sakh1979 Posted March 24, 2018 Share Posted March 24, 2018 Hi - I have been using/running unRAID for about 8 years. I started with a basic build (only upgrade I have done over the period is add more RAM and hard drives), please see attachment for details. However, now with dockers and VMs running, I feel like its time to upgrade my machine with server grade components. LimeTech has a good server hardware recommendation in their wiki page, but feels like its outdated. I would like to build a system that will last few years without a dire need for an upgrade. I would like to keep using my Cooler Master Centurion 590 case. But, these are my requirements: run the server as a development machine, where I can deploy/test code, run CI/CD tools etc. Use Plex to stream/transcode MKV movies. run 10 - 15 dockers, mostly MariaDB, Plex, custom docker images with programs running on JVM run 1 - 2 Ubuntu server or desktop VM. Using device pass through with peripherals. Xeon (is i7 enough?) processors with multiple cores/hyper threads. I am thinking more cores the better, because I will be running multiple docker containers. ECC RAM, is 32 GB enough or do I need 64 GB? Do I really need ECC ram? Motherboard that can support about 8 SATA drives, I don't want to add SATA controllers. Currently, I have 5 hard drives, and one SSD drive as cache. In the near future I see myself adding one more SSD to create a BTRFS pool. I am not into gaming, therefore I probably don't need a fancy graphics card. But, a graphics card is needed to run Ubuntu Desktop VM as a primary development machine. I would like the budget to be in between $1500 - $2000. I am thinking, the budget should be good enough to get a decent system, including a new power supply. But, I have been wrong before. Could you please give me a list of hardware, similar to the LimeTech server recommendation, that is still current and compatible with unRAID. Also, please do let me know if I am out of my mind, or if what I am thinking is not be possible. Thanks, Sagun Quote Link to comment
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