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  1. Thank you for the advice. The processor does support VT-d. What is the most efficient and user-friendly way to access the VM's? I have used Splashtop and RDP in the past but not VNC. I am fine accessing headless but I have a minor and a female that require access as well. I will get started down the youtube rabbit hole of Gridrunner. Your input is greatly appreciated.
  2. I don't plan to run more than 2 VM's simultaneously. I did not originally plan on it but considering what you said, I have a Bitfenix prodigy build that I am going to use as a donor. So I have the bitfenix prodigy case (tiny). The i5 liquid cooled. A 700w power supply. I will have to look at the motherboard when I get home but if I remember correctly it is a mini-itx Asus MB that cost over $150. It has at least 8gb of ram maybe a little more. It also may have some donor magnetic drives and a 256gb Sandisk ssd. Would I be better off just converting that build into my unRaid build? The case just seemed too small to me but honestly, I could probably make it work. I will report back with the details of my donor rig. Please keep the advice coming.
  3. Greetings, I am an experienced pc builder new to unRaid. I believe that unRaid is a step in the right direction for my Hi-tech Home of the Future. I currently have an external SSD connected to my nighthawk router serving media to my ps4, xbox one, minix set top box (google tv), 2 TCL Roku Tv's, 2 ipads, 3 phones, a desktop, 2 laptops. Obviously, not all at the same time but I have not had problems watching a video file on the Roku tv at the same time my son was watching a different video on his device. In addition to video files, my girl and I need to have access to shared document files for work. I am familiar with using virtual machines in Oracle VM Virtual Box but I have not used a virtual machine with unRaid before. We would like to have 3-4 Windows Virtual Machines, a Mac VM and 1-2 Linux VMs set up. I would like to keep my budget around $1500 initially and add more magnetic drives as needed. The initial configuration should include 6 to 10 TB of Nas Storage. I am trying to get my hands on two 500gb SSD's for the cache drives. I was considering going with an AMD processor for this build but depending on what is suggested I have an extra intel i5 that I could use for this build. I will update this post with more specifics of the i5 that I have. Please let me know what you think. Also, I am curious about what the process for accessing/running the vm's will be like. It needs to be simple enough that my girl can do what she needs to do, she is somewhat computer savvy but no expert. Also, I want to be able to run the vm on my minix set top box if that is possible. I will update this as I obtain new components for my build. Please offer suggestions for a $1500 unraid build. If someone is super helpful I will compensate them. Thank you!