New to the community but have really enjoyed learning from the lurking I’ve been doing over the last little while.
I’m looking for feedback on some items from a local Kijiji (Canadian Craigslist) seller. For an ask price of $500 CAD (approx. $380 USD), they are offering:
From what I can tell this seems like a fairly good deal, with a rough price out of $250 for the mobo, $100 for the CPUs and $50 for the RAM (All CAD). These are comparable prices to the anniversary build for the same features, which is tough to do in Canada since shipping and import charges really ruin the price to performance ratio.
Obviously the value to me depends heavily on my use case, and I think the fit is pretty good. I run an Unraid server with a typical Plex stack that servers about 5 households. I typically have 3 - 5 transcoded streams on a given night. Currently I get by with an old repurposed gaming PC that runs an i7 920, 16 GB of DDR3 and a GTX 1050 that saves my bacon with hardware encoding. So I would see a jump from 5k to 16k in passmark, with lots of upgrade upside in terms of RAM and PCIE expansion that I don’t have currently have. Also my current hardware is getting on to 10 years old (maybe only 2 years of 24/7 use though) and I’ve read that generally that is about as long as you should trust consumer grade.
Anyways, just looking for feedback and if I’ve overlooked something that would lead this to being a terrible mistake. Cheers