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  1. Yeah I probably won't be going for the absolute best of the best GPUs anyway but it's good to keep all that in mind. I went with the 850 for now (seems like I got the last one on Newegg). It should be a couple years before I am interested in upgrading to a gaming rig and if I need to get a bigger power supply so be it. Appreciate the help!
  2. Thanks for the advice. I do plan on upgrading to a two-in-one gaming machine in a couple years. Will get a nice mobo/graphics card and a more powerful CPU as well when that happens, so I'm going with the 850. Why do you say midrange? Even if I get top-of-the-line GPU/CPU/motherboard that would probably only put me at 70-80% of an 850. I wouldn't be growing the system much beyond that.
  3. I'm putting the finishing touches on my Plex build now. First time using unraid and first time building a PC/server in a decade. The final big component I need to decide on is the PSU. Below are my components and their max wattage: CPU: Intel Core i5-9400 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor (65W) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler (10W) Motherboard: ASRock B365M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (60W) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 CL16 Memory (11W) Storage: Eventually, up to 15 Western Digital Red 12 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (15 x 15W = 225W) Case: Fractal Design Define 7 XL ATX Full Tower Case Case Fans: 4x 120mm, 1x140 (5 x 5W = 25W) Total: 396W I'm considering the Seasonic FOXUS GX-650 80+ Gold. Fully modular with a 12V rail at 54 amps, which should be plenty for my drives. My max wattage needs are just about 60% of the 650W so that feels good. Does anybody have experience with this model or one similar, and is it a good fit for my system? Additionally, is there any issue connecting my HDDs in series to the PSU using the SATA power cable Y-splitters? Thanks!