One table is enough (just about).

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Here is my build, which started very modest a few years back. 


On the right side of the chassie Unraid Server build on a workstation xeon mainboard:


unRAID 6.91 Pro

CPU: 2 x Xeon Gold 6226R 

Motherboard: Asus C621E Sage

RAM: 4 x 32 GB Samsung DDR4-2933 RDIMM PC4-23466R Dual Rank x4 Module

Case: Lian Li DK-05F

Drive Cage(s): 2 x 3 HDD cages

Power Supply: CORSAIR AX1600i

SATA Expansion Card(s): Using the motherboard

NIC: Mellanox MCX314A

Cables: ...of God.....

Radioators: 1 x EK 480 and 1 x EK 360

Fans: 4 x EK-Meltemi 120ER and 3 x EK-Vardar X3M 120ER D-RGB


Parity Drive: 18TB Seagate ST18000NM000J-2TV103

Data Drives: 3x 10TB details later

Cache Drive: 4 x Corsair MP510 960GB.

Total Drive Capacity: 30TB in the Array.


Primary Use: Data storage, Plex streaming, Roon Server, FaH.

Likes: No need for apartment heating.

Dislikes: No need for apartment heating.

Add Ons Used: Details later

Future Plans: An AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro build maybe. 



In the left side is the Game Machine:


Windows 10 Pro

CPU: Ryzen 9 3950X 

Motherboard: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero

RAM: 4 x 8 GB (4000Mhz)

GPU: Zotac RTX 2080-ti water-cooled 

Case: Lian Li DK-05F


Power Supply: XILENCE Performance X 1250 Watt

SATA Expansion Card(s): Using the motherboard

Cables: ...of God.....

Radioators: 1 x EK 480 and 1 x EK 360

Fans: 4 x EK-Meltemi 120ER and 3 x EK-Vardar X3M 120ER D-RGB


OS drive: Samsung 980 Pro NVMe SSD.

Data Drives: Samsung 970 Pro NVMe SSD.


Primary Use: Gaming, more specific Dirt Rally 2., checking what mining is. FoldingHome.

Likes: It works great.

Dislikes: Original plan was run run a Game VM on the unRAID server, but I had trouble with the wheel. Which turned out to be the wheel and not the VM.




Plex setup:


I have setup a Supermicro SuperWorkstation 7049A-T (Mini) as a file server running Windows Server 2019. The content is stored on a 3 tier Storage Spaces share. 2 x 1 TB NVme ssd as cache, 8 TB SSD and 2 x 10 TB. Mini is connected directly to the Unraid server with Mellanox MCX314A-40Gb.


I am running a Plex container and Quadro RTX4000 for transcoding. I have followed @mgutt setup for Plex transcoding in RAM. Plex media library is a "remote" share, which is the media share on Mini connected with 40Gb NIC´s. Plex is crisp. 













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