Hi - I’m a bit overwhelmed by the forums on this site - but I’m hoping this question is reasonable and in the right place.
Basically - I have a home server with a motherboard/CPU that is too old. It’s running an AMD Phenom II X4, motherboard is an ASUS that is about 8-10years old. I’ve been trying to keep it going by adding memory, SSDs, interface cards (serial, USB 3) etc (in fact the original CPU was much lower powered than the Phenom II as well). But it’s struggling with Win 10 and I think it’s time for a new MB.
I have a good, new PS with plenty of power, I’ve got about 8 WD Red drives, I don’t mind buying a pre-built, but I can’t find anything with room for 8+ drives that is anywhere near affordable.
So I guess what I’m looking for is the easiest route to a new MB with CPU and memory included and a case I can move my existing PS and drives into.
The server is a storage server (photos, videos, etc), a Plex server (low demand), and it runs my home automation software (but I may move that to a little appliance computer).
Suggestions or pointers to questions that answer this would be vastly appreciated.