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Salacious B Crum

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    Salacious B Crum got a reaction from TheDataAnalyst in Old PC to NAS Build - Anything Missing/Opinions?   
    It's going to work but that's going to pull some juju outta the wall the TDP on that chip is 125 watts running a couple streams on plex with a few background items running and you'll have yourself a nice little heater still better than enterprise gear
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    Salacious B Crum got a reaction from Ben17 in Do you use\trust Asus AI Suite 3?   
    Get rid of that crap completely from your rig and use the bios that software is wonky at best and even after going into the bios it seems to maintain settings that you've made and conflicts with the system causing instability
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    Salacious B Crum got a reaction from fredih in Turning old PC into NAS - Advice?   
    Go for it I built my 32TB unRAID server from my i7 6700 and it serves up a dozen docker containers, plex, as a file server and a few vm's thing is rock solid you can use the sata ports on the board and expand with an HBA flashed to IT mode when needed I get 6-10 streams from plex depending on transcode requirements
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    Salacious B Crum reacted to Electronics Wizardy in NAS direct connection to PC   
    No need to bridge, just give both the nas a pc a ip in the same subnet.
    Just change the ip in control panel under network adapter properties.
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    Salacious B Crum got a reaction from cbergerman1515 in 420+ vs 920+ for media library and editing (scroll to bottom)   
    My recommendation is to download and install unRAID and use the free 30 day trial it is the full os not a partial give it a dry run it is a great NAS solution but you will need to provide the hardware I built mine around an i7 6700 pre built that I retired its been flawless for a few years now
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    Salacious B Crum reacted to Thirdgen89GTA in NAS device, or cheap efficient pc?   
    That looks really nice.
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    Salacious B Crum reacted to Jarsky in NAS device, or cheap efficient pc?   
    You might be interested in checking out the new Helios64 by Kobol https://blog.kobol.io/2020/01/02/helios64-annoucement/
    It just started shipping last month. They do a 5 bay enclosure with a custom board based off the RK3399 (RockPro64) chip. It's USD $295 + shipping, so you could install a ARM distro such as DietPi to run it as a NAS along with a Plex Server etc...
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    Salacious B Crum reacted to Jarsky in Budget Plex Server Under $500 Suggestions 2020   
    Not sure why everyone suggests Rackmount servers for the typical person....rack servers are noisy and a pita for most people who don't have other rack gear. 
    I'd just look at someone selling a desktop second hand....some things to keep in mind
    - If you have a Plex Pass and use transcoding, get something with an Intel 7th gen or higher CPU
    - Even 8GB of ram is overkill for a Plex Server, dont pay premium for 16GB (even 4GB is plenty)
    - If you do mostly direct play you don't need a strong CPU, even an i3 or Ryzen 3 is perfectly adequate. Since you have plex pass an Intel CPU has both Windows & Linux Support for hw transcoding. 
    If you want to do a new build, since you do have a Plex Pass - a build like this will easily handle well over a dozen 1080p hw transcoded streams simultaneously. Intel Quick Sync is excellent for this job. I included a 6TB disk for a decent amount of storage...you could obviously take that out if you already have the storage or use a smaller disk like a 4TB which will bring it under the $500 target
    PCPartPicker Part List
    CPU: Intel Core i3-9100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($108.99 @ Amazon) 
    Motherboard: Gigabyte B365M DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($74.98 @ Amazon) 
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 CL16 Memory  ($31.99 @ Corsair) 
    Storage: Western Digital Green 240 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($38.99 @ Amazon) 
    Storage: Seagate IronWolf NAS 6 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($159.99 @ Adorama) 
    Case: Corsair 100R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($59.99 @ Newegg) 
    Power Supply: EVGA BQ 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  ($59.49 @ Amazon) 
    Total: $534.42
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-20 22:13 EDT-0400
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    Salacious B Crum reacted to leadeater in Can I do 4K on my Plex server?   
    Wouldn't know, was too long so I didn't read it 🙃 lol
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    Salacious B Crum reacted to mahyar in Software to make NAS from old PC for security camera's   
    if its something like a core 2 duo with 2gb of ram freenas will be painful i asked specs to recommend a good software
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    Salacious B Crum got a reaction from Jarsky in UNRAID vs Xpenology (synology OS)   
    HaHa word be true!
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    Salacious B Crum got a reaction from Rancidpunk in McAfee removal   
    Thanks figured it out I had to literally click the ok button for that script warning 2 dozen times and finally their uninstall window popped up not very nice of them to just not just allow removal in the normal way I gotta keep a better eye out for those click boxes that are pre-applied while conducting a download
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    Salacious B Crum reacted to Den-Fi in Why does my motherboard have TWO 6-pin CPU power slots? 🤔   
    Make your own thread.
    Barging into someone else's with a completely unrelated question is poor etiquette.
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    Salacious B Crum got a reaction from paddy-stone in Unraid being weird   
    Glad it worked out Apple can be a bitch at times
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    Salacious B Crum got a reaction from Tamesh16 in Whats been your WORST computer related purchase?   
    A 1U server its loud as crap!
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    Salacious B Crum got a reaction from Windows7ge in New to servers what OS would be best for my situation?   
    Proxmox has a shorter learning curve than most hypervisors and is pretty sweet to work with
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    Salacious B Crum got a reaction from Noego in Server/NAS with Plex + MakeMKV + HandBreak   
    Good job glad to hear its a great platform
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    Salacious B Crum got a reaction from PenguinMaster in UNRaid NAS for under $200   
    If this is a home server there is no need for redundant power supplies get a reputable UPS to protect the system
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    Salacious B Crum got a reaction from leadeater in Need extra 5V on a Dell R730 - homelab   
    Yep that would be ideal post how you make out as many have had similar questions regarding these server upgrades my R710 and R410 don't have these options so I will have to tap inline somewhere when that day comes just haven't had the need yet
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    Salacious B Crum got a reaction from leadeater in Hikvision NVR vs Third-party or Self Build NVR   
    I run blue iris it has a ton of options but I have it running on quite an overbuilt pc (AMD R7 1800X) just keep in mind these setups require a ton of resources to work without issues so if you build an NVR keep that in mind I had a purpose built NVR (Swann) and to be quite honest it was an 8 camera unit with only 4 cameras and it was wonky at best the ui sucked I'm sure they have come a long way since then but keep this in mind try to confirm how well they operate with a full complement of cameras, oh and blue iris is not free although it will probably be the cheapest part of the build if you go that route ?
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    Salacious B Crum got a reaction from Kilrah in USB UPS   
    Just an update "dude" went out in the 80's something tells me you were not conceived yet ?
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    Salacious B Crum got a reaction from kris44dad in True value of a NAS??   
    the File system is xfs or btrfs but I have experience with that my ups is USB and integrates with unRAID just fine have had several outages and no issues or data loss

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    Salacious B Crum got a reaction from Adason in raspberry pi zero w pi-hole and vpn   
    I am not familiar with the 0 but I run pi-hole and open vpn on my 3B+
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    Salacious B Crum got a reaction from Noego in Server/NAS with Plex + MakeMKV + HandBreak   
    That should be fine and the reason your not finding much on the requirements is that you already have them right there the system does not require much for just NAS duty and you can run handbrake and MKV in a docker on unRAID the nice thing about unRAID that seems to fit well with your goal is that it is scalable at any time by just adding another drive of any size as long as its not bigger than the parity drive if your not going to use parity then I believe there is not drive limit on size as to your need for a optical drive well thats up to you how you go about it either internal or a usb external unit you can try unRAID for free up to 30 days plus 15/15 with no limitations on the trial you get full features to run through there paces I suggest that you post on the forum over there those folks are super helpful in getting you set up
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    Salacious B Crum got a reaction from Windows7ge in Unraid help   
    Yeah I think its doable maybe a wemos D1 mini tied to the power switch pins on the mother board then a script/sketch with one of those amp clamps on each power supply or better yet a power monitoring Sonoff integrated with home assistant flashed with tasmota would be an option but I admit you have a bit of research to do but I think its doable and at a reasonable cost