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post #1 of 6
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So I was going to finally stop being lazy and actually make a server for storage, ripping movies, etc and I already have the processor, just need the rest of. So here's what I've got so far, thoughts on these parts? Know a better part I could use instead? Keep in mind I'm trying to keep the cost as low as I can get it. Will be using most likely Arch as the OS on a 64gb SSD I have laying around.

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157367
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231149
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139049
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811235043

The total of this build is $177.95 and without the case its $142.65

I'm actually thinking of not buying the case and gutting an older computer I have that's not doing anything and just using that case instead. But it looks ugly as hell and I really don't like it at all. Or maybe just use it til I get a nice looking case for the server. Only issue with the cases I have lying around are they're all mATX or ATX only, and this is a Mini-ITX board. Trying to keep the size fairly small. Just not used to buying power supplies in the mini-itx form so I stuck with a regular power supply.

So thoughts on these parts? Any parts out there that are better and/or cheaper than what I have, I'm thinking 430w may be a bit overkill for something running 24/7 thats just hosting files and music/movies and the occasional ripping.

EDIT: Will probably just leave it on the motherboard box until I can get a nice, decent looking case for it to fit the small size of it.
    
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post #2 of 6
Seems OK.

The PSU you listed is probably the best price/performance ratio. If you could find a platinum unit for $30-35 in difference then it might pay for itself.

What kind of SATA card would you put in it? Are you fine with being pretty limited by the ITX form factor as far as expandability?
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Well figured 4 drives should be more than enough for my needs for the time being. Not looking at loads and loads of storage, maybe sooner or later get 4x4TB drives in there?
    
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looks good. not really much else to say since you're going to use it as a dedicated NAS.

you may want to look into ZFS on omniOS + Naap-IT if you plan on upgrading the drives later since ZFS lets you change sizes of your drives using the Replace command. it has to be done one drive at a time but it's definitely easier than externally backing up the whole array then restoring into a new array.
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Yeah, I was looking at ZFS but on Arch because I love that distro. And probably won't have an actual raid array til I get bigger drives.
    
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if you can build the source for Arch, ZFS on Linux works well in kernel and it skips FUSE.
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