Sorry for the basics here but I have only built gaming/home pc’s and just need reassurance sometimes.
I am looking to start my own hone server primarily for NAS/Backup and Media for now. Looking through the other builds I decided to open up my own thread to gather my thoughts and others help
Reading through some of the topics here and other places I think I am going to start with an i3-9100 as CPU (I can still be swayed from this tbh as I was trying to decide between Xeon and i3 as I’m writing this…)
I like the Cooler Master N400 case definitely
I guess my biggest thing first off is complete hands down on the CPU and then Mobo
(I have a budget of 500 for this)
Any suggestions help and love to talk about it!
Hey! Sorry I should have put that in there. I live in PA in the US
If you like the Cooler Master N400, definitely take a look at the NAS Killer 4.1.
It’ll be perfect for your purposes.
I definitely looked into it and was about to go that route; however, I was able to get an i3-10100 from a friend that is changing to an i7. Got the i3 for $50 and will have it this weekend. I went with an Asrock B560M pro4 as it was the best one I could find that wasn’t over $200.
I did happen to find my hp s5-1020 slimline from a couple years ago that I took apart (honestly was going to make the s5-1020 prebuilt the server as it had a dual core pentium E6800 3.3ghz already on it)
I couldn’t resist the i3 just because I know my friend took care of it and nice addition to the collection.
So I will update as I throw this together and see how it goes. I think I will only need to find some hard drives next (I have a couple 250 Gb ssds and will use that) and RAM
Thank you for your thoughts!