Unraid Plex Build


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Unraid Plex Media Server


Used for Plex and possibly utorrent.


Thermaltake Black Versa H24 Mid Tower Case https://www.centrecom.com.au/thermaltake-black-versa-h24-mid-tower-case-usb30-

Thermaltake TR2 S 450W 80+ Power Supply https://www.centrecom.com.au/thermaltake-tr2-s-450w-80-power-supply

Intel Core i5-9400 2.9GHz 4.1GHz Turbo CPU https://www.centrecom.com.au/intel-core-i5-9400-29ghz-41ghz-turbo-cpu

Gigabyte B460M DS3H LGA 1200 mATX Motherboard https://www.centrecom.com.au/gigabyte-b460m-ds3h-lga-1200-matx-motherboard

Kingston A400 240GB 2.5" SATA III TLC Internal SSD https://www.centrecom.com.au/kingston-a400-25-240g-sata-iii-tlc-internal-ssd

G.Skill Aegis 8GB (1x8GB) 2666MHz DDR4 Desktop RAM X2 https://www.centrecom.com.au/gskill-aegis-8gb-1x8gb-2666mhz-ddr4-desktop-ram

Mounting Bracket Adapter -Black X3 https://www.newegg.com/orico-ac52535-1s-2-5-3-5-drives-to-5-25-bay/p/0VE-000W-00007?item=9SIA1DS0P28057&nm_mc=knc-googleadwords&cm_mmc=knc-googleadwords-_-accessories - hard drive-_-orico-_-9SIA1DS0P28057&source=region

Seagate Barracuda Internal Hard Drive 8TB X6 https://www.amazon.com.au/Seagate-Barracuda-Internal-Hard-Drive/dp/B07H289S7C/ref=asc_df_B07H289S7C/?tag=googleshopdsk-22&linkCode=df0&hvadid=341792317172&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1508920557733409562&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1000422&hvtargid=pla-584694102618&psc=1


Wanted it to handle up to 3 transcodes. Also wanted to ask should I get another smaller ssd or usb to install unraid onto and use the other as a cache? Would it be better to go with this setup focused on the intel and igpu or go with something like amd ryzen 5 2600 6 core with gt 1030?


Would be happy to answer anything I have missed out, thanks for your help.

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Was wondering if the cpu and mboard was overkill and if I could downgrade to get another ssd cache drive. Also need a boot drive for unraid, any suggestions? About $650 for build budget not including hdd and I'll be getting 2 to start with, 1 parity and other to use. Will get the others as needed, as far as I can tell will only need the one parity. Any suggestions would be helpful. 

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44 minutes ago, azmaril said:

Was wondering if the cpu and mboard was overkill and if I could downgrade to get another ssd so plex didn't need to share the cache drive.

Much easier to add another SSD later than to upgrade CPU/mobo


45 minutes ago, azmaril said:

Also need a boot drive for unraid, any suggestions?

Any good brand name between 4GB and 32GB, USB2 is all that's needed and often more reliable than USB3.

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