Just threw together a cheap fileserver. Consists of an AM2 4600+ Windsor F3, Asus M2A-VM, 1gb Corsair PC5400, OCZ StealthXstream 500w, and a 500gb seagate 32mb cache drive, wrapped up in a huge ass intel server case with a 6 bay hotswap sata/sas enclsure. All running Windows Server 2008 enterprise. I'd just like to say, without a doubt, that: 1. AMD cpu's are very well priced. Very, very well priced. 2. The Asus M2A-VM seems to be a good board, short the fact that it has problems booting to IDE DVD drives. Worked fine booting to vista though. 3. 1gb of ram IS enough for a file server even with x64 server 2008. 4. The OCZ StealthXstream seems to be fine at such a low load. I kill-a-watt'd it and it was drawing less than 100w. 5. The intel server case is very well made. 6. Sockets > LGA's. 7. Server 2008 is quite good. Normally I'd use freebsd for my stuff, but since I didn't want to bother with it, I just used server08. And, I'm never, ever going to use linux for any computers. All in all, I'm very impressed by amd's windsor F3 processors. Great price, great performance, and if you don't need to overclock, it's an amazing deal. I'm so impressed, I might even buy a phenom now.