NAS hardware recommendations

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NAS hardware recommendations

Postby modem7 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:16 am

Hey guys,

Looking to build a new NAS, but have a few questions as I'm looking to do it on a relatively cheap budget.

Looking to spend ~£150 on each component hopefully at most.

So far I've got the following requirements:

10x HDD's minimum, onboard graphics card, minimum 8gb, probably 16-32gb ECC RAM (I understand THAT part might be over my particular budget requirements but it's something that can be split, so not too fussed about that) and mobo needs to be mATX/mITX.

The current parts list I have is:

Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1265L v3
Supermicro X10SL7-F
Fractal Design Node 804 Case
(Already have HDD's)

The question I have pertains to the motherboard and CPU.

Which motherboard should I be looking for, and which CPU should I pair with it? I need some form of onboard graphics for the CPU to help w/ the transcoding of video files, and a moderately low TDU as it'll be a 24/7 server.

It seems the E3-1265L v3 is rather difficult to source in the UK.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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