From this old Acer mid-tower. My hard drives are running 10°C cooler. It's crazy what a difference it made. Really happy with it!
tell me about your nas setup, im interested in building one as well with some older computer parts (if thats an advisable thing to do)
I’m using an embedded AMD motherboard I got on Newegg for CAD$75, plus 6GB of CAS9 DDR3 I had lying around. Storage is 3x 2 TB HDDs in RAID5 I got on Amazon (also about $75 each) & boot drive is a 60gb Silicon power SSD I picked up for $29.
The NAS is running Open Media Vault because I started out with only 4GB of RAM & it's much lighter on system resources than FreeNAS - it's actually really easy to use & has a bunch of really easy to use 3rd party plugins.
I didn't mention the board model - A68N-5600
nice, yeah the system I'd be doing would be running only 4gb of ram as well. I'll look into open media vault. I got an old AMD system thats just sitting around. I thought I might donate/recycle it but if I could turn it into a nas then that might be the better way to go.
Oh cool! Good luck :) I've been really happy with my setup. Moving soon & it'll be connected by ethernet into my computers after that & it'll be running even better than the wifi setup we have right now.