Hello people Ive been confused with this for a while, I have maybe about 500 movies (blu ray & dvd) some stored on my HDD along with thousand of family pictures and about 3000 songs. Now the problem is every time i want to watch a movie or listen to songs or show people family pics i have to switch on the PC (which is a beast i7 950, gtx 470 etc) I want something that can stay on all the time and does not consume a cities worth of electricity when watching a movie and doesnt sound like a 747 jumbo jet (antec 1200, 7x fans). I have media players (xbox 360 and a ps3) i just need something that will store all the stuff and let me access it instantly. So after the rambling should i go for a off the shelf NAS box or should i make my own? Budget is very very tight so the cheaper the better thanks in advance!