Down here in Australia pricing on the NAS killer parts is always out of whack compared to the US. Importing parts usually doubles or triples the cost.
So I tried for as cheap a build as I could using second hand parts and eBay.
The bulk of the components came in a Facebook marketplace machine. The drawback was no HDD cages or modular PSU cables. The previous owner must have sold them off separately when he first built the machine.
I think I found a pretty great deal on HGST 6TB SAS drives @~107.50AUD a pop. Certainly the cheapest i’ve see on eBay so far.
|Components||Price AUD||USD approx|
|CPU: Ryzen 7 1700 (8-core/16-thread)|
|GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 1060 Turbo 6GB|
|RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR4 2666MHz|
|Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB|
|MOBO: ASUS PRIME B350-PLUS|
|PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W G1 80 Gold|
|Case: Fractal Design Define R5||$880.00||$629.00|
|New Case: Fractal Design Define R2 XL (PCCaseGear)||$210.00||$150.00|
|LSI 9240-8i 6Gbps SAS HBA FW:P20 9211-8i IT Mode (eBay) + 2x SFF8087 to 4SATA||$123.33||$84.57|
|SuperNOVA Sata 4x splitter (2 cables from Cablemod.com)||$67.36||$45.80|
|HDD: 4 x 6TB SAS HGST HUS726060ALS640||$457.15||$327.00|
|4x SFF-7472 SAS to SATA adapter||$48.08||$35.00|
I’m still waiting for the SAS expander and SAS>SATA adapters to arrive.
I’m not entirely sure how to calculate or judge how capable the machine will be in terms of Plex transcodes and VMs on unRaid. But it seems to be like it should to the trick handsomely.