NAS - New Build ( Advice & Recommendations)


New Member
Jun 23, 2018
Build’s Name: Lion
Operating System/ Storage Platform: KVM (CentOS) or ESXi
CPU: Intel - Xeon E3-1220 V5 3GHz Quad-Core
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-L9i 33.8 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: SUPERMICRO MBD-X11SSH-F-O Micro ATX Server Motherboard LGA 1151 Intel C236
Chassis: U-NAS NSC- 810A
Drives: 8x Western Digital - Red 6TB 3.5" 5400RPM
RAM: 2x Kingston - ValueRAM 16GB (1 x 16GB) DDR4-2400 Memory
Add-in Cards: n/a
Power Supply: SeaSonic S S-350M1U S S-350M1U 3 50W ATX12V
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Usage Profile: Hypervisor / Media / Sandbox / NAS / Monitoring

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Hi all, I am fairly new to this forum and was just looking to get some advice/guidance on a new build I am planning on building. I researched some parts and put together I build that I feel like would be powerful enough for my needs. I am planning on the main box being a hypervisor and spinning up VM's as needed ( FreeNAS / ubuntu / windows ).

My build is inspired by @K D Zeus V2, with some newer parts, please comment on what you think of the build and any parts you think might work better or might be overkill for the build. I am a little worried about temps since the CPU has TDP of 80W. Still looking to see if I can find a better cooler that fits into the case. Anyways please let me know your thoughts!! thank you