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December 17, 2012 12:03:42 PM

Looking to build a VERY low budget NAS - any opinions on this? I've already purchased these items, so I'm hoping there are no glaring holes here. This is only my second build. I have $115 in this so far. Still need to get a couple of HDD's - looking for a good deal on those. I will be running FreeNAS from a USB stick, therefore the USB MOBO cable.

Biostar DDR3 1600 AM3 Motherboard A75MG - paid $55
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008S4TEZW/ref=oh_deta...]

AMD A4-Series AD3400OJHXBOX A4-3400 APU - paid $20
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Crucial Ballistix BLS2KIT2G3D1339DS1S0 Desktop Memory Kit - 4GB (2x 2GB), PC3-10600, DDR3-1333MHz, 240-pin DIMM, 1.5V, CL9, Non-ECC, Unbuffered - paid $15
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Ultra XBlaster Mid-Tower V2 Case - ATX, MicroATX, USB 2.0, Audio, 6x 3.5" Bays, 4x 5.25" Bays, 7x PCI Slots - paid $20
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

StarTech.com USB 2.0 Cable - USB A Female to USB Motherboard 4 Pin Header F/F - paid $5
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Thanks,

Jim

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December 17, 2012 2:38:56 PM

Should be fine. That CPU says boxed, but no fan. One of those is wrong, so just make sure you use an approved fan on the CPU if it is not included.

The board does RAID 1, so I'd use that on a NAS. Couple of power friendly high capacity drives should do well.

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