Well my place I work acquired another office, and we need a file server for our 3rd location. At first I was just going to buy a NAS, but I'm don't think it would have the ability to install a backup client on it like Crash Plan, so I'm thinking of just building a file server & loading a distro of Linux on it thats designed for servers, some like Ubuntu Server edition. Problem is all the computers I have built have been for gaming. So this is what my we need - a file server that is going to have data for mostly plans and spec books along with setups for business cards, flyers, signs, and other graphic works. Probably going to have 6-7 computers pulling data from it, along with 4-5 networked printers. I looked at some of the server mobo, but they just seem like more than I need. I like the dual gigabyte LAN on them, but I think I can find that on some desktop Mobo. So I'm kinda the stage of picking a mobo and CPU and leaning towards just getting something like a C2D of a lower end i3 (or AMD - not against AMD, just a bit outa the lop with what they have). I don't need much processing power to just pull files from it do i? Also not really all the sure what makes Sever Mobo's and CPU's different from desktop, other than they are designed for servers IDK I'm a little outa my normal zone here, and the boss says we need it by the end of the month, so I don't have too long to research it. So any help would be greatly appreciated .