Hello Everyone, its pretty much as the title says, here is my situation I currently have a nice little box running, I won't call it a true server but I use it at home to share files across my network. specs are: Asus M4A88TD-V Evo AMD Phenom X6 1075 3.0 8GB Memory Areca ARC-1210 4 port RAID Card 4 x 2 TB hard drives in RAID 5 attached to above card 4 x 2 TB hard drives attached to motherboard CoolerMaster 690II PC Case Windows 7 Pro I have been using it as a media rig it also serves as my daily driver. My wife has been using this pc now for her facebook, Sims 3 games. I am nervous about this as I don't want to lose all of my data to hackers, virus' and whatnot. I have ESET on it for A/V But this past weekend I came across a super deal: ASrock 970 Extreme 3 motherboard AMD 8120 8 Core @ 3.1 16 GB Memory 3 120 GB SSD drives Nvidia GTX 560 video card I put all of this into my older Coolermaster 590 case, and I will say it is super sweet. now here is where I am getting hung up. This is way to much in my house. I have the following: 1 HTPC in Living Room 1 HTPC in Bed Room 2 Laptops 2 Vizio Tablets 1 PC for children 1 PC that doubles as backup server for local business' to backup their data to for offsite storage. Sorry, almost done. I really like the idea of seperating my media from my other day to day stuff, surfing the internet, my wife's facebook, etc. but I'm sure that my power bill is going to start going up like mad. I just finished paying off a 1k power bill, and now its already back up to 700$. is it ok for everything to be combined? I am thinking about using the ASRock and 8 core and just adding the HDD's to this box and just continue to use it as an all in one. Basically I am thinking of consilidating everything, just to start saving a bit, I know that things are tight so I just wnat to help my family as much as possible, not put us in the poorhouse so to speak. I probably shouldn't have gotten this but it was a deal that I couldn't pass up. I really appreciate any feed back you may offer.