I hope to build a NAS box to replace multiple shared external drives. I have been researching the hardware requirements and have gotten completely overwhelmed. I currently have about 2TB of data that will get moved onto the box. The main use will be data storage with some media streaming to a couple of devices. I hope to build a box I can get a lot of use out of before I need to upgrade components. I was looking at an i5 quad core processor but did not know if that was overkill for my needs. I'm not sure what features I should be looking for in the motherboard. I was planning on using 4 3TB Red hard drives, but I am open to suggestions. Should I max out the RAM or is that just an overkill? Are there any cases that are better or worse for this? Are there any cooling issues I need to be aware of? Is there anything I should be aware of to get the most longevity out of my build?