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. 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Building my own NAS /storage server Forum Questions on building RAID5 NAS Server Forum Building a new NAS/server for HD video etc. Forum Ultra low power mini-itx media server / nas : suggestions? Forum [Theoretical Build ] File server , NAS , or...? (Wireless) Forum Building a File Server / NAS for the first time Forum Low power NAS/Server Forum CPU advice for NAS /HTPC/Media Server Forum NAS to Media Server Forum DIY Rackmount Nas/Server Forum Someone please help me build a DLNA ready home server/NAS Forum NAS server and failing drives Forum Server or NAS Forum NAS or Server Forum What is the differance between a NAS and a server ? Forum New NAS Server build , need advice Forum NVIDIA GeForce gt 630m Forum Need Advice on Building a New PC with Dell XPS 420 Parts Forum [Solved] Upgrade [Gaming PC] Forum Building a PC for Media Streaming and DVR - How cheap can it be? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !