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Posted · Original PosterOP

hey guys, im looking at building a freenas server, nothing fancy just something to get the job done. I have two 2tb drives one is a seagate NAS drive the other is a WD green that id like to use. This is what im planning right now: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/F7jNK8 what do you guys think? does it need anything else?


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What specifically are you going to be using it for, and what's the likelihood of that changing in the future? I built my NAS and have since changed my goals slightly and now kind of regret some of the decisions I've made. 


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i5-4690k || Seidon 240m || GTX780 ACX || MSI Z97s SLI Plus || 8GB 2400mhz || 250GB 840 Evo || 1TB WD Blue || H440 (Black/Blue) || Windows 10 Pro || Dell P2414H & BenQ XL2411Z || Ducky Shine Mini || Logitech G502 Proteus Core

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What specifically are you going to be using it for, and what's the likelihood of that changing in the future? I built my NAS and have since changed my goals slightly and now kind of regret some of the decisions I've made. 

at the moment it'll be for backup (BitTorrent sync seems to be the way I want to go). and for mass storage, pictures, movies, music, etc.


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at the moment it'll be for backup (BitTorrent sync seems to be the way I want to go). and for mass storage, pictures, movies, music, etc.

If there's any chance you'll run a Plex server and stream straight from the server, then I would probably consider going with a more powerful CPU. I don't know how well that cpu will handle transcoding (it's probably good enough for a single 1080p stream, but not much more than that). 


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i5-4690k || Seidon 240m || GTX780 ACX || MSI Z97s SLI Plus || 8GB 2400mhz || 250GB 840 Evo || 1TB WD Blue || H440 (Black/Blue) || Windows 10 Pro || Dell P2414H & BenQ XL2411Z || Ducky Shine Mini || Logitech G502 Proteus Core

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FreeNAS 9.3 - Stable || Xeon E3 1230v2 || Supermicro X9SCM-F || 32GB Crucial ECC DDR3 || 3x4TB WD Red (JBOD) || SYBA SI-PEX40064 sata controller || Corsair CX500m || NZXT Source 210.

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hey guys, im looking at building a freenas server, nothing fancy just something to get the job done. I have two 2tb drives one is a seagate NAS drive the other is a WD green that id like to use. This is what im planning right now: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/F7jNK8 what do you guys think? does it need anything else?

Your budget is going to the wrong places, also that WD green drive is going to die man

this has the top end CPU, and a motherboard with 4 sata ports

 

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xZXYMp

Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xZXYMp/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD 5350 2.05Ghz Quad-Core Processor  ($45.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Motherboard: ASRock AM1H-ITX Mini ITX AM1 Motherboard  ($44.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Memory: Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($30.99 @ Amazon)

Case: Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower Case  ($25.97 @ NCIX US)

Power Supply: SeaSonic 300W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($35.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Total: $183.93

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

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also this guy did an AM1 NAS build

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/am1-athlon-5350-freenas-file-server.201676/

 

as for plex stuff it can probably handle one device for like 720p streaming, maybe 2, but single 1080p streaming seems to be it's limit


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If there's any chance you'll run a Plex server and stream straight from the server, then I would probably consider going with a more powerful CPU. I don't know how well that cpu will handle transcoding (it's probably good enough for a single 1080p stream, but not much more than that).

There isn't a very big chance of useing plex,if i did it would be one or two streams thats it. I might end up doing some ftp stuff but i don't think that'll be too intensive


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Your budget is going to the wrong places, also that WD green drive is going to die man

this has the top end CPU, and a motherboard with 4 sata ports

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xZXYMp

Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xZXYMp/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD 5350 2.05Ghz Quad-Core Processor ($45.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Motherboard: ASRock AM1H-ITX Mini ITX AM1 Motherboard ($44.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Memory: Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($30.99 @ Amazon)

Case: Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($25.97 @ NCIX US)

Power Supply: SeaSonic 300W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($35.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Total: $183.93

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-13 17:27 EST-0500

also this guy did an AM1 NAS build

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/am1-athlon-5350-freenas-file-server.201676/

as for plex stuff it can probably handle one device for like 720p streaming, maybe 2, but single 1080p streaming seems to be it's limit

Thanks! I was wondering about that wd green drive ill buy another seagate NAS drive then

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Thanks! I was wondering about that wd green drive ill buy another seagate NAS drive then

WD red 2TB drives is probably what I'd recommend


I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

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What is your budget/country for your new PC?

 

what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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