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Oscar, the recycled build

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So far I've just had a bunch of random disks in my desktop pc and migrated them/the data around with me. No raid, no redundancy/backups except for important projects. That had to change. When a PC at work died it was the perfect host for my new project: Oscar. 
Oscar is going to be comprised of 

Motherboard: MSI Z77A GD65
CPU: 3570k (4 x 3.4GHZ)


Case: And old one from work

Drive Cage(s):  Icy Dock ExpressCage 6 x 2.5"  &  Icy Dock ExpressCage 5 x 3.5"

Power Supply: Enermax Platimax 600w

SATA Expansion Card(s): No

Cables: Yes


  • 1 x 120mm Case fan Front
  • 1 x 120mm CPU fan
  • 2 x 40mm Small drive cage
  • 1 x 80 mm large drive cage
  • 1 x 120mm PSU

Parity Drives:

  • WD Blue 4TB
  • Seagate IronWolf 4TB

Data Drives:

  • WD Blue 4TB
  • Seagate IronWolf 4TB

Cache Drives:

  • Kingston A400 250GB
  • Crucial BX500 240GB

Total Drive Capacity:

  • RAW: 16.5TB
  • Usable: 8.25TB

Primary Use: NAS

Likes: The 6x2.5" drive cage is absolutely adorable 

Dislikes: The fan on the 5x3 is amazingly noisy.. but it cools well sooo..

Add Ons Used: Community Applications

Future Plans: Some

Boot (peak):

Idle (avg):

Active (avg):

Light use (avg):




I'm quite happy with everything except for the Cruical SSD (runs quite hot) and the noisy 80mm fan on the 5x3 drive cage.

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