3DBOXX Chassiss to zfs NAS, cooling and front panel suggestions
I would like to repurpose an old BOXX ATX workstation case for use as a Linux ZFS NAS.
This would be my first time using ZFS or building a NAS, so I am looking to get started with some parts that I already have. I have the below-listed components and think that they would suffice for a first-time/learning build.
However I am missing, MOTHERBOARD, CPU, MEMORY, COOLING, and a front panel with the power switch, USB and etc.
Need some help.
CASE (see pictures)
- BOXX case with 6 3.5/2.5 HDD mounts on the left side, 2 external front 5.25 drive bays (plan to use with icy dock tougharmor MB994SP-4S HD cage for ssds, https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA6ZP3K26394&Description=mb994sp-4s&cm_re=mb994sp-4s--17-994-095--Product), 2 120mm DELTA front case fans that can do approx 1800RPM but have Delta Electronics AFC1212D-PWM 120mm Case Cooler with TAC Sensor that can do 3400 RPM (https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835706036)
- Corsair 80 Plus Gold HX Series HX850 850W power supply (https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011)
Icy Dock Tough Armor MB994SP-4S ssd cage (https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA6ZP3K26394&Description=mb994sp-4s&cm_re=mb994sp-4s--17-994-095--Product)
Intel 750 Series AIC 400GB PCI-Express 3.0 NVMe (https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167359)
2 or 3 Intel 730, 240 GB ssds
2 WD Black, WD2002FAEX, 64MB Cache 2TB drives
various smaller e.g., 500GB, 1TB WD and Seagate Drives
- Intel E1G44HTBLK Server Adapter I340-T4 (https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIADGX5UT2886)
Would really like the option for 10G
- EVGA GeForce 760 4GB, 04g-p4-2766-KR (https://www.evga.com/products/specs/gpu.aspx?pn=93F47368-535E-44F5-9235-141B7050128C)
It seems that the choice of MOTHERBOARD, CPU and MEMORY is dependent on how well I can cool this case.
The case used to house a CoolerMaster cooler of some sort approximately 128mm in height. Unless my measuring is off the case does not have the clearance for the newer coolers like noctua that can be 158mm in height. Looks like I am working with 110-115mm of clearance after
the motherboard is mounted. Taking of the 2 front fans and going with an AiO water solution could be an option? But I doubt I have the space to fit the radiator. So if AiO is not an option would I go with something like the noctua low profile cooler (https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAADY6A94509).
CPU, MOTHERBOARD, MEMORY
Once the cooling is settled what would be a good choice for CPU, MOTHERBOARD (I like the ASRock Taichi but I don’t know if it would have cooling issues in this case)
and MEMORY. ZFS works well with ECC, I guess that would be preferable.
Where can I find a replacement front panel with power button, reset, USB connections etc?
Looking forward to all your suggestions? I really like the case but maybe using it is just not worth