This @IPCamTalk looks like a decent place to hang out... I might have got a little ahead of myself, I've already built, installed, and programmed my system.... But wanted to drop a post and show some appreciation for all the great info. For what its worth I did purchase BI from here, mostly because the price was right, but also inadvertently to pay my dues and help keep this thing online. [system] Cable Matters Solid CAT6 Cable Matters CAT6 RJ45 Keystone Jacks and Plugs Tripp Lite 6U Wall Mount Rack Enclosure Server Cabinet TRIPP LITE Cat6 PoE+ Compliant Patch Panel 24-Port 110/Krone 568A/B RJ45 Ethernet 1URM Rackmount TAA (N252-P24) Netgear JGS524PE-100NAS 24-Port Gigabit Smart Managed Plus Switch, 100w PoE, L2 Tripp Lite PDU1230 Single-Phase 200/208/240V Basic PDU Dell OptiPlex 7040 - Core i5-6500 3.20GHz - 12GB Samsung DDR4 (4GB x3) Samsung 970 EVO Plus Series - 250GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 WD Purple 8TB x5 Dahua IPC-HDBW4433R-ZS 4MP Varifocal Poe x1 Dahua 4MP PoE IPC-HDW4433C-A 3.6mm Blue Iris v.5 I'm still in the market for a indoor POE cam or two and a POE ONVIF Door Bell cam if I can find one worth buying... If i missed something let me know. but not looking to pay $400+.