The Big White NAS

by Lucas V Posted on: 5/20/2022

Build Description

This is my house's primary NAS PC. It was built from used parts, and the prices are what I paid for them. It provides plentiful storage for all our PC backups and files, and also contains a very large library of movies and TV shows that I can stream to my devices via Plex. It also occasionally runs a couple game servers, like Minecraft and Valheim.

Favorite Feature

The amount of HDDs I can fit in this case! I really didn't want to get a huge full-atx case just to mount all these HDDs, and this case allows the NAS to fit snugly on a shelf, and is quiet too.

Parts contained in build

 Intel Core i5-4570 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor
Intel Core i5-4570 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor
Qty: 1 $20.00
 ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard
ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard
Qty: 1 $40.00
 Crucial Ballistix Sport 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-1600 CL9 Memory
Crucial Ballistix Sport 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-1600 CL9 Memory
Qty: 1 $15.00
 Fractal Design Node 304 Mini ITX Tower Case
Fractal Design Node 304 Mini ITX Tower Case
Qty: 1 $99.99
Thermaltake Toughpower GX2 600W 600 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Non-Modular Power Supply
Thermaltake Toughpower GX2 600W 600 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Non-Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $59.99
Noctua NH-U12S CPU Cooler
Noctua NH-U12S CPU Cooler
Qty: 1 $89.99
 Seagate IronWolf 6 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
Seagate IronWolf 6 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
Qty: 4 $134.99
 Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $69.99
 Western Digital Red SA500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Western Digital Red SA500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $74.99
 Noctua A15 PWM 140 mm Fan
Noctua A15 PWM 140 mm Fan
Qty: 1 $23.94
 Noctua A9 PWM 46.44 CFM 92 mm Fan
Noctua A9 PWM 46.44 CFM 92 mm Fan
Qty: 2 $18.95
 SupaGeek M.2 PCIe SSD to PCIe Express 3.0 x4 Adapter Card
SupaGeek M.2 PCIe SSD to PCIe Express 3.0 x4 Adapter Card
Qty: 1 $17.50