I am a first-time poster and I need some help with the project I am working on. Recently, I suffered from data loss and thus have decided to pursue buying an out of the box NAS solution, Synology or Qnap, but after looking at the cost, watching a GamersNexus video about troubles they had with their Synology, I figured I would leverage my pc building skills to build one on my own. But there is a lot more to this that building a PC. So, I am hoping you guys can help me out. I have started to look at the build guides, but I figured best to ask and not make costly $$$ mistakes.
FOCUS: My focus is to build a NAS for backups of all the computers in our house, but primarily, my wife and I’s rigs. I would also like to use this to stream from PLEX (streaming to Amazon Fire Sticks)—Ideally two 4k streams, but I can settle for 1080P. I am aiming for a RAID 5 or RAID 6 setup, generally speaking.
PARTS I have: I have two 16gb DDR4 Corsair 3000mhz memory kits, 4 Corsair M120 White Fans, 3 ML 120 (non light); 4 WD RED 4TB HDD
PARTS I am looking at: Fractal Node 804, either I5 9400 or a RYZEN 3000 series APU, motherboards for either cpu, SSD (for cache?), a PSU (500 watt should suffice, right?), Noctua NH L9i.
- UnRaid or Freenas?
- Do I need a GPU? I really do not think I do if the processor is strong enough and has an onboard graphics solution.
- Am I overlooking something?