Ay, gurl.Fiber is good for your bodyAbout a week ago I came home from work to find a pamphlet about a new Fiber-based ISP coming to my area. On the speeds listed inside I could get 100/100 mbps speed for roughly $10 more than what I'm paying now for 100/5, which is about $70. I figured that may be worth it for the upload speed, so I decided to call the rep. It turns out the speeds were actually incorrect as their new pamphlets haven't been printed yet and they will be offering up to 1000/1000 mbps for $100! Gigabit speeds! Of course, I got ahead of myself and decided to order that instead of just going with 250/250 (for $70/mo), but hey man it's gigabit speeds. I was already planning on switching at this point, but I had two more questions that were very important to me; Is there a data cap and is hosting servers on the connection okay. No data caps and he said "As long as you aren't torrenting copyrighted media, we don't care what you do with your connection. Servers are allowed." This is amazing, no data caps, I can host servers, and I will have gigabit speeds. Currently I pay $70/mo for 100/5 with a 400GB data cap so I will be happy when I get the new service. I signed up right then and there while on the phone with the rep and will be getting my new internet on August 6th. Excited about the new service coming to town, I went to tell friends about it so that they could also switch over to a much better service. Unfortunately for them the ISP is coming to the apartments where I live because we are technically out of city limits where Suddenlink and Centurylink don't have control. I hope this new ISP can push into town because both ISPs currently here are quite awful.Let's build a server thenWith the new ISP and no risk of having my internet shut off due to running servers, I'm planning on building a home server for hosting my own media locally, development, data backup, and for a few game servers. Servers are a different beast than regular PC building so I'm at a loss as to what components to choose here. Should I go for a Core i3/i5 CPU or check out an E3 or E5 Xeon? Would 8GB be enough RAM for this or should I bump it up to 16GB? I should probably run the drives in RAID, but what kind of drives should I do? I'm thinking that an i5 with some 3TB WD Reds, and possibly an SSD for certain programs and the OS, might be a good way to go about this, but I'm interested in all suggestions. I'm wanting to spend around $500 - $600, but I can go a bit higher if needed. I could look into getting a used blade from Ebay as well. Cost of the OS isn't a thing because I have a copy of Windows Server 2012 already and will most likely just run Debian or Arch. TL;DR: New gigabit ISP with no data-caps coming Aug. 6th, want to build a home server for games, media, and various other things. Also Java Monsters are delicious.