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  1. Hi all, I am getting closer, as I (we) await the Covid-effect on shipping, to having my parts to assemble my unRaid/Plex server. Below are the parts I plan on using: PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/M2DMsk CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler Motherboard: ASRock B550 Steel Legend ATX AM4 Motherboard Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL15 Memory Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL15 Memory Storage: SanDisk SSD PLUS 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive Storage: Western Digital Red 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive Storage: Western Digital Red 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive Storage: Western Digital Red 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive Storage: Western Digital Red 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB FTW2 GAMING iCX Video Card Case: be quiet! Silent Base 801 ATX Mid Tower Case Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply Custom: APC BX1350M Back-UPS Pro 1350 VA 810 Watts 10 Outlets Uninterruptible Custom: Be Quiet! 140MM HS Custom: Be Quiet! 140MM HS Custom: Be Quiet! 140MM HS My plan, and I am unsure it will work, is that I had hoped to setup unRaid as the base for a new home server that I am building. I would use it to serve as a NAS for my documents, etc, while also setting up Plex on it for my family's media. As such, and after reading several guides, I decided it would be best to have a cache drive for unRaid. But, do I also need a separate one for Plex's metadata? I am sure this is a basic question, but before I finish assembling and setting this thing up, I would rather know now than later and have to add a drive afterward.
  2. Thank you for taking the time out to reply. Yeah the fan and the case are egregious, but, the case in particular, gives me options as it is rather large and offers expansion options. Plus, I really like the build quality, I have had plenty of a crappy case in my time. lol. As for the ram, yep, I had it from an old build, so I wanted to re-purpose it. I did have a question, while intel seems like the safer bet, AMD is hard to ignore from a bang for your buck situation (says the guy that went Ham on a fan and a case). What are your thoughts?
  3. So, either my part list is stellar or folks are so frustrated by lack of knowledge that they have given up on me! I hope it is the former! But seriously, any input, at all is helpful here.
  4. Hi all, If you have been lurking around on other sites, you have probably seen my spiel: I lost some data, decided to get a NAS, looked into the out of box folks, and decided for the money that I would rather build my own rig, so I could understand it and troubleshoot it myself. Then, I decided, well, why not add Plex to the equation and a minecraft server for my family. I have gone back and forth from Intel to Amd builds, but I keep seeing quirkiness reported with the later, so I have settled on Intel, again. I also know folks suggest using used parts, and to an extent I do, but I do not feel comfortable buying older Xeon parts without knowing who or what it was used for. So, I plan to go with new parts. My projected build looks like this: PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/hczX6R CPU: Intel Core i5-10400 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($182.00 @ B&H) or I7 10700 (+130ish) CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.90 @ Amazon) Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Amazon) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL15 Memory (Purchased For $0.00) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL15 Memory (Purchased For $0.00) Storage: Sabrent Rocket Q 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($119.98 @ Amazon) Storage: Western Digital Red 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00) Storage: Western Digital Red 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00) Storage: Western Digital Red 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00) Storage: Western Digital Red 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($239.99 @ Walmart) (Possible that I drop this; especially if it would be better to go with the I7) Case: Fractal Design Define R5 ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon) or a be quiet! BG029 (+30.00) Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 550 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.00) or be quiet Straight Power 11 750w (+20.00) Total: $1070.85 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-15 19:57 EDT-0400 Look, some of the above might not be necessary, but from what I understand, more cores is better for unRaid, Docker, apps in general. Obviously, the Dark Rock Pro 4 cooler is overkill, but I kind of want something overkill to keep the thing as quiet as possible. But please, for the love of God, tear this sh*t up if you think it is too much, too little, or ignoring the obvious. I'd rather learn here what to do, and do it right, then continue screwing around in the dark--even after watching SpaceInvader's videos and reading differing guides on all of this, it still can get a bit confusing. Thank you for your time, help, and sanity. Best, Fro