So how does it go - long time reader first time poster. or something like that.
Anyway I’ve been thinking for a while to build a home server and I have been looking at the various versions for over 2 years. I think NK5 or thereabout might do all I think I need.
Run EMBY or Plex server
transcoding I will need to have at least 2 streams knocked down to 1080P and 5.1 audio from 1080 or 4K H265 with 7.2 or more audio. (I have 2 devices that just can’t take anything else but 1080P 5.1)
Run sonaar and raddar (SP?)
capture 5-8 1080p security cams
and ? I figure at nothing else I’ll have at least one docker of a basic linux setup just to have one.
My idea so far.
Case - old Lian LI PC60 that I have sitting
PSU - EVGA 500 Bronze or such.
MB - Supernimcro X10SLM-F
Pro- Xeon E3-1225 V3
Cooler - Arctic Freezer 34
Ram - 32GG DDR 3 in a 4x8 setup (free is being thrown away next month, so to speak)
2.5 in Samsung 840 SATA SSD - old out of machine 128gb
2.5 inch Hitachi 1TB 7200 RPM SATA spinner - cache drive
4 - Hitachi Deskstar 7200 RPM SATA spinners - main data drives
Total parts right now off ebay comes up to 465 with the harddrives coming from Go Harddrive.com
I can be talked out of nearly anything - but right now
LSI controler - do I really need one? If I get one I looked at the SAS9201-8l
OS - UNraid or ? I see alot of people like Unraid here, I am open to suggestion. Was thinking about Proxmox also. Which also lead to, I was also thinking about running ZFS file system also but I see alot of people move away from that now.
Needless to say I’m open to alot of suggestion - only thing I hard over on is using the case in that it has plenty of room for my needs and yes I plan to update the fans on it - as well as add perhaps more it has 4 now not including what would be on the PSU. 2 will blow past the 4 main drives.
I figure if later I need more process power I can always kick up the CPU here.
any thoughts welcome. Probably won’t pull the trigger until at least August.