New build - Mini itx / NAS / fileserver / webserver

Hello,

I am thinking about putting together a new system:

Approximate Purchase Date: in the upcoming days
Budget Range: 300 - 400 EURO
System Usage from Most to Least Important: fileserver, webserver
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: cheap, trustworthy ones that deliver to my doorstep in belgium
Country of Origin: Belgium
Parts Preferences: Intel Atom D525 CPU
Overclocking: No
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024
Additional Comments: storage, noise and power usage are important

This system is ment to be a fileserver for my home network, a low traffic webserver and a download manager. 2 TB storage is enough for now, but that should be upgradable.

What I have in mind:

CFI A7879 Mini-ITX NAS/Server Case - 4 Hot Swap Bays - 104.80 EURO
Intel® Desktop Board D525MW - 89.99 EURO
2000GB 32MB SATA300 EcoGreen HD204UI Samsung Spinpoint F4 - 76.90 EURO
2 x 2GB 1333Mhz DDR3 KINGSTON Value Series KVR1333D3N9/2G - 2 x 29.99 EURO

Total: 331.67 EURO

That case comes with a 200W Power Supply.

Would this setup work ? Any thoughts and/or recommendations are more than welcome.
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  1. Taking out for the HD you selected, that leaves me 325 euro or $447 US

    This is $449 complete and already has a 2 TB drive so with the one you are adding, yu'd already have RAID 1
    NETGEAR RNDU2120-100NAS 2TB ReadyNAS Ultra 2 Home Media Server with iSCSI

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822122070
  2. you got the wrong Memory for this MOBO.

    First the MOBO runs/accepts only 800MHz memory.
    Second you will need laptop memory.

    have you looked at the new AMD like ASRock E350M1 AMD Dual-Core Zacate E350 APU? It will use/accept regular 1066MHz desktop memory. Also it has a PCIe slot
  3. JackNaylorPE said:
    Taking out for the HD you selected, that leaves me 325 euro or $447 US

    This is $449 complete and already has a 2 TB drive so with the one you are adding, yu'd already have RAID 1
    NETGEAR RNDU2120-100NAS 2TB ReadyNAS Ultra 2 Home Media Server with iSCSI

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822122070



    Thanx for the suggestion, but I want more than 2 drive bays and I am planning to build this myself; it's much more fun.
  4. Emerald said:
    you got the wrong Memory for this MOBO.

    First the MOBO runs/accepts only 800MHz memory.
    Second you will need laptop memory.

    have you looked at the new AMD like ASRock E350M1 AMD Dual-Core Zacate E350 APU? It will use/accept regular 1066MHz desktop memory. Also it has a PCIe slot



    You're right, thanks for noticing...I would be needing laptop memory; something like this: 2 x 2GB 800Mhz DDR2 Sodimm PREMIUM Valueram (120 EURO).

    I checked out the ASROCK board you mentioned. It looks nice, but I prefer a fanless solution. The PCIe slot is an extra, but I have no use for it.

    One of my concerns is if I would be getting enough performance to run a torrent client, a webserver, a small database and a mail client while serving files for my home network. Low power consumption is also really important, since it will be running 24/7. That's why I felt like going for an ATOM.
  5. After reading some comments on my posts here and there, I stumbled onto a few interesting things.

    Someone suggested to look into Super Micro boards (ex.: X7SPA-H-D525). They seem to have some really nice remote management and they have 6 sata ports onboard. Both very nice features, but they are expensive. In my case it's not the route I feel like taking. I don't need the remote management. The 6 sata ports I could use, but a pci card could help me out to get extra sata ports.

    Then I started to look into Zacate. The benchmarks and reviews I found look promising. The mini itx Zacate boards also seem to have 4 or more sata ports onboard...again...I could use them. I'll have to take a closer look, but so far I found this: Asus E35M1-I DELUXE. I must say, It's new, it seems to have nice and usefull features; I like it so far. I hope I can find one in my price range.

    thanks again for the directions.
  6. No, it needs to be 204PIN DDR3, here is the Intel info:

    http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d525mw/sb/CS-031617.htm

    I believe the AMD uses less power than the Intel
    http://techreport.com/articles.x/20401/5
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