Again back on my quest to build new nas unit. I popped throu my regular computer store. After choosing the cheapest bang for buck motherboard, that could take my dual core cpu. I upgraded to 16gb of DDR 1333 ram, for this reason to run many virtual machines on virtualbox. To get over the four usb disk limit, I am looking for pci express four port sata cards. I expect to shop them off ebay due to the cost. Onboard video, no pci express video card needed for the server. I think this is a good choice till I upgrade to a i based cpu, and motherboard comes along.