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Electronics Wizardy

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  • CPU
    dual Xeon e5 2680 v2
  • Motherboard
    Intel s2600cp
  • RAM
    32GB DDR3R
  • GPU
  • Case
    Phantex enthoo pro
  • Storage
    4x 100GB SSDs + 6x 2TB HDDs
  • PSU
    850 EVGA g2
  • Cooling
    Deepcool IceBlade 200M
  • Operating System
    Fedora 29

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  1. This is what id do PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/PxzRK4 CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon) Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($110.99 @ Amazon) Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Adorama) Storage: Western Digital Red 8 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($199.91 @ Amazon) Storage: Western Digital Red 8 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($199.91 @ Amazon) Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB Phoenix OC Video Card ($209.99 @ Amazon) Case: Silverstone CS380 ATX Mid Tower Case ($191.19 @ Amazon) Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($69.98 @ Amazon) Total: $1286.94 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-07 00:13 EST-0500 Get plex pass and use gpu, 8tb reds are good drives, case with lots of hot swap(but you can cheaper if you want), Boot ssd.https://pcpartpicker.com/list/PxzRK4
  2. Either build a new rig with a ryzen or simmilar for lower power, or do with something like a dell r720 if you want a used server and don't mind the rack form factor. Plex can do gpu transcoding with plex pass, but you really don't need it here with only 4 streams
  3. If your only running plex, probably not, vms have overhead and complexity, but if you want to do more than plex, id use vms Is the mac only playing media? I don't think moving settings will be that hard
  4. Did you try doing the plex server on the synology? How does that work? Cheap solution is probably a used server. Do you need a mac, a non mac would be much faster for the price and should do all that you like here.
  5. Rebuilding a array is the same stress as reading all the data on the drive, so nothing extra. A normal drive can read all the data without error, so its not like it will just fail on a consumer drive. It depends on your use. Since speed doesn't matter for you and you don't need much space, raid 1 seems better here.
  6. Nas drives are best for this use. Normal drives will work fine as well, with the potiental of a slightly higher failure rate. Id personally get the cheaper external drives and shuck them, as the savings is more than the prediced increased failure rate.
  7. Really, if you want something simple for others, id really try to do a cloud solution as its much more reliable, and simple to use, and your not the tech support. BUt even with basic use 100mbit will be slow.
  8. Really try to get gigabit networking if you can, its basically the same price, and so much faster. For that price, just get 1 or 2 8tb hdds. Whats your backup plan?
  9. Heatsink for the cpu powersupply. Its probably fine if the clips/screws haven't broken and no visual damage to the board.
  10. Why do you want to get a m.2 if you already have a ssd? What do you wan to store on the ssd.
  11. You normally get a read performanc boost in raid 1 normally as you can read from it basically like how you would read from raid 0 with half the data from each drive.
  12. How much storage do you need? Id go fewer drives if you can, for ease of upgrade, and lower power, and lower noise.
  13. Try shorting the green and black pins on the old psu to see if it turns on. That psu will work fine at 220w.
  14. it should technically work with some software, but don't do it. Also lots of optical media is read only or worm, so normal raid code won't work.
  15. You can run the program as a different user, and they won't be able to touch it. Talk to the maker of the rgb software to see if they have suggestions on how to do this. Might be annoying to script this as the programs aren't designed to be used that way. Id just unplug the leds in the systems and lock the cases, then no lighs and less to manage. Look at something like PDQ deploy or simmilar to manage programs and updates.