So I’m trying to build a home server, and I’m kinda hesitant about so many things,and all the option i have.
I live in Portugal, and its almost impossible to find some good deals, there is prices higher than sometimes new products…
Some important factors for me are :
- Power consumption - I would like some low energy ( dont we all?)
- I dont mind using old hardware
- Being quiet would be good i would say
- I need to acess it from outside of my current house/network
- I would like to know if it is possible to manage outside of my house in case of crash? (IPMI? / pikvm?/, noob question for real)
what i plan to use it is:
As a NAS
Plex media server or Jellyfin ( 1 at 4k or 2 at 1080p)
Photoprism or similar to susbtitute google photos
Some home assistant in the future
As a temporary game server (minecraft/csgo/rust) (pterodactyl??)
Torrenting (I will be moving to germany and my server will stay in my home country since laws in germany are harsh, so i can later transfer to my pc
I dont want it to be overkill , but having margin to do more things is good. I am pretty new to this, and while reading a lot helps , i am a more " learn by doing" person.
I was looking for xeon E3 the L version with low tdp, but i dont know if it would be good over more modern hardware.
I have an option to buy : E3-1230 V3, Board MSI H87-G43 Mate, 16GB SKHynix DDR3 for 130 euros, so more Power supply,case, fans,and an ssd it would be less than 200euros,It will have too maybe 3HDD 3tb each. Wich seems good, but i dont know if it checks most of the boxes.
I was thinking maybe add an SAS controller later? since Used SAS drives are really cheap, is it worth it?
What would you guys sugest me? Thank you very much for your time and sorry for this newbie questions.
All tips are welcome!