It's time to put together a computer that will be a NAS as well as have the power to rip Blurays into .mkv's. I chose Core i5 over Core 2 for this build simply because the extra $100 or so got me a lot more power and the latest socket and memory standards. I will be using some cheap PCI or PCIe x1 video card and Windows 7 Professional for the OS. This will all be going into a Lian-Li PC-V2100B case, so there will be PLENTY of room. My requirements for the motherboard were the following: -two x16 PCI-e 2.0 slots with at least x8 connectivity so I can run two hardware RAID cards -eSATA & USB 3 for fast transfers from external storage Let me know if you have any suggestions. Overclocking is NOT an option as this must be 100% stable.