Hey y’all. New to the forum. Thanks for having me.
I built this PC a long time ago, like back in 2010. Updated it in the mid 2010’s and have pretty much left it alone besides adding drives. The PC is my Plex Server, but also runs Tautulli, Sonarr, Radarr, Lidarr, Jackett, Bazarr, SabNZBd and Deluge. TBH, it works pretty well. Bottleneck is multiple transcodes simultaneously, so I’ll be adding a 1650 Super very shortly.
My question is, what would you change and/or improve if this were your setup? I think the most obvious thing is move to Unraid. I’ve been reluctant to do that given how much time I’ve spent getting this setup tuned just right. Also, I know Windows PCs inside and out, been using them since Windows 3.1 and never got into other operating systems, so I’d likely be pretty lost on a Linux machine (for example).
Here’s my current setup:
- OS: Windows 10 Pro
- CPU: Intel i5-4690
- Cooler: Corsair H50
- Mobo: ASRock H97M Pro4
- Memory: 16GB DDR3-1333
- Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4670
- Storage: 1 - 128GB SATA SSD (OS drive), 1 - 1 TB SATA SSD (plex database), 7 - HDD (49 TB total)
- Ordered: NVIDIA GTX 1650 Super
This is all in an old Cooler Master tower with 7 fans. Temps are typically in the mid 30’s and peak at ~55 degrees at full load.
Thanks in advance for your input and advice.