Hi all, First off, I hope I'm not too off-topic on this, but I realize a great majority of us here store ISOs on their HDDs now, so many of you would have dealt with a dedicated media server specifically made for high-bitrate HD streaming. I am building one as a matter of fact, to save some energy because currently I leave my more powerful PC on almost 24/7 (this is the year I turn green), and so far I've come up with a rather cheap but good Asus µATX mobo with 4 SATA ports. When I need more I'll just get a cheap SATA card. I bought a WD GreenPower 750GB to start with, and already have a 500GB drive. It will be powered by my ex-HTPC's PSU, a Fortron 300W fanless which has proven to run very cool anyway. I'll just use the mobo graphics of course. I am almost sure I'll be installing XP there, to be able to use my HDTV Wonder that those ATI bastards won't update for Vista, and I use that with a little wonderful free app called WatchHDTV, which has a humble but very efficient scheduler and HDTV watcher. I'm not installing the ATI crapware that comes with the HDTV Wonder. Another option is installing Vista for its better file sharing properties (password protect specifically), and ditch the HDTV Wonder and buy a better HDTV OTA card. But I already bought only 1GB for it, so I don't know if it will fare well with Vista. Maybe I'll just get Vista Basic, but I don't know its network capabilities. For a CPU I'll be using a C2D E6600 very probably underclocked to about 1.8GHz and undervolted if possible, that I'll get from my current work PC (which will get a spankin' new Q9450, thank you very much) It will be running Azureus 24/7 (legal stuff, just if I need to say it), and at the same time I will be ripping my BDs over network from my newly rebuilt HTPC. I got a gigabit router with Wireless-N that these two will be sharing with my more powerful work PC, I don't think I'll use the wireless, but it was only a bit more for it. My 3 mobos of course have gigabit ethernet ports. OK, so now, how the heck do I set it up? I can do "advanced" file sharing no problem (with passwords and permissions and stuff), but I wonder if there's a better way to do this that you guys know of. I currently share my internet via a cheap Wifi G router with a couple other people, so I'm wondering if I should just plug my new router into the old one and create my own gigabit sub-network, and if so, I wonder if I could hide it from the other users in the main router (I guess I could apply permissions or passwords easily in Vista, but it may be running XP pro). So anyway, any recommendations on this, comments, opinions? Thanks in advance.