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Have you thought about making a SAN/NAS for your network?

Not really. SAN's are typically more expensive than the storage infrastructure I'm using here. And my only experience with NAS products has not been good. They have always been dirt slow when compared to direct attached storage when I've tried both. As long as my storage needs will fit neatly in one box (yes...its a big box), then I don't see the need or benefit of moving away from direct attached storage. Your thoughts?


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I was wondering (sorry to go off-topic a bit) - what was the reasoning behind getting the Aquacomputer rads too and not just the black ices - purely aesthetics? Likewise the choice of Black Silent case fans and not the M12-S2s all-round?

Also, you've got a lot of Aquacomputer gear in this build, why not go for the Aquastream XT pump? I'm planning on putting that in my build (work-in-progress) as it seems to have a lot of functions (eg flow-sensing) integrated into the pump, wondering if perhaps I should go for a D5 instead now...
Sorry if you've already answered this Chris, I checked old pages in the log but this thread is so big!

I reallylike the look of copper...and liked how the Aquacomputer AMS's looked. Plus..I had room for them....so...why not? Purely aesthetics. For the fans...I used M12-S2's everywhere there is a 120mm fan. The only non M12-S2's are the 140mm fans on the 280 rad....and the 40mm baby fans in the case. The multi-frame's were not available in these sizes. I didn't go with the Aquastream XT...just because I'm not a fan of how it looks. The D5 is not that pretty either...but there are some nice dress-up kits available to make them look sharp. I also had heard the D5's before...and knew they were very quiet. Had never heard an XT in person.

And you have my sympathy on trying to find previously answered questions. It has gotten pretty big.
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#3 hands down.
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At my school we are using nas4free to host all the class file's (about 60gb of ISO's). It works great we have 30 students hitting it for various files though out the day, with higher speeds then when we used Windows Server file share. I know it wont be as fast, for editing files that are stored on the NAS, but for a storage device that holds the file's for viewing and streaming it be perfect. Another benefit of setting a NAS your fiancée, and kids computers can store files there as well as having there computers back up to the NAS. You can create user accounts and limit and control access that way. Installing multiple NIC's and binding them together will help with speeds when several people accesses the NAS at the same time. If you have any more questions please ask as I have some how to guides setting up nas4free.
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I reallylike the look of copper...and liked how the Aquacomputer AMS's looked. Plus..I had room for them....so...why not? Purely aesthetics. For the fans...I used M12-S2's everywhere there is a 120mm fan. The only non M12-S2's are the 140mm fans on the 280 rad....and the 40mm baby fans in the case. The multi-frame's were not available in these sizes. I didn't go with the Aquastream XT...just because I'm not a fan of how it looks. The D5 is not that pretty either...but there are some nice dress-up kits available to make them look sharp. I also had heard the D5's before...and knew they were very quiet. Had never heard an XT in person.

Ah cool thanks - yeah some of the dress-up kits looks pretty sharp, especially with dual pumps

tbh those baby fans look so cute I'm considering drilling some 40mm holes into my case just so I can fit them and show people how cute they are...
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At my school we are using nas4free to host all the class file's (about 60gb of ISO's). It works great we have 30 students hitting it for various files though out the day, with higher speeds then when we used Windows Server file share. I know it wont be as fast, for editing files that are stored on the NAS, but for a storage device that holds the file's for viewing and streaming it be perfect. Another benefit of setting a NAS your fiancée, and kids computers can store files there as well as having there computers back up to the NAS. You can create user accounts and limit and control access that way. Installing multiple NIC's and binding them together will help with speeds when several people accesses the NAS at the same time. If you have any more questions please ask as I have some how to guides setting up nas4free.

I'm glad its working well for you! And in an environment with lots of users...one would have to consider it. But for what I do with my machine...there are almost no benefits. Read/writes on a NAS would be at a fraction of the speed of my PCI-e 3.0 raid card with direct attached storage. This build isn't about easy storage for my kids or others. It's about silent performance for me. I'm being selfish that way. wink.gif
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#3 has my vote.
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#3 here!
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Another #3 vote here, the ones with white edges are drowned out by the white insides of the case, and the asymmetrical #1 sets off my OCD too much.
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ERMAHGERD BEAUTIFUL SLEEVING!!!!!! #3 bro! also, i would get the dominator platinums instead of the normal dominator+block, would fit the build a bit better i think.
 
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#3.
Noticing your USB 3.0 side by side. I like that a lot better than how my board is set up.
Also the more I look at dual colors the more it makes me want to redo my gpu cables and pull the black out.
Good thing I have more white and b magic on the way.
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