I was considering starting a little project that involves extending the base role of a router to being somewhat of a home server(they're basically linux servers anyway)– but I'm more of a software person and I do not know where to find an appropriate board.
I think I need a singleboard computer capable of wireless network activity and routing packets at a decent rate for a network of home computers, with a SATA interface for a HDD a power supply and not much else.
I'm rather certain I don't even need any basic I/O because I can shell into it, or pop out the drive and just write to it from another machine.
Does anyone know a manufacturer of such a device, it is simple enough to find a fully featured board online, but it would have all sorts of stuff I don't need. For example a video card would sway the price point by the order of about $150– and I don't need one. Or if you don't know of a manufacturer, is there a kit to assemble such a board?