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  • krazypolockrazypoloc Members, Plex Pass Posts: 5 Plex Pass
    Plexhilarated wrote on February 19 2015, 9:33 PM: »

    Like the in-wall speakers... very clean.

    Thanks. I actually have 2x Raspberry Pi2's sitting at home in a Fedex box waiting to be set free. I'm hoping they will replace my decicated HTPC's.

  • JeffreyVranckenJeffreyVrancken Members, Plex Pass Posts: 115 Plex Pass

    Anyone?

  • atrusatrus Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 11,200 Plex Ninja
    JeffreyVrancken wrote on February 24 2015, 7:43 PM: »

    Anyone?

    Anyone what?
  • StephRSStephRS Members Posts: 50 ✭✭

    He wants us to post more Plex related TV's and such. Keep on waiting, I'll be moving in less than 3 weeks and will update my post seriously. 

    :D 

  • kerbyskerbys Members, Plex Pass Posts: 335 Plex Pass
    I'm in the process of a large house extention. Once it's all done in a few months going to have a awesome post for you all! My only issiue is my main plex servers are hosted via Zxhost.Co.uk so you can't see them. However will have a local small server to host out lossless movies for when my isp drops the ball!
  • m1e1w1m1e1w1 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 361 Plex Pass
    edited March 2015

    Wow. *fixes jaw*

    Here's my setup, but it's not as impressive as some of these setups. I might take up some advice from a few of these posts on improving my setup even more then it is currently. Some of you have amazing idea's.

    This is as of March-14-2015, i would like to clean it up a lot more. mostly the wiring situation behind all that. It's maybe 60% clean.

    Here's everything shown in the image:

    The components:

    Aluminum store product display rack (to hold equipment)

    2x Synology DX513 units. 1 Unit with 5x 4TB on SHR linked with main unit. Unit 2 is empty, for now.

    1x Synology DS1511+ unit with 5x 4TB on SHR /w 1 recovery volume.

    Currently @ 30TB Usable Space. 


    Custom PC:

    Cooler Master HAF XB EVO Case

    1x NZXT Sentry-2 Fan Temp/Speed Controller (display off in image)

    1x LITE-ON Black 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu Ray 3D

    1x Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.5GHz

    1x pair Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 16GB Ram

    1x Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe 240GB SSD (OS - Win 8.1, Plex Media Server, Plex Home Theater)

    1x GIGABYTE GA-Z77N-WIFI Motherboard

    1x Noctua NH-U12P SE2 120mm SSO CPU Cooler

    1x Nvidia GForce GTX 750 Ti

    1x 1TB Software/Games 7200RPM HDD

    1x 300mb 7200RPM (Plex Transcode directory dedicated) HDD


    1x 3GB 7200RPM USB 2.0 External USB (Plex librarys dedicated) HDD 

    1x Tripp Lite SMART1500LCDT UPS

    1x Motorola SB6141 Cable Modem (100Mbp/s DL / 5Mbp/s UL)

    1x Asus RT-N66U Flashed with DD-WRT Mega Build (for VPN)

    1x Buffalo WZR-HP-AG300H DD-WRT Mega Build (for 2nd subnet)

    1x Linksys 5 port switch (for extra Ethernet ports to everything else)

    1x KILL-A-WATT meter Wall Plug (for management of all power consumed by EVERYTHING in the image)

    Other Components in the image:

    HP LaserJet Pro 200 color MFP /w stand

    Alienware Area 51 intel 4HT laptop (blue/Silver)

    Rayovac Ni-Cad battery charger, for devices.

    Entertainment Center:

    LG LA6200 47in 3D Cinema TV

    5.1 surround sound Philips Home Theater System

    Steel Series H 5.1 surround sound headset /w Mix Amp (headset not in image, mix amp shown on PS4)

    1x 7 port USB 3.0 powered HUB/Switch

    Playstation 4 White system + 2x White Dual Shock 4 Pads

    Xbox 360 FAT /w 120GB HDD + 2x Wireless pads + 2x wired pads + kenect

    4 port HDMI 4.1b Switch box (below kinect)

    3 port digital optical switch (on top of PS4)

    Original Xbox + 4 pads

    N64 + 4 pads

    bag of 3D glasses x10 pair

    Logitech G25 Race Wheel /w Stand

    I listed everything, because why not. This is what i run. Thanks for sharing your setup, and i hope you like mine. :)

  • StephRSStephRS Members Posts: 50 ✭✭
    What do you have now? So we can see the difference later.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  • drzoidberg33drzoidberg33 Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 2,548 Plex Employee
    I think Plex users now account for 50% of the world's power generation capacity with all these mean server setups! :D
  • NaDs01NaDs01 Validating, Plex Pass Posts: 470 Plex Pass
    atrus wrote on November 19 2013, 9:00 AM: »

    I have cabled everywhere at the moment. I will add photos of my setup, definitely, but I have to make some adjustments/cleaning first ;)


    How are those cable adjustments going.... :)
  • atrusatrus Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 11,200 Plex Ninja
    NaDs wrote on March 15 2015, 5:21 AM: »

    How are those cable adjustments going.... :)

    Was afraid someone was going to ask... I made a bunch of the cables disappear slightly. But I still haven't really found the perfect way to get it worthy. Hoping this thread will give me some ideas though!

  • dane22dane22 Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Posts: 9,421 Plex Ninja
    atrus wrote on March 16 2015, 1:02 AM: »

    Was afraid someone was going to ask... I made a bunch of the cables disappear slightly. But I still haven't really found the perfect way to get it worthy. Hoping this thread will give me some ideas though!

    My setup: http://virtualis.info/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/cable-mess.jpg

    Hehehe, and just kidding here

  • cammac67cammac67 Members, Plex Pass Posts: 1 Plex Pass
    edited March 2015

    Wow, this is a great discussion!  Now I understand what it means when someone says "The grass is always greener on the other side!" There are some awesome systems out there.  I thought I would post my setup too.  Be forewarned! My cable management sucks!

    In the bedroom, I have a Samsung 46in TV with a Roku 3 (running the new beta plex app) along with a LG soundbar and subwoofer.

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    The family room has a Samsung 55in TV with AppleTV, Amazon Fire TV, an Xbox One (each of these devices is running plex) and all are being played through a Sonos Soundbar with Sub and two Play 1s going through the Sonos bridge.  Lights by Hue. Gotta work on those wires!

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    Plex is served up by a

    Mac Mini Server Late 2013 with all files stored on

    QNAP TS-869 Pro 

         24TB with RAID 10 12TB useable

    Orico 9648RUSI3 JBOD (backside of server rack)

         16TB of storage to backup QNAP

    Cisco SF200-26P 26-Port Gigabit PoE Smartswitch

    Netgear JGS524 ProSafe Gigabit Switch

    Zyxel Zywall USG 50

    Other items in photo:

    Yeastar U100 PBX

    2 x HP Proliant DL360 G5 servers

    Mac Mini late 2006 (backside of server rack)

    CyberPower CPS-1215 RMS Power/Surge Strip

    CyberPower OR1500LCDRM2U Smar App Intelligent LCD UPS 1500VA 900W SNMP/HTTP RACK (backside of server rack)

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    Of course, Plex is on all devices in the house:

    Apple Macbook Pro Late 2013

    Apple iPad Air

    Apple iMac 24in Early 2008

    Apple iPhone 5S

    Sony Vaio Tap 20

    Microsoft Surface Pro 3

    Lenovo IdeaPad 430U

    Motorola Droid Razr Maxx (used as a mobile remote for plex and home automation)

    Well I hope this was entertaining. As I add onto my network, I will post more.

  • mcrommertmcrommert Members, Plex Pass Posts: 324 Plex Pass

    Seriously impressive builds...getting my house ready for a Baby Shower in the near future...as it gets a bit cleaner i will post my much sadder build

  • HermannHermann Members, Plex Pass Posts: 563 Plex Pass

    Thought I'd be the first (and probably the only) Icelander to show his humble setup :)

    The Living Room 

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    - 50" Panasonic Plasma TV

    - Pioneer VSX-LX50 AMP

    - Eltrax Floor speakers

    - Jamo Center and Surround speakers

    - HTPC for PHT and Steam In-Home streaming (i3 setup in an SilverStone HTPC case with 7" lcd)
    - PS4

    - Chromecast
    - STB (for the rare occasion I watch LiveTV)

    - Logitech Harmony 300i to control it all

    Spinning Room setup

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    - 26" Asus Monitor 

    - Chromecast

    - 2.0 Gigabyte speakers

    Office / Guest Room setup 

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    - 46" Sony Bravia TV

    - Chromecast

    - Playstation TV (use it mainly to stream the PS4 from the living room)
    - 2015 Macbook Pro Retina

    - 28" Samsung UHD monitor

    - 2012 Macbook Air
    - iPad Retina

    - 3x19" Lenovo LCD's to monitor my servers

    Better view of the Monitors

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    The Bedroom TV

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    - 32" Sony Bravia TV

    - Chromecast

    - Another Playstation TV for PS4 streaming

    The servers (planning on switching to racks - one server and UPS missing from picture, old pic)
     

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    - Server #1: FX8350 at 4.5Ghz / 16DDR3 / 2x256GB SSD's in R1 / WS2012 R2
       Role: Plex Server, serving about ~60 users, including my own household.
    - Server #2: i7 950 / 32GB DDR3 / 660Ti / 2x250GB SSD's in R0 / W8 -
       Role: VMware (Various VM's running dev enviroments for my own projects) + Steam Streaming server.
    - Server #3: C2Q Q6600 / 8GB DDR3 / 8x3TB WD Red's in R5 + SSD cache / unRAID v.6.0
       Role: Fileserver, TimeMachine, nothing else.
    - Server #4Specs: i7 930 / 16DDR3 / 4x500GB in RAID10
       Role: VMWare - Couple of VM's that run apache, VPN, autodownload software, torrent, DC++ etc. Basicly just inhouse stuff.

  • kerbyskerbys Members, Plex Pass Posts: 335 Plex Pass
    AntiTrust wrote on June 10 2015, 8:38 PM: »

    Thought I'd be the first (and probably the only) Icelander to show his humble setup :)

    The Living Room

    CZIQAmv.jpg


    - 50" Panasonic Plasma TV
    - Pioneer VSX-LX50 AMP
    - Eltrax Floor speakers
    - Jamo Center and Surround speakers
    - HTPC for PHT and Steam In-Home streaming (i3 setup in an SilverStone HTPC case with 7" lcd)
    - PS4
    - Chromecast
    - STB (for the rare occasion I watch LiveTV)
    - Logitech Harmony 300i to control it all

    Spinning Room setup

    Lg0OX8t.jpg


    - 26" Asus Monitor
    - Chromecast
    - 2.0 Gigabyte speakers



    Office / Guest Room setup

    RKaoFXE.jpg


    - 46" Sony Bravia TV
    - Chromecast
    - Playstation TV (use it mainly to stream the PS4 from the living room)
    - 2015 Macbook Pro Retina
    - 28" Samsung UHD monitor
    - 2012 Macbook Air
    - iPad Retina
    - 3x19" Lenovo LCD's to monitor my servers

    Better view of the Monitors

    t42LNGZ.jpg


    The Bedroom TV

    35QkNGa.jpg


    - 32" Sony Bravia TV
    - Chromecast
    - Another Playstation TV for PS4 streaming


    The servers (planning on switching to racks - one server and UPS missing from picture, old pic)

    5Iv0kme.jpg


    - Server #1: FX8350 at 4.5Ghz / 16DDR3 / 2x256GB SSD's in R1 / WS2012 R2
    Role: Plex Server, serving about ~60 users, including my own household.
    - Server #2: i7 950 / 32GB DDR3 / 660Ti / 2x250GB SSD's in R0 / W8 -
    Role: VMware (Various VM's running dev enviroments for my own projects) + Steam Streaming server.
    - Server #3: C2Q Q6600 / 8GB DDR3 / 8x3TB WD Red's in R5 + SSD cache / unRAID v.6.0
    Role: Fileserver, TimeMachine, nothing else.
    - Server #4Specs: i7 930 / 16DDR3 / 4x500GB in RAID10
    Role: VMWare - Couple of VM's that run apache, VPN, autodownload software, torrent, DC++ etc. Basicly just inhouse stuff.

    What software is that you have running on the monitors? The ammount of time I remote into my server to check on it I feel I might as well get an old monitor to do the same job!!
  • HermannHermann Members, Plex Pass Posts: 563 Plex Pass
    edited June 2015

    The software you see is Boundary (boundary.com) which I use mostly for realtime monitoring. For historical data I use NewRelic. I also use Pulseway to monitor everything on my iOS devices and alert me about downtimes, high temps, failing drives, reboot servers when needed etc. 

    PS. I'd recommend not quoting the pictures as well ;)

  • HeciruamHeciruam Members, Plex Pass Posts: 114 Plex Pass

    @AntiTrust

    You are really not messing around. Insane Setup!!! Please keep us updated.

  • PlexhilaratedPlexhilarated Plexperimentalist Members, Plex Pass Posts: 1,623 Plex Pass

    @AntiTrust,

    Very slick.  Nice.

  • kerbyskerbys Members, Plex Pass Posts: 335 Plex Pass

    Sorry about quoting! 

    loving boundary! ive been using monitorix on my server for a while but it doesnt show real time as good as this does!

    Im currently going through a house restoration so will post pics once complete quick low down to what i have though!

    Server - @ Datacenter hosted from www.zxhost.co.uk

    HP DL180 G9 

    2 x E5-2620 v3

    32GB RAM

    26TB of Usable storage in RAID 6

    Unlimited google drive ;)

    1GB internet link

    Hosts Plex, couple web servers and a couple windows boxes for testing etc.

    @ Home

    Cinema room

    106" Projector screen

    (Currently, Subject to upgrade) Optoma HD20 1080P projector

    KEF IQ range speakers

    Full 42u rack for Cable distribution and racking of media gear through out the house.

    Every room has a bundled cable running to every room which has 2xCat5 , 1xCat6, 2x Coax which terminates here.

    Living room 

    65" or 55" Sony W955 LCD (haven't decided yet!)

    Sonos Playbar

    Main Bedroom

    55" Sony W955 LCD

    Sonos Playbar

    Kitchen

    24" AIO Android tablet wall mounted (acer)

    Connected to a Sonos Amp and in ceiling speakers.

    More to come + Pics

  • commodorecommodore Members, Plex Pass Posts: 17 Plex Pass

    Deep deep down in a cellar, far away from where I live, I have placed my PLEX server :-)

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