[Official] Master List of Guides and Resources

0. Table of Contents

  1. Build Guides
    1. Current Guides
    2. Legacy Guides
  2. Hardware Resources
    1. General Info
    2. Hardware - Recommendations
    3. Hardware - Owner’s Threads
  3. Software Resources
    1. Unraid
    2. Plex
    3. pfSense
    4. Gaming
  4. Other Tech
    1. Gaming
    2. Audio
    3. Other
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1. Build guides

  1. Current Guides
    1. [Guide] OTiS 1.0 - Build your own Intel QSV HW transcoder!
    2. [Guide] 8 Bay Mini-DAS!
    3. [Guide] Anniversary 2.0 "SNAFU" - Server Needs a Friggin' Upgrade
    4. [Guide] Building a NAS for ZeosPantera remotely - Emergency Quarantine NAS
    5. [Guide] Direct Attached Storage (DAS) - Add up to 16 3.5" drive bays to an existing server for less than $300
    6. [Guide] Hardware Transcoding: The JDM way! QuickSync and NVENC
    7. [Guide] JDM's Mini-ITX pfSense builds
    8. [Guide] "Lego" 8-bay, dual Xeon, ultra-quiet build (2019 updated)
    9. [Guide] NAS Killer 4.0 - fast, quiet, power efficient, and flexible - starting at $125
    10. [Guide] NAS Killer 4.1 supplemental + deals
    11. [Guide] Remote Gaming on Unraid
  2. Legacy Guides (outdated, deprecated, etc.)
    1. [Guide] $135, 4 Core, 8 thread, 6-8 bay Plex/File Server/NAS: Snology/Qnap/Readynas killer!
    2. [Guide] $297, 6 core, 12 thread, 8 bay ultimate budget all-in-one
    3. [Guide] $350, 12 Core, 24 Thread, budget powerhouse
    4. [Guide] UPDATED $350, 12 Core, 24 Thread, budget powerhouse
    5. [Guide] $470, 16 Core, 32 thread, quad-channel, dedicated transcoding BEHEMOTH
    6. [Guide] $500, 8 Core, 16 Thread, quad-channel, dedicated transcoding monster
    7. [Guide] $550, 8 Core, 16 Thread, dual-CPU, GAMING + PLEX all-in-one
    8. [Guide] $750, 20 Core, 40 Thread, AMD Ryzen Threadripper-KILLER - AKA "Thread-Runner" (lower cost configs starting at $385)
    9. [Guide] 3U 16bay & 4U 24 bay rackmount server chassis options explained - jump start your homelab!
    10. [Guide] Entry-level $375 Unraid server with 15 drive bays, Dual Xeon 12C/24T, 24GB RAM, GPU passthrough, and more!
    11. [Guide] NAS Killer v2.0 - The $145 TERMINATOR - dual socket, 18 DIMMS, LSI SAS2 integrated, 8+bays, FreeNAS/Unraid ready

2. Hardware Resources

  1. General Info
    1. [Official] Motherboard Form Factors - Sizes and Mounting Points
  2. Hardware - Official Recommendations, Reviews, & Guides
    1. [Official] Aruba IAP-207 AC access point review and setup
    2. [Official] CPU Comparison & Compendium
    3. [Official] WD External Shuckables - Price Tracking
    4. [Official] PCIe/NVMe SSD Model Numbers & Comparisons
    5. [Official] CPU Heatsink Recommendations
    6. [Official] Recommended SAS2 HBA (internal & external)
    7. [Official] SAS2/SAS3 3.5" HDD Model Numbers & Price Tracking
    8. [Official] 2.5" SAS HDD Model Numbers & Benchmarks
  3. Hardware - Owner’s Threads
    1. [Official] HP 290-p0043w Owner's Thread
    2. [Official] HP T730 "thin" client Owner's Thread
    3. [Official] Lenovo 8th/9th gen Ideapad Owner's Thread [S145/S320/S330/S340/etc.]
    4. [Official] Rosewill RSV-L4500 Owner's Thread
    5. [Official] StartTech.com 4 post open frame rack Owner's Thread
  4. Hardware - Other Info
    1. [Info] AM4 to LGA2011 (and others) square/narrow heatsink adapter brackets

3. Software Resources

  1. Unraid
    1. [Guide] Directory Splitting in Unraid
    2. [Guide] Migrating Plex Metadata from Unraid to Ubuntu
    3. [Guide] Remote Gaming on Unraid
    4. [Official] Tdarr QuickSync-Enabled HEVC Encoding Plugin
  2. Plex
    1. [Guide] Create a mobile media server setup with Plex's new app
    2. [Guide] Hardware Transcoding: The JDM way! QuickSync and NVENC
    3. [Guide] killstream.py via Tautulli
    4. [Guide] Plex Transcoding and RAM Disks
    5. [Guide] Real-time Plex-to-Discord Notifications with Tautulli
  3. pfSense
    1. [Guide] pfblockerNG Setup (pfSense Adblocking)
    2. [Guide] Resolve Realtek NIC Stability Issues on pfSense (2.4.4, 2.4.5, 2.5.0) + OPNSense, use 2.5Gb Realtek
    3. [Guide] Reverse Proxy via HAProxy + ACME on pfSense
  4. Linux
    1. [Guide] Auto-Mounting Filesystems in Linux
    2. [Guide] Migrating Plex Metadata from Unraid to Ubuntu
  5. Gaming
    1. [Guide] Overclocking (the right way) on Nvidia GTX and RTX series cards
  6. Other
    1. [Guide] Updating your LSI SAS Controller with a UEFI Motherboard

4. Other Tech

  1. Gaming
    1. [Official] Bluetooth controller/gamepads for PC use
    2. [Official] serverbuilds.net game servers now available
  2. Audio
    1. [Guide] A Visual Guide To Replacing Earpads On Koss KPH30i Headphones
    2. [Official] AppleDAC - Need a DAC and you're not sure what to buy? Buy this! ($8.00)
    3. [Official] Big Brain Stack - Owner's Thread
    4. [Official] BLON BL-03 - Owner's Thread
    5. [Official] HyperX Cloud Flight - Owner's Thread
    6. [Official] Philips Fidelio X2HR - Owner's Thread
    7. [Official] ES100 MK1/MK2 - Owner's Thread
  3. Other
    1. [Official] 2019 Black Friday/Cyber Monday show off thread
    2. [Official] Share your work from home battlestation
    3. [Official] Show off your Massdrop purchases!
    4. [Review] Autonomous ErgoChair 2 - $294 - $324
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