Intel Core i3 4130
120GB Intel 520 Series, 2.5" SSD Boot Disk.
Three x 2TB WD Red WD20EFRX RED SATA 6Gb/sec
Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD±RW Writer
400W Seasonic Platinum SS-400FL2 PSU
Fractal Design Define Mini micro-ATX Mini Tower
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64
Specifically will the CPU & PSU be up to it?
Recommendations for a CPU cooler and quieter case fans would be appreciated
Should I use Windows Storage Spaces or the Motherboard RAID?
Seasonic is good. I like them too. You really do not need NoFan cpu cooler.
Thermalright is much cheaper and good. It is originally desingned for passive cpu cooling.
With i3 that is really overkill cooler. So no need for fan. (remove it) or just do NOT install fan to cooler.
One or two silent case fans are enough to cool your NAS