Previous Thread: http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=3315151 Took my Desktop computer which was rarely getting used and threw Server 2003 R2 onto it (I get the OS free since I am a student). P4 2.6ghz 1GB PC2700 RAM GF FX 5700 Ultra 128mb DVD-DL-RW 2x80Gb 7200rpm HDD 120 7200rpm HDD 320 7200rpm HDD (External) Asus Motherboard 450 Watt Power Supply I decided to go with the 320 as the backup since I also need to backup my laptop onto it, plus other important files and ISOs. Right now it is doing exactly what I need. Storing video files from the TiVo, Encoding Video files to be dumped onto the PS3 or TiVo to be watched, acting as an FTP for file access/storage (Friends Love This One), download slave, and managing the printers. I plan to play around with Active Directory next, though with such a small network it would be almost pointless... The only Hardware problem I am having is the PCI slot is to close to the AGP slot. So my USB 2.0 expansion card blocks the Video Card's Fan, so I am worried about the GPU over heating and being damaged. So for now I removed the USB 2.0 card, until I can be sure the GPU will be ok. Thanks for the advice in the previous thread, I didn't think about VMwares... to be honest I don't know to much about it. When it comes to ports being blocked, my college blocks nothing (gotta love tech schools) and my provider at home blocks port 80 . For now I am going to see how much use this thing actually gets, when I head to college, pretty much only the FTP will be used. Then I will determine if I want to jump back to XP Pro and just turn it into a Media Center PC.