Introduction Up until a two weeks ago, my server was an Intel mITX Atom that shared a case with my desktop computer. The servers job was to provide web services, provide local storage, and maintain torrents. However, during some odd power flickers I was experiencing, my mITX went belly up. The embedded Atom board was the only component to die, thankfully, but this put me in an unexpected situation. My plans were to build a new desktop computer a few years down the road, and retire most of my current desktop into a rackmount server. My options were to build a new desktop ahead of schedule and follow through with my road map, buy a new mITX Atom, or take a different route altogether. Since it is impractical for me to build a new desktop--with my current one being only a year old--not to mention I have no where to put a rackmount, that option is off the list. A new Atom is the cheapest and easiest solution, but doesn't give me the headroom I'd like to expand; I never thought I'd fill 2x 1 TB hard drives when I built the thing, but I'm at 90% capacity right now. I had the idea a while back that it would be nice to put an HTPC and a server in the same box. They fill a lot of the same roles: one stores media, the other plays media; one needs to be on all the time for recording, the other needs to be on all the time for web services. So why not give it a try? The Beginning One of the reasons it took me two weeks to get started on this project was because I had to scour through HTPC cases. After much deliberation, I ultimately went with an old favorite that I've always wanted, the Antec Fusion Remote. Below you can see Antec's three chamber design for thermal management. You should also see room for two 3.5" hard drives. If you bothered to read the intro (you didn't did you?), you know that one of the reasons for this build is to expand beyond two drives. So this is clearly unacceptable. So how am I going to fit more than two drives in this space? The answer is, I'm not. Instead I'll be placing a 2U (TFX) power supply here with some custom ducting to be added later. What's the advantage? Now the entire PSU bay is free to put plenty of hard drives. Below you can see my Cooler Master 4-in-3 hard drive rack which fits perfectly into this space. And I mean perfectly. The rack is just the right height to allow the top panel to be replaced. I currently plan on building a 6 drive rack to place in this area of the case. However, with how well the Cooler Master rack fits, it's tempting to just call it a day and mount it in place. Alas, I'm a busy student and must return to my studies. Thanks for reading!