Konfl1kt

My first custom NAS. Parts list & Pics. i7 8600k, 8Gb RAM, Mini ITX

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Let me introduce my build :)

First of all Thank you guys for your help & advises.

So I got my first NAS two years ago. (WD My cloud ex2 ultra) and couple months ago I got WD PR4100... Initially I choose WD just because I had no experience and I got a deal. I wasn't happy with that. I had many problems with almost everything. Customer support is terrible... Very poor OS and etc. Finally I decide to go to Synology and good for me I found this great website and project. Thanks! :)

 

Parts list:

1. ASRock Motherboard Motherboards Z370M-ITX/AC ($95.90 + $8.87 Tax = $104.77)

2. Intel i7 8600k (I had 8700k but gave it to my friend on NY) = $259.89

3. EVGA 450 BT, 80+ Bronze 450W = $24.99 + $2.31 = $27.30

4. Patriot Viper Elite Series DDR4 8GB PC4-21300 2666 MHz Memory Module = $53.99 + $4.99 = $58.98

5. Lian-li q25b = $40 (Craiglist)

= $490.94

 

1.03b + DSM 6.2 + DS3617XS.

 

Especially want to mention MB. Happy with that. 6SATA + Mini ITX form-factor. Exactly what I want for my case. WIFI + 2 LAN ports. Good price also.

I didn't include HDDs because it's all up to you. But I have 2x2TB Hitachi & 2xWD4TB Red NAS. Now I am testing the system Hitachi's HDD.

 

Also I want copy/paste my post from my first thread about issues.

I wasn't able to find NAS after first boot.

 

I did 4 things and problem is gone.

1. Turn off Audio Controller

2. Change priority to onboard graphics.

3. Turnoff bluetooth controller. 

4. Turn off wireless adapter.

 

Please, see pictures. I will glad to know your feedback. :)

 

P.S. English is second language. Post can (for sure) have linguistic/grammar mistakes.

 

 

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Well done, congrats :-)

It's a nice NAS cabinet, but getting hard to find in some places.

 

If I may suggest a minor "adjustment" you should find an USB bracket and connect to the USB-2 header on your mainbord,

then you can "hide" your bootstick inside the cabinet. It will physically protect it, and make it look "cleaner".

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8 hours ago, bearcat said:

you should find an USB bracket

Great idea, thank you. Will buy this one

Case is good and it was cheap. I like it too. :)

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16 minutes ago, flyride said:

Very nice.  Now you need 10Gbe :-)

I got fiber (1gbps) just one year ago. :) happy with that. Don't think what I will get 10 soon. Are you about internet or something else? 

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No I'm talking about the network from the NAS to your workstation(s) so you can get better than 125MBps transfer rates.

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On 1/3/2019 at 10:49 AM, flyride said:

No I'm talking about the network from the NAS to your workstation(s) so you can get better than 125MBps transfer rates.

Thank you! Looks like my current router is doing good. I have 112MBps :)

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Power Consumption:

42-46 Watts. No more than 48 even when I work with data.

So, DS918+ use 34 Watts. Just ~10 more. Not bad for my specs! :)

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Thank you :)

For home I use DS video. Honestly for local network I like it more but plex works well. No problem. 44 gb Tomb Raider played without any issues. :)

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On 1/2/2019 at 2:55 PM, Konfl1kt said:

Let me introduce my build :)

First of all Thank you guys for your help & advises.

So I got my first NAS two years ago. (WD My cloud ex2 ultra) and couple months ago I got WD PR4100... Initially I choose WD just because I had no experience and I got a deal. I wasn't happy with that. I had many problems with almost everything. Customer support is terrible... Very poor OS and etc. Finally I decide to go to Synology and good for me I found this great website and project. Thanks! :)

 

Parts list:

1. ASRock Motherboard Motherboards Z370M-ITX/AC ($95.90 + $8.87 Tax = $104.77)

2. Intel i7 8600k (I had 8700k but gave it to my friend on NY) = $259.89

3. EVGA 450 BT, 80+ Bronze 450W = $24.99 + $2.31 = $27.30

4. Patriot Viper Elite Series DDR4 8GB PC4-21300 2666 MHz Memory Module = $53.99 + $4.99 = $58.98

5. Lian-li q25b = $40 (Craiglist)

= $490.94

 

1.03b + DSM 6.2 + DS3617XS.

 

You meant i5 8600k not sure that there's a i7 8600k??

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Plex is likely to keep system awake. Other packages may also do this, like indexing services etc.

 

PS. you can remove the wifi module of the mainboard, by removing 2 little screws on the back of the mainboard, fixing the module.

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2 hours ago, Gronaldo said:

Plex is likely to keep system awake. Other packages may also do this, like indexing services etc.

 

PS. you can remove the wifi module of the mainboard, by removing 2 little screws on the back of the mainboard, fixing the module.

Thank you. I removed all programs. But the system does not enter sleep mode. What else do I have to do? Settings in BIOS? 

Why should I remove WIFI module?

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1 x Giga PHY Intel® I219V, 1 x GigaLAN Intel® I211AT

Nice to have both models of intel NIC so if you have the issue with i219,  the i211 should still work!

Have you tested to see if the turbo mode works? if not you are only getting 3.6GHz

Agree with the USB header to hide the boot stick

I would run the 918i so you can use hw transcoding it works so much better.

10GigE is so nice when you are moving big files around, doing backups etc. highly recommend it!! 

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16 hours ago, mervincm said:

1 x Giga PHY Intel® I219V, 1 x GigaLAN Intel® I211AT

Nice to have both models of intel NIC so if you have the issue with i219,  the i211 should still work!

Have you tested to see if the turbo mode works? if not you are only getting 3.6GHz

Agree with the USB header to hide the boot stick

I would run the 918i so you can use hw transcoding it works so much better.

10GigE is so nice when you are moving big files around, doing backups etc. highly recommend it!! 

Thanks for feedback! USB stick already inside. Hibernation works well (It was a problem). Didn't try boost because 3.6 is over for me )

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On 5/7/2019 at 11:06 PM, Konfl1kt said:

Why should I remove WIFI module

Minor energy saving ;)

However, if system is fully installed, i would not bother to take it out, just for that. 

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I too just got an Asrock systemboard for an Xpenology build I am working on to play with.  

May I ask, in BIOS, did you set the Sata ports to default, or as eSata ports since ideally HDD"s can be pulled out at any time just as in a regular Synology?

 

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1 hour ago, SodaPoPDima said:

I too just got an Asrock systemboard for an Xpenology build I am working on to play with.  

May I ask, in BIOS, did you set the Sata ports to default, or as eSata ports since ideally HDD"s can be pulled out at any time just as in a regular Synology?

 

Hi. Good luck with your build.

Yes, it's default. :)

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On 9/15/2019 at 8:22 PM, Konfl1kt said:

Hi. Good luck with your build.

Yes, it's default. :)

 

Thanks, worked like a charm.

 

Any pointers on how to do minor updates?

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