Wanted to post how my Plex network at home is set up.
Couple months ago I started building my new plex server, this will be the central media server on my network. Here are the specs
- CPU Intel Core i3-8100
- 8GB DDR4 RAM
- Asrock B365 Pro4
But the big attribute of this plex server is the case, it is a a SilverStone Tech SST-CS308B-USA, what makes this case ideal for me is that it can hold eight 3.5″ drives. In addition, there are 2 external half height bays. So I can add an optical drive and a 4 x 2.5″ drive bays.
The optical drive and the 2.5″ drives will come from the motherboard. The 3.5″ drives are from a perc H310 controller flashed in to IT mode. All eight drives.
I have a 250GB M.2 drive on the motherboard which disabled one of the six onboard SATA drives.
The OS is CentOS 7 64bit.
- In addition there are two HVR-2200 Dual Capture cards for a total of 4 simultaneous TV recordings.
- Second Intel Gig Ethernet
Unfortunately, with the addition of the H310 perc card I will unable to add a video card for video processing, so the i3 with quicksync has to do.
But all is not lost, an I5 on the same network can transcode more streams as well.