Hi everyone. 1st post here.
I was looking at the NK4 guides and then using pcpartpicker to design the NAS.
Maybe i have completely missed the point, (and perhaps you will want to see 2 example builds to help see my point), but when I actually look for parts online to buy, the prices on these older CPUs and MB’s for NK4 recommendations seem to be more expensive than current prices for home PC parts.
I am in Australia, and many of the NK4 recommendations parts are only available from overseas or the local seller wants $4k+ (in one instance) for a server MB. Seems for what i want (low power storage, maybe some streaming / media server) i could potentially get away with newer PC parts than CPU parts.
What are the downsides to using home PC grade for NAS over server grade? is the Sata ports, or lack of ECC RAM? or something else?
Requirements for me:
Lots of storage.
Docker containers (these can be tuned to consume little CPU/RAM)
good price point for CPU/RAM etc.
I would just run Linux on the NAS. I do have a build in mind, if it makes more sense, i will edit this and add it.
Here is my core build after some research:
I have not decided on disks, raid card and cpu cooler, or power. The cpu and motherboard might be $700+ alone, plus the case (140) and add in the others, i am looking at around $1500 easy for a total build.
Is this really a NAS killer?