NAS Killer 4.1 Tower Build


  • 4C / 8T, 3.70GHz Turbo, 8868 passmark
  • 6 3.5" bay native
  • LSI SAS2008 onboard



I wanted to try out Unraid and went for the NK4.1 combo because it included so much! Something nice was that it also included enough sata cables for the motherboard and power cables that did not need modding.

My current use is storing a bunch of projects, syncing my phone’s data with nextcloud, and running a VM to play around with dual PC streaming.
Some future projects are to try this WyzeHacks to redirect recording to NFS share and move home-assistant from my HP 290 to free up my HP 290 for other fun stuff.

It is amazing how simple the combo made building this and how close the specs are to my gaming PC built years ago. (i7-4770k, 16gb ddr3, gtx 780)
With unraid-gaming, I might not even need it anymore!


Part Model Price Purchased from
Combo Chenbro NR12000 Combo $175.00 ebay (OBO)
Motherboard TYAN S5512WGM2NR-B-CGN $0.00 included in combo
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1230v2 $0.00 included in combo
Memory 4x Kingson 8GB DDR3 ECC Ram $0.00 included in combo
Case Antec Three Hundred Two $20.00 Local
PSU Corsair TX750 $0.00 Friend
Cooler ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports $33.58 Amazon
Fans ARCTIC P12 Pack $27.99 Amazon
Adapter M.2 to PCIe NVMe SSD Adapter Card $5.95 Amazon
SSD WD BLACK SN750 NVMe SSD 500GB (Cache) $71.99 WD Store
HDD 2x WD Easystore 12TB (Parity + Array) $359.98 Best Buy
Total without Disk $262.52
Total with Disk $694.49

Nice build! Love that case! You did good with a build at about $650, including some drives.


Wouldn’t have been able to do it without this community :slight_smile:

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You should really get a heatsink/fan for that, you’re going to run into overheating issues!

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Thanks for the heads up! Currently waiting on a Gravity i2 from Amazon because the initial shipment had issues. :frowning: I was too eager to put it together without it.

I’d cancel that if you can, snag anything that supports 115X backplate that’s available from the list I just linked

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Got the ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports. It came in today! :slight_smile:

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Wow, that looks awesome. Have you noticed a temp improvement? :slight_smile:

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Huge difference! I defninitely was overheating in unsafe temp of 65-75 under load and now it’s 45 under heavy load.

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