NAS Killer 4.1-ish

My NAS Killer 4.1-ish Build


Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 3.20GHz
16GB of Kingston DDR3 ECC
16TB HDD Storage
240GB SSD Cache


Part Model Price
Motherboard Intel S1200V3RPL $70
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1225v3 w/ board
RAM 4x Kingston PC3L-12800E 4GB $30
Cooler Stock Intel Cooler
PSU Cooler Master MWE 500 Bronze $53
Controller LSI 9201-8i $23
HDD 3x 4TB HGST SAS $120
1x 4TB Western Digital Red SATA Unknown
SSD SanDisk 240GB Unknown
Other SAS 8087 to 8482 Cable $13
Case NZXT Source 210 Black Unknown
Total $309


I’ve been wanting to build a home server for many years now. I’ve worked as a System Admin and Network Admin and never had a home setup to play with.

Randomly came across on Reddit and was lurking for awhile. The NAS Killer 4.0 just came out and I saw a post about a deal on what would be considered a NAS Killer 4.1, so I jumped on it. Then bought everything else. I had some stuff laying around from desktop builds that I reused (fans, SSD, case, HDD).

Went with Unraid for the OS, because while I want something I can mess with, I don’t want to spend all my free time troubleshooting. Unraid is simple and straight forward.



Solid looking build, any plans to clean up the wiring anymore? Or drop in those drives on the sides?

Yeah, honestly, it’s one of those eventually things. The back of the case has hardly any room for the extra PSU wires, so it’s annoying. Unfortunately for the server itself, it’s the child that gets the hand-me-downs from the desktop.

Also, what do you mean by the drive placement?

3drives on the table outside of the case


One is a 640GB from 2009. Not even sure if it works anymore. I found it in my drawer of old parts.

Another is a 250GB from 2007… that beast still works… just slow/pointless.

And then the 1TB is a drive I found randomly in a drawer at my old job that I can’t get to show up on any system, although I feel it spinning.

Nioce work mate.