Description

Built this for our facility. Just a budget NAS. Not expecting the drives to last forever, just hoping ones the boss man sees how much one will help us out we can build a proper machine. Not even installed an OS yet. Going to attempt installing FreeNAS 11.2 on it though. Yes, I could have managed the cables better. Did I? Nope. Nothing to show off, just another budget build. As I said, comment warriors: this is hopefully just a temporary system. Wanted to show them what it would do for us without breaking the bank. Thanks everyone, have a great day.

Part Reviews

CPU

For the price, great CPU. Didn't use it for a gaming rig so I can't comment on the integrated graphics. Will probably buy more of these in the future.

Motherboard

Good board. Enough fan headers for most people.

Case

For the price, it isn't bad. Could be a little better in my opinion. Easy to build in, cable management is easy. Front fan filter/mount is...unique. Filter on top for ~$50 could easily be done. 4 stars.

Case Fan

Solid 120mm fan. Quiet and pushes enough air for anything but the hottest rigs.

Comments

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like that motherboard? This is a solid productivity PC!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Seems okay, I've literally just booted and installed FreeNAS though. Had enough fan headers for me, wasn't DOA, so all in all I liked it. I can't speak on overclocking or anything cause I won't be using it for that.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

How has the setting up of Freenas and has you boss seen the improvements? Would you recommend the CPU for a home server (VM and NAS) duties?

Thanks

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Boss(es actually) won't be in till Tuesday, but they're excited for it. I'm sure they're going to like ditching small flash drives and having actual backups of data. FreeNAS install went perfect. I'm getting somewhat slow transfer speeds (gigabit network, so not sure why I'm only able to push about 10mbps) but it works perfect other than that. I'm not sure I'd recommend this CPU for anything other than it's price point. VMs would want to have more cores or at least threads. I'd go for at least the 2400g for the extra threads if you're gonna run more than one VM. For us, all we needed was an SMB share for about 15 computers, so this CPU should be fine.

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the reply. Could you do a follow on how it goes in your work?

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll sure try to remember!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a feeling you failed at trying to remember.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

It's only been a month...

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want more cores and more threads I would strongly recommend you to go with a ryzen 5 2600, it's not that pricey and performs incredibly good.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, your statement is correct. However there are no on-board graphics with that CPU so I would also have needed a GPU. Using the 2200g, I save money from a GPU and PSU stand point. There is a reason I picked that CPU.