Hello Howard, > As a server? > > You must be talking about a pro-sumer setup right? Freelancer or someone > similar? I can¹t see that dishing out the goods to a small/medium work > group very well. Yes, as a server :-) And yes, for somebody working alone (or maybe with one or two other person) in a home office - definitely not for a medium work group, oh no. But in a home office where the looks and sound of the box may be important this kind of computer has it's place. I wouldn't want an ugly and noisy server in my room... Obviously this is not a 'real' server, but just to hold one persons files and test their PHPs or ASPs this is well enough. Looks like this is a new server class then: below work group server we now have a personal server :-) .k >>Which brought me to recommend another option for that kind of server, >>have a look at: >>http://www.shuttle.com/hq/product/barebone/default.asp?B_id=25 >>It's small, quiet and it looks good. It also has Dual channel >>S-ATA/RAID controller, supporting RAID 0,1. And as it is a barebone >>system, it can be pretty cheap.