Description

Hey guys, a short summary of what this build is:

This is a remake of my original file server/NAS. As you can see, I made my own custom open system. Throughout the year of use, it was inevitable to neglect the airflow, and so fans were added. Upon adding generic 80mm and 120mm fans, the system increased in sound and so I moved it to a different room (it is networked through gigabit).

Part Choice:

The following items were FREE/Handed to me:

  • 3x250GB 7200RPM harddrives
  • 2x500GB 7200RPM harddrives
  • OCZ 550W Power supply
  • AMD A10 6800K APU
  • 8GB 4X2GB 1333MHz Crucial Ballistix RAM
  • Cooler Master TX2 CPU Heatsink

The following items were purchased:

  • 1x3TB 7200RPM harddrive - $100 (Black Friday :D)
  • 1x1TB 7200RPM harddrive - $50 (Black Friday two years ago)
  • Gigabyte GA-F2A85XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard - $75
  • The generic ghetto case - $40

So technically, the total cost of the build was ~265$

It has 5.11TB of available storage, realistic peak transfer speed of 150Mbps, sustained speed of 100Mbps. Keep in mind this is a NON-RAID system for now.

I downclocked the GPU and CPU for heat's sake. the 7 current harddrives heat up the room and it's the summer. I downclocked the GPU from 850MHz to 700MHz, along with the CPU from 4.1GHz to 2.2GHz.

NOTES ABOUT THE CASE

The case was cheap. 40$ including tax and shipping. It was difficult to find a cheap case with 8 HDD slots. so I settled for this from Canada Computers.

If you are planning on getting this case, you MUST lower your expectations.

  • Standoffs: there were enough stand offs for a micro ATX motherboard, and it WILL NOT have enough for a full ATX motherboard.
  • The edges are sharp
  • it's ugly in the inside, but it works
  • cable management is easy; in any case. Don't lie and say it is impossible. You're just not trying hard enough.

Hope you enjoy the potato quality pics. I used my phone. Any other part notes would be in my old build linked here again

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

That thing can hold a lot of anime and ****.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

why not both in the same video? ;)

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Hentai lol

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol well played sir. :-)

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

That... That's a lot of drives. And I thought I had too many with 5 drives.

  • 62 months ago
  • 0 points

I'm getting pretty interested in RAID NASs, but in this case you could have bought a new Seagate 6TB internal hard drive and put it in your main computer and got more storage for the same price ($300USD). It's a cool project and learning experience. And I know the 250GB hard drives were free. But I think 250GB hard drives are barely worth it anymore, even at that price :)

Note: I bought two 6TB hard drives since they came out about a month ago, but when I put the second one in my computer, it turned out to be a 2TB Western Digital drive! I think someone scammed the store--bought it, swapped it with a different drive, sealed the box carefully and returned it, and the store didn't mark it as open box.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

You got a refund, right?? I hate scams.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotta drive a ways and return it this weekend. Pretty annoying. They said they'd make an exchange on the phone, but I hope they don't think I'M the one pulling a scam! I don't hold it against the store that this happened, it's a great store, I just hope they keep people from taking advantage of them in the future, or they'll have to raise prices for everyone.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

The thing is, though, if it WAS an open box item and the store didn't mark as such, that's really their fault. Specially with a hard drive where someone could have installed spyware or malware on it (which would probably get erased when you format it anyway, but still). You deserve what you paid for and nothing less.

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  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

I am a teen :D thanks mate!

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