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Minecraft / Plex Server for ~$500 USD

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Budget (including currency): Around $500

Country: USA

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: I'll be running a single 10-15 person minecraft server and then direct playing 4k video through Plex. There might be a small a mount of transcoding 1080 video, but that is a reasonably rare occurence. 

 

Other details I won't need any peripherals but ideally I'd like to boot from an SSD and have at least 5tb of storage with the option later to put that storage into a RAID 1 configuration. Also, I plan to put this in my rack so ideally I'd like this to fit in a 2u space, but if it needs to be bigger it's not a huge problem. 

 

Thanks guys! Let me know if you need any more info. I'm happy to provide anything you need. 

 

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dl380 g7 server could be a great option for you as you can find them cheap. I had one with dual x5650 and 88gb of ram and used it for plex and minecraft with 0 issues at all. Was just power hungry :)


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1 minute ago, Escapenz said:

dl380 g7 server could be a great option for you as you can find them cheap. I had one with dual x5650 and 88gb of ram and used it for plex and minecraft with 0 issues at all. Was just power hungry :)

I agree. Minecraft is single-core and Plex doesn't take too much CPU. Just make sure you don't allocate all of that RAM to Minecraft, as Java sometimes has a hard time with over 4GB. Try using Docker so that you can add more applications to your server if you need to, like PiHole or a VPN.


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5 hours ago, nickgore0625 said:

@ImAlsoRan @Escapenz

 

Thanks! Really appreciate it. Pretty happy to find that they sell for sub $200. 

 

Any insight into the set up process? I've never used anything like that. 

 

Just like a normal pc tho. Personally if you can find one with a higher end cpu say x5670 or so on get that one.

 


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500GB Evo 970 plus NVME - OS Drive | Aorus Gen4 AIC Adaptor 2x A2000 1TB Raid 0 - Steam Games Drive | Samsung evo 840 1TB SSD - storage drive | 3 x 2TB WD Black HDD Raid 0 with crucial ssd 500gb as cache - Program Drives/Games Over Flow Drive 2x 4TB Segate HDD Raid 0 with crucial ssd 500gb ssd as cache - Plex Drive Case - 

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