I posted on the forums earlier in the year regarding building a home server with Unraid being a popular suggestion. Due to one thing or another, mostly financial, I could not build at the time however the Unraid server idea has stuck with me - and I do like to tinker, so I am back to try again! I have recently been shuffling kit around the house and I have a machine which might do the job, its specs are CPU - Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6GHz (Coffee Lake) Socket LGA1151 Processor Mobo - Gigabyte Z390 UD Intel Z390 (Socket 1151) DDR4 ATX GPU - none - onboard graphics RAM - Corsair Vengeance LPX Black 16GB (2x8GB) 3200 CASE - Pure Base 500 Midi Tower Case HDD - 240GB SanDisk ULTRA II PLUS 2.5" SSD Cooling - Noctua NH-U12A x2 fans PSU - Be Quiet Pure Power 11 300W 80 Plus Bronze I also have Synology 918+ NAS which has 4x WD HDDs in it, three 8tb and one 10tb. I am thinking of pulling the 10tb and adding it to the above PC as a start. I could then buy a replacement 8tb to go into the NAS if I was going to keep it. Alternatively, I could grab all the drives for the Unraid server from the NAS and decommission it and then sell it. I could then perhaps backup to the Unraid server and then also to the cloud for critical things, thinking photos etc. I currently use Synology C2 for the NAS for main files and photos but not for media (too big). I also have a gaming PC, running Linux, but I think I would keep as is, i currently back stuff to the NAS. Plus then the usual assortment of mobiles, laptops etc. Running Orbi mesh across the house, with most static stuff conneted via ethernet. I am interested in running NextCloud Plex media server - replacing NAS Pihole - replacing pi3b?? Roon server Scynthing - (might not need with next cloud?? HQ Player (although server may not be powerful enough) Sonarr Radarr Bitwarden Notes - probably joplin Calibre VPN - probably 24/7 In terms of power, I used a online power calculator and it estimates around 100w, and the CPU has a TDP of 65W. Should I consider replacing/changing the kit, and if so, to what? Any thoughts on the power draw of the server? I intend to add it to my UPS, which also runs the NAS. Any other software to consider? Any thoughts on how to shuffle drives from the NAS to the Unraid without loosing anything? I have about 11TB currently. Happy for any feedback/comments. Thanks for reading!