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I read the suggested setup for a NAS setup in the htpc section but some of the items were outdated. Here is the checkout that I came up with through newegg. Can anyone give me any suggestions on if this setup will work out and if they are good replacements for the older suggestion.


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Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM


Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

Item #: N82E16822136218

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$69.99


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CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail


CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

Item #: N82E16817139009

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-$20.00 Instant

$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card17-139-009


$159.99

$139.99


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CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5 - Retail


CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5 - Retail

Item #: N82E16820145184

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-$5.00 Instant



$56.99

$51.99


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SUPERMICRO AOC-SAT2-MV8 64-bit PCI-X133MHz SATA Controller Card - Retail


SUPERMICRO AOC-SAT2-MV8 64-bit PCI-X133MHz SATA Controller Card - Retail

Item #: N82E16815121009

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$199.98

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NORCO RPC-4020 4U Rackmount Server Case - Retail


NORCO RPC-4020 4U Rackmount Server Case - Retail

Item #: N82E16811219021

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-$10.00 Instant



$299.99

$289.99


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AMD Phenom 9750 2.4GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HD9750XAGHBOX - Retail

GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail


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AMD Phenom 9750 2.4GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HD9750XAGHBOX - Retail

Item #: N82E16819103250

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GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

Item #: N82E16813128387

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-$20.00 Combo



$229.98

$209.98


Subtotal: $961.92



Here is the older suggestions


* Case: NORCO RPC-4020 4U Rackmount EATX/ATX, $290.

* PSU: Corsair TX850W CMPSU-850TX 850W, $104.

* CPU: Athlon 64 X2 5200+ ADO5200DOBOX 2.7GHz AM2, $57.

* CPU Cooler: Stock Cooler, $0.

* Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-MA780G-UD3H AM2+ AMD 780G chipset ATX, $90.

* Memory: A-DATA ADQVE1A16K DDR2-800 2 x 1GB Kit, $27.

* Graphics: Radeon HD 3200 (integrated in the chipset), $0.

* HBA I: Supermicro AOC-SAT2-MV8 8-port SATA Controller PCI-X Card, $100.

* HBA II: Supermicro AOC-SAT2-MV8 8-port SATA Controller PCI-X Card, $100.

* HDD: Western Digital WD6400AAKS 640GB SATA 3.0Gbps, $70.

* Total Cost: $838 (storage drives are not included)



Also I noticed that NORCO offers a case that looks like a newer version of the 4020 labeled 4220. Does anyone have any experience with the two?


Thanks,

Adam
 

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Just curious why you need a quad core processor for a NAS? Seems like overkill AND a energy hog at 125 watts! Plus it will generate a lot of heat I would guess.


It seems to me the trend for NAS' systems is going towards low power energy efficiant cpu's.
 

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Makes sense. Ill make the changes
 

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This is the only single core AMD I could find new. Takes alot less power. Think this will work?


AMD Sempron 140 Sargas 2.7GHz Socket AM3 45W Single-Core Processor Model SDX140HBGQBOX - Retail
 

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I was going by the suggestion of using as little wattage as possible but these dual cores dont take much more. I just may use the 250
 

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I think Damians' suggestion is a nice compromise between lower power usage and a more powerful cpu. Thats the way I would probably go if I was building my own.


(BTW, I believe my HP Mediasmart server uses the Sempron single core processor you linked above.)


How much storage are you looking at when completed?
 

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Originally Posted by dan4081 /forum/post/17053037


I think Damians' suggestion is a nice compromise between lower power usage and a more powerful cpu. Thats the way I would probably go if I was building my own.


(BTW, I believe my HP Mediasmart server uses the Sempron single core processor you linked above.)


How much storage are you looking at when completed?

It is a slightly difference CPU then the HP MediaSmart. I have the origianl HP MSS EX470 which uses the 1.8GHz AMD Sempron 3400+. Not bad as for the most part I have been very happy with the MSS. Bigesst reason why I chose to upgrade from the MSS to a DIY build is storage space. The single core in the MSS did cause bottlenecks at time, so upgrading to a dual core that was more powerful but still had a small footprint was nice.
 

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I hope to end up with 16tb of usable drive to start off with. Ill have about 4tb of dvds and alot of blurays. 16tb should cover me till mid next year or so.
 

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It is a slightly difference CPU then the HP MediaSmart. I have the origianl HP MSS EX470 which uses the 1.8GHz AMD Sempron 3400+. Not bad as for the most part I have been very happy with the MSS. Bigesst reason why I chose to upgrade from the MSS to a DIY build is storage space. The single core in the MSS did cause bottlenecks at time, so upgrading to a dual core that was more powerful but still had a small footprint was nice.

Thanks for the info Damian. I also have the EX470 which I love but will probably go to a DIY eventually.
 

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I hope to end up with 16tb of usable drive to start off with. Ill have about 4tb of dvds and alot of blurays. 16tb should cover me till mid next year or so.

Nice.


So what are you using for software?

Windows Home Server?

UnRaid?


Something else?
 

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Thanks for the info Damian. I also have the EX470 which I love but will probably go to a DIY eventually.

Yeah, I am actually documenting my DIY WHS build over on mediasmartserver.net, just finally got some pictures up:

http://www.mediasmartserver.net/foru...hp?f=22&t=5045


I have never had problems streaming my HD content from my MSS, but remoting in and having multiple processes running at the same time really slowed down the MSS since it had a single core (funny enough I never felt comfortable replacing the MSS CPU with a dual core yet I gave no thought to building a DIY WHS!!!). The EX48x I never considered since esata port multiplier does not work (I have a TR4M hooked up to my EX470)
 

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I am leaning towards FlexRAID but am a noob to this and am still up in the air.
 

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Yeah, I am actually documenting my DIY WHS build over on mediasmartserver.net, just finally got some pictures up:

http://www.mediasmartserver.net/foru...hp?f=22&t=5045


I have never had problems streaming my HD content from my MSS, but remoting in and having multiple processes running at the same time really slowed down the MSS since it had a single core (funny enough I never felt comfortable replacing the MSS CPU with a dual core yet I gave no thought to building a DIY WHS!!!). The EX48x I never considered since esata port multiplier does not work (I have a TR4M hooked up to my EX470)

Yeah, I've been following your build thread since you first started it. I read over on mediasmartserver pretty often. Very nice!
 

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I am leaning towards FlexRAID but am a noob to this and am still up in the air.

Keep us updated on your progress!
 
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