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Stycks32

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.

Build: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G4400 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor $56.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-L9x65 33.8 CFM CPU Cooler $46.95 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-X150M-PRO ECC Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $136.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston ValueRAM 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $23.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston ValueRAM 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $23.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston ValueRAM 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $23.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston ValueRAM 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $23.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Transcend MTS800 64GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $38.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $157.30 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $157.30 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $157.30 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $157.30 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Define S ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $68.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1134.06
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-08 00:43 EDT-0400

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.

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