Enthusiast Network Attached Storage
This system is built around the Corsair 900D, providing capacity for 15 drives, and over 150TB of raw single volume capacity. This NAS can be set up as a 110TB RAID 5 (with single drive fault tolerance), or an 100TB RAID 6 (with dual drive fault tolerance).
It uses a high-end 6-core 3.4Ghz processor, 16GB memory (up to 128GB). It has 2 dedicated gigabit ethernet ports, and has support for several add-in cards, as well as add-in 10GB ethernet. This system uses a 250GB M.2 NVME SSD for OS and general use. This system also has a large complement of high-pressure specialized fans, to keep the HDD array cool and stable.
i7-6800K | H100i v2 | X99 Deluxe II | Vengeance LPX 2x8GB DDR4-2666 | 960 EVO 250GB | 12x IronWolf Pro 10TB | GTX 1050Ti | 900D | SuperNOVA G2 850W Gold | Windows 10 Pro | 11x SilentWings 3 PWM
This NAS System is $10300 as Currently Designed
NAS Solutions as Low as $1000 are Available
Overall System Performance
This Enthusiast Network Attached Storage Solution can be set up as a 110TB RAID 5 (with single drive fault tolerance), or an 100TB RAID 6 (with dual drive fault tolerance).
CPU - Intel i7-6800K 3.4Ghz 6-Core: This CPU is a 6 core/12 thread model. The i7-6800K is a very capable CPU, providing plenty of threads as needed for various situations. This CPU can be swapped out for a Xeon model with relative ease.
CPU Cooling - Corsair H100i v2: This CPU Cooler is an improved 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler, keeping the CPU nice and cool, while keeping the system noise to a minimum, due to the superior thermal conductivity/heat absorption properties of water. This H100i v2 unit will also have high-pressure SilentWings fans installed, giving it even more cooling potential.
This H100i v2 unit is virtually maintenance-free, taking that stress out the users mind.
Motherboard - Asus X99-Deluxe II: This X99-Deluxe II motherboard is compatible with the CPU, has 8 slots for RAM, several PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, 2 PCIe 3.0 x4 slots, and 8 SATA 6Gb/s ports. It has 1 M.2-2280 slots. It also allows for RAM overclocking, up to 3333mhz.
Additionally, it's a very clean motherboard, with a great visual style.
Memory - Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB DDR4-2666: This RAM is a 16GB DDR4-2666 kit, giving the user plenty of room for open applications, as well as keep the i7-6800K running at high performance.
Graphics - EVGA GTX 1050Ti 4GB: As this NAS does not do any rendering, this GPU is selected for connecting a monitor. If desired, the video card can be removed, and the integrated graphics can be used instead.
Boot Drive - Samsung 960 EVO 250GB M2 NVME SSD: This M.2 NVME SSD is used for Boot purposes, due to the overall read/write performance, as well as the random IOPS performance.
Main Drive - Seagate IronWolf Pro 10TB: This NAS is equipped with 12 internal hard drives, and can be set up as a 110TB RAID 5 (with single drive fault tolerance), or an 100TB RAID 6 (with dual drive fault tolerance). Other RAID types are possible, depending on situation.
We do not recommend setting up this NAS in RAID 0, and only sometimes in RAID 1.
Case - Corsair 900D: This case incorporates an incredible amount of expansion options, high airflow, large amounts of storage potential, and stunning aesthetics.
Style - be Quiet SilentWings 3 PWM: This fan is used to ensure proper airflow to the Corsair H100i v2, and to the drive array.