First Node 804 build

Hello,

I would like to build a NAS with the node 804 because on how compact it is.

Since i live in France, i cant get acces to Super Micro like its recommended in the guide and im have some trouble to know what i should get to remplace it.

Appreciate any other idea or advice !

EDIT : google sheet with 2 differents build https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JJFhqYCD6rirYi1z9eDzKfwr_UsmmMKsSPQu3uMuhCI/edit?usp=sharing

Hello, very cool you’re posting in SB. The Node 804 is an amazing case. I’ve built a server in it using the Supermicro X8SIL-F, which is the original NAS Killer 1.0. Hard to beat that setup for compactness and density, with being able to install 10 - 3.5" HDD’s and 2 - SSD’s. Very nice!

Have you looked at ordering off USA eBay and shipping via a forwarding service? Some folks living in Europe/Scandinavia have done that successfully. The real problem is when a bit of tech arrives with problems. It’s much more difficult/costly to handle returns/replacements.

What OS do you plan on running? If unRAID, then here’s a hardware compatibility list. Unfortunately the list of specific boards trails off at around 2013, though they admit this and offer general advice. You could also search the unRAID forum to find current boards that others are using.

If you’re planning another OS, then leave more information. I’m sure someone will give you their experiences/advice.

Good luck.