New NK 5.0 Build Thread - The "hoping not to F it up" experience

Ok everyone here we go. Just ordered all of this

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3
Cooler: Artic Alpine 12
MB: ASRock C226M WS
RAM: A-Tech 16GB 2 x 8GB PC3-12800E ECC Unbuffered UDIMM DDR3-1600 Server Memory RAM
Case: Cooler Master N400
PSU: Corsair 750 power supply (already had from old build)

Ok what does everyone think? Give me some pointers on what I am missing or messed up. :slight_smile:

Looks fine. What will it be running? Unraid? Might need an HBA for your HDDs.

Either UnRaid or TrueNAS haven’t decided yet. I was thinking I could just use the SATA ports on the board but am I thinking incorrectly?

Have you used your SATAs or you have to invest in HBA?

how many hard drives and will one be a dedicated cache drive?

I think for either unraid or trueNAS you would get better performance with a cache drive.

I’m planning on a 128gb ssd as my cache drive - but mostly becasue I have one sitting. Even if I didn’t I’d probably buy one and would maybe aim at a 256gb. Mine will be SATA connected by the way