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Old March 21, 2014, 11:15 PM
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Default Need Help File Server

Hiya guys now that main Rig is up running I need to rework my Home Network. Im looking to Centralize my Network Storage and tie in Transcoding into this Server.

Roles this server will need to Perform.
1.File Server (8 Nas Drives)
2.Transcode 1080p Blueray (May Have this covered more on this)
3.24/7 Operation with Wireless Ac onboard.

Right now I was looking at few cases from Enermax and cooler master but I need it to be something I can put in a corner or basement.

I will have a Evga 680Gtx Classified 4Gb as my Transcoder in this server. What I was wondering is which boards would suite my needs atm. Im looking for boards that have hdd boosts like some I seen.

As for cpu wasnt sure which will be better for everyday file serving
This rig should be mid tower if possible with enough drive cages for least 8 Hard Drives. Wont be needing using dvd Burner.

Features im looking for in this build.
1.Usb 3.0
2.Least 8 Hdd drive cages.
3.32gb ram capable
4.Mid Tower If possible
5.good raid card for 8 Hdds.

Thank you guys for all tips suggestions on last rig. Now its time to clean up network section.

Parts I have set for rig.
1.Evga 680GTX Classified 4Gb
2.Samsung 840Pro 256Gb (Boot/Os)
3. Corsair 1200i Psu
4.Zalman Clc Cooler
5.6 Noctua NF-F12 Fans
6.8 Wd 4TB Red Nas hdds
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Old March 23, 2014, 01:37 PM
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for the MOBO I've been looking at this one but it is hard to find in Canada even in the US it is a little bit hard to find.

It has 2 LAN ports and 12 sata ports 6 on - Intel® C2750 : 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s, 4 x SATA2 3.0 Gb/s
6 on Marvell SE9172: 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Marvell SE9230: 4 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s

ASRock C2750D4I Mini ITX Server Motherboard


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