Wow ... what a kick butt project you have going on here . I know some of us members have been buggin u to post up something like this and really appreciate your taking the time and effort .
I really love the fractal case . This is the first I have ever heard / seen of it and really like the fact that it appears to be very versatile and plenty roomy not to mention that it is very easy on the eyes . Nice choice .
One thing I must ask . I have seen two posts in this thread mentioning ssd in this build .
Is there any real value to an ssd in a server that will mostly run 24/7 . Not like the o.s. is going to be loading like a htpc ?
I mean , if the theater data is kept on the server (assuming it is d/l using the htpc) and then played back over a wired network , then what is the need for the ssd ?
This assumes some things on my part on how the end user will set up the server for everyday use