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BestConfigs Poll - NAS PC

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Which build do you like best?

Total: 51 votes (10 blank votes)

  • The putting the "S" in "NAS PC," "why wouldn't you use a case meant for the job?," room to grow, and $3.78 left over build
  • 29 %
  • SAdams04's "Half Full" FreeNAS NAS
  • 5 %
  • Gimme' All You Got
  • 10 %
  • Breadwhistle's "No shirt, no shoes, but LOTS of storage" build
  • 36 %
  • TechBeast's Weapon of Mass Storage
  • 22 %
January 15, 2013 6:22:49 PM

It's time to vote on your favorite build for this category!

Please see below for a list of the choices available.

The putting the "S" in "NAS PC," "why wouldn't you use a case meant for the job?," room to grow, and $3.78 left over build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G645 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z68A-G43 (G3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($142.57 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($142.57 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($142.57 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($142.57 @ Amazon)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Other: Habey DS-600S Steel 4U Rackmount Server Chassis w/ 6 x 3.5" Hot-swap SATA HDD Bays 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays ($184.99)
Total: $996.22
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

SAdams04's "Half Full" FreeNAS NAS

MB - Gigabyte GA-F2A85XM-D3H FM2 A85X - $90
CPU - AMD A6-5400k FM2 w/ HD 7540D - $70
MEM - Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3-1333 CL9 1.5v - $60
BOOT - ADATA 8GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive - $12
HDD - 4 x Seagate 3TB - $140 / $560
OPTICAL (OPTIONAL) - LG 24x DVD-RW - $19
PSU - SeaSonic G Series 550w - $90
CASE - NZXT Source 210 - $40

$922

Gimme' All You Got

CPU: Intel Pentium G645 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($27.99 @ Newegg)
Storage (OS/Cache): Samsung 830 Series 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Azza Helios 910 ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Kingwin 550W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($90.00 @ Newegg)
Other: ICY DOCK MB153SP-B 3 in 2 SATA Internal Backplane Raid Cage Module ($75.99)
Total: $973.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Breadwhistle's "No shirt, no shoes, but LOTS of storage" build

CPU: AMD A6-5400K 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($64.99)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4 ATX FM2 Motherboard ($78.98)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.99)
Storage: Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99)
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($149.99)
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($149.99)
Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($149.99)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.98)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer ($22.49)
Total: $773.38

TechBeast's Weapon of Mass Storage

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/u7Am
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/u7Am/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/u7Am/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Celeron G555 2.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($53.37 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Foxconn H61S Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Wintec Value 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($15.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($139.00 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($139.00 @ B&H)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (White) Mini ITX Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq 350W ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ SuperBiiz)
TOTAL: $481.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

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January 18, 2013 5:06:57 PM

"Putting...:" Expensive. Slow drives. PSU built with inferior Samxon capacitors. Conspicuous case.
SAdams04: Excess RAM. Huge case.
Gimme: Another huge case. I understand WD Red drives are supposed to be for NAS, but are they TLER?
Breadwhistle:" PSU built with inferior Samxon capacitors. ODD not needed in NAS
Techbeast: I'd want faster drives, a boot SSD, and a more efficient PSU (e.g. Seasonic G-360), but this is closest to what I'd build.
January 19, 2013 5:49:02 PM

WD Red drives are TLER.
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February 9, 2013 6:32:58 PM

Wow. 2 weeks and nearly the same votes D:
March 5, 2013 6:40:28 PM

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