Building a NAS server Tags: New Build NAS / RAID CPUs Servers Systems Last response: March 10, 2010 11:09 AM in Systems Share Photius March 9, 2010 7:28:14 PM What type of CPU is recommended? There are some good deals out there on the older Core Duos and AMD X2/X3s. Is that overkill for a NAS server? Thanks for the help! Pho More about : building nas server soundefx March 9, 2010 7:34:52 PM I don' think that when building a NAS, you have to worry about the CPU too much. A decent dual core CPU is more than adequate. I also believe that 2 GIGs of RAM will do quite nicely. The more inportant parts are the hard drives and the NIC speed. As usual, keeping the parts nice and cool is also beneficial. m 0 l Photius March 10, 2010 11:09:39 AM Thanks for the reply! Any advantages Intel vs. AMD on power consumption? I'm thinking something along the lines of an E6300. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBuilding a Home Server / NAS Forum Building web server and NAS in one - Advice Needed Forum SolvedQuiet and Low-power Home Media Server/Nas build advice Forum SolvedBuilding NAS or File/Media Server Forum SolvedNAS/Home Server build from redundant parts Forum Building a NAS Media Server Forum Solvedbuy a Nas or build my server? Forum Solved$1500 - $1700 NAS Server build help! Forum SolvedBuild Advice: NAS/Home Server: Plex Media Server and more Forum Building a new NAS/server for HD video etc. Forum Building a File Server / NAS for the first time Forum Building my own NAS/storage server Forum Questions on building RAID5 NAS Server Forum SolvedBuild/Buy Web Server/NAS Forum SolvedSomeone please help me build a DLNA ready home server/NAS Forum SolvedNAS / Media Server Build Forum SolvedNAS / file server build Forum Home Server - NAS and streaming and online back-up duties. Is this build fit for purpose? Forum Build All in One: RAID NAS, Plex / FTP / PPTP VPN server, Torrent client Forum Recommendation for quiet 4 - 5 bay motherboard and case to build home NAS server Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !