BestConfigs Poll: NAS PC

Which build do you like best?

  • AMD Radeon's Low Power Space Saving NAS

    Votes: 17 38.6%
  • KalTorak's Build

    Votes: 11 25.0%
  • sadams04's NAS Box

    Votes: 6 13.6%
  • lp231's Build

    Votes: 3 6.8%
  • Sonny's Eco-Friendly NAS

    Votes: 7 15.9%

  • Total voters
    44

jpishgar

Splendid
Overlord Emeritus
AMD Radeon's Low Power Space Saving NAS

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130T 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H87M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($124.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($124.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($124.00 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini ITX Tower Case ($51.49 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $792.43
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KalTorak's Build

CPU: Intel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($56.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus H87I-PLUS Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($102.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($124.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($124.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($124.00 @ Amazon)
Case: BitFenix Phenom Midnight Black Mini ITX Tower Case ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 360W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($61.99 @ Mwave)
Total: $746.44
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sadams04's NAS Box

CPU: Intel Pentium G3420 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H87M Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.49 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($153.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($153.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($153.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($153.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 350W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $927.39
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lp231's Build

CPU: Intel Pentium G3240 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI H87M-E35 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($75.38 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($124.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($124.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($124.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($124.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($124.00 @ Amazon)
Case: Nanoxia NXDS4B MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
$998.98 with the USB DVD Writer
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Sonny's Eco-Friendly NAS

CPU: AMD 2650 1.45Ghz Dual-Core Processor ($31.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock AM1B-ITX Mini ITX AM1 Motherboard ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Red 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($173.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Red 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($173.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Red 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($173.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Red 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($173.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill Legacy V6-B Mini ITX Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Tachyon 550W 80+ Platinum Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Fractal Design FD-FAN-SSR2-60 20.0 CFM 60mm Fan ($8.49 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Fractal Design FD-FAN-SSR2-60 20.0 CFM 60mm Fan ($8.49 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Fractal Design FD-FAN-SSR2-60 20.0 CFM 60mm Fan ($8.49 @ Newegg)
Total: $997.39
 


Campaigning helps, especially when the builds are close. You got my vote.
 

KalTorak

Honorable
May 25, 2012
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Well in that case!

I have my build for home use, I intend to add 3 more 3TB WD reds as and when I need the extra space, this was the best value motherboard I could find that supported 6X Sata slots. I have an extra 200mm fan on the front with a voltage regulator to limit its noise.

The processor is more than man enough to run the OS, although I have yet to do a RAID 5 rebuild (thankfully).

Cant hear a thing and I sleep in the same room and it only draws 35w when idle.

I use freenas on a tiny usb stick which leaves all the hdd space for storage and run a RAID 5 setup.

I love the thing, it took a lot of research to come up with the build and I would highly recommend it to others.
 

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