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Im getting a new computer and was thinking of converting my old one into a nas server

 

My old pc specs

CPU i5-4460

Motherboard Gigabyte H81M-S2H

16GB 1600mhz ram

446GB SSD (os)

Widetech 650 psu

 

 

This pc is about 3-4 years old and on multiple time has turned on then off without showing the start screen, so im tempted to dump this. (ill have it looked at and see if its good)

i could get a new one ( if i do my price would be around $300-$500 AU)

 

i was thinking of adding a 2 4-6TB hard drives to this and using it for work/media centre.

 

What kinda of NAS os should i use, which one is easy? You guys have any other advice?

 

 

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6 hours ago, Some123Dude said:

Im getting a new computer and was thinking of converting my old one into a nas server

 

My old pc specs

CPU i5-4460

Motherboard Gigabyte H81M-S2H

16GB 1600mhz ram

446GB SSD (os)

Widetech 650 psu

 

 

This pc is about 3-4 years old and on multiple time has turned on then off without showing the start screen, so im tempted to dump this. (ill have it looked at and see if its good)

i could get a new one ( if i do my price would be around $300-$500 AU)

 

i was thinking of adding a 2 4-6TB hard drives to this and using it for work/media centre.

 

What kinda of NAS os should i use, which one is easy? You guys have any other advice?

 

 

I took my old pre built i7 6700 and turned it into an unRAID OS server and has been a great experience and a solid running machine


My daily driver: The Wrath of Red: OS Windows 10 home edition / CPU Ryzen TR4 1950x 3.85GHz / Cooler Master MasterAir MA621P Twin-Tower RGB CPU Air Cooler / PSU Thermaltake Toughpower 750watt / ASRock x399 Taichi / Gskill Flare X 32GB DDR4 3200Mhz / HP 10GB Single Port Mellanox Connectx-2 PCI-E 10GBe NIC / Samsung 512GB 970 pro M.2 / ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 STRIX 8GB / Acer - H236HLbid 23.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor x3

 

My technology Rig: The wizard: OS Windows 10 home edition / CPU Ryzen R7 1800x 3.95MHz / Corsair H110i / PSU Thermaltake Toughpower 750watt / ASUS CH 6 / Gskill Flare X 32GB DDR4 3200Mhz / HP 10GB Single Port Mellanox Connectx-2 PCI-E 10GBe NIC / 512GB 960 pro M.2 / ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 STRIX 8GB / Acer - H236HLbid 23.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor HP Monitor

 

My I don't use RigOS Windows 10 home edition / CPU Ryzen 1600x 3.85GHz / Cooler Master MasterAir MA620P Twin-Tower RGB CPU Air Cooler / PSU Thermaltake Toughpower 750watt / MSI x370 Gaming Pro Carbon / Gskill Flare X 32GB DDR4 3200Mhz / Samsung PM961 256GB M.2 PCIe Internal SSDEVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti SSC GAMING / Acer - H236HLbid 23.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor

 

My NAS: The storage miser: OS unRAID v. 6.7.0 rc4 / CPU Intel i7 6700 / Cooler Master MasterWatt Lite 500 Watt 80 Plus / ASUS Maximus viii Hero / 32GB Gskill RipJaw DDR4 3200Mhz / HP Mellanox ConnectX-2 10 GbE PCI-e G2 Dual SFP+ Ported Ethernet HCA NIC / 9 Drives total 29TB - 1 4TB seagate parity - 7 4TB WD Red data - 1 1TB laptop drive data - and 2 240GB Sandisk SSD's cache / Headless

 

Why did I buy this server: OS unRAID v. 6.7.0 rc4 / Dell R710 enterprise server with dual xeon E5530 / 48GB ecc ddr3 / Dell H310 6Gbps SAS HBA w/ LSI 9211-8i P20 IT / 4 450GB sas drives / headless

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If you still have the windows license available i would just go for windows, otherwise get a free nas os like freenas.

Plenty of cpu power with an i5, you can easily set up a good vpn server virtual machine too.

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