I want to set up a NAS for 4 purposes:
- Act as a media server (currently using plex on my primary PC) for my household
- Seed long term torrents that I don’t have space for on my seedbox. I would like this to run through a VPN while the rest of the NAS bypasses VPN (I think this can be done with dockers)
- easily move files between the various computers on my network
- Backup data for my computers
I have built computers before but never built a NAS or media server. I am also still learning on the software side, not sure what I am going to run there yet. I already have (2) 14 TB WD easy store hard drives that I got from BB on sale that I am going to shuck. I am likely going to buy a 3rd for parity when they go on sale again later this month. The rest of the build I need to buy.
Can I do better then this with around a $500 budget (flexible but would prefer to stay around there).
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor||$99.00|
|MB||MSI X470 GAMING PLUS MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard||$120.99|
|RAM||G.SKILL Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000||$59.00|
|SSD||Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive||$53.99|
|Case||Fractal Design Define R5 ATX Mid Tower Case||$123.99|
|PSU||SeaSonic S12III 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply||$49.99|
Thanks for any feedback.
Edit: I am also open to buying used or prebuilt and upgrading if that gets me a more powerful NAS for the same price