Looking for constructive criticism on my build parts. This will be my first NAS but not my first PC build.
My intention is to build out the NK4.0 for home use and then expand for external access using a separate box to transcode the JDM way.
Once I have the basic NAS and a transcode box I’ll beef up this NAS with an additional eight HDs.
Use case: NAS running Unraid to host Plex and perhaps run other VMs or dockers.
- CPU - Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz Quad-Core Processor (info)
- CPU Cooler - TBD (likely an Arctic something)
- Motherboard - Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX (link)
** Z77 chipset (link)
- Memory - 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-2133 CL11 Memory (link)
** AppData - Intel SSD DC P3600 Series (specs)(sales deal) -already purchased
*** HH formfactor will require “High Bracket for LSI IBM SAS 9212-4i4e” via ebay
** Cache - 500 GB SSD (Likely taking a recommendation from JDM’s post)
** HDs (1 parity atm) - 2x 12TB WD Elements Desktop HD (link) shuckable. -already purchased
- Case - Phanteks Enthoo Pro Tempered Glass ATX Full Tower Case (mfg.)(sales)
- PSU - 500 Watt gold modular (TBD)
There are so many options while using the 1155 Socket so I aimed for the top. I tried to price out a 1151 build but was deterred by the price. Some of the options I have gone for may not suite everyone but I think this is a 100% feasible build. With regard to cost I intent to us Ebay, NewEgg, Amazon, and/or my very local MicroCenter.
Expansion: I hope to use an LSI HBA at a later date to add an additional 8 spinning HDs. The selected case will accommodate the drives with the addition of an enclosure in the 3x 5.25 drive bays.
I appreciate any feedback or suggestions