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RedGrave’s Compact Home Server

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I abandoned all hopes for a Drobo (thank god!).  Decided to build a robust Unraid server to safely house my 6 terabytes currently of files, currently on my dying Hackintosh, over the network plus gain Unraid’s capabilities.  Not looking to do anything crazy so this is a smaller server setup with a compact case.   Basically files and stream to my Apple TV’s.  My sons may add other stuff like a game server.   This setup should work well.  


SilverStone SST-DS380B SFF Mini-Tower Case - small but the closest thing to a commercial NAS case we could find.  Holds 8 Full size drives in a stack,  very clean, with a backplane for hotswap.  Adding a SATA card to spread the load.  


CORSAIR SF Series, SF450, 450 Watt, SFX, 80+ Gold Certified, Fully Modular Power Supply

AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 4-core, 8-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Radeon RX Graphics


TEAMGROUP T-Force Vulcan Z DDR4 16GB Kit (2 x 8GB) 3200MHz (PC4 25600) 


WD_Black SN750 500GB NVMe Internal Gaming SSD - Gen3 PCIe, M.2 2280, 3D NAND - for cache


I/O Crest 4 Port SATA III PCI-e 2.0 x1 Controller Card Marvell 9215 Non-Raid with Low Profile Bracket


Kingston Digital DataTraveler SE9 16GB USB 2.0 


Seagate IronWolf 8TB NAS Internal Hard Drive HDD – 3.5 Inch SATA 6Gb/s 7200 RPM 256MB Cache for RAID Network Attached Storage  - starting with 2 of these plus I already have a 4 TB Ironwolf.  The rest I’ll fill in with Barracudas from my computer as I offload their contents to the server.  As need arises I’ll eventually switch out drives to all 8TB Ironwolf.  

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Sounds nice. Post a photo of the build or what apps you want to take advantage of. Said your son wants a game server like a Minecraft or playing games on a virtual machine?

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I/O Crest 4 Port SATA III PCI-e 2.0 x1 Controller Card Marvell 9215 Non-Raid with Low Profile Bracket

Don’t use this card. Nothing with a Marvell chipset is recommended. They drop drives in UnRAID or they just don’t show up in the first place.

Instead get a card with an LSI or ASMedia chipset.

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