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First of all, thanks for the forum and all the guide for the overclock (is dammed useful).

Since I can not use my usb 2 discs to make backups, due to the amount amount of data that I have to put, so I decided to create a small home server. I already have the mobo, proc, ram and psu, just need some advice for what case and discs to take for a home server with linux installed (freeNAS, unRAID or a custom install of a linux disto).

Need minimum a case with 4 disk 3.5'' enclosure, just to be safe for the future or a case that support external discs enclousure like this.
The total budget is 500€/600$.

Thanks for all the answers and sorry fot the bad english.
Edited by miracle091 - 7/15/13 at 3:49am
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Ciao! I'd speak Italian but English is the only language allowed here tongue.gif

So you're looking to make a back up server - that sounds pretty cool. So your backup server, one of your priorities is having the storage space and reliability to safely store your data in case of emergency. One thing you don't need is performance - which is great, keeps the cost the low!

Is RaidSonic a place you are comfortable buying from? Once I know where you can buy from, I can recommend some things for you.
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Ol' Sandy
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"Zeus"
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Intel Xeon E3-1230v3 Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H-BK MSI Gaming GTX 980 Kingston 32GB (4x8) 
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Plextor PX-256M5S 256GB Samsung EVO 1TB Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 Hitachi HDS723020BLA642 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Hitachi HDS723020BLA642 Hitachi HUA722010CLA330 WDC WD10EARS-00Z5B1 TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223B 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Phanteks PH-TC14PE with TY-140's Lamptron FCv5 (x2) Windows 8 Pro 64-bit Dell U2412M 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Dell U2412M Dell U2212HM Dell U2713HM Topre Realforce 87UB | Ducky DK9087 G2 Pro 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX-750 Corsair Obsidian 650D Logitech G700 XTRAC Ripper XXL 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro 250ohm Schiit Bifrost DAC Schiit Asgard 2 HiVi Swan M50W 2.1 
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Intel Xeon E5-2620 Super Micro X9SRL-F-B 128GB 1333MHz LSI 9271-8i 
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VMware ESXi 5.5 SeaSonic SS-400FL2 Fractal Define R3 
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post #3 of 4
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Thank for fast answer, i can buy worldwide if the price/product is reasonable, is just a response not a complaint.

I'd forgotten that the motherboard is a uATX tongue.gif my fault.
Edited by miracle091 - 7/15/13 at 4:49am
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Howdy!

      I have two Freenas rigs running right now and after looking around all over the place, the cases I would run if I didn't have a rack would be Fractal Design Define R4. it supports 8x3.5in drives, and 2x5.25in bays. Fractal Design has other cases, some larger and some smaller but all look great.

 

It has great reviews for people building a NAS. There are tons of builds with this brand of case and the fit and finish on the case is ton notch.

 

As far as disks go, Western Digital Green or Red drives will be great. That's what I've run, and only had 1 failure which I RMA and got a replacement in 2 days. You get what you pay for when it comes to drives, and the warranty on something that is on 24/7 is worth the extra 5 bucks over seagates and other brands.

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