I'm looking into building my own NAS and I was wondering if you guys could recommend any hardware for me to get. I was thinking about purchasing an Intel Celeron G540 but I wasn't sure about the power consumption levels of the chip. I'm not sure on what motherboard to purchase as well...My main thing is i'm looking to build an efficient system, something that runs on low power.
Any suggestions would be appreciated!
Thanks a lot!!
for low power you want to buy one of the intel cpu with the letter t and the end that there naming for low power cpu. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
if your never going to game with the system then you can by a 77 chipset b or g mb. they wont over clock but there be cheap. a good and cheap z77 mb is the msi g45 micro atx mb. your going to need a large power supply for all of the hard drives.
you can use a server case and one or two hot swap bays. or you can pick up a rack mount case and rack mount your gear.
Thanks smorizio for the reply. I'll definitely check that out.
Dingo07, that doesn't include cost of drives but i'll probably go with the WD Reds. I'll probably build just because i do enjoy the building process and it gives me something to do lol. I do believe if I build, i'll have more potential of scalability than if I were to just buy an all in one solution.