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Really that's really surprising. Thanks for the heads up. Do you think dual xeons or system still? :lovetpu:
It all depends on your needs and video bitrate. Plex can be brutal on CPU. Especially with multiple transcodes + subs.
1151 is pretty much a dead end. Maybe the 8C/16T CFL will fit but I would not be suprised if it requires Z390... And 2C/4T more is not groundbreaking. Zen 2-3 should come with up to 16C/32T for AM4. There's also Threadripper if you want more than 8C/16T today (Intel HEDT is too expensive IMO but also an option)

I'd go all out and build a SERVER + Tier 1 Hypervisor.
 
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It all depends on your needs and video bitrate. Plex can be brutal on CPU. Especially with multiple transcodes + subs.
1151 is pretty much a dead end. Maybe the 8C/16T CFL will fit but I would not be suprised if it requires Z390... And 2C/4T more is not groundbreaking. Zen 2-3 should come with up to 16C/32T for AM4. There's also Threadripper if you want more than 8C/16T today (Intel HEDT is too expensive IMO but also an option)

I'd go all out and build a SERVER + Tier 1 Hypervisor.
Thanks for all your input. The goal of this little project is to be a plex server for my household along with friends and family, and to be able to centralize everything in my house and also have a dedicated drive for backups of all electronics in my house. I was aiming for a raid setup at first, but after doing research I found out that unraid might be the way to go (I would go Freenas but I don't get along to much with linux). I want upgradability which is why the 8xhotswap bays are there. I could do threadripper but in a server style case it would be really hard to cool. My main pc is going to have a threadripper in it, however I could downgrade that build and pit the threadripper 1950x in my plex build or a i9 I suppose. And what is a hyoervisor?
 
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If you can set up Unraid you can do FreeNAS its just as easy. FreeNAS is not Linux. Its based on FreeBSD and ZFS
I have a freeNAS with an i3 and 16 Gb RAM and 5 - 6 Tb drives in a RAIDZ2 (RAID6). Its fast and streams the whole house. Plus a Plex server and multiple VMs
You don't need 6 + cores. But ECC ram would be nice
Plex for outside your network is easy. You dont have to do anything. Its all CPU transcoding as far as I know.
The plex pass gets you multiple accounts and Hardware-Accelerated Streaming, not GPU. Otherwise its just you that can log in
https://support.plex.tv/articles/115002178853-using-hardware-accelerated-streaming/
I will point out I don't use Plex in the house. Kodi works better for local and does not mess with the quality
 
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