Advice Hardware NAS/PLEX server

Hi all,

I have spent a few hours reading through the build lists on the website as well as the guide (OTIS, NAS Killer 4/5 etc). Based on this I have assembled some parts that I would like to use to move my current Raspberry Pi/OMV/4HDD enclosure via USB to a dedicated NAS server.
I should mention the main purpose is really as NAS and PLEX server (not more than 2 streams max transcoding, mostly direct play) utilizing Unraid.

I would appreciate some feedback on whether I am going way over board or this should be an okay system.

Please find below both a link to the part picker as well as a text based list.

Thanks so much in advance!!
PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-10300T](NEW SRH3J - Intel Core i3-10300T 3.70GHz 4-Core (SRH3J) 65W Processor | eBay) $71.99 @ Ebay
Motherboard Asus PRIME B560M-A Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard $109.99 @ ASUS
Memory G.Skill Aegis 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-2400 CL17 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Green SN350 240 GB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive $27.99 @ Amazon
Case *Fractal Design Node 804 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $138.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 500 W1 500 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $444.94
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2023-02-25 17:53 EST-0500

should be good, if you have the plex subscription the quicksync functionality of the processor can handle the encode no problem

1 Like

Thanks for the feedback. I do have the lifetime plex pass hence I was focused on finding some not too expensive Quicksync compatible Intel processor.

you could probably save money by buying less ram or an i3. if it’s just plex and nas it won’t need much.

also you could drop a generation back (8th/9th gen) and still be acceptable.

1 Like