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Its a very sad day....but due to a few reasons out of my control, im forced to replace my desktop with a laptop for the time being. /plug see my 980 rig for sale smile.gif /plug.
Anyways, I have a 6TB raid in my rig that im still going to need, so i would like to build alittle rig that's only purpose will be storage. It will need to be able to hold 4 hard drives (i plan to add another to my existing 3), maintain reasonable transfer speed, stream to boxee, and other basic functions.

So, questions:

1. Llano or a Sandy Dual? I see a Sandy Dual that has a 35w TPD, but is the integrated GPU fast enough to stream HD, CPU to maintain and FTP? or is Llano a better fit?

2. I need a case that can house 4 Hard drives. Id like it to be as small as possible. Preferably the "MicroATX Desktop" style (box). But im open to suggestions. I have a tenancy to break MOD my cases, so a case that lends itself to that would be great.

3. RAID. Ive been running the drives off on the onboard RAID. So, i guess two questions: How do i migrate the RAID to a new controller? And is there such thing as a microATX board with good RAID? If not, please suggest a good budget RAID card.

I already have:
8gb(2x4gb) DDR3 1600mhz
6TB(3x4TB) (for mentioned)
DVD Burner

Of course i want the world, so it needs to be quiet, and sip power, so ill need silent fans/cooler and an efficient PSU. My budget for everything after the hard drive, dvd burner, and RAM is $400. I have a Fry's and Microcenter close.

Ive always wanted to do a build log, so i guess this will be the start of one.

Lastly, i need a name smile.gif


Build So far:

CPU: A6-3500 - $70
Mobo:
Case: Core 100 Mini Tower - $40
RAID Card:
CPU Cooler:
PSU:
RAM: 8gb(2x4gb) Corsair 1600mhz
=$110 of $400
Edited by Hatchet - 3/29/12 at 2:02pm
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1. llano sounds better if its going to be doing steaming to boxee and stuff like that. get a 65watt if your really concerned about power. remember, just cause the box says 65 watts dosnt mean its always sucking 65watts. there is a triple core a6 i would recomend. low clock speed, but enough, and much better igpu then any sb. also cheaper, $80.

2. no idea

3. yes! how could you ever trust all your data to the onboard?
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also, seasonic has some fanless x series psus that would seem to be a perfect fit for this build. mount the drives using some rubber mounts, low rpm low noise fans and a good after market cooler (the stock ones are loud
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1. llano sounds better if its going to be doing steaming to boxee and stuff like that. get a 65watt if your really concerned about power. remember, just cause the box says 65 watts dosnt mean its always sucking 65watts. there is a triple core a6 i would recomend. low clock speed, but enough, and much better igpu then any sb. also cheaper, $80.
2. no idea
3. yes! how could you ever trust all your data to the onboard?

Very good. Newegg has a $10 coupon on the A6-3500 Tri to make it a neat $69. I like that.

Any suggestions for the RAID card? I literally have no knowledge on them at all.
Edited by Hatchet - 3/29/12 at 2:01pm
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I really like the form factor of that case, ALLOT. Wire management looks nonexistent though. I suppose can drill out grommets.....
Thanks for the link.

Edit: Sorry for the double post.
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can't really help much there, just know onboard sucks is kind of like ssd is fast- its a given. did a little looking around thou, and one reliable brand seems to LSI. saw a lot of highpoint rocket raid (one of the biggest companies) horror stories, may want to look in to that. what riad are you looking at? 10?
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go with the cheapest CPU and use freeNAS and you wont need to use a RAID card.. if your mobo has onboard RAID you will be fine.. freeNAS as it is built on BSD so SW RAID with linux is awsome.. with freeNAS run it of a USB thumb drive or a really small ssd.. your systemd has enough resources to take advantage of ZFS ( Zettabyte File System) and for more info on freeNAS and ZFS and RAID Z have alook at the NAS link in my sig thumb.gif
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the he wouldnt be able to stream to boxee, witch he said he wants to do
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go with the cheapest CPU and use freeNAS and you wont need to use a RAID card.. if your mobo has onboard RAID you will be fine.. freeNAS as it is built on BSD so SW RAID with linux is awsome.. with freeNAS run it of a USB thumb drive or a really small ssd.. your systemd has enough resources to take advantage of ZFS ( Zettabyte File System) and for more info on freeNAS and ZFS and RAID Z have alook at the NAS link in my sig thumb.gif

Ill do some reading tonight, thanks for the reply and the link. but JRL1357 has a point, does freeNAS have the capability of FTP or streaming to Boxee?
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