I’ve been running PMS for several years on an old desktop that recently crapped out on me using external HDs for storage. I’ve been lurking here a long time thinking that one day I would build my own server/NAS. Well, the time has finally come. After reading alot, I’ve decided that I want to build 2 separate boxes. 1) a rack mounted Unraid NAS with plenty of room to upgrade/expand in the future and 2) a HP S01 transcoding box.
I will probably play around with some other VMs, Dockers, jails what-have-you, but the main purpose for these boxes is to store and serve my media as it expands and act as a personal cloud (probably using something like Nextcloud).
So, here’s my first draft build. I’ve never built my own computer or anything so I could really use your assistance and advice on this. I’m looking for the best bang for my buck, but also have a little room to expand as I go. Let me know if you see anything that doesn’t look right or if you have a better deal I could go with.
For the NAS (I think this is a NK4.0):
|CPU||Intel Xeon E3-1270 v2||50|
|RAM||4x8GB DDR3 1600 ECC UDIMM||159.99|
|SSD for cache||Pioneer 512GB||48.99|
|HDD||8x Seagate 6TB SAS3 7.2K 3.5 HDD||472|
|Power Supply||EVGA 750 N1||54.99|
|CPU cooler||Arctic Freezer 7X||24.8|
|SAS HBA||LSI SAS 9211-8i||30|
|SAS Cables||2x Cabledeconn SFF 8087 → 8482||33.98|
|Case Fans||Arctic P12 PWM 120mm 5 pack||35.99|
|Case Fans||Arctic P12 PWM 120mm fan||9.46|
|Case Fans||2x Arctic F8 PWM 80mm||15.98|
|SATA cables||Relper Leneso 6 pack SATAIII||9.99|
|SATA power cables||Cable Matters SATA → SATA power splitter 2 pack||11.99|
For the S01
|HP S01||HP S01-Pf1013w Celeron G5900 4GM RAM 1TB HDD||159.77|
|NVME||Acer FA100 1TB||87.99|
|RAM||PNY 16GB Kit (2x8GB) PC4-21300 DDR4 2666MHz CL16 1.2V DIMM Desktop RAM Memory||49.99|
Hopefully, this all makes sense. I am also in the market for a decent rack if anyone knows of any good deals.