bluepr0 Posted April 25, 2016 Share Posted April 25, 2016 Hello guys, I think this is my first post in the forum but I have been reading for like 2 months. I'm loving more and more unRAID and wanted to give it a try. I currently have a QNAP NAS which is quite slow and 'dumb' if you ask me. I think unRAID will be a much better fit for me. So I'm looking to build a rackmount case, my goal is to have a powerful machine with low consumption and silent, really silent. It will be turned on 24/7. I'm not going to do gaming for now, but I might in the future. Here's a few things I would like to do: It's ok for me if the hardware is workstation or server level. It's not a must to run ECC memory, for example. 6-8 HDD + 2 SSDs for cache. Not sure if there's support for PCIe SSDs with NVMe? Motherboard with at least Dual LAN (a good ones, from Intel) Expandability for future proof, for example have a few PCIe for to add more NICs or to install a good GPU. My idea is to buy a rackmount case 4U. Dockers I will be running all the time: PlexMS, jDownloader, Torrent, Homeassistant, influxdb, grafana, homebridge, Couchpotato and ivideon. More could come I usually do a direct play with Plex, but having enough power for 2 1080p transcoding would be enough (maybe future proof-it for 4k) so I guess around 8000-10000 passmark points could do it (rule I read on the forum was 2000 passmark for every 1080p transcoding) A couple of VMs (usually Win8 and Win10) but these are for testing and won't be running all time nor will be doing CPU-intensive tasks IPMI port (or similar), I need this yes or yes! It's awesome Backup 2 Macs through TimeMachine (one thing is not clear to me, I know unRAID support AFS but not sure if there's a chance to create a valid TimeMachine volume for usage?) MB (I'm adding new ones as I discover them. Let me know if you have any suggestions considering all the info I provided) Asus P10S-E/4L https://www.asus.com/Commercial-Servers-Workstations/P10S-E-4L/ SATA x8, LAN 4x Supermicro X11SSH-LN4F https://www.supermicro.nl/products/motherboard/Xeon/C236_C232/X11SSH-LN4F.cfm SATA x8, LAN 4x CPU (need an integrated graphic card either in the CPU or in the MB) Intel Xeon E3-1240L v5 (TDP 25w), 7157 Passmark. Intel Xeon E3-1240 v5 (TDP 80w), 10177 Passmark. Intel Xeon E3-1275 v5 (TDP 80w), 10342 Passmark (integrated GPU) Intel Xeon E3-1230 v5 (TDP 80w), 9277 Passmark (it costs 100€ less than 1275!, but no integrated GPU) For budget, well I think around 800€ for CPU + MB. I don't have any spare parts to use in this rig. Current build idea CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 v5 (TDP 80w), 9277 Passmark (it costs 100€ less than 1275!, but no integrated GPU). Can I use the IPMI port with unRAID or do I need a GPU? MOBO: Supermicro X11SSH-LN4F https://www.supermicro.nl/products/motherboard/Xeon/C236_C232/X11SSH-LN4F.cfm SATA x8, LAN 4x RAM: Kingston ValueRAM 8GB DDR4 2133MHz Module ECC 15-15-15-33 (2x8GB) Power: Corsair RM550x 80+ gold single rail Disks: 2x4TB WD RED NAS, 1x3TB WD, 1x2TB WD, 1x500GB WD, 1x250GB SSD Samsung Evo 850 (these are the disks I currently have) Thanks a lot! Quote Link to comment
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