A little bit of Everything Bang for the Buck build

Hello guys, just a little bit of background.

I’m from Europe, specifically from Romania, this means the ebay prices listed here don’t actually quite match the second hand Market here.

I want to build myself a headless server to serve as a

NAS – for family photos storage and media for plex

Plex Server - for max 3 transcoded streams maybe. This will be installed under Docker.

Nextcloud - for my wife school documents( she is a teacher) and our pictures

The OS would either be

OMV 5 - I don’t see a lot of people recommend this here, why ?

Ubuntu server


My experience with linux is very limited but I can follow tutorials :smiley:

Ok, going to Hardware now.

I see here the biggest recommendations are the Intel Xeons, which strangely have big prices on the local ebay market here, so I had to improvise

Looking for good deals on the local ebay, I have a few things to run with you. Intel processors hold their price here so ryzen would be a cheaper way to go.

AM4 mATX B450 Motherboard – 58 USD

16GB DDR4 – 70 USD

500W Bronze modular PSU – 35 USD

MiniTower or CubeTower Case with 4 to 6 3.5inch bays – 47 USD



Model Passmark USD
Ryzen 5 1400 8360 58.1
Ryzen 5 1600 12283 69.8
Ryzen 5 1500x 10110 69.8
Ryzen 5 2400G 9321 81.4
Ryzen 5 2600 13513 93.0
I5-8500 11800
I7-8700 15141
Model USD
GT 710 23.3
GTX 1050TI 4GB 81.4
GTX 1060 3GB 93.0
GTX 1060 6gb 104.7
RX 550 4gb 34.9
RX 560 4GB 46.5
RX 570 4GB 58.1
RX 470 8GB 69.8

This means a system with

Option 1: Ryzen 5 2600 and GT 710 – 362 USD

Option 2: Ryzen 5 2600 and GTX 1060 - 431 USD

For intel I found some prebuild solutions with good prices.

Option 3: Dell Optiplex 3060 or HP Prodesk 400 G5 MT – 390 USD

I5-8500, 16GB DDR4, 250 GB SSD

Option 4: Prebuild gaming Rig – 520 USD

I7-8700, 16GB DDR4, 250 GB SSD

If I go intel, I get quicksynch, but I have to live with a Prodesk 400 G5 MT case – only 3 x 3.5 internal bays

Option 4 sounds ok, but I would have to change the case(fulltower) and the cheap Chinese PSU

What do you guys think, which is the best bang for the buck? I dont know for how long im gonna find option 4 though, it might be sold soon.

Have you come to a decision yet? Are you still looking?

I’ve went to the ryzen route . Option 1
Ryzen 5 2600
am4 b450 motherboard with 4 sata ports and one nvme port
2 x 8tb wd red
1x 512gb nvme ssd
16gb ddr4
Cooler master nr400 case - can fit 4x 3.5" hdd

All this parts waiting for me at home. I’m currently working abroad and coming back home in January
Still have no idea what I would run.
Really thinking open media vault plus docker