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Looking to upgrading my Unraid server

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I'm in the process of updating my Unraid server and looking at one of the options below. My current setup is an X9SCM w/ E3-1280v2 and 32GBs of RAM.

Option 1
CPU: Intel E-2176G (6 cores, 12 threads)
Motherboard: Supermicro X11SCZ-f

Option 2
CPU: 2x Intel E5-2620v3 (12 cores, 24 threads)
Motherboard: Supermicro X10DAi

Option 3
CPU: 2x Intel E5-2696v3 (36 cores, 72 threads)
Motherboard: Supermicro X10DAi

They will all use one LSI 9211 card and at least two Oracle F80's.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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It might help us if you explain what you use your unRAID server for? Simple file storage, media serving with something like plex etc.

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Just now, ashman70 said:

It might help us if you explain what you use your unRAID server for? Simple file storage, media serving with something like plex etc.

My apologies. It will be used as simple file storage and serving files to a bare metal Plex server. There is a small chance to run some Linux VMs on it train for work related tasks but that would be down the road sometime.

 

I'm currently using Sonarr, Radarr, Nextcloud, Sabnzbd and Unmanic (this is the one that prompted my too consider upgrading). When things are running on the server and the wife tries to stream, it causes issues with Plex saying the read speeds are too slow to get a quality stream and then it starts buffering really bad.

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16 minutes ago, ashman70 said:

What is she using to stream? Smart TV or setup top box?

Amazon FireTV cube over WiFi since the wired connection is slower than WiFi. We use the native Plex app and everything direct plays.

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I would suggest running Kodi if you can and adding your movie and tv show folders to Kodi, it might prove to be a better experience than plex.

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