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Hi all, So I think I am going to be in the market for a new system. Ultimately I want to go full on dual-processor server with at least 24 bays for media drives and all, for way more than just media browser, but the cost point for that server puts it out of reach at this moment so I am thinking of a new desktop box that will initially serve as only an mb3 server with 2 MediaSonic 8 bay towers attached to it for the media (already have those). Since it will be sitting in the basement on my server rack and serving out media only over GB LAN I am thinking the focus should be on a good processor and lots of RAM. My question is what processor and how much RAM. Media access is through an HTPC (direct), Samsung BD player (direct), Samsung TV with app (direct), 2 tablets (direct and transcoding), 4 smart phones (transcoding), and a partridge in a pear tree My real intention is in about a year I would buy a real server, retire my current desktop, and move this new machine up to replace my old desktop so I would be putting a good video card and whatnot in it then and would only want to buy what is necessary for use as a media server right now. Thoughts would be appreciated Thanks CrashKelly