Description

Goal was an inexpensive, low power, headless backup/NAS box that could fit 2 or 3 hard drives. I'm fairly satisfied I got what I wanted...

Notes:

  1. for being a small box it was fairly easy to work with, the power supply comes out easily and gives extra space
  2. clearance between the CPU cooler and power supply is fairly tight but manageable
  3. clearance between the 3.5" external/internal bay and the memory is extremely tight but just barely works (no memory with fancy heat sinks in this box!)
  4. The holes in the 3.5" bay don't quite match up for thicker hard drives, I had to move the holes up (with a file!) about 1/8th" to fit (note: I was using an older hard drive, and newer ones tend to be a bit thinner and might fit ok)
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Comments

  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

Pretty nice little NAS, should back up your stuff well. +1 for resourcefulness.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I'm looking at like the exact same build. Just for fun and to take to friends houses to play League of Legends and other games at super low settings. Do you think it's capable of that if I use the 5350 apu? It's slightly better than your apu I believe.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

And also, how small is the case? Portable?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry didn't see your comments till now. The case is 5.1" x 8.7" x 13.5". I'm not a gamer so I can't answer your other question.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi! I want to build something similar but I am afraid that it's gonna be noisy. What do you think?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you still have the PC till this day?

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Why? Should I expect it to?

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  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm staying well under its rated Wattage and the Newgg reviews for the case/PSU combo are generally positive. Guess I'll see how it does ...

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