When the NAS Killer 4.0 guide started to take shape I realised I was already running similar specs.
I joined the Serverbuilds forums because I’m looking to replace it (need more grunt) but just missed out on the PESH2 boards and so I am eagerly awaiting the next iteration of the NSFW build guide.
Here is my current setup running Unraid for just over two years now, which replaced a useless 2-bay Synology:
Case - Thermaltake Level 10 GT
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-Z77-HD3
CPU - Intel Core i7-3770
RAM - 4x 8GB DDR3 Non-ECC UDIMM
GPU - GTX 660
CPU Cooler - Noctua NH-C14
Power Supply - FSP Aurum 1200W (stupid overkill but it’s what I had spare)
HDDs - 4x WD Red 3TB for storage, 1x 4TB WD Purple for CCTV recording, 1x Samsung 840 250GB SSD for VMs
NIC - Quad-port HP NC365T (currently unused)
The CPU, MB and GPU I bought second hand for AU$50!
I use this ‘server’ for:
- Plex (through a Ubuntu VM, only a single client at a time)
- General NAS, rclone syncs critical data to OneDrive
- Recording 4x 1080p IP cameras (through a Win10 VM with Milesight)
- Displaying said IP cameras on a 1440p monitor
- VNC Server used for remote monitoring of said camera
- Streaming another 1080p IP camera and a Microsoft webcam via Shinobi in a Ubuntu VM
- Docker - Cloudflare (DDNS client) and rtorrentVPN
Future plans are to at least double the number of IP cameras and start running OPNsense with VLANs on a managed switch. I often reach 80-90% CPU at the moment which is why the upgrade is necessary (in my opinion anyway).
The server lives in a broom cupboard on a janky homemade shelf. I’ve run 5V power from the PSU outside the case to the four fans which exhaust through the cupboard slats.