Breaking away from QNAP and SYNOLOGY.
Its been a decade since I built my last server, I’m dusty and busy with babies…so excuse me, doing my best to explain myself
Have been playing with UNRAID and TRUENAS Scale, i like them both so not sure the long term solution for myself, want to be able to use both for a while until I am sure. Going to start with UNRAID.
I have a decent budget, I want to go micro atx.
Plex with hardware encoding
Containers: Homebridge, PiHole
Backups and long term data storage
4x WD 8TB WD80EFZZ (CMR in case I end up with ZFS)
2x Western Digital 1TB WD Red SN700 NVMe Internal Solid State Drive SSD for NAS Devices - Gen3 PCIe, M.2 2280, Up to 3,430 MB/s - WDS100T1R0C
StarTech.com Dual M.2 PCIe SSD Adapter Card - x8 / x16 Dual NVMe or AHCI M.2 SSD to PCI Express 3.0 - M.2 NGFF PCIe (M-Key) Compatible - Supports 2242, 2260, 2280 - JBOD - Mac & PC (PEX8M2E2) - i will connect 2 NVME above, the seem to be of the correct generation?
Please help me understand about bifurcation support. The mobo has a single slot for NVME. I could use that for a small one as a boot drive without mirror, okay. But then I want dual NVME as cache, and this card… it says my mobo does not needs bifurcation? Maybe a different card or is this one optimal? Sorry, my knowledge in this spot is limited.
Mobo: Supermicro X12STH-LN4F Motherboard
Seems that this MOBO supports Quicksync
CPU: Intel Xeon E-2378G
The iGPU support is listed, don’t want to assume anything. Am I missing something that would prevent Plex for being able to access that GPU support? Specs show Quicksync support.
Processor Graphics ‡ Intel® UHD Graphics P750
Graphics Base Frequency 350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency 1.30 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory 64 GB
Execution Units 32
4K Support Yes at 60Hz
Max Resolution (HDMI)‡ 4096 x 2160 @60 Hz
Max Resolution (DP)‡ 5120 x 3200 @ 60 Hz
Max Resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel)‡ 5120 x 3200 @ 60 Hz
DirectX* Support 12.1
OpenGL* Support 4.5
Intel® Quick Sync Video Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology Yes
Device ID 4C9A
Cooler: Noctua Suggestions?
Motherboard has DOM support, good option for mirror boot in TrueNAS
Any issues with the Intel® C256 controller for 8 SATA3 (6 Gbps) ports? (UNRAID / TRUENAS)
Memory, ill go with ECC that compatible with my board, 32 to 64GB
PSU: Wide open to suggestions here. Mobo supports 12v… 20m on google, i came up with CORSAIR SF750:
Case: Still shopping around…
Fractal Design Node 304, old but popular still? (seems that its not that thermally optimal?) Great form factor… want something like this but plenty of cooling… maybe 304 and with Noctua fans?
SilverStone Technology Ultra Compact Mini-ITX Computer Case with Mesh Front Panel Black (SST-SG13B-USA)
Appreciate all your comments and wish all of you a happy holiday season