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  1. While I’m stuck working mostly from home due to this darn virus, I thought I’d do some Spring cleaning. Everything posted below is believed to be in good, working order. I’d really like to sell everything locally to save on the pain of shipping them, so if you’re in the Huntsville, AL area, I’m giving y’all a discount. I’m also willing to discount an order when buying more than one item. **If it doesn’t say “+ Shipping”, then the item already has the shipping cost for the Cont. USA included in its price.** Nvidia Quadro P2000 + Displayport 4K Dummy - $305 ($290 local) Pics: https://imgur.com/a/uPd2gvG Description: I bought this on Reddit a couple of months ago and was going to use it for Plex transcoding but it’s just way overpowered for what I need at the moment (the iGPU on my E-2278G is more than enough), I tested it with Plex and it performed very well, this is also coming with a Displayport 4K Dummy plug that I thought I might need Bundle Combo #1 - $130 ($100 local) Pics: https://imgur.com/a/WGyMhAn Specs: Supermicro XDAH+, 2 x Xeon E5620’s, 12GB (6x2GB) 1333mhz DDR3 ECC, 2 x Passive Heatsinks, I/O Shield Description: This came with my Supermicro 835 that I recently bought, this is going to be a big pain to ship just due to its massive and unusual size so I’m giving a generous discount for those that can buy locally HP Z220 CMT - $100 + Shipping ($90 local) Pics: https://imgur.com/a/OxHlhFU Specs: i7-3770, 16GB (4x4GB) 1600mhz DDR3 non-ECC, Power Cord, No HDD Description: Great condition with a few scratches on the outside of the case, been used as a Plex server for the past 2 years, I had an ICY DOCK cage (listed below) in it and it allowed me to have 6 x 3.5” hard drives, naturally though it has 3 x 3.5” bays and 3 x 5.25” bays, comes with 6 x SATA3 cables 3WARE/LSI 9750-8i w/ 2 x Breakout Cables - $95 ($80 local) Pics: https://imgur.com/a/vP2I6AC Description: It came with the Supermicro 835 and I only used it once or twice to see if it worked (all the drives populated normally), it appears to be in excellent condition, the Mini-SAS to SATA3 breakout cables are long and should be able to fit in practically any case Dell 9020 SFF - $70 + Shipping ($60 local) Pics: https://imgur.com/a/fCmTqXt Specs: i5-4690, 4GB 1600mhz DDR3 non-ECC, Power Cord, No HDD Description: I was planning on turning this into a PFSENSE router but I decided to go a different route, it only comes with a few scratches and the power button can get stuck sometimes (although I believe I fixed it) but everything else works and looks great, comes with SATA3 cables Dell 7010 DT - $70 + Shipping ($60 local) Pics: https://imgur.com/a/UflSSmV Specs: i5-3570, 16GB (4x4GB) 1600mhz DDR3 non-ECC, Power Cord, No HDD, w/ iStarUSA BPN-DE110SS Description: I was using this as a normal backup/desktop with MX Linux, it can fit 2 x 3.5” drives and 1 x 2.5” drive very comfortably, this makes for a very good little NAS if you’re not looking for a typical box shape case, comes with SATA3 cables Icy Dock MB153SP-B - $55 ($45 local) Pics: https://imgur.com/a/ZmNVrqd Description: Holds 3 x 3.5” (or 2.5”) Hard Drives in 2 x 5.25” bays, fan runs at 100% all the time but I never found it particularly noisy or whiny (you could always replace it with a Noctua if you want), used every day for the past 2 years without issue, can be tight with newer high capacity hard drives (>8TB) but they still fit without much trouble and get adequate cooling, comes with all the screws and in original box Bundle Combo #2 - $50 ($40 local) Pics: https://imgur.com/a/AOcaEZS Specs: IBM IS6XM, i5-2400, 4GB 1600mhz DDR3 Unbuffered non-ECC, w/ Heatsink, No I/O Shield Description: I primarily used this combo as a testing set to try out different OS’s and cases, I wish I could include an I/O shield but they’re only running about $5 on eBay if you still want one Salient Systems Fusion4 PCIe x1 Capture Card - $40/card or $120 for all 4 ($30/card or $100 for all 4 local) Pics: https://imgur.com/a/n9JDo54 Description: I honestly have never seen these cards before and just got them with my Supermicro 835, they appear to be working but I have no real way of checking them, they all look very new and in great shape Supermicro SC836 Air Shroud (MCP-310-39001-0N) - $30 ($20 local) Pics: https://imgur.com/a/zYditfy Description: It came with my Supermicro 835 and I have no use for it, from what I’ve seen after looking it up online that it appears to be a complete air shroud, it’s in fantastic shape with no cracks and only a few light scratches I’ll be adding more things to sell as my cleaning progresses, so please check back over this next month or two.
  2. Oh, man! These are awesome! Thanks a ton!
  3. Can you please do the Supermicro 835 and 836? Thanks a ton for all your work!
  4. I just got my system up and running with my Supermicro X11SCH-F, E-2278G, and Supermicro CSE-836BE16-R920B. Everything is looking good but I've noticed that my CPU fan is stuck at 400 RPM and just isn't responding to any increases in percentage. I think it has a lot to do with how I currently have things laid out: FAN1: FAN-0074L4 (on fan wall) FAN2: FAN-0074L4 (on fan wall) FAN3: N/A (hopefully will be 3rd 0074L4 that's currently on FANB once I get a extension cable) FAN4: 2 x FAN-0104L4's (on back of case) that are bound together with a cable splitter FANA: Noctua NH-9DL with NF-A9 (already lowered the thresholds to 300rpm) FANB: FAN-0074L4 (on fan wall) Right now, FAN1234 are tied to HDD Temps and FANA is tied to CPU Temp. I'm sure I have the CPU fan plugged into the wrong fan slot but I'm open to suggestions on how to configure this.
  5. Do you have the port open and are showing that you have Remote Access available?
  6. Fair enough. It was more of a pet peeve than really a want; that's why I listed at the bottom of the stack. At the end of the day, it's not going to be a deciding factor.
  7. I've had a 500GB Samsung 860 EVO paired with my 500GB Crucial MX500 since day one of UnRAID (going back 2 years) and have never had any issues with it. I don't know if I'm lucky or there's something else at play.
  8. I appreciate the reply. I've thought about all the things you listed, and I made the decision to go with Intel. I really really wanted AMD to be every bit as awesome as I wished it could be, but alas, it's just not 100% there yet for UnRAID and the X470D4U. I know it'll probably all that and a bag of chips given more time but I just don't have the time to deal with all kinds of growing pains as I wrangle kids, work, and travel. I'm still processing what I want to do with the Nvidia P2000 that I have. I want to pick a CPU in the next couple of days since I just bought the last remaining X11SCH-F In-Stock on Amazon and want to maximize my time using it before the 30-day return window closes. I saw a used E-2136 on eBay for $200 but it went before I could get it. The same seller has had multiple of them for the same price pretty recently so there's a small chance more could be coming. Although it doesn't have all the processing power I would like, it would be a no-brainer at that price. The E-2288G stock on Provantage up and vanished, which is crazy since they had nearly 30 In-Stock since I last looked. The E-2278G (fingers crossed it doesn't run out in the next couple of days) would be a great choice and might be what I go with. I could test out the iGPU enough to see if it's going to meet my needs for 15+ transcodes or just keep the P2000 and let the iGPU be used for something else like Handbrake or something else. It definitely gives me some flexibility and should be a good enough processor to last me the next 4-5 years.
  9. Updated from 6.8.2 to 6.8.3 without issue.
  10. Check out this card: https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-81Y4494-H1110-SAS-2-6Gbps-HBA-LSI-9211-4i-P20-IT-Mode-for-ZFS-FreeNAS-unRAID/163937114433?hash=item262b69d941:g:FjkAAOSwUQBdxo2S:sc:USPSPriorityMailSmallFlatRateBox!45230!US!-1 It’s perfect for 4 hard drives and comes already flashed to IT mode. The seller is fantastic. He’s very knowledgeable and helpful and has a very good YouTube channel.
  11. The time has finally come! My wife and I are less than a week away from paying off our student loans! That means I can finally do my first custom UnRAID build (and she can get the iPhone and iWatch she’s been pining after). This has been a dream of mine for the past 2 years and I can’t believe the time has finally come! Up until now, I’ve been using a HP Z220 CMT with an i7-3770 and 16GB of non-ECC ram. I added two hard drive cages to the 5.25” bays, which has allowed me to have 6 x 3.5” hard drives and 2 x 2.5” drives in the case. Everything has been working well, and the iGPU, although very old, has kept power costs low when transcoding even if the quality leaves a lot to be desired. I’ve also maxed out my hard drive bays and have only 400MB left on a 46TB system. A new build with a bigger case can’t come fast enough. Since I just moved to a new city and have more people to now add to my Plex server, I thought it would be a good time to upgrade the whole setup to make it last for the next 5-6 years and just focus on hard drive expansion with any extra money I save along the way. I don’t have fiber at the moment (school quality won out over fiber), but once we decide to build a house in about 2 years, it’ll be in a part of the city that has symmetrical fiber. Right now, I’m stuck with 1Gbps upload and 50Mbps download, so I can only do about 8-10 720p 4Mbps transcodes (mostly from x264-DTS 8GB-20GB 1080p files). With symmetrical fiber I hope to do around 15-20 1080p 8Mbps transcodes at once, and I want my build to be able to handle that (or be easily upgradeable) when that time comes. Here’s what I KNOW that I will purchase or have already purchased: Case: CSE-836BE16-920B (ALREADY PURCHASED) Front Fans: 3 x Supermicro FAN-0074L4 Rear Fans: 2 x Supermicro FAN-0104L4 Heatsink: Noctua NH-D9L RAM: 2 x 16GB Kingston 2666Mhz DDR4 ECC UDIMM’s KSM26ED8/16ME HBA Card: LSI 9211-8i (ALREADY PURCHASED) I’ve narrowed everything down to 3 possible choices (yes, they are all way overkill for what I want to do). I’m leaning heavily to Build #1 but I still need some help in deciding. Build #1 CPU: Intel Xeon E-2288G Motherboard: Supermicro X11SCH-F GPU: NONE Build #2 CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Heatsink Accessory: Noctua AM4 mounting bracket (ALREADY PURCHASED) Motherboard: ASRock Rack X470D4U GPU: Nvidia P2000 (ALREADY PURCHASED) Build #3 CPU: Intel Xeon E-2136/E-2236 Motherboard: Supermicro X11SCH-F GPU: Nvidia P2000 (ALREADY PURCHASED) WANTS 15-20 1080p 8Mbps transcodes at once (mostly from x264-DTS 8GB-20GB 1080p files) IPMI -> I’ll be traveling quite a bit and want to be able to adjust the server/BIOS while I’m away…it’s not critical but it’s a very nice feature to have if you can’t be sitting around the actual server Stability -> Since I will be traveling quite often, I want this server to handle UnRAID updates easily and have no chronic issues…there are quite a bit of young kids relying on this server staying up constantly so they can watch their shows Upgrade Path -> This isn’t a big want but it would be nice if I could add/switch out a GPU or CPU in the future if/when 4K transcoding w/ HDR intact really becomes a thing for Plex Energy Efficiency -> I’m not expecting single digit wattage with any of these builds, and energy costs around here are only about $0.12 kWh, but I would like to have a lower wattage at idle so it’s not eating up a lot of power sitting there not doing anything Build #1 Analysis Pros: - Very powerful CPU with a Passmark around 20,000 - iGPU is the newest version available and will allow me to do ~15 1080p transcodes while keeping power usage low so the Nvidia P2000 isn’t needed and can be resold for around $300 (that’ll get me about 2 more 10TB drives) - The X11SCH-F, while it doesn’t have a lot of PCIe slots, it does have a dedicated IPMI LAN port and 6 x 4-pin fan ports (the X11SCA-F has neither) - The X11SCH-F will match nicely with my Supermicro chassis so all the sensors should be easily seen in the IPMI - Intel has historically been more stable than AMD in UnRAID and 14nm is a very established platform - Intel Xeon tends to have a very good resell value, especially if it’s one of the CPU’s at the top for a particular socket Cons: - It’s definitely the most expensive option - The CPU isn’t upgradeable - I can add a GPU in the future if I need it, but that would take up the remaining PCIe slot and it would really negate the iGPU for me - Intel has shown that security has not been their top priority for a while and this chip will probably see incremental decreases in performance as more security patches are rolled out Build #2 Analysis Pros: - Very powerful CPU with a Passmark around 20,000 AND at a very cheap price (<$200) - Overall this is the cheapest option of the three builds and I could use the extra money for more hard drives - The Nvidia P2000 should serve me well for transcoding and it has decent resell value in case I need to upgrade to a newer/better model in the future - The X470D4U has more PCIe slots than the Supermicro Intel options and is also cheaper - This build is very upgradeable in terms of CPU (can go up to 16 cores!) and GPU Cons: - Stability (at the moment at least) leaves a lot to be desired…between both UnRAID and the ASRock BIOS/BMC it’s just not 100% trustworthy right now…I expect it to be solid in the future with more updates though…I was really hoping 6.9.0 would have dropped by now and give me more of what’s in-store - The ASRock X470DU won’t match up 100% with my Supermicro chassis and I would lose out on the ability to monitor my redundant PSU’s - It looks like Ryzen is more efficient at higher workloads than Intel but it will definitely use up more electricity at idle…granted it’s probably only 10-20 watts but that is still significant extrapolated over several years Build #3 Analysis Pros: - The E-2136 and E-2236 are relatively cheap and I even found a used E-2136 for $200 - The Nvidia P2000 should serve me well for transcoding and it has decent resell value in case I need to upgrade to a newer/better model in the future - The X11SCH-F, while it doesn’t have a lot of PCIe slots, it does have a dedicated IPMI LAN port and 6 x 4-pin fan ports (the X11SCA-F has neither) - The X11SCH-F will match nicely with my Supermicro chassis so all the sensors should be easily seen in the IPMI - Intel has historically been more stable than AMD in UnRAID and 14nm is a very established platform - Intel Xeon tends to have a very good resell value, especially if it’s one of the CPU’s at the top for a particular socket Cons: - It has by far the lowest Passmark score of the three options and upgrading to an E-2278G or E-2288G in the future could be both costly and difficult because of their rarity - All the PCIe slots will be used up right away using a P2000 and 9211-8i - Intel has shown that security has not been their top priority for a while and this chip will probably see incremental decreases in performance as more security patches are rolled out Overall, I think I’ll be truly fine with any of the three option but if anyone has any suggestion on which one I should choose, I’m all ears. I’ve got a case of Paralysis by Analysis and any recommendations might help me figure out which one to go with. Thoughts?
  12. If you're set on an ATX board, the Supermicro X11SCA-F has gotten some love on here: It's nice that is has IPMI (although it's on a shared LAN port) and will allow you to passthrough your iGPU for Plex/Emby transcoding. You can find one for a slightly cheaper price ($265.38) at Provantage: https://www.provantage.com/supermicro-mbd-x11sca-f-b~7SUPM605.htm
  13. Also, search for the BPN-DE3500HD, it's the newer version of the same thing.
  14. Still no restock of the E-2288G, but hopefully it’ll be back soon. Their prices are the lowest for all of these Intel Xeon processors.
  15. Any chance you could upload a picture? I'm getting closer to doing a build and the X11SCH-F is just really hard to find at the moment. I'll probably have to go with a X11SCA-F simply because it's easier to find.