Hi all, finally looking forward to getting a server going. Primarily I want to buy my parts over time, and I’m not in a huge rush and would like to have it going by the end of summer. I’m working at a MicroCenter so that can help in acquiring parts.
I first looked and didn’t see any build templates for the NAS Killer 5.0, so I took a look at the NAS Killer 4.0. I’m inspired by the “Ultra-Quiet” Plus" Build". Below is that parts list:
|Type||Part (link)||Expected Price|
|CPU||Intel Xeon E3-1270||$32.00|
|RAM||16GB DDR3 ECC UDIMM||$49.00|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black||$25.00|
|Power Supply||MasterWatt 550 semi-fanless||$65.00|
|SAS HBA||LSI 9201-8i||$30.00|
|SAS Cable||2 Pack SAS breakout||$12.00|
|SATA Cable||6 Pack SATA cable||$8.00|
|Fans||Arctic P12 120mm 5 Pack||$28.00|
Now to be picky, the CPU is fine though I was thinking of Xeon E3 1220V2 as a slight upgrade. In terms of motherboards I’m not picky as long as I can buy it used. In terms of the RAM, my work has some good RAM available under their Inland brand that is great for the price especially as it’s new RAM and ECC. Thinking of also picking up 1 or 2 Inland branded 2.5" SSD drives for files and cache as well (I’m assuming they’ll be compatible). As for cases the Fractal Design 804 case is a good option with 10 drives but I’m also leaning towards a Fractal Design R6, R7, or R7XL. I’d also be open to a Antec 1200 too, just something I can cram a crap ton of drives in a desktop case, not ready for rack mount. Planning to buy used drives on eBay and also doing a bit of shucking too.
How are my thoughts and adjustments? Reasonable? Feel free to pick things apart as I want to get this done right!