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LeTueurDePaN

Making a NAS/HomeServer

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Hi everyone,

 

I am looking to build a small home server to use as NAS for media server (Plex) and i'd like to build apps and run apps of it.

 

I'd like to have some input if hardware is right/enough for it.

case : Node 304 (really like fractal, but idk if there will be an updated version of this soon... and 804 is a little to big for my needs I think)

motherboard : not sure, whatever is cheapest to run ryzen.

CPU : 2600/3600 or 3200g . IDK if the 3200g will be enough to run and build stuff all at the same time.

GPU : will depend if Choose 3200g or 2600/3600

ram : 8 or 16? does frequency mather if its not for gaming?

PSU : 500w 80+ bronze, ill get something with the biggest discount at the time of buying.

 

Storage : m.2 ssd samsung 250-500 gb

                Do i need NAS drive, of standard drive will do?

 

For the OS, not sure IF i should get Windows and Run VMs of it

Or should I go for Ubuntu ? or another distro maybe?

 

I have IT background, so the administration of which ever plateform doesnt scare me too much.

I have my thoughts about my build, but i'd like some input regarding the use case.

 

Thanks ! :)

 

 

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Hardware looks fine, Ryzen likes higher frequency memory, but I have no idea if it matters in this environment.

You could also get an Supermirco Atom board. It offers some more SATA ports, via the SAS ports. Also has IPMI, and other server features.

If you want some hardware decoding for plex, get a Nvidia Quadro P2000.

 

If you like a simple and safe experience go with Unraid. Another choice could be to just run Ubuntu Server, ZFS, and docker on top of it.


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26 minutes ago, LeTueurDePaN said:

Hi everyone,

 

I am looking to build a small home server to use as NAS for media server (Plex) and i'd like to build apps and run apps of it.

 

I'd like to have some input if hardware is right/enough for it.

case : Node 304 (really like fractal, but idk if there will be an updated version of this soon... and 804 is a little to big for my needs I think)

motherboard : not sure, whatever is cheapest to run ryzen.

CPU : 2600/3600 or 3200g . IDK if the 3200g will be enough to run and build stuff all at the same time.

GPU : will depend if Choose 3200g or 2600/3600

ram : 8 or 16? does frequency mather if its not for gaming?

PSU : 500w 80+ bronze, ill get something with the biggest discount at the time of buying.

 

Storage : m.2 ssd samsung 250-500 gb

                Do i need NAS drive, of standard drive will do?

 

For the OS, not sure IF i should get Windows and Run VMs of it

Or should I go for Ubuntu ? or another distro maybe?

 

I have IT background, so the administration of which ever plateform doesnt scare me too much.

I have my thoughts about my build, but i'd like some input regarding the use case.

 

Thanks ! :)

 

 

       Ryzen does like higher frequencies, apart from the fact that Ryzen isn't really the type of processor to use in this use case what I can tell you that for your operation it will not affect the performance of your NAS. So to answer your and @SimonCircle's question is that it will not affect anything in regards to ram frequency unless you decide to run multiple VMs and a large database then ram speed may affect performance.

 

47 minutes ago, LeTueurDePaN said:

      Do i need NAS drive, of standard drive will do?

 

A standard drive will absolutely do. "NAS drives" are typically gimmicks, people say that NAS drives are used for RAID configurations and are made to be used for weeks on end ( I don't really know if JBOD is considered a RAID configuration although maybe I'm wrong. ) but for my NAS I just use a couple standard SATA drives which work flawlessly. if your going for an SSD for your NAS btw I wouldn't go anything under 3D TLC NAND for a media server and if your looking for a hard drive SAS drives are pretty cheap although you would need a SAS controller ( pretty cheap normally on ebay ). Otherwise you could also go with any old SATA drive though. Doesn't really matter as far as I'm concerned.  


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