I’m planning on building a NAS for my home. The parts I have laid out are as follows (if it matters):
Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119068 (Reasons below)
Memory http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277 (I don’t need too much do I?)
Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152245 (Cheep, lot’s of capacity)
CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116409 (Cheap, but seems reliable)
Mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130651 (Seems to get the job done)
PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171031 (Seems to get the job done)
I think that I have the compatibility problems worked out and everything is playing nice with each other. My concern though is the case.
I picked it because it has 4 internal 3.5" drive bays internally, has consistently outstanding scores, has “superior airflow and maximum cooling performance” (listed as a feature on the page), and is cheap. I plan to add more drives if/when I need to and am building under the assumption that I will reach 4 drives. Some people though have complained about wire management. Is this the case’s fault or is it the builder’s? Lastly, if I picked this case for the wrong reason, can someone help me pick a new one?
Also, another concern is the drive I picked. The drive seems to have a noticeable failure rate, and a lot of customers are bashing Seagate for it. Since they are so unrealiable, does anyone else make drives with this kind of capacity? I might be able to use RAID if I have to. I have a spare PCI sata2 RAID Host controller if I need to use it.
Could someone also check the PSU and Mobo’s compatability? The PSU’s main connector is 20+4 pin and the Mobo’s is ATX 24 pin. As silly as this sounds, are they the same?