for $25 and have not been able to hear it since.

I have already gotten a chance to do projects with it:

Anything else fun I should do with it? Would you have built it differently?