So, I have been looking and I found another Celeron that uses less power (55w vs 65w), with higher clock speed (2.6GHz vs 2.5GHz) and at the same price. It seems very wierd to me so I would like to know if any of you know anything about this model. It is the Celeron G1610
Also, if you think that spending an additional $100 for parts x, y and z or for part Q, will increase performance then let me know. Thanks!
Thanks for the reply! I wanted to run FreeNas and from what I understand the storage it is installed on is completely taken over by the OS. That is why I was thinking about the USB. They also recommend a lot of RAM to run it. Do you think that the i3 will give me a faster access to the files on the NAS?
power consumption seems to be on your mind, if its just a NAS why not get something very low power like the amd fusion cpu, like maybe the e-350? The amd c-60's are a bit cheaper but only 1GHz... might wanna look at some reviews to see if anyone has used it for storage.
I've heard people using amd e-350/e-450 builds for NAS4Free without a hitch and will save you $$ from your current parts list.