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Dorm Room NAS and Gaming PC in one.

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Sure, just connect as many disks you want and just create a network share using samba on Windows or on Linux. You dont have to complicate your setup to be able to do just gaming and a network accessible storage. Network side of it can be more problematic if you plan on using dorm provided WLAN and LAN.

Good afternoon, all. 

 

I am heading off to college in the fall, and I would like to take my 5 y/o gaming desktop and update it a bit. Current state of the build is below. I'm hoping that I can use this as both a gaming PC and a NAS. Is that possible? If so, any resources on how to proceed? What hardware should I use for this build? 

 

V/R

Morinehtar

 

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rkkMC6

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1400 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($1017.09 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Deepcool AK400 66.47 CFM CPU Cooler  ($40.00 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: MSI B350M BAZOOKA Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard 
Memory: GeIL EVO POTENZA 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 CL16 Memory 
Storage: Samsung 980 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($109.99 @ Adorama) 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($42.99 @ Western Digital) 
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card  ($684.99 @ Monoprice) 
Total: $1895.06
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-05-24 15:26 EDT-0400

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Sure, just connect as many disks you want and just create a network share using samba on Windows or on Linux. You dont have to complicate your setup to be able to do just gaming and a network accessible storage. Network side of it can be more problematic if you plan on using dorm provided WLAN and LAN.

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1 minute ago, Morinehtar said:

I'm hoping that I can use this as both a gaming PC and a NAS. Is that possible? If so, any resources on how to proceed? What hardware should I use for this build?

Yes it's possible, and very easy. Just build a gaming PC but buy some extra hard drives. Set them in in a Windows Storage Spaces, then create a network share. 

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Upgrade cpu to a 5600 or 3600 even, the mobo will accept newer CPUs with a bios update beforehand. remove ram and install 2x8gb 3200 in dual channel.  

 

Couple of storage devices and away you go. 

 

 

 

 

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On 5/24/2022 at 3:27 PM, Levent said:

Sure, just connect as many disks you want and just create a network share using samba on Windows or on Linux. You dont have to complicate your setup to be able to do just gaming and a network accessible storage. Network side of it can be more problematic if you plan on using dorm provided WLAN and LAN.

Perfect! Thank you!

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