Hello all, this will be my first PC build and obviously my first UnRaid build. I have my daughters 2 year old PC that i would like to re purpose into my server. The server will be for home storage, streaming music and movies to personal PC's, laptops and a HTPC. What i'm wanting to know, is the below hardware a good place to start and any recommendations you have. i trolled the forum looking at different things and just confused myself more.
MB is a ASUS M2N-MX SE Plus,
Mother board has two SATA ports on the board, 2 PCI slots, 1 PCIe x16 slot, and a 10/100mb LAN connection.
CPU is a AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 2.6 Mhz, code name Brisbane,
Memory is 2 1G sticks of Super Talent DDR2 PC2-5300, sorry do not have the model number
The max number drives in the server will be around 6 but i will start with 3 1.5TB drives. I was thinking of using WD Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS 1.5TB 64MB
I will be replacing the crappy PSU that came with the PC. I was hoping you guy's could help size the PSU i will need, i plan on buying a modular for a little cleaner install. CPU requires 65W, the Hard drives around 10W each from what i could find. i was think 500 -550 PSU would be big enough.
I will also be replacing the Case, but not sure which yet.
1. I have read that AMD CPU's may not be the best thing for a Unraid Build, True?
2. Will the 10/100mb LAN do what I'm wanting to do? or should i add a 1G LAN card. i read that Unraid only will use 1 LAN connection, if i add a 1G card can i tell it to use that card instead of the on board. should i use the PCI or PCIe slot for the 1g card?
3. Are the WD Green drives good for 24/7 operation in a server like this?
4. Should i use a PCI or PCIe slot for my add on SATA controller? which one do you recommend that has 4 SATA ports on it.
5 anything i'm missing or any suggestions?
Thank you all for your time in reading this and responding.