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  1. Thank you for your reply. That's good to hear that this is still a good combo. I'm not too concerned about the idle power, if Unraid ends up fitting me needs then I will look into investing into a more recent generation Xeon. I know server grade hardware isn't necessarily needed, but I prefer to run it since I plan to have the final build run 24/7. Appreciate the tips. I was able to pick up some RAM off eBay that was on the QVL and I still have the stock cooler that came with the CPU. It's not mounted right now, so I'll be able to put some fresh thermal paste.
  2. Hello! I’d like to start messing around with Unraid to see if it’s something that I would like to invest in. I’m currently running a Synology NAS 1819+ with 30TB of storage. I have a Supermicro X8SIL-F and an Intel Xeon x3440 laying around so I was wondering if these components are still viable with Unraid. I plan on running 1 Windows 10 VM and a few dockers to start. I’m running a Jellyfin docker on my Synology NAS and it just chokes if it needs to do any transcoding. Do you think it‘s worth the time messing around with the hardware that I have? I would hav