Nas + htpc

rajeshmukkala

Broken In
Dear All,

I'm planning to build NAS + HTPC system for backup my data using RAID 5 as well as for streaming upto 1080p content to all my devices. I came up two options for me build.

All parts will be imported from US though shipping company.

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Do you have any suggestions for me?
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
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first of all if you have the cash to burn then no problem but an i5 K processor is simply too much for a NAS+HTPC setup.same goes for 16gb memory when 8gb is more than sufficient.same is true for cpu cooler too & you must check the dimensions of any cpu cooler first to ensure compatibility with cabinet especially when it is a small mini-itx one.putting these aside amd config will do the job fine & is recommended.
 

bssunilreddy

Chosen of the Omnissiah
Here is the config best suited to your needs:

AMD A10-7850K -12000,
Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI -9500,
Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz (2x4GB)16GB -5300,
Corsair H60 2013 Edition cooler -4800,
WD Caviar Black 2TB -8000,
Corsair 300R Windowed case -4500,
Seasonic G Series SSR-650RM -6500,
Asus R7 260X 2GB GPU -12500,
Asus 24B5ST DVD-RW -1100,
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB -16500,
Coolermaster Devastator Gaming Combo -2900,
Dell S2440L 24" LED IPS -13500,
Coolermaster 120mm 2 LED fans -1200, (Front Intake fans)
Coolermaster 140mm 2 LED fans -1400. (Top Exhaust fans)
TOTAL -99,700.


All price listed above are local prices.
The iGPU of Kaveri CPU is 7760 and if you want to add a discrete GPU you can add the above said GPU which is more than sufficient.OK.
 
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rajeshmukkala

Broken In
first of all if you have the cash to burn then no problem but an i5 K processor is simply too much for a NAS+HTPC setup.same goes for 16gb memory when 8gb is more than sufficient.same is true for cpu cooler too & you must check the dimensions of any cpu cooler first to ensure compatibility with cabinet especially when it is a small mini-itx one.putting these aside amd config will do the job fine & is recommended.

Thanks for recommendation. I'm also more towards AMD A10 6800K. I guess that would be sufficient for HTPC + NAS.

I verified about cooler. Everything fits perfectly.

I'm yet to finalize RAM.

Here is the config best suited to your needs:

AMD A10-7850K -12000,
Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI -9500,
Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz (2x4GB)16GB -5300,
Corsair H60 2013 Edition cooler -4800,
WD Caviar Black 2TB -8000,
Corsair 300R Windowed case -4500,
Seasonic G Series SSR-650RM -6500,
Asus R7 260X 2GB GPU -12500,
Asus 24B5ST DVD-RW -1100,
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB -16500,
Coolermaster Devastator Gaming Combo -2900,
Dell S2440L 24" LED IPS -13500,
Coolermaster 120mm 2 LED fans -1200, (Front Intake fans)
Coolermaster 140mm 2 LED fans -1400. (Top Exhaust fans)
TOTAL -99,700.


All price listed above are local prices.
The iGPU of Kaveri CPU is 7760 and if you want to add a discrete GPU you can add the above said GPU which is more than sufficient.OK.

thank you for recommendation. I will wait for Kaveri.
 

ankush28

Bazinga
If you want kaveri...then no point in getting R7260X, IGP is enough for HTPC works.
no need of 16GB ram, even 4GB will do still grab 2xGB Kingston HyperX Blu or G.skill RipjawsX
Dont Buy SSD
Fill up questionnaire:)

Here is the config best suited to your needs:

AMD A10-7850K -12000,
Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI -9500,
Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz (2x4GB)16GB -5300,
Corsair H60 2013 Edition cooler -4800,
WD Caviar Black 2TB -8000,
Corsair 300R Windowed case -4500,
Seasonic G Series SSR-650RM -6500,
Asus R7 260X 2GB GPU -12500,
Asus 24B5ST DVD-RW -1100,
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB -16500,
Coolermaster Devastator Gaming Combo -2900,
Dell S2440L 24" LED IPS -13500,
Coolermaster 120mm 2 LED fans -1200, (Front Intake fans)
Coolermaster 140mm 2 LED fans -1400. (Top Exhaust fans)
TOTAL -99,700.


All price listed above are local prices.
The iGPU of Kaveri CPU is 7760 and if you want to add a discrete GPU you can add the above said GPU which is more than sufficient.OK.

Where is Mini ITX board, cabinet?
where are HDDs? :facepalm:
what is like NAS or HTPC in this system.?
 

URPradhan

Journeyman
^^Even I have postponed by PC buying decision till 14th Jan for AMD's Kaveri. I hope my wait is wise :)
No doubt it will take another one month after 14th Jan for availability in India. Lets see.
 

anirbandd

Conversation Architect
Here is the config best suited to your needs:

AMD A10-7850K -12000,
Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI -9500,
Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz (2x4GB)16GB -5300,
Corsair H60 2013 Edition cooler -4800,
WD Caviar Black 2TB -8000,
Corsair 300R Windowed case -4500,
Seasonic G Series SSR-650RM -6500,
Asus R7 260X 2GB GPU -12500,
Asus 24B5ST DVD-RW -1100,
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB -16500,
Coolermaster Devastator Gaming Combo -2900,
Dell S2440L 24" LED IPS -13500,
Coolermaster 120mm 2 LED fans -1200, (Front Intake fans)
Coolermaster 140mm 2 LED fans -1400. (Top Exhaust fans)
TOTAL -99,700.


All price listed above are local prices.
The iGPU of Kaveri CPU is 7760 and if you want to add a discrete GPU you can add the above said GPU which is more than sufficient.OK.

:lol:

these are gaming parts.. not needed in HTPCs..

you mixed up the threads?? :D
 
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rajeshmukkala

Broken In
1. What is the purpose of the computer? What all applications and games are you going to run? (Stupid answers like 'gaming' or 'office work' will not work. Be exact. Which games? Which applications? Avoid the word 'et cetera.')
Ans: Build will be used as NAS to backup my data using RAID5 and also will be used for transcoding mkv (1080p) files and other video content to all my devices.

2. What is your overall budget? If you can extend a bit for a more balanced configuration, then mention this too.
Ans: 80k

3. Planning to overclock?
Ans: No

4. Which Operating System are you planning to use?
Ans: UNRAID

5. How much hard drive space is needed?
Ans: 8TB

6. Do you want to buy a monitor? If yes, please mention which screen size and resolution do you want. If you already have a monitor and want to reuse it, again mention the size and resolution of monitor you have.
Ans: No.

7. Which components you DON'T want to buy or which components you already have and plan on reusing?
Ans: No.

8. When are you planning to buy the system?
Ans: By Jan 15th.

9. Have you ever built a desktop before or will this be done by an assembler?
Ans: I will build myself.

10. Where do you live? Are you buying locally? Are you open to buying stuff from online shops if you don't get locally?
Ans: Bangalore

11. Anything else which you would like to say?
Ans: As mentioned in first post. I need suggestions for HTPC + NAS configuration.
 

bssunilreddy

Chosen of the Omnissiah
Wait for Kaveri APU and see its benchmarks and decide which one to buy.I think FX series CPU's are completely disabled or have gone EOL and AMD now proceeds only via APU's from now on.
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
if you are planning to use UNRAID os then what's the point in getting kaveri or any apu.all the video related work will be done by the system accessing the NAS so unless you are planning on having 2 systems:NAS(unraid) & HTPC(kaveri+windows) this is a waste of money.
 
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rajeshmukkala

Broken In
if you are planning to use UNRAID os then what's the point in getting kaveri or any apu.all the video related work will be done by the system accessing the NAS so unless you are planning on having 2 systems:NAS(unraid) & HTPC(kaveri+windows) this is a waste of money.

thanks for making me to rethink. but i have not decided OS part. I need all in one PC. I should be able to use as desktop, NAS and also to transcode movies.

How much did it cost?

174$

http://www.amazon.com/AMD-AD785KXBJABOX-A10-7850K-APU/dp/B00H7Z7YMI
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
my suggestion is just build a htpc with windows 7 & share all drives over network & use softwares like vlc,wmp etc to stream over network.this way you can use the system as NAS as well as for tasks like streaming,transcoding etc.
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
is there anything left?i thought you already decided on the amd config & since kaveri has yet to launch so can't suggest on its compatibility/performance with any current mobo.
 
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