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My FreeNAS build, for plex and stuff (need opinions)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So, I have been looking into plex and have always wanted to build a Home Server for basic photo storage and Plex.

I only plan to stream 3 1080 streams at a time

 

This is like a weekend budget project that I plan on making this weekend..

Are there any opinions/would this work?

 

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You should think about getting at least two hard drive to get redundancy if the hard drive should fail, so you do not lose all the data.


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14 minutes ago, vedaant said:

So, I have been looking into plex and have always wanted to build a Home Server for basic photo storage and Plex.

I only plan to stream 3 1080 streams at a time

 

This is like a weekend budget project that I plan on making this weekend..

Are there any opinions/would this work?

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i3-8100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor  (₹12595.00 @ Amazon India) 
Motherboard: Asus PRIME H310M-E R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  (₹4935.00 @ Amazon India) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  (₹5510.00 @ Amazon India) 
Storage: Crucial BX500 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (₹2638.00 @ Amazon India) 
Storage: Seagate IronWolf NAS 8 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (₹20194.00 @ Amazon India) 
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (₹3990.00 @ Amazon India) 
Total: ₹49862.00
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I would wait for intel 10th gen.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
55 minutes ago, boggy77 said:

would that be better? Most of the NAS builds I have seen all use the i3 so idk

 

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I would go with either an Intel Xeon or Ryzen platform with ECC support and a server motherboard with IPMI but that's just me. Might also look for a more server oriented SSD but it'll likely be fine. Nice choice of HDD though.

 

1 hour ago, jj9987 said:

You should think about getting at least two hard drive to get redundancy if the hard drive should fail, so you do not lose all the data.

RAID can help but it's still not a proper back-up. Things can go wrong with the system that RAID can't protect against.


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Three Methods to Resetting a Windows Login Password

A Beginners Guide to Debian CLI Based File Servers

A Beginners Guide to PROXMOX

How to Use Rsync on Microsoft Windows for Cross-platform Automatic Data Replication

 

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A Beginners Guide to Servers

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Windows7ge said:

I would go with either an Intel Xeon or Ryzen platform with ECC support and a server motherboard with IPMI but that's just me. Might also look for a more server oriented SSD but it'll likely be fine. Nice choice of HDD though.

 

RAID can help but it's still not a proper back-up. Things can go wrong with the system that RAID can't protect against.

It's just video files, so like I don't think I need ECC or care much about storage.. Mostly, my doubts are regarding the capability of the i3-8100.. The passmark scores for the i3-8100 is better...

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8 minutes ago, vedaant said:

It's just video files, so like I don't think I need ECC or care much about storage.. Mostly, my doubts are regarding the capability of the i3-8100.. The passmark scores for the i3-8100 is better...

I don't have knowledge on what type of load a 1080p stream has on a CPU running FreeNAS so I can't advise you there. And as I said I just gave your my own preferences. ECC memory support is a nice to have with FreeNAS this requires a CPU that supports ECC. Then IPMI is just in case anything goes wrong with the server you don't have to be in front of it with keyboard/mouse/monitor to fix what went wrong.


Guides & Tutorials:

How to Format Storage Devices in Windows 10

A How-To: Drive Sharing in Windows 10

VFIO GPU Pass-though w/ Looking Glass KVM on Ubuntu 19.04

A How-To Guide: Building a Rudimentary Disk Enclosure

Three Methods to Resetting a Windows Login Password

A Beginners Guide to Debian CLI Based File Servers

A Beginners Guide to PROXMOX

How to Use Rsync on Microsoft Windows for Cross-platform Automatic Data Replication

 

Guide/Tutorial in Progress:

A Beginners Guide to Servers

 

In the Queue:

[Taking Suggestions]

 

Don't see what you need? Check the Full List or *PM me, if I haven't made it I'll add it to the list.

*NOTE: I'll only add it to the list if the request is something I know I can do.

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1 hour ago, Windows7ge said:

RAID can help but it's still not a proper back-up. Things can go wrong with the system that RAID can't protect against.

I mentioned only redundancy here, so cases when a drive/physical hardware fails. Backups are a separate topic.


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2 minutes ago, jj9987 said:

I mentioned only redundancy here, so cases when a drive/physical hardware fails. Backups are a separate topic.

My eyes missed the key word redundancy for some reason. That's my bad.

 

Still, don't let them think redundancy = backup. Some people think they're one in the same.


Guides & Tutorials:

How to Format Storage Devices in Windows 10

A How-To: Drive Sharing in Windows 10

VFIO GPU Pass-though w/ Looking Glass KVM on Ubuntu 19.04

A How-To Guide: Building a Rudimentary Disk Enclosure

Three Methods to Resetting a Windows Login Password

A Beginners Guide to Debian CLI Based File Servers

A Beginners Guide to PROXMOX

How to Use Rsync on Microsoft Windows for Cross-platform Automatic Data Replication

 

Guide/Tutorial in Progress:

A Beginners Guide to Servers

 

In the Queue:

[Taking Suggestions]

 

Don't see what you need? Check the Full List or *PM me, if I haven't made it I'll add it to the list.

*NOTE: I'll only add it to the list if the request is something I know I can do.

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9 hours ago, vedaant said:

would that be better? Most of the NAS builds I have seen all use the i3 so idk

One reason many NAS builds use intel is because all of their Core range have Iris graphics which support quick sync for hardware transcoding with Plex. 

 

 


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