Hello all. First things first, I’m not sure if this is the correct forum for these questions. I am looking to finally build an unraid/Plex server that will primarily be used for home use only. I won’t be allowing outside connections to access the content since my upload speed sucks and I don’t want people bogging me down. I want to build in a tower case since I do not have room for a rack/rack mount setup. I currently have an older Antec Twelve Hundred case that can hold 12 drives in it’s current configuration. I know there are bays that can hold like 4 in 3 or 5 in 3, but I’m having trouble finding them. Also, I’m not sure if I should go Ryzen or Intel for this build. I don’t think I will be doing much transcoding since it will all be local, and my playback devices will be the Shield pro both upstairs and downstairs.
I currently have an ancient Synology that has 4 x 3tb reds that are full. It’s not powerful enough to run PMS and I want to be able to scale up in capacity as needed. I also have 3 external drives that are nearing capacity, but my thinking is that once the server is built and I transfer everything over I can use these drives as extra space as well.