I am going to build myself a server for storing files, home network is 1 Gbit. I am also going to try to make it possible to access the files over the Internet since i currently have a ok fiber concretion (25/25) that, if needed, can be upgraded (60/60) for a small fee. In this server i was planing on starting out with fore drives of eiter 3 GB or 4GB in RAID 5 or RAID 6. the question then becomes what kind of RAID controller is needed. Seeing as the network is going to become the bottleneck anyway i am tempted to use software RAID in the OS as this acutaly works rather good under windows (am running two 120 SSDs in RAID 0 ATM). Ass for OS, i have legal keays for both Windows server 2008 R2 (datacenter and enterprise) and Server 2012 (datacenter, standard and essentials). Linux is probably also a possibility but i may want to run game servers on the server in the future, something that i think is going to be easier with windows. Price wise ha no exact budget, and ass all the parts i going to be sourced from Norwegian stores i was hoping to keep it below 1600 USD (10000 NOK) but, the budget is as stated flexible. I have considered NAS boxes as well, but the bulk of the price is gona bee the hard drives anyway, and its of utmost importance that the server becomes silent, witch i can do with standard hardware.