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||NEW U-NAS 8 Bay Mini-ITX NAS Storage Server Case Chassis Kit with PSU Cabling | eBay|
|Motherboard||Aaeon Mini ITX Motherboard EMB-B75A||$55 OBO||Aaeon Mini ITX Motherboard EMB-B75A Includes i3-3220 I/O 4GB RAM Heatsink | eBay|
|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||Amazon.com|
|SAS2 HBA||LSI 9207-8i||$40||9207-8i -h310 -bracket -cable | eBay|
I’ll update as the build goes on!