My very basic home server. Just upgraded It to UnRaid😁. Like it so far

Specs?

Help with first NAS/Server
by u/Swagnoor in r/unRAID 4 days ago

ok, thanks... yeah my prebuild has ddr3 non-ecc

Help with first NAS/Server

This is so informative, thanks! I will definitely be looking into SnapRaid and those memory timings.

Help with first NAS/Server
by u/Swagnoor in r/unRAID 5 days ago

Thanks for your response, all of this was helpful! I'll prob end up selling the GPU then. Hopefully someone can help me with the VPN question.

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Help with first NAS/Server Help

Hey guys, I'm a complete newb when it comes to building a server/NAS. I do have a technical background so I am willing to learn. I have been trying to research off and on for many weeks, but every time I get pulled into another topic I didn't know about. I think I understand the very basics of the hardware and software but I wanted to come to the experts for advice and recommendations.

So currently I have an old prebuilt running windows 10 with an 8TB HDD and a 250GB SSD. I've filled up about 90 percent of that HDD and there is only 1 HDD slot in that PC, so I thought now is a great time to upgrade.

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  • Uses: I want to build a server/NAS mainly for Plex, torrenting, and PC backups. For Plex, I just directly stream in 4k to a couple of TVs. I don't do any transcoding at the moment, but it would be nice if I had the ability to do 1-2 1080p streams, just in case. I would also want to maybe do some tinkering with windows/Linux virtualization and I want to get experience with docker.

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  • OS: I will probably run UnRAID because I like that I can just add in whatever drives I want, whenever I want. But I'm going to install Truecas Core on an old laptop I have, just to see how it works.

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  • Build: I've created a PCPP list of the stuff that I already have lying around and the parts that I think I need. As you can see I have some stuff lying around/parts I can recycle into this build. The GPU won't be going into this server till I get my hands on a 3070 (could be months). Also, I plan to use the SSD as a cache drive. For the boot drive I will prob use the USB from the list, but would that be overkill?

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Some questions and concerns that I have:

  1. Are there any parts that I could upgrade that would make a big performance difference? Or any parts I can downgrade without a big hug in performance? I'm still undecided if I should go Intel or AMD, or if I need more CPU power. Please let me know your thoughts.
  2. Do I even need a GPU on this server? What are some use cases besides transcoding?
  3. I keep hearing that ECC memory is pretty important to server builds. Given that I already have non-ECC memory, do I need to buy some? Also, the memory is CL22... is that too slow?
  4. How would I get a VPN (NordVPN) to work? From what I understand docker containers run one app at a time. So if I have a container for qBittorrent, could I have another VPN container that could connect to the qBittorrent container?

​

Thanks for reading through this long newb post. I appreciate any feedback you guys have. Thanks!

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Help with first NAS/Server

Hey guys, I'm a complete newb when it comes to building a server/NAS. I do have a technical background so I am willing to learn. I have been trying to research off and on for many weeks, but every time I get pulled into another topic I didn't know about. I think I understand the very basics of the hardware and software but I wanted to come to the experts for advice and recommendations.

So currently I have an old prebuilt running windows 10 with an 8TB HDD and a 250GB SSD. I've filled up about 90 percent of that HDD and there is only 1 HDD slot in that PC, so I thought now is a great time to upgrade.

​

  • Uses: I want to build a server/NAS mainly for Plex, torrenting, and PC backups. For Plex, I just directly stream in 4k to a couple of TVs. I don't do any transcoding at the moment, but it would be nice if I had the ability to do 1-2 1080p streams, just in case. I would also want to maybe do some tinkering with windows/Linux virtualization and I want to get experience with docker.

​

  • OS: I will probably run UnRAID because I like that I can just add in whatever drives I want, whenever I want. But I'm going to install Truecas Core on an old laptop I have, just to see how it works.

​

  • Build: I've created a PCPP list of the stuff that I already have lying around and the parts that I think I need. As you can see I have some stuff lying around/parts I can recycle into this build. The GPU won't be going into this server till I get my hands on a 3070 (could be months). Also, I plan to use the SSD as a cache drive. For the boot drive I will prob use the USB from the list, but would that be overkill?

​

Some questions and concerns that I have:

  1. Are there any parts that I could upgrade that would make a big performance difference? Or any parts I can downgrade without a big hug in performance? I'm still undecided if I should go Intel or AMD, or if I need more CPU power. Please let me know your thoughts.
  2. Do I even need a GPU on this server? What are some use cases besides transcoding?
  3. I keep hearing that ECC memory is pretty important to server builds. Given that I already have non-ECC memory, do I need to buy some? Also, the memory is CL22... is that too slow?
  4. How would I get a VPN (NordVPN) to work? From what I understand docker containers run one app at a time. So if I have a container for qBittorrent, could I have another VPN container that could connect to the qBittorrent container?

​

Thanks for reading through this long newb post. I appreciate any feedback you guys have. Thanks!

Dad tries to give his kid a terrible present
by u/Swagnoor in r/funny 1 week ago

It's so fluffy I'm gonna die!!

Dad tries to give his kid a terrible present
by u/Swagnoor in r/funny 1 week ago

Food gifts are the best!

Dad tries to give his kid a terrible present

He was hoping for a good reaction and he definitely got it!

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Build Advice

Gotcha, thanks!

Build Advice

Define 7

Do you need to buy extra HDD cages or does it come with them? And can you buy any generic cages or do they have to be specific ones?

Finally feel good about posting my HT room with new couch in place today. One year in the making.

Maybe paint the room a darker color so that less light bounces around... Just a thought.

Audio and Visual Out Of Sync
by u/Swagnoor in r/PleX 3 weeks ago

Looking into it now, thanks!

Audio and Visual Out Of Sync
by u/Swagnoor in r/PleX 3 weeks ago

I've been having a similar issue for months. My Roku tv has a delay but my fire stick doesn't... So weird. And it's only for one show.

I think it finished on her as well

I have now... WTF?!

I think it finished on her as well

What did it practice on?!?

I think it finished on her as well

Maybe she's single... That's why she was having so much fun

doLPhin RAPEs iNnoCEnT Wet woMAn
by u/Swagnoor in r/funny 3 weeks ago

Sorry not familiar with that reference

I think it finished on her as well

Prob washing off the dolphin's fun syrup

I think it finished on her as well

TIL

I think it finished on her as well

Love has no limits

doLPhin RAPEs iNnoCEnT Wet woMAn
by u/Swagnoor in r/funny 3 weeks ago

Ikr they are so selfish... It could have at least let her finish as well

doLPhin RAPEs iNnoCEnT Wet woMAn
by u/Swagnoor in r/funny 3 weeks ago

Only if you get caught