Thanks I appreciate it. Definitely a beter choice. how about the mobo?
Solid build, but don't go with a WD red, go for a black or green, those are the more reliable ones. Reds are normally optimal for NAS
WD blue is the way to go. 7200RPM
So if I swapped the WD Red with a black I'd be good? I' still a little concerned about the mobo. It doesn't need to be the cheapest ...... I want it to last. I also managed to locate a CM V8 cpu cooler for free. is it decent?
Mobo is fine, abit excessive even for average use. Yes, swap with a black or blue,or Samsung F3 or Seagate Barracuda. Not any better than stock heatsink. Get the Hyper 212 cooler in it's variations.
Thanks I really appreciate the input. I'll be hitting Buy soon
Maybe add a SSD if you have the extra money?
fully intend to add one after getting the base system together ....... probably a 256 GB vector