Upgrade to my current server


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I am about to order some new gear to do a major upgrade to my Unraid server and would like to get some feedback on my proposal.


Current system -

Unraid 6.5.0  - can't update without upgrading hardware

Motherboard  - AsRock 880GMH-LE/USB3

CPU - AMD Sempron 140 2.7Ghz


Drives - 1 x 4TB WD Parity;  2 x 2TB WD Data;  2 x 750KB Hitachi Data;  1 x 250GB Samsung SSD Cache; 1 x 8GB USB flash for Unraid.

Used as file server for home photos, music, videos etc and for work documents, photos, etc.

Also have 1 Docker installed for Ubiquiti UniFi network.

While the server has been working just fine i now cannot add the Dockers that i would like to play around with and also Unraid won't do an update because there is not enough RAM. Also a year or so ago a lightening strike took out the integrated network port on the motherboard so i stuck in a temporary NIC card to get it going again. Hate when a temporary fix works too well so you end up just leaving it.


New parts -

A lot of the parts i see on the forum we have trouble getting here in Australia and the prices can be very high so this is the best i could come up with.


Motherboard - Asus Prime X370 Pro,  https://www.asus.com/au/Motherboards/PRIME-X370-PRO/

CPU - Ryzen 5 2600

RAM - Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3000Mhz  CMK16GX4M2B3000C15 is in the QVL for the motherboard

I will be reusing the current drives and PSU.


From what i have researched this should be more than enough for what i am doing at present and for a while into the future. There does seem room to expand and upgrade if needed, certainly in the Drive area.


Any thoughts, comments greatly appreciated.


Also, maybe not the right place to ask but will i have to do anything with the Unraid OS on the flash drive in order to get the new hardware going.


Thanks Phil

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