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    One big home server or several small ones?

    Background: I have a media server that's been offline for a while. It has several disks between 1TB-3TB (JBOD) and room to add more. I built it to simply store all my CD, DVD and BrD rips. I played the files on an HTPC so transcoding wasn't an issue - but I retired the HTPC some time ago and I...
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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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    Media Server Build

    Hi, I'm building a Media Server and I'm finding the best CPU solution for the job. I'm interested in the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, but it has 20 bus lanes. I need 2 PCIe slots x8 for the HBA controllers (2 because I have 12xHDD and 3 miniSAS ports, maybe 2 LSI 9211-8i) and 1 PCIe slot for a dedicated...