Greetings from Poland.
First time poster, first time builder.
I understand this type of build has been posted 100 times here, appreciate your patience.
The initial purpose here is the standard Plex/Sonarr/qBT/Sabnzbd etc. media DL and serving machine.
Mainly direct play/stream, 2-3 mostly local users max.
I understand the specs are major overkill for purpose.
The reasoning is - this is a first step, but I’d like to build on it without having to buy new parts.
I understand there is more this kind of box can do - family data storage, home automation, monitoring, @home apps, seedbox, whatever.
I guess the first question is if this is still overkill even then, or if it’s better to build a for-purpose machine at the point I decide to expand the usage.
Some other noob questions:
The LSI 9211 8i I understand plugs into PCIe slot and allows connecting 8 internal drives without sacrificing speed? Is that the main purpose?
WD ELEMENTS 8tb - I open the enclosures and use the drives inside, which will look like normal store-bought drives, correct? Any other considerations here?
The motherboard 1 - Is this a decent motherboard in general? My main guide was SATA slots and seeing it in a few other builds, but it does not seem widely popular. Does ANY motherboard broadly serve here?
The motherboard 2 - I see the term IPMI often. This mobo does not have that. Do I need it? Anything a NAS mobo absolutely must have?
The CPU has a built in iGPU - I don’t expect to transcode for Plex often, but I understand if required this will do it?
Again, appreciate any help.
If the advice is, build the 4.1 box (or European equivalent), so be it
CPU: Intel Core i5-10400 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($182.00 @ Walmart)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte H470M DS3H Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard
Memory: ADATA XPG GAMMIX D10 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory ($60)
Storage: Transcend 110S 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($44.44 @ MemoryC)
Storage: Crucial MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($50.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Node 804 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($97.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CV 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: ARCTIC P12 PST 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fans 5-Pack ($40.95 @ Amazon)
External Storage: Western Digital ELEMENTS 8 TB External Hard Drive x2 ($144.99 @ B&H)