We want to replace the GROWING external HDD collection we have with a proper FreeNAS setup. We also have a 5 bay drobo we’d like to replace with this NAS.
Fractal Define 7 - ~$200
520W PSU (reused) - FREE
SSD BOOT DRIVES - ~$50
HDDs 5x6TB - FREE
Asus X9PAD8 (dual LGA2011) - $150
2X: E5-2643v2 - $180
E5-2640v2 - $100
RAM 32GB - $???
The machine would be primarily in charge of NAS with 1-2 users and automated backup responsibilities, but should also be able serve as an FTP server.
The motherboard includes an HBA adapter which is preferred for FreeNAS, and also has room for a GPU or video capture card.
The prices are approximate, for used CPU and motherboard. I have to research RAM compatibility though. Where do people generally get their used server RAM? or should I buy new?