Greetings, I am in need of advice for purchasing a new office computer (I know it a boring topic, but a necessary one). Thank you to those of you who take the time to read through this and give feedback. 1) What will you be doing with this PC? File storage machine so that files are separate from workstations. I currently have a quad core workstation in my office which functions as a file storage machine that I occasionally use as a workstation and runs windows 7 pro. Its backed up with carbonite and onedrive (I know, I know, neither is likely considered quality by real computer techs of which I am not). I VNC into this workstation occasionally from my home office using a VNC software program. No gaming, no heavy processing, no rendering, no image editing outside MS paint, yes, I'm hardcore, etc. This is just for typical office use (access) of word docs, spreadsheets, pdfs, images, Quickbooks, and a basic service database software written in alpha 5... Mostly storage/retreival My main question is do I really need a server? or can I make this work reliably with another workstation? Currently, we have a single user most of the time, occasionally 2 users of the data, but I do not forsee having more than 5 users total in the future. One feature I would like the option of being able to do in the future is host files (pdf) for clients so they can access and download them. I'm sure there a bunch of ways to do this but I'm not sure if it affects the computer design at all. 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? Comfortable spending up to about $2-3k although I would imagine that this can be accomplished for less. 3) Which country do you live in? NY USA (Westchester county) 4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? Not looking to build a PC from scratch. I have done this many times in the past, I need this machine for reliability and hassle-free transition. My thoughts are to purchase a pre-built machine that has gone through reliability testing already, but I am not up to date on the current technology, reliable manufacturers, good warranty service, etc. 5) If reusing any parts, what parts will you be reusing? Not reusing parts. 6) Will you be overclocking? No. 7) What is the max resolution of your monitor? What size is it? 1920x1200 (28"), I have 2 of these available for use. 8) When do you plan on building/buying the PC? within the next month or so. 9) What features do you need in a motherboard? I think RAID and onboard GPU are necessary. Do not need anything special for video/audio/peripherals. My thoughts were to purchase two large SSDs and mirror them in the machine. Is this reasonable? Is it feasible? 10) Do you already have a legit and reusable/transferable OS key/license? If yes, what OS? Is it 32bit or 64bit? I will purchase a new license for this machine depending on what you all recommend.