I just built a new system (fx 6300 asus m5a97 r2.0 8gb ram) and was going to build a independent server out of recycled and new parts. But looking at my new motherboard features it has a built in raid feature. Price will be about the same. A bit cheaper to add to the new build but only about 80 bucks less. But I kinda like the idea of a dedicated server. .. server would be for media storage, household back up, possible hosting of a personal website.