I am looking for a good home server idea, I've been searching and searching and I get tidbits of info, also this is a brainpicking of all of you before making the jump. What we currently have: -current Macbook Pro 15 (2.66 C2D model) -27 iMac i5 -2 AppleTV's -3 iPhones -PS3 -XBox360 -2 custom PC's 1 wired, 1 wireless -Airport Extreme dual band -Airport express What I'm looking for: I want a sold "home server" to add a good 2-3 TB of space too, be it internal or externals. All computers on network have a centralized spot to store whatever. Media server that can handle streaming ripped movies to at least 3 of the sources above for watching on TV. Backup server for TimeMachine storage and could handle the PC's as well. For the server to be out of the way, out of sight like a closet or attic space (controlled climate tho) So what I'm thinking is def an Intel Mini w/ SLServer. Could it still stream, sync, backup quick enough without being hardwired? Do you think it could handle all of the above if setup properly or would building a little custom mini Server 2008 R2 server be better?