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looking to build an NAS

herbzah
  • 53 months ago

so i have half of my old rig just sitting around and think its time i start planning on how to spend my tax refund. id like to set up a headless NAS in my basement, been using my Pi2, but transfering hundreds of gigabytes of files around the network over usb2 is painful

Budget: lets try and keep it around 500 usd, but i do work, and have great credit so dont mind spending more

Location: usa

Use (Gaming, Rendering, etc): NAS

Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc):  i have spare mice keyboards and monitors, also i dont have a case, but i dont really need one,m the rig will be setup in my basement out of sight until i can get a free case from someone or snag one on the cheap.

Operating System required: nothing required i havent decided which NAS OS/software im going to run yet, probably something free..

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Bwbx4D

this is what i have already, the ram/cpu/mobo are just parts simmilar to what i have, the mobo on the list is the exact model i am working with. so have it at guys and gals, build me an NAS. feel free to ask any questions. I will try to check in once or twice while im at work tomorrow, no promises.

thanks

-herb

edit- almost forgot, there is a pretty beefy aftermarket cooler on the cpu already so i wont be needing that.

Comments

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, this is overkill for the role and will use a lot of power...

That said, this...

Power supply isn't bad. Wouldn't use it for a gaming system in 100 thousand years, but it reviews well for what it is.

The case has a metric ton of drive bays.

And run those two drives in RAID 0

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $0.00
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 ATX AM2+/AM2 Motherboard Purchased For $0.00
Memory Crucial 2GB (1 x 2GB) DDR2-1066 Memory $0.00
Memory Crucial 2GB (1 x 2GB) DDR2-1066 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Memory Crucial 2GB (1 x 2GB) DDR2-1066 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Memory Crucial 2GB (1 x 2GB) DDR2-1066 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Storage Western Digital Blue 4TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $129.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Blue 4TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $129.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Asus Radeon HD 4870 1GB Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $36.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Antec 450W ATX Power Supply $32.99 @ SuperBiiz
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-N53 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $12.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $362.95
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $342.95
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-16 22:47 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

The better performing WD RED..

http://us.hardware.info/reviews/6101/18/54-hdds-and-sshds-reviewed-the-best-drives-for-your-desktop-laptop-and-nas-conclusion

Also I'd suggest a better PSU & Full-protocol suite a/b/g/n/ac wireless adapter .. for a possibly 24X7 NAS.. The 8-HDD slot Rosewill case should help too..

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $0.00
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 ATX AM2+/AM2 Motherboard Purchased For $0.00
Memory Crucial 2GB (1 x 2GB) DDR2-1066 Memory $0.00
Memory Crucial 2GB (1 x 2GB) DDR2-1066 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Memory Crucial 2GB (1 x 2GB) DDR2-1066 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Memory Crucial 2GB (1 x 2GB) DDR2-1066 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Storage Western Digital Red 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $153.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Red 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $153.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus Radeon HD 4870 1GB Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case Rosewill WolfStone ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic 400W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $42.99 @ SuperBiiz
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-AC56 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $61.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $472.93
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $452.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-17 03:01 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll get a ready made NAS than building one (less headache & saves a lot of dollars). Software implemetation is what really matters most with NAS & I don't see DYI NAS getting any better. Ready made NAS OS used such as those by Synology, Asustor & Qnap are far better than those on DYI NAS. Ready made NAS is essentially plug & play - put HDDs, connect it to router, set everything on a web interface on any computer & that's it (no extra keyboard & mouse). Guaranteed close to 100% uptime (24/7). Been using one (Synology DS214play) for almost 2 years now & have nothing bad to say about it. It runs my website, mail server, multimedia server, etc. You don't need to have an overkill set up to run one that can be done with less headache.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $0.00
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 ATX AM2+/AM2 Motherboard Purchased For $0.00
Memory Crucial 2GB (1 x 2GB) DDR2-1066 Memory $0.00
Memory Crucial 2GB (1 x 2GB) DDR2-1066 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Memory Crucial 2GB (1 x 2GB) DDR2-1066 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Memory Crucial 2GB (1 x 2GB) DDR2-1066 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Archive 8TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $219.71 @ Mac Mall
Storage Seagate Archive 8TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $219.71 @ Mac Mall
Video Card Asus Radeon HD 4870 1GB Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ B&H
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $71.84 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $601.24
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-17 15:47 EST-0500
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