The Plan: A dual system build in the one case – a gaming/office PC ("Romulus") and a FreeNAS / Media streaming system ("Remus"). Why a dual system build? Because they are fairly rare, and why the heck not ! Background: My synology thing crapped out and I got sick of the whole lack of support / interest from them. The people over at FreeNAS are very helpful so I've decided to go that way. GAMING / OFFICE "Romulus" My existing gaming/office system: Case Thermaltake – T31 PSU THERMALTAKE SP-650P SMART POWER 80Plus Bronze MoBo Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H CPU intel i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz RAM Kingston HyperX Blu 32Gb (4x8Gb) Video Nvidia Geforce GTX-970 SSD Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250Gb HDD Seagate Barracuda 3TB HDD WD Green 2TB WD20EZRX Optical Drive LG 16x BluRay R/W & DVD R/W (LG-BH16NS40) OS upgraded to Win 10 monitor ASUS 23" monitor Eizo 27" Microsoft USB multimedia keyboard and mouse (The graphics card and 16Gb of RAM are recent upgrades) I have since purchased : Case Phantek Ethnoo MiniXL (with dual system conversion kit) PSU 750W modular ATX Mobo Asus Gryphon Z97 CPU cooling: Air (CPU heatsink and fan). As you can see from the case I've chosen – I needed to go to an mATX form factor as opposed to the existing ATX. Thus the new mobo which I chose as it allows me to reuse the CPU, RAM etc. I'll be doing some fiddling about with HDDs and perhaps add another 250Gb SSD in there as well... time will tell.. I will be sticking with air / fan cooling rather than water-cooling; for both simplicity and cost reasons. NAS I'll give some info regarding the NAS system in a future post. MODS So the above is all really classed as a system build, whereas I will also be modding the case a bit. I don't want to give away too much but there will be some changes to the Perspex window on the side of the case (the current one is scratched up anyway), perhaps some additional colour on the case, and some lighting effects inside. My System Build & Modding experience: None. (Well I assembled the current system under a friends supervision a couple of years ago, but that's it...) I figure this is a good way to learn though. INITIAL BUILD I'll initially be building the system (or at least the new mobo with existing stuff) in my existing case, so that I can get it up and running before the July 29 Win 10 upgrade offer finishes. Then I can take my time doing the case mods properly, and then shift the hardware across to the new case.