It’s our favorite time of the year, new NAS time…
I need a working NAS, and the data recovery journey is still ongoing with Tillamook so we need some fresh blood.
I’m first going to go over my original plan, and then my final plan.
I wanted to go to Eypc as the prices are low right now, but the motherboards are still over my budget for motherboards. I also wanted to go 2u but I’m not for 2 reasons, 1. Price, 2. Limited cooler, and expansion size.
So instead of going SP3, I’m going LGA 2066, as both the CPUs and motherboards are going decently cheap. Also switching from 2u to standard ATX, due to the aforementioned gripes of 2u.
Now on to the specs list.
CPU: Intel Core i7-7820X
RAM: Undecieded non-ECC ;(
Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S
Motherboard: Supermicro C9X299-RPGF-L
Case: Antec P101 Silent
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS PLUS 850W 80+ Gold
CPU: I picked the 7820X because it fits all of my boxes, 8c16t 3.6 Base 4.5 Max, it is a bit more power-hungry than my old E5-2650 v2, but it is also much faster and is on 14nm instead of 22nm, so you get more performance for the power draw.
RAM: I still haven’t decided on the RAM, yet it will most likely be whatever main brand kit I can find on eBay, but it will be 64gb+ depending on the price.
Cooler: I picked the U14S because it is cheap, Noctua, and can handle the 140w TDP of the 7820X.
Motherboard: I picked the “C9X299-RPGF-L” for a few reasons, mainly because it has onboard Aspeed graphics and the 7820X has none, also the dual m.2 slots, plus the quad x16 slots. But there are a few things I don’t like about this board, no ECC support and no IPMI, But I can live without them.
Case: This is a bit of a hard choice, and I might switch it out depending on the pricing, but it has a butt ton of 3.5in mounts 8 to be exact, with loads of cooling for those drives.
Power Supply: It’s a quality 850W 80+ Gold PSU, that’s why I picked it lol
Hopefully™, the next update I have will be talking about the build and the trials and tribulations that came along with it.