I'm looking for some guidance with a second build since I don't do this often. I have been using my first build for about five years now. It's a small form factor, 6 drive, budget build used for just storage and has been perfect. Now I would like to start a new build and am looking to do more including running a plex server, a few dockers (sonar, etc.), and have 10-12 drives (maybe hot/swap).
I've come to realize I'm looking for a goldilocks solution, plenty of speed when I need it for transcoding (3-5 streams), and not raising my electric bill too much. (Paying a little bit more each month