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I have had a old AMD dual core with 2gig of ddr2 (maybe even ddr1) running the old FreeNas . Right now it just has one 3tb and 2 1tb (in raid1). And has worked fine.

My new goals aren't that much more, hoping to offload my Plex server to this box (from my main) , as well run peerblock + my torrents . The lowest on the list would be running Google's picissa (in a VM if needed)

I haven't done much research on what os yet but I figure one Linux distro that I can install zfs.
I have a 60gig OCZ ssd for the os and plan on running 3x3tb in a zfs raid . Everything I have seen says ECC ram is a must or I would just use my Haswell and get a new kabby Lake.

Power usage isn't a big deal but the lower the better for a 24/7 rig.

I found a few used on Kijiji that I'm interested in .
Do you think this setup is enough for the low load that will be used from 1-3 Plex streams.

I would take the 50$ upgrade to 32gigs of ram

Dell Precision 490 WorkStation $200
2 X Intel Xeon Dual Core 3.0Ghz
2 Physical Dual Core Processors Intel 5160
Altogether 4 Cores

16Gb RAM DDR2 PC5300F ECC
250Gb SATA 7.2K Hard Drive
DVD ROM Drive
Gigabit Network Port 10/100/1000
Tower Machine
Fully tested off-Leased unit with 3 Months Warranty

Upgrade to 32Gb RAM for $50


Or can you guys find something better ? For around the same $ +/- 100$ cnd

Another option from same site
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Dell Precision T3500 WorkStation $200
HP Z400 WorkStation $200
Intel Xeon Quad Core 2.67Ghz
Intel W3520 Processor with 4 Cores and 8 Threads

16Gb RAM DDR3 ECC
250Gb SATA 7.2K Hard Drive
DVD ROM Drive
Gigabit Network Port 10/100/1000
Tower Machine
Fully tested off-Leased unit with 6 Months Warranty

Upgrade to 16Gb RAM for $50
Upgarde to 24Gb RAM for $100

Dell Precision T5500 WorkStation $400
Intel Xeon Quad Core 2.66Ghz
Single Intel X5550 Processor with 4 Cores and 8 Threads
48Gb RAM DDR3 PC10600R ECC
1Tb SATA 7.2K Hard Drive
DVD ROM Drive
Gigabit Network Port 10/100/1000
Tower Machine
Fully tested off-Leased unit with 3 Months Warranty
 
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