It's time for an update my small server build. We get a 100mhz speed bump, a nicer motherboard, and spend a bit less money with the option of migrating to a SSD. Total system cost is down to $310, or $350 with a SSD.
List of components:
G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1333 - $50 (Price varies between $45 & 50). I'm not so sure about the shiny red heatsink, but it definitely looks fast! Small speed bump over 1066. RAM prices have held steady over the last year.
Gigabyte GA-H61N-USB3 - $79. This UEFI motherboard has amazing functionality, boots fast, and has all the I/O you could possibly want with a small form factor. And it's $30 less than the GA-H67N.
Intel Pentium G860 3.0Ghz - $69. Dual-core and 100Mhz faster than the G850 from my last system build. Also now $30 less expensive! Sub $100 ivy-bridge CPUs should be arriving soon, but won't be much faster than this CPU.
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200RPM - $60. Low-capacity Drives have not come down in price, so a small SSD may be a better choice if you only need 80-120GB of space for your OS.
Alternate Storage: Samsung 840 120GB SSD - $99. Adds $40 to the system, but total cost is still under $350.
Rosewill RS-MI-01 Mini-ITX with 250w Power Supply - $49. This replaces the In-win case at a similar price point. Two 3.5" bays, and lots of utility.