Starting my research of a couple of projects and need some help. I want to store movies, pictures, music and be albe to stream audio/video to 4 rooms. Would i be able to upload pictures from phone or tablet to server? By budget for starting out is $500. I will also be building a mini htpc for the main living room or maybe all 4 rooms if its best. Can some one share there build list and what I would need to get started? I will be running cable from each location to my master closet, what kind of switches or other products would I need to connect to server? My router is in the living room if that makes a difference. I have a 7 year old single story house and Im a big fan of XBMC. My project after this will be a whole home audio system in 8 zones (living room, garage, patio, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Looking at sonos amps.