Help me build an inexpensive NAS

All,

Since the pre-built NAS systems that are currently out have issues or don't have good reviews I guess the next step is to build my own. I have an old PC that I was thinking of using but it may be too old. Having said that can you build a NAS excluding HDD for around 400-500 ? and what components should I get/need.

Thaniks
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  1. Add some hard disks to your old PC and isntall Opensolaris with ZFS or install FreeNAS.
  2. How-to: Mini DIY Project: 2TB NAS Box for $360

    http://boredsysadm.blogspot.com/2008/10/how-to-mini-diy-project-2tb-nas-box-for.html

    Product Description Unit Price Total Price
    1 Rosewill R223-P-BK 120mm Fan ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    $19.99 $19.99
    1 Foxconn G9657MA-8EKRS2H LGA 775 Intel G965 Express Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    $49.99 $49.99
    1 Antec Basiq BP-350B 350W ATX12V Version 2.01 Power Supply - OEM
    $9.99 $9.99
    1 Intel Celeron 430 Conroe-L 1.8GHz LGA 775 35W Single-Core Processor Model BX80557430 - Retail
    $37.99 $37.99
    1 Kingston 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model KVR800D2N6/1G - Retail
    $14.99 $14.99
    1 OS FreeNAS
    $0.0 $0.0
    1 OS OpenFiler $0.0 $0.0
    3 Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    $74.99 $224.97
    3 Optional Part: iStarUSA T-5-SA 1x5.25" Bay Trayless Anti-vibration SATA Mobile Rack - Retail $14.99 $44.97
    Subtotal: $357.92
    Subtotal (with Mobile Racks) 402.89
  3. Thanks for a mention evongugg,
    I updated this article with new set of components, but forgot to backlink it from old one,
    http://www.boredsysadmin.com/2009/07/diy-3tb-nas-for-under-380.html
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