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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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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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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