Just dropping by to post my bits and pieces box the stays in my garage (uk) all year round.
2x xeon X5570
48Gb of DDR3 ECC ram (4x8Gb and 6x2Gb)
240Gb kingston SSD cache drive
15Tb over 8 other drives ranging from a 250Gb 2.5 drive to a 4Tb 3.5
5Tb Cache drive that i shucked a few years ago
Two old Titan Fenrir CPU coolers that I've been using since i had AM2 systems - the mounting on these is really flexible
InWin GrOne chassis in white as it was the cheapest case i could find on ebay once i realised that the supermicro board I'd brought was SSI-EEB sized.
fairly old 400w psu that is running at least its 4th build of computer
currently running headless but ive got an old zotac gt210 for when i need to boot into the bios
A couple of usb DVB-T tuners on the rear and a very old PCI (not PCI-E) twin tuner that I've had for around a decade for TVHeadend
Main uses are Plex (moving over to Jellyfin when my pass expires) Sonarr/Radarr/Lidarr/Bazarr, Nextcloud, LMS for music around the house, Airsonic & Booksonic for streaming my music/audiobooks at work
this is a step up from my old AM2 Phenom 9550 system that had 4Gb of DDR2 and a bunch of random stuff inside it.
On the way from china is a dual x79 motherboard, still to decide on CPU's and a 650w PSU to replace the ageing 400w that is struggling with 10 drives and two hungry cpu's. planning on keeping the 8Gb ram and sell off the rest of the parts to recoup some costs
Before UnRaid I've used windows 8 and 10 for home server duty, but its mainly been Ubuntu LTS and i got into using dockers a year or two ago.
The cheap SSD i was using as a boot drive started to give me SMART errors around a month ago and i tried to recreate my docker setup with ubuntu and i just couldnt get it setup right.
This lead me to trying OpenMediaVault and unraid. OMV just didnt click for me and seemed terrible for docker management (I was just using portainer before on ubuntu). after a couple of nights setting things up with no plex my wife & Kids werent happy and i tried UnRaid. Installed quickly and i had the dockers running in under an hour, and everyone stopped giving me glaring looks. since then i got to say its a decent system and i wouldnt look back. i love the parity system, the docker management and the fact i can just ram any old size disk in there and it will get on with it
Now for the pictures: