shazza6887

Noob New Build Please Help

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Hi all,

 

Could someone have a quick look over these components and give me the all clear?

 

I basically only use the server to watch my movie rips on my Nvidia Shield and HTPC. I do not require the system to be able to do vm's dockers etc. The movies currently (even the 4k ones) work fine off my Nas that has 1gb ddr in Raid 5 Array through a Gigabit switch. I am planning on started the build with 2 x 8tb Seagate Irons wolfs and add a further 4 drives as I sell off my old hardware.

 

Components,

 

Case Fractal Design Node 304 USB 3.0 Mini ITX DTX Case Black $129 Au

https://www.pccasegear.com/category/25_1055/cases/fractal-design-cases

 

MB ASRock H270M ITX/AC Motherboard $129

https://www.pccasegear.com/products/42079/asrock-h270m-itx-ac-motherboard

 

Cpu Intel Pentium G4560 $75

https://www.pccasegear.com/products/37702/intel-pentium-g4560

 

Memory Team T-Force Vulcan 2400MHz 4GB (1x4GB) DDR4 $59 (I could go either 2x4 gb sticks or 1x 8gb stick if needed)

https://www.pccasegear.com/products/43373/team-t-force-vulcan-2400mhz-4gb-1x4gb-ddr4

 

PSU Corsair CX450 450W Power Supply $69 (I can get another brand 450w)

https://www.pccasegear.com/products/39233/corsair-cx450-450w-power-supply

 

HHD's Seagate Ironwolf ST8000VN0022 3.5in 8TB NAS HDD X 2

https://www.pccasegear.com/products/37368/seagate-ironwolf-st8000vn0022-3-5in-8tb-nas-hdd

 

Usb Flash SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive 16GB $12

https://www.pccasegear.com/products/42470/sandisk-ultra-fit-usb-3-1-flash-drive-16gb

 

Misc BitFenix 20cm Sleeved 4 Pin Molex to 4x SATA Power Cable, Black $14

https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Power-Supplies/Sleeved-Cables/43863-BFA-MSC-M4SA20KK-RP

 

Thanks for your help.

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What CPU does your NAS have? The parts look fine for what you want to use them for, my only concern would be 4K. I currently play media off my unRAID server over a gigabit lan, but I don't play 4K and I am not certain if playing 4K may require more CPU overhead than your G4560 can offer. Are you using Kodi on the Shield to play your media or Plex?

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Its a little atom processor, I use Kodi on my Shield, I believe it is a direct stream? no transcoding done, Shield plays all in native. I have used it with 70gb rips sometimes nil stutter sometimes a second of buffering although those 4k movies where on a separate HDD enclose which is hooked up via USB2 to the Nas.

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Then you should be fine with the parts you have picked for your build.

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