I currently have QNAP NAS 453Be (4 drives) and I am afraid that it may die suddenly without warning. With growing collection of 4K movies I would like to move to a 8-drive server and it seems DIY is probably a better option.
I have build desktop PCs in the past. My current desktop is i7-2600K and is sufficient for my current needs.
Microcenter is running a good deal on CPU/Mobo/RAM with Intel Core i7-12700K, MSI Z690-A Pro WiFi DDR4, G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB DDR4-3200 Kit for $350 and I would like to use this as my basis for the server build.
I have 2 x 12TB WD HDDs (currently installed in my desktop but not really used) and 4 x 14 TB WD HDDs in the QNAP.
I will probably go with unRAID (ZFS) for the OS and will install Plex Server.
Looking for suggestions in the following area
- Desktop Case which can hold 8 3.5" HDDs with easy way to keep the drives cool (using case fans).
- CPU cooler
- PCIe card to add SATA ports for additional HDDs (the Mobo only supports 6 6Gb/s SATA ports).
- Do I need anything else?
I have only done a little reading and think that non-ECC RAM will be OK for my use case.