38 months ago
Preface: I wanted to tinker around with a new build idea since I just started learning Linux and terminal and I wanted to see if I could pick parts for a decent NAS but then I went overboard a bit.
Thought Process: So being a Nas I figured it wouldn't need a lot of processing power, unless I wanted to fiddle with encryption and decription, but I figured a pentium could do just fine, especially a skylake with its power and efficiency. Ram is ECC since it's in a server type machine. The M.2 storage is only for the OS, so I probably could have went even smaller, but I thing the M.2 would make it very snappy. Now for the most overkill, the SSDs. 4 850 Evos in raid to protect the data and provide the fastest file transfer speeds depending on the capabilities of your networking devices. Case was just kind of picked, and the PSU was decided gold because I wanted to have some efficiency since it would be running a lot. Maybe should have chosen a platinum PSU.
Questions: So how did I do with my part picking and rationale? Also how would a xeon cpu differ in functionality in a build like this?
Thoughts and comments appreciated, and thanks for checking out my build.