Most PCs tap the power for over 100 Watts and a simple NAS may run about 20 or less Watts. Such small things are not really a NAS but a server.
I was wondering if any can tell me wether or not if I can build a NAS system with a regular motherboard and CPU. I recently upgraded my gaming rig. I put in a new mobo and CPU. mobo is an Asus rampage III formula and the CPU is a I7 950. I will be buying a raid controller for the NAS setup but I was hoping that I can save a little money and recycle some of my components.