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  1. Thanks everyone!! Ill be reaching very soon. Cant wait.
  2. @Hoopster First of all thank you! 1.I plan to use plex just as you just to stream to my movie room and to myself when Im away from home. Movie quality is very important to me as well. 2. Whichever option you recommend that will yield the best quality of picture 3. Right now Im not worried about 4k content, I dont have any 4k movies. Maybe later down the road I can upgrade the server for 4k.
  3. @Hoopster yes still looking for some help before my wife makes me get rid of all these hard drives Ive bought LOL
  4. Hey guys, been a few years since Ive been on here. Had some family things take place but Im back. Im hoping there are some Houston unraid build owners on here. Im trying to find someone I can meet with or talk with to help guide me on what parts I need to get and with my build. So far I have all the drives, and an Antec 1200 case. Im just going to be using the unraid to backup and stream my movies, maybe store family photos. Anybody here from Houston? Thanks everyone
  5. Hey Im sorry I just saw this reply, are you still located in Houston?
  6. Thanks Frank! What do you think is a more realistic budget to build a descent unraid? I'll be using it to steam my movie collection.
  7. Hey Frank! Thanks for responding, and you are right the build isn't my problem it's getting the right parts together. I have about $300- $500 to finish the build.
  8. Ok, is there anyone of you guys in the HOUSTON area that wouldn't mind helping me build my unraid? I have my case and 5 5tb hard drives purchased. I just dont know what else to buy as far as specs as well as putting it together and I really want to get this done. Please help
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    Part Picking

    Hey folks! Building my first UNRAID with no computer experience. Ive purchased my Antec 1200 case, and I have about 12 tb of WD Red drives. i also have have the icy dock drive cages. I have no clue on how to choose CPU,motherboard, power supply and RAM. Trying to keep the build price down, can any of you make recommendations please?
  10. Any of you guys/girls from Houston that can help me put my unread together? Ive never done this before and need help picking out my parts. So far I have 5 3tb WD HDD, and my Antec 1200 case. Ill be buying some drive cages next but Im not sure how to choose affordable CPU, motherboard, and RAM. I plan on using this to run PLEX so I need to be able to get audio and video to my TV with this. Thanks in advance.
  11. Any of you from Houston area? I would pay you to put my UNRAID together. Ill buy the parts I just need help putting it together. Im tired of my wife looking at me crazy because I started but havent finished this. Thanks
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    so im going to have to get that ethernet drop then. ok thanks!
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    Everyone i have another decision that i need to work out. How does everyone get there internet to their server, wirelessly or ethernet? I would love wireless but I have a very weak signal in my home, so Im considering ethernet although i dont have a drop near my tv where the server will be located. any pros or cons for ethernet vs wireless?
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    wow a wealth of information lol a lot of stuff i have no clue about but im reading everything you guys wrote and vistiting the suggested sites.
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    You guys are a blessing man. @mrow Im looking to spend no more than $400 on parts not including the hard drives. Im not cheap but due to holidays and my wedding anniversary coming up I cant splurge but I really want to get this going so i can back up all my movies and feel safe. @Chugiak, thanks for the story lol and the recommendation man. Ive got something to research and begin with now.
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    Chugiak, forgive my ignorance, but if you were just starting with the case i have (antec 1200) and the coolmaster drive cages, which direction would you go for the other parts. I plan on filling it with 16 drives eventually. I want to get parts that are capable but not too expensive. this my first system so i dont want to break the bank. thanks again. this forum is awesome.
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    Step by Step

    Thanks everyone I was able to return the motherboards, etc... so im working from scratch now. I have my antec 1200, 4 coolmaster drive cages, and 8gb of ram. so now just need to pick power supply, motherboard and cpu. i been looking on a lot of forums with suggested parts, but like you mentioned some or most of these list are outdated.
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    WOW i really dont know what the heck im doing LOL
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    would any of you gentlemen care to give me your opinion on my parts before i put them in? ECS A885GM-A2 (V1.1) AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard Model #:A885GM-A2 (V1.1) Item #:N82E16813135272 Return Policy:Standard Return Policy NORCO SS-500 5-Bay SATA / SAS Hot Swap Rack Module Model #:SS-500 Item #:N82E16816133030 Return Policy:Standard Return Policy CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ... Model #:CP-9020038-NA Item #:N82E16817139020 Return Policy:Standard Return Policy In Stock Mail in Rebate Card COOLER MASTER STB-3T4-E3-GP 4-in-3 Device Module Hardisk Cage Model #:STB-3T4-E3-GP Item #:N82E16817993002 Return Policy:Standard Return Policy In Stock Intel Core i3-540 Clarkdale 3.06GHz LGA 1156 73W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80616I3540 Model #:BX80616I3540 Item #:N82E16819115221 Out Of Stock Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) ECC Unbuffered Server Memory Model KVR1333D3E9SK2/8G Model #:KVR1333D3E9SK2/8G Item #:N82E16820139262 Return Policy:Memory Standard Return Policy In Stock
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    Thanks i cant wait to get this started and running....
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    thanks a million you guys, im a bit nervous that i got the right parts and putting it all together but Im anxious to get it running.