1. conr

    New to Docker Containers with Home Servers

    Why should I run my services, like Plex, Deluge, NextCloud, PhotoPrism, etc... in a Docker Container for a Home Server? I've always just install directly with the package manager like apt and pacman. Thanks!
  2. K

    DIY NAS feedback and tips

    Greetings, I am currently in a thought process of redesigning my home network into a much better system and wanted to get some feedback on this forum. There may be better ways or better tools out there that I don't know yet. Main things I wanted to focus one: plex as media server, nextcloud as...
  3. R

    F/S: Intel Optane SSD 900P Series (280GB AIC PCIe X4 3D XPoint) - Brand New

    Hello! I have a stock of Intel Optane SSDs that would be a great addition to your computer or a good way to get a server built. They are in brand-new condition and will be shipping from NY! Price is listed at $160 per unit on ebay, I would let them go for $120 + shipping. PM me by 7/19 and get...
  4. P

    First time help

    Let's start by saying that if I'm in the wrong forum please let me know so I can ask this question in the right place. This is the first time building a home server and I would like it to be a file server, plex, and home assistant machine. Is there an OS that would best be suited for this...
  5. C

    NVIDIA PNY T1000 8GB GPU, 40G Mellanox ConnectX-3, 2x Dell Precision 3650 Workstations (GPU compatible + In Warranty!)

    Dell Precision 3650 Tower Workstation $1200 quantity: 2 8 core Xeon W-1370 / 24GB DDR4 / 256GB NVME with Windows 10 + 12TB HDD + **Dell warranty** valid through **3/09/2025** (see bottom for more specs) Buy both $2350 NVIDIA PNY T1000 8GB $375 quantity: 1 Plays Elden Ring on Ultra at 1080...
  6. F

    Planning a replacement for HPE dl360p G8 - need advice

    I've had my dl360p G8 a little while now, probably about a year. ESXi 6.5 U3 2x Xeon E5-2630v2 48 GB RAM 4x 600GB 2.5" SAS HDD 2x 750w PSU Over the course of the year I've realised that whilst I really like this piece of kit, it's just too loud(whiiiiirrrrrrrrR) and power hungry (last months...
  7. P

    Home SteamLink+Media+RemoteDesktop server from a gaming rig.

    I currently have a Gaming Desktop and an R710 home media/NAS/lab server. The other day I was looking at my setup and considering my power usage when an abstract though occured. I currently use my desktop more for watching my media that I do for actually playing games but still like to fire up...
  8. BoredSysadmin

    Plex Pass Lifetime May the Fourth 24h Sale [Normally $120]

    Sauce: A Reminder: The other way of getting the same at $79.99 is subscribing to Plex newsletter and waiting (could be months) Some of Plex Pass benefits include LiveTV DVR, offline viewing, no cost of Plex clients, and Hardware support for transcoding videos (Intel QuickSync and Nvidia NVENC)
  9. M

    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...
  10. L

    SuperMicro 4U CSE-847 36 Bay SAS2 BP X9DRD-EF 2x E5-2620 12 Core 16GB IT Mode

    I have been obsessed with this ebay store. last week i found a 24 bay, and i was about to pay for it just now when i saw they have this 36 Bay SuperMicro 4U CSE-847 36 Bay SAS2 BP X9DRD-EF 2x E5-2620 12 Core 16GB IT Mode | eBay. its perfect for my Plex server! see if any one you could use one.
  11. C

    GPU Support X8DTI-F

    Hi All, New to the forum pages here, so I hope I'm putting this in the right place. I currently have an X8DTI-F board with two intel x5660's and about 40 or so GiB of ram running FreeNas. I was looking to add a Tesla K10 for video encoding/plex streaming, but couldn't find support for the...
  12. L

    Supermicro 4U server W 24 Trays UN Raided

    I found this cool supermicro 4u, i'm going to use it to make a Plex server and its on good shape. its only 16GB RAM but DDR3 is cheap now. see if you guys like it. SuperMicro 4U CSE-846 24 Bay SAS2 BP X9DRi-F/2x W/ 2x E5-2620 16GB IT MODE | eBay I found it much cheaper in their website...
  13. C

    New to building home server-X10SRM-F BIOS questions

    First post here, so here it goes. I'm building my first home server this week, mostly for Plex. I've built many PCs but never a server grade machine. So, my options for W10 OS install is my 64GB Satadom or Toshiba 1TB m.2 NVMe. Is there an easier one to load onto via Rufus (USB)? Do I need...
  14. T

    Building new server

    Current system: is Unraid for Plex, VM for Minecraft, and a couple of dockers (Unifi, PiHole, etc) Supermicro 826 2u case Supermicro X9DRi-LN4+ motherboard Dual Xeon 2650 v2s Lots of RAM I bought a Quadro P2000 and a Supermicro 846 case to move everything over. So the question is can I get a...
  15. D

    Supermicro Guide - Potential new purchase

    Good day everyone! I am looking to possibly purchase a new server to replace my Dell R710 running FreeNAS. Right now all my bays are full and there isn't much more I can do to expand the storage or add SSDs or NVME for caching etc. I am looking at potentially purchasing a SuperMicro server...
  16. L

    X11SSH-LN4F trouble creating EFI partition on NVMe drive

    Hello, I'm having a bit of trouble with this workflow and was wondering if anyone would be able to help me troubleshoot. There were several threads I came across, but this one is the closest to what I'm experiencing. I'm trying to install and boot from Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS amd64 on my NVMe...
  17. V

    Migrating aging HP workstation to ESXi 6.5U2 for Plex/other-tasks - WWYD?

    Hi guys, I'm needing some help here as I've been putting this project off for way too long. I have a 5+ year old i7 based HP workstation running Windows 10 that I've been using as a catch-all server for all of the random home server tasks that I need. It is running Plex, Milestone Xprotect...
  18. A

    [FS] U-NAS NSC-800, Noctua Slim CPU Fan, Seasonic 300W 1U/Flex PSU, Crucial 250GB SSD, 2.5" HD's, S

    Its a new year, and I recently rebuilt my Home Server. I don't have any confirmed sales on ServeTheHome but I have a couple of confirmed trades on /r/hardwareswap Here's some of the hardware I want to sell: Server Hardware U-NAS NSC-800 8-Bay Server Case working, a bit dusty (will be...
  19. M

    UnRAID Plex and File Server Build

    Hello. I’m looking at building a new UnRAID server, to replace my current SAN, an old HP P4300g2, that I have outgrown. The box will mainly handle Plex streams, 3-5 at a time, and ideally be able to handle 4K transcodes as well. Additionally, it will host a file server as well. I have...
  20. C

    FS: FreeNAS / Plex Server - Fairly High End- used

    I'm selling my FreeNAS server. I built it a couple months ago. Very little usage. I'm in the process of moving and need to get rid of some of my machines. PARTS LIST: Motherboard: ASRock Rack E3C236D2I Mini ITX Server Motherboard LGA 1151 Intel C236 CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1275 v6 Kaby Lake 3.8 GHz...