In the initial build stages. I have thousands of CD's and Movies that finally warranted this build. I wanted the ability to use this unit as my HTPC with intentions of expanding into gaming. For now i purchased a motherboard and processor that is capable of delivering excellent video and sound with the ability to stream to every room in the house. 16 GB of RAM should be plenty for any and all operations with the ability to install 32 GB. (I should have purchased (2) 8 GB of memory instead of (4) 4 GB of memory). Lesson learned. Using the SSD as my boot drive and 5 1TB HDD to store movies, pictures and music. I will be using storage spaces in Windows 8.1 to write to the HDD's in parity. As far as storage spaces goes, i read some great reviews, and i read a few bad ones. I'll try it out for myself and update this review as needed. Seems like everyone that is against "software raid" are proponents of "hardware raid" and nothing will change they're minds. I will also upload all movies, pictures and music to an offline back-up sever. i may sound a bit paranoid, but i have too much time invested in this to lose everything. Using the Corsair PSU because it's energy efficient. It's on the large side because i intend on adding graphics card(s) and possibly a sound card. We'll see how this motherboard delivers. Added a blu-Ray dvd writer for backing up the movies to the HDD. All this will go into a Silverstone GD08B case and sit right next to my Harmon Kardon receiver. More pics to come when completed.