Hi guys! thanks for this awesome community, first time posting.
I’ve been in a hunt for the perfect server for my needs but I just don’t know what to go for, because my budget is limited. In an ideal situation, I think I would go for a Ryzen 3950x and 64Gb of ram for later upgrading to 128.
I want to run 2-4 Plex users, Bitwarden, less then 5 concurrent users on Nexcloud with OnlyOffice integrated, possibly a mail server like mail-in-the-box setup with the HAProxy-WI that @wendell did on Level1Linux and some VMs for testing linux distros and to create scenarios that I’m trying to implement at work so this way I can study them. Something like pfSense VM with a zentyal installation and 3-5 w10/linux vms to test GPOs and all the administration that can be done with it. I can’t go for a 3950x because of HDDs price, I was thinking in at least 8TBs x 4 in raid 10 on a XCP-NG hypervisor with Xen Orchestra.
Also, can I setup a fast ssd for cache with the raid 10 hdds?
Later on, can I just buy another HDD and add to the raid or do I have to keep adding 4 at the time for the raid 10 setup?
do they have to be the same or can they have different sizes and speeds?
Will a 3700x or a 3900x be enough for all of this?
what gpu will support this?
Can I have 2 GPUs passthrough? One for plex another one for a gaming W10 vm?
Thanks once again for all the patience!