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  1. I have https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00FPIMJEW/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1 in my MacOS/Windows 10 VM and it works great. I don't think you can assign individual ports to a VM though. I just pass through the whole card and it works great with plug and play USB devices. I also have a GTX 1060 https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1267099-REG/GeForce_GTX_1060_SC_GAMING_Graphics_Card as my graphics card passed through to my Mac and Windows VM's and it works great for me other than I can't get the HDMI sound to work from MacOS. But I just bought some USB speakers that solved that problem for me.
  2. Ya, it looks like your port 8080 is already in use by something else. Mine was as well and so I use 8095. This port is not what the Minecraft client connects to, this is for a web-based sever management portal. Edit: Double-doh! I didn't see your edit until after I posted this. Did you get it working now?
  3. I've been using this one for a few years. I even have it installed twice for two separate servers.
  4. I'm loving my new server! It is fast and the unRAID transitions from one computer to the next so well. I just had to connect all the components and turn the computer on. The mobo has simple VGA capabilities, so I didn't need to use my old GPU. I've repurposed that for a Windows VM (a big shoutout to @gridrunner for his great tutorial). The GPU gave me few fits, but once I changed the BIOS settings on the card and the mobo to EFI everything works pretty well. The only problem with my old GeForce 8400 is that after I shut down the VM, I have to restart the whole server to get the GPU to work again. I'm assuming that a newer card won't have the problem. I also followed this tutorial and got a USB card passed to my Windows VM and it works great. Now with all this VM goodness I can have my server hooked up to my theater room and play some great games on the big screen! And it'll be even better once I save up and get a new GPU. I'm thinking a GTX 1050 Ti would be the best bang for the buck since I'll be maxing out at 1080p with the projector I have in my theater room. As far as specs go, I've watched the electrical load on my UPS (which now works over USB with my server - previously I couldn't get the two to talk to each other) before and after the changes. I have my whole network (Unifi USG, AP, and switch, cable modem, unRAID) on the UPS and so I don't have exact numbers for just the server, but I think it idles around 24-28 watts (The total of everything idle is 84 watts). And everything is so much faster. The 960 Pro is amazing and I'm loving having a cache drive - copying files to the server is lightning fast now. Also, here are some pics of the process as I transferred drives and built the new box, and what it all looks like now. There is plenty of expansion room with this setup. My next upgrade is to get a 2nd parity drive. Thanks again everybody and I hope this post helps someone else building something similar.
  5. I wish I'd known about pcpartpicker.com before! At this point I think I'm going with the Fractal Design Define R5 Titanium. I learned that the motherboard I picked is "Micro ATX" and the case I had originally ordered was "Mini ITX". I missed that in my design and those are two different sizes. So that was my mistake. Once my refund goes through I'll order the new case - whichever one I decide on by then.
  6. Everything arrived and I started to put it together. But the case and the motherboard do not mix. The CPU/heatsink and the RAM collide with the HD tray. And by a lot. There is no way that I can figure out how to get these to fit. So any good recommendations for a case?
  7. Sweet. The package says it comes with a heatsink and a fan. So I should be good there. And it looks like I'll be ordering everything in the morning. Thanks everyone!
  8. Ya, this definitely isn't a testbed system. After reading through that thread and scouring some more Newegg, I've found the CORSAIR SF Series SF450 450W that has good reviews and should cover my needs. I calculate from the PSU thread that the 7 HD's my case can hold * 36 watts each = 252; add in another 60 for the Mobo and I'm at 312. Leaving me with a good 125W+ of leeway. And that's after I max out the case, which probably won't happen for several years. Since the case I've picked takes standard ATX sized PSU's (but fit very tight), I also threw in an adapter to make sure the SF450 fits. I also dropped down to the 2 ethernet port model of the Motherboard. Bonding I guess sounds cooler in theory than it works in reality. But I really like that Mobo. Will I need something like Arctic Silver for the CPU? And is there anything else I will need to build a system? Assume I have nothing but a screwdriver.
  9. My current system was out of SATA ports, and the new one is getting the Samsung 960 for my dockers to reside on.
  10. Both of you mention the PSU, so how about this - FSP Dagger 500W Mini ITX? It is smaller and has a higher wattage, but isn't fanless and only gold certified instead of platinum. But if it fits better and won't need to be replaced when I add another HD then it'll work. As far as the LN4F Mobo goes, how well does unRAID bond multiple ethernet ports? I've noticed it is a new feature and figured I could combine two of the four and dedicate them to just Plex. Then bond the other two and use them for everything else. Then Time Machine backups wouldn't slow down any movie watching. But maybe it's all overkill and the geek in me just wants 4 gigabit connections to my server. I'll take a look around and see if there is a cheaper model that still covers everything else I need. For Handbrake and MakeMKV I was going the docker route over VM using these two: Handbrake Docker MakeMKV Docker
  11. I'm finally taking the plunge. I've been running unRAID on a hand-me-down PC that is about 10 years old at this point. It is time for something new. I'm using it mostly for the following things: Time Machine backups for several Macs in my home Plex Media Server and storage (my current set up is way too underpowered for HD video in Plex) Minecraft server (for 5 people max at a time) Archive and long-term storage of everything digital I've got my eye on a few other dockers - something to manage eBooks and a MakeMKV/Handbrake combo to do my blu-ray ripping and encoding using the server instead of my iMac (which is also ancient). I have never done anything so ambitious as building a new computer from scratch, so I've spent a fair amount of time on Newegg trying to figure out what works for my needs while not spending an arm and a leg. Here's what I've come up with: CASE - LIAN LI PC-Q25B Wow, that totally doesn't fit with the motherboard I picked out CASE - Fractal Design Define R5 Titanium Silent ATX MOBO - SUPERMICRO MBD-X11SSH-LN4F-O MOBO - SUPERMICRO MBD-X11SSH-F-O (Same as above, but with 2 x Ethernet instead of 4) CPU - Intel Xeon E3-1230 V5 3.4 GHz PSU - SeaSonic Platinum Series SS-400FL2 Active PFC F3 400W PSU - CORSAIR SF Series SF450 450W (Note: I don't recommend this PSU for this case. It's a great small PSU and I originally got it for a the first case, but it comes with cables that are too short for the R5 and it needs the following adapter and extension cables.) PSU SFX to ATX Adapter Extension Power Supply Cable Motherboard 24pin Extension Power Supply Cable RAM - Kingston ValueRAM 8GB 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM ECC Unbuffered DDR4 2133 x 2 for 16 GB Docker/appdata/Mover Storage/Possible future VM use - SAMSUNG 960 PRO M.2 512GB NVMe I plan on just using my 4TB drives I'm currently using (1 parity + 3 data, no SSD). My drives aren't full yet, but I'll need to either add a new one (not an option with the current system) or upgrade to larger sizes in about another year. Plus I have a very low-end graphics card that is only needed if I have to hook a monitor up and troubleshoot from the startup command line, but I haven't used it in probably 18+ months. Is there anything else that I should be adding that I'm not? Do you see any incompatibilities that I've missed because of my inexperience? Is there something that would give me more bang for my buck? Thanks in advance for any help y'all can offer!
  12. Has anyone gotten this to work? The docker appears to start fine, but I can't ever get to the webUI. The log just repeats Nov 14 20:17:03 03a5abfe3858 /USR/SBIN/CRON[3388]: (root) CMD ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly) every hour.
  13. What are your drives connected with? Specifically, how are you making the transition from the card connector to the individual drives? Using a SFF-8087 to SFF-8484 cable from Monoprice, and it connects to the backplane. Doh! Really? So this whole project is a no-go? Does anybody want a 2950 with 32 gigs of RAM?
  14. Ok, so I ordered and have received a SuperMicro AOC-SASLP-MV8 card since it was cheaper and still had good reviews here for unRAID. It is installed in the x8 PCIe riser in the PE 2950, but doesn't seem to be recognized during boot up. I never see anything on screen about it, and I'm supposed to get to a section to hit control-m to enter its settings. My Windows 2008 sees the card, and after hunting all over for drivers for it I got it recognized and installed but Windows doesn't acknowledge any drives connected to it. Did I end up with a bad card or is there something I'm missing?
  15. Hmmm.... no VM as in KVM? That's ok. As long as my dockers work I'm covered. The only time I'll need actual VM's is when I build a $1,500+ unRaid & gaming machine. But that's not in the budget for several years anyway. If ever. I'm just hoping to put about $100-$150 (my budget for the foreseeable future) into what I've got and upgrade past the slow, single-core and RAM-less system I'm currently running. My current system is also out of SATA ports and the 2950 came with some spare 500GB spinners that I figure would finally let me have a cache drive. A ghetto cache drive, but it's better than nothing, right? I am not sure if the perc 5I or 6I will go in JOBD mode. I can check for you when I get to the office on Tuesday. They might. If thats the case then the 2950 will made a nice barebones unraid machine for dockers. The only downside is the 2TB disk limit. But you can work around that depending on how much storage you need. Everything I've found says the perc 5i didn't have a jbod setting. Everything had to be run as a raid through it. Plus it does have the 2TB limit. Those two factors are why I'm replacing it. My new card is in the mail and I'll be sure to update here once it comes in case someone else ever gets in the situation I'm in. Thanks for all the comments and suggestions.