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Thought I'd get some opinions on a home nas build I'm preparing to build. I went the whole ECC memory route that FreeNAS recommends, though many say it's not absolutely necessary for home use.

Flash drive is to run FreeNAS off of.

part list / breakdown by merchant

CPU: Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($108.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Motherboard: C236 WSI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($195.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Memory: ValueRAM 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($76.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Memory: ValueRAM 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($76.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Storage: Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($108.89 @ OutletPC)

Storage: Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($108.89 @ OutletPC)

Storage: Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($108.89 @ OutletPC)

Storage: Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($108.89 @ OutletPC)

Storage: Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($108.89 @ OutletPC)

Storage: Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($108.89 @ OutletPC)

Case: Phenom Midnight Black Mini ITX Tower Case ($80.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Power Supply: 400W ATX Power Supply ($29.89 @ OutletPC)

Other: Ultra Fit 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive SDCZ43-016G-G46 ($9.00 @ Amazon)

Other: FreeNAS ($0.00)

Total: $1232.18

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Let me know what you guys think. Is going with a mini-itx a bad idea? Do Intel stock coolers fit okay on them? '); }


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