I'm a total beginner
I've had the thought of moving my media server to unRAID for quite a while - and now I think I'll have to pull the trigger. :-)
Today, I have a Synology DS1511+ and 1 DX513. 9 x 3tb WD Red in Raid 6 and 1 x 6tb on the side. This doesn't have the CPU power I want, so new hardware must be bought.
I don't need the redundancy of raid6, and I like the way unRAID stores its data.
Preferences in terms of cost will be: noise > power usage > cost.
Overall I would like to keep the price as low as possible. However, I don't mind to pay for lower noise or power consumption, but I would like to keep it at least under $2000. And hopefully much less.
Min 40tb storage with expansion opportunities.
The server will be running almost 24/7.
Plex/Emby - up to 3 stream transcoding at the same time. I don't have that running now due to the CPU on my DS1511+, so I'm guessing a bit in the dark.
Handbrake - perhaps
...and properly a more, once I realize the power of the system.
1 Windows 10 for hosting various game server
1 VM for OBS recording (Win/Linux) and running nginx
1 VM for playing arround (win or Linux)
The parts I've found so far:
PCPartPicker part list
CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2620 V4 2.1GHz 8-Core Processor CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler Motherboard: Supermicro X10SRA ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard Memory: Kingston ValueRAM 32GB (4 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2400 Memory Storage: Western Digital Red 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive x 9 - used from Synology Storage: Western Digital Red 6TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive - used from Synology Storage: Seagate IronWolf 8TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive x 3 Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB Video Card - an old GPU I had. Will be used for OBS Case: Nanoxia NXDS6B ATX Full Tower Case Power Supply: SeaSonic 660W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Case Fan: Nanoxia Deep Silence 140 68.5 CFM 140mm Fan
HBA: Dell Perc H310 - flashed to IT 1,2 or 3 - used Total: $1944.25
I might add/exchange some of the 3tb with SSDs for cache drives. Depends on the price of the SSD.
I've pretty much set on the Nanoxia case, power supply, HBA, GPU and HDD. The case should be able to hold 13 hdd and it should be quite easy to add a 5-in-3 cage if necessary. The GPU just need to be a DX10-ish for OBS to record.
However, I'm really confused on the cpu/mobo/ram configuration.
My first though was a E5-2609v4, but that might be a bit down on power (according to PassMark score). Then I had view on the E3-1240, but this could use a few more cores for the VMs.
So in the end I've chosen the E5-2620v4 - for the moment.
I don't have any preferences for Intel vs. AMD. I've read that both manufactures will release a new line of server CPUs in Q2. That might be taken into consideration too.
I've chosen a SuperMicro with 10 sata ports on the board, but that might not be needed if I get all the HBAs that I have on hand. I don't know if this one has all the PCI-lanes needed for the HBA either. Perhaps you guys can give me an answer?
I'll use ECC and I guess I would need around 32GB. Don't know if it makes any difference to buy from a different manufacturer.
Is this build completely insane from what I intend to use it for?