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    New Network and Server Stack

    Hey folks, I’ve been noticing that my UnRaid server is getting a tad long in the tooth in terms of speed of docker containers running and the VMs. Granted the server is running on an old FX-8320 and 16GB of DDR3 ram. So I think it’s time to upgrade but I don’t know which path to take...
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    Need a recommendation on mATX board/cpu for pfsense and vpn

    Hi all, I picked up one one of these on a whim and after i got it and took a look at it, I think I'm going to try and turn it into pfsense box (with vpn as well). It takes a micro ATX MB, and the one i had lying around here won't post, so I'm looking for a new combo. Requirements are: 1Gbs...
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    NAS and Plex server build help

    Hey Guys first time posting on the forum, I've recently decided to build a dedicated Plex Server and NAS instead of piggy backing off my gaming rig so I wanted some advice. The last time I built a computer was about 5 years ago so all my knowledge about what is best to buy is very out of date...
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    Power efficient Processor for nas build .

    Hi , i am a student i am planning to build a freenas for my home data backup and plex purpose . Can anyone suggest me any power efficient processor for this build . suggest anything except atom c servers processors . Please suggest some processor which supports ECC memory . And not a Atom...
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    NAS - New Build ( Advice & Recommendations)

    Build’s Name: Lion Operating System/ Storage Platform: KVM (CentOS) or ESXi CPU: Intel - Xeon E3-1220 V5 3GHz Quad-Core CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-L9i 33.8 CFM CPU Cooler Motherboard: SUPERMICRO MBD-X11SSH-F-O Micro ATX Server Motherboard LGA 1151 Intel C236 Chassis: U-NAS NSC- 810A Drives: 8x...
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    PFSense Build - Hardware Advice

    Below are the parts for my build. It will be used in a small business (16 computers + mobiles phone ...) with 150Mbps internet. Will this be okay with squid/squidguard/snort + antivirus running? What are some things I should know when setting up PFSense? Also can you confirm that I have the...
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    Server build help

    Hey guys looking for something that can I can use for a virtualization with hardware pass thru. I saw the intel 2600 with dual 2670 and 128gb from natex. This server is going to be a virtual lab / playground and host all of my media as well and some other projects. Could you all recommend a...