Thanks JDM for the awesome forum. I’ve learned a bunch since I found your site a few months ago.
I’ve read many of the guides, and I think all the posts on 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, and 5.0. I also purchased a HP290 a while ago. I have an old desktop (8-10 years old) that I’m considering using as a NAS and would like feedback about how this might compare to a 4.0/4.1 build. Is my current hardware sufficient, or should I consider upgrading the motherboard, CPU, and RAM? I plan on using unRAID.
My needs are:
- Simple file storage
- PLEX on the HP290
- Possibly 1 Windows VM, although it’s not really necessary
|Case||Fractal Design Define R5|
|Power Supply||OCZ 600SXS2 80 Plus|
|Motherboard||ASRock 990FX Extreme4 (8-SATA Ports)|
|CPU||AMD Phenom II X6 1090T (Six-Core Passmark v9 Score 5152)|
|RAM||Corsair DDR3-2100 (4x4GB)|
|CPU Fan||Hyper 212 for AMD|
|SDD||Samsung 850 EVO 500GB|
|SSD||OCZ Vertex4 120GB|
|HDD||(4) WD Red 8TB|
Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks!