I am considering introducing a server into the equation at home. I currently really only have one PC at home, my HTPC (the laptop is broken and I find my phone to be a suitable replacement). I have an older server I got off craigslist for cheap and WHS 2011 is on its way via NewEgg. I clicked through to buy it via MR so hopefully the site gets credit.
Is there anything I should know in advance before I have this box up and live on my network? Any caveats. My HTPC machine has the Ceton internal card in it and I plan on using the server to store recorded TV, movies and music. Currently I really only use the HTPC for live TV and very light recording. If I were to add commercial skipping all of that would still be done on the HTPC? I wish the server could host the Ceton card since it will always be on and should be much cooler than my small form factor HTPC. The Windows Home server is simply a large media share that also serves as my backup? I am a little reluctant in that this monster server will eat electricity. I could just put my 2TB drive in the HTPC and call it a day.
Looking for your thoughts and thanks in advance.