Hello, Thought I'd share my FreeNAS build with the community. This is my first NAS, goal was to have some sort of backup and share files between 3 computers and PS3 at home. I wanted to leave it on 24/7 and not have a killed electric build, my NAS should technically consume less than 40-45W total. Pictures here: Tiny NAS Parts: - RAIDMAX ITX case (30$, no PSU, only slightly bigger than some premade NAS out there) - MSI E350IA-E45 motherboard (140$) - picoPSU 120W 20-pin (65$, should've gotten the 24 pins) - 1 x 4GB RAM (40$) - 3 x 2TB HDDs (240$) - 1 x 8GB CF card (donate from a friend lol) - 1 x CF-to-SATA adapter (5$, eBay) - 2 x Home depot metal plates (79 cents) - 20-24pin adapter (3$) - CPU 4pin molex connector from a broken PSU Total: ~525$ Pretty straight forward. Originally I planned to just do a RAID1 NAS and call it a day, but my friend suggested to at least make it RAID5 for easier upgrade. I tried to use the USB stick FREENAS but it was missing some feature (forgot what it was now) and I had a 1GB CF card laying around so i went to buy a CF-to-SATA adapter and put FREENAS on it (a friend of mine later on donated his 8GB). Technically I could get a 90 degree bracket and put a 4th HDD in there, but i think i will just leave it at that for now. The box runs very quiet with minimal heat from the HDDs, I believe I could make it run close to silent if I upgrade the fans. The RAIDMAX case was surprisingly well made for its price, 90% of the edges are rounded/rolled, look clean and weight like paper but sturdy, the only complaint i have for it is that there is no reset button. Cheers!