2020 W480 unRAID/Plex Server Build (Arstotzka)

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2020 W480 unRAID/Plex Server Build (Arstotzka)

Built in 2020 and named after the setting of my favorite game, Arstotzka is my unRAID server build, based off a Xeon W-1290P CPU. I bought the CPU/motherboard/RAM combo off of /r/HardwareSwap for $600 which was an extremely good deal.

For storage, I bought four WD Elements 12TB external HDDs on sale and shucked the drives. They turned out to be WD120EDAZ white labels. I keep three of them in the system for 24TB of storage with 1 drive parity and fourth as a cold spare. I have a 1TB Intel 665p NVMe SSD as a cache drive.

The primary purpose of this server is to run Plex, I use the LinuxServer.io Docker image. I had a spare GTX 1070 I threw in for transcoding.
Color(s): Black
RGB Lighting? No
Theme: none
Cooling: Air Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 539.00
Intel - Xeon W-1290P
Socket: LGA 1200
Cores: 10
Motherboard
$ 613.71
ASRock - Creator
Chipset: W480
CPU Socket: LGA 1200
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 307.62
micron - ECC UDIMM (3200MHz) (2x)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 32 GB
Graphics
$ 151.15
EVGA - SC Gaming
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1070
Storage
$ 219.00
Intel - 665P
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
$ 599.97
Western Digital - WD Gold Enterprise (3x)
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 12 TB
PSU
$ 110.00
Antec - EDG750
Wattage: 750
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
$ 143.49
Fractal Design - Define R5 Black
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Solid
Cooling
$ 109.95
Noctua - NH-D15 Premium
Type: Air Cooler
Estimated total value of this build:
$ 2,793.89
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