I'm trying to build a small server. This server would have about 3 primary functions:
1) File storage
2) Transformation of MP4s backed up into WMVs or AVIs (if it works...)
3) Transferring these files to my Creative ZVM or my PC.
The problem is, I've heard that a server doesn't need a whole lot of CPU power, but since I'm going to be transforming these files from MP4s, I think I might need a lot of it. True or no? Also, this server will not be on the network, but rather hooked up through a crossover cable to my PC. Is a good CPU needed for file transferring?