Hello Everyone! I'm happy to be a part of the hardest forum on the Internet. I'm very much new to assembling hardware and stuff to suit my needs. I wanted to build my first server operating on Ubuntu 11.04 for the sole purpose of transferring files over the network via various protocols. Could someone suggest me: Processor: AMD vs. Intel ok, since this is the key element in determining the performance of the server, I'd need a good one. I completely have no knowledge of AMD. After a little bit delving around the sites, I found Intel Core i7-3820 Quad-Core Processor 3.6 GHz 10 MB Cache LGA 2011 - BX80619I73820. I'd be transferring files on a Gigabit network (1000/1000 home connection) Little more light on this would be appreciated RAM: Will 8GB suffice or will my network eat up all the RAM? I don't want my connection to get stifled due to my low RAM. Ethernet Card: Obviously, I need a Gigabit ethernet card. I'm going with TRENDnet Gigabit PCI Adapter Card TEG-PCITXR Hard drive: 4TB Seagate Barracuda Internal Hard Drive. I would need a really good cooling system to dispose off the heat, to prevent meltdown of internal components. I'd love to hear from you guys on this. Thanks a lot!