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  1. I'll take you advice on going with intel. It seems that the motherboard options are more plentiful. I found one with 10 sata ports which should be more than I'll need. Updated list: PCPartPicker Part List CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (£265.98 @ Aria PC) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler (£79.99 @ CCL Computers) Motherboard: Gigabyte C246-WU4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£223.40 @ Alza) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory (£263.47 @ Scan.co.uk) Storage: SanDisk SSD PLUS 1 TB 2.5" Solid St
  2. I think I've settled on the hardware now, are there any glaring omissions or likely problems I'm missing? PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (£285.98 @ Aria PC) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler (£79.99 @ CCL Computers) Motherboard: ASRock X470D4U Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£251.75 @ Newegg UK) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory (£266.47 @ Scan.co.uk) Storage: SanDisk SSD PLUS 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Purchased For £0.00) Storage: SanDisk SSD PLUS 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Dr
  3. I found a 4U case made by a UK company that looks like it might be a winner XK465F2 4u Rackmount Chassis E-ATX 120mm Fan Wall I'm hoping that with the 120mm fan wall and a reasonable air cooler on the CPU that should be enough to cool a 3700x. It doesn't have hotswappable drive bays but realistically I rarely add or swap drives and a little downtime probably isn't the end of the world. It also doesn't have the SAS connections so I will have to look for a motherboard with more SATA ports.
  4. That's an excellent point! As I'm not specifically constrained for height perhaps a 4U one would make more sense as it would allow for more airflow, a larger CPU cooler, a full ATX PSU and full height PCIe cards. https://www.scan.co.uk/products/4u-short-length-server-case-16x-35-hot-swappable-sata-sas-drive-bays-6gb-s-minisas-2x-525-bays According to the description that case supports 16 SATA/SAS drives. I read about the Dell H200 being a cheap option for up to eight SAS drives, if that is still a good option, can I build the machine with one and add another later?
  5. Hi all, I've been running unRAID on a Dell PowerEdge T110 II since February. We've recently moved house and we'll be having ethernet installed throughout the new place in a couple of months along with several 4k IP cameras. The usual logical cascade happened, so now I want to upgrade and migrate my install to a rackmount case to stash it out of the way with the rest of the network gubbins. Currently have: - 4x 12TB HDD array - 2x 1Tb SSDs as a cache Usage: - The machine is a plex and file server for the house. - In future I'm also intere
  6. Hi all, I have just made the jump to unRAID from my 2011 Mac Mini with an external USB drive which had been my plex server for the last nine years. I recently started playing with Docker and it was all a bit too much for the poor little Mac. So I picked up a used tower on eBay, threw in a PCI Sata card and some drives and it's currently transfering all my data over. Dell PowerEdge T110 II Intel Xeon E3-1270 V2 @ 3.50GHz 16GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM 2x 1Tb Samsung QVO SSD (cache drives) 4x 4Tb WD White drives (one for parity) Once I've finished c