I'm thinking about building a box at home with Windows Server 2008 on it. I'm currently in a MBA program so that gives me a chance to use the OS for free. https://downloads.channel8.msdn.com/ I could easily do this with a BE-2400 processor on a cheap AM2 motherboard or something equivalent, but I'd like to get others opinions on the hardware they've used or would recommend. I'd like to centralize and ensure my data safety with a RAID 5 setup. Perhaps get three 750GB or 1TB Sata drives. I'd like the CPU/Motherboard to be very low power draw. Integrated everything preferred so as to save on yearly power costs. Requirements Power Efficiency RAID 5 (striping with parity) or RAID 0 (mirrored) Able to run as a Domain Controller/File Server for about three other PCs in my house. Does the Intel Atom or Via Nano chip/chipset have the power to be a Windows 2008 server or am I stuck with a BE-2400 (about ~= AMD x2 4400+ @ 45 watt) type processor equivalent?