Hey guys, another NAS/PLEX Build looking for some assistance please
I’m basing this build loosely off the NAS killer 4 and Threadrunner
-Needs to run Plex Media Server (would love to have 15K+ passmark)
-good amount of drive space (right now I have 4 WD Red 4TB drives in RAID5 + 1 OS drive looking to upgrade that to 2 SSD OS drives with RAID1. I already have the SSDs)
-need to be able to install a GUI to run filezilla and filebot for pulling movies from seedbox and renaming them for plex
-ability to add SATA controller for DAS in the future when I run out of drive space. I would be turning the Node 804 below into a DAS or NAS.
Fractal Design Node 804
AMD phenom II x4 BE 955
don’t know what MB but it’s old
~16 GB DDR2 ram
Hyper Evo v2 CPU cooler
4 WD RED 4TB
2 120GB SSD (sandisk maybe? can’t remember)
Ubuntu Server v16 LTS
I’m very comfortable in Ubuntu server so I would like to use that for the new build unless you guys recommend OMV or something better for a better reason
anything cheap that can hold it all. This server is going to be in a server closet essentially so sound isn’t really an issue here neither is looks.
Looking for help if you guys think any of the parts above are not great or better can be found for cheaper, or if they aren’t compatible. I believe I did my homework correctly but there are definitely more experienced server admins on this forum
I also wasn’t sure what CPU cooler or PSU to add. I’m looking to keep this pretty cheap with black friday around the corner I think I should be able to keep it under $400 ish… +/= $100 I guess lol
If you want a dual 2011 socket system and noise level is not an issue - just get a complete 2U rack server from ebay. It will be less expensive than anything you would be able to put together yourself. You should be able to get a brand name barebone (chassis, dual 80+ silver or better PSU, motherboard, both heatsinks, 12 LFF hotswappable drive bays) system for the price of your motherboard alone.