Ok so here is the deal I have never really setup a full network with server. I am trying to figure out what will work best. I have copies of server 03 and server 08 no idea which to go with both are 64bit. The Server to be This combo $257 AMD A4 3400 Biostar A55 G.Skill 4GB Seagate 500GB Rosewill case+400w G.Skill 4GB DDR3 $20 (Total: $278) --OR-- Phenom X4 9600 possibly 9150e XFX 5450 1GB low profile silent Asrock 770 $53 4x2GB Wintec AMPX DDR800 $88 Hitatchi 500GB $69 EPower 500w $19 GB case $20 2x ATi tuners 1080P USB (Total: $251) --OR-- Athlon X2 260 $65 MSI 760G $69.99 2x4GB Wintec ONE DDR3 $39 Hitatchi 500GB $69 EPower 500w $19 GB case $20 (Total: $263) The 500GB in any of those builds will be pulled and installed into the downstairs PC. I have 2x1TB Samsungs and a 1.5TB Seagate going into the HTPC (in ESATA enclosures). Along with a 40GB WD black OS drive. I plan to add a raid card and add more HDD as time goes on and these fill currently the 1.5TB is full and one 1TB is about half. It will be wired into the router which is a Belkin N+ MIMO with USB. Got it back when it was $100 a couple years ago. I want to be able to stream 1080P lag free to anything in the house. I also want to be able to remote desktop the PC downstairs and over the net for when I am deployed. The server will have movies, music and store "copies" of video games/programs I have "ascertained." Whats going to be on the network. Along with a Wii and PS3. I currently use the PS3 to stream from a netbook. Upstairs HTPC/Gamer Xeon X3440@4.2ghz GB H55N-USB3 2x2GB G.Skill Trident 2000CL9@2200CL9 2x32GB ST SSD in raid 0 undecided storage drive PNY GTX470@800c/900m/1600s Silverstone 450w SFX Insignia 42" 720P LCD 1x Avermedia 1080P tuner USB Wireless connect N Downstairs HTPC/Gamer<-in work Probably a Thuban Asus CH3 2x2GB DDR3 HDD TBD 2x3870X2 512mb Tt 850TR2 (the old better OEM one) Rocketfish Lian Li Wireless connect N His netbook (LT3103u) Athlon X2 L310@1.5ghz 2GB @600 4-4-4-10-14 Seagate 320GB 7200RPM X1270 128mb 11.6" 1366x768 Wireless connect G Her netbook (LT3103u) Athlon TFfirstname.lastname@example.org 2GB @533 4-4-4-12 Toshiba 250GB 5400RPM X1270 128mb 11.6" 1366x768 Wireless connect G Anyone have any other suggestions?