I’ve been working on a build that I creating around this cheap NAS case I found on ebay. Here’s what I was able to come up with. The goal for me was to create 3 boxes that I can place in various friend/family member’s homes as offsite backups. It’ll be running TrueNAS Core and recieving weekly ZFS Snapshot backups.
|Case||U-NAS (knockoff) 8 Bay Mini-ITX NAS Storage Server Case w/PSU||$157.51||https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-U-NAS-8-Bay-Mini-ITX-NAS-Storage-Server-Case-Chassis-Kit-with-PSU-Cabling/193712076382|
|Motherboard||Aaeon Mini ITX Motherboard EMB-B75A||$55 OBO||https://www.ebay.com/itm/Aaeon-Mini-ITX-Motherboard-EMB-B75A-Includes-i3-3220-I-O-4GB-RAM-Heatsink/274365165594|
|CPU||i3-3220||included with MB|
|RAM||4GB DDR3 RAM (2x 2GB)||included with MB|
|CPU Cooler||Dynatron Blower||included with MB|
|OS Drive||Anything you can Find|
|PSU||1U Flex PSU||Included with Case|
|PCIe Riser||16x to 16x riser||$8.99||https://www.amazon.com/Extender-SinLoon-Flexible-Adapter-Ethereum/dp/B07BMTSVBM/|
|SAS2 HBA||LSI 9207-8i||$40||https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=9207-8i+-h310+-bracket+-cable&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&LH_PrefLoc=1&_sop=15&_osacat=0&_odkw=9205-8e+-h310+-bracket+-cable&LH_BIN=1|
I’ll update as the build goes on!