I had a mate build the computer I'm using at the moment a good 5 years ago, and its time to upgrade/replace this to meet more modern demands. Seeing i've never actually built a computer before, I'd like to ask if any fellow riders here could shed some light on a couple of questions. I mean it looks easy enough, just the techno talk that's throwing me off on some things. -- Current system specs -- -- Possible new Spec -- Now there are two thing 2 options I am considering.. one is to scrap my current machine, and salvage what I can, namely the heatsink, case and GPU; however this will mean whatever is remaining will be junk - which is a bit of a waste considering they all still work. Second option I am considering is converting my current setup into a centralised server/hub for my entire network at home. I can add plenty more HDDs into it still, and the processor should handle this task with ease, and build a new machine from the ground up - Obviously this will cost me more, and will need another case, but I dunno how to tell whether the mobo can fit into the case. (I'd imagine it would, since I am looking at the Silencio 650) So I suppose the questions would be, how easy is it to setup my old tower as a centralised hub/server.. are there special crap I need to be made aware of, or can I just treat it like any other shared drive location on the network? and How does the possible specification look? any recommendations on alt parts in terms of performance or reliability? Now before every Jane and Joe starts giving their 2 cents, I am quite proficient with computers, just never built one from the ground up. When I was researching the specs, I wasn't looking for best of the best, but rather functionality and potential to last a few years before any upgrades will be required. I will be heavily using it for Excel, Visio and Photoshop. Will probably end up playing Command and Conquer Generals 2 and the rest of the Starcraft 2 saga. I leave the other games for the PS3 :grin: Probably not the best forum to ask a computer question, but I like talking to riders more than tech-gurus.