Heys guys Im about to start rebuilding my home network, I would love to hear your opions in which way I should go. Best i Post some pics to see whats going to behind the network. I've finished building the server side, specs are : *S5000pal Intel Dual Xeon Board * 2x Intel Xeon 5130 Woodcrest - 2.0Ghz dual core, 4MB L2 cache, 1333mhz FSB - Socket 771 * Dynatron Heatsink's * 2xCM72FB1024-667 PC2-5300 1GB 240pin FBDIMM *Samsung SH-S223C SATA DVD Coverted to usb with external power. (makes setting up raid alot easy. * 550W "Antec" TruePower ATX Power Supply, 120mm fan * ANTEC 4U22ATX 4U RACKMOUNT CASE Hard drives *2x 200gig Seagates in Raid 0 Configuration for operating system (windows server 2008) *4x 1tb's in raid 10 configuration. These hard drives are not for media, they are only for drivers, operating systems, software . I want to build the network before I start expanding on sas and making a media bank. Click to view full size! Click to view full size! Cabling I've already run ( all cat6e) and terminated. Click to view full size! Click to view full size! Click to view full size! Click to view full size! Click to view full size! Click to view full size! Click to view full size! All my system will be raided, I have 2 test benches, 2 services benches. HTPC and my workstation. I need your onions is to be able to get the best out of my server which is running server 2008 . Keeping in mind I will be having a rather large media collection thanks to SAS running external hhd boxes. What size switch? quad port pcie 100/1000 for the server? dual port 100/1000 . Im sure you guys can see where im going with this I would love to hear which way you guys would go about this. Im happy to run as much cable needed .