Am wanting to do a new build of home assistant for our new house. I know the hardware well but would like some advice for the build-out.
Currently, I need 2 things, something to run home assistant, NAS and other services.
The other is a PFsense box as a router (IPS + 3 VPNs). I would like both to be rackmount able as they will be going into a rack.
The computer needs to run:
- plex with transcoding at least 1 4k stream (but can stream 3 streams of 1080p/4k at the same time)
- Blue iris with deepstack AI 4/5 cameras
- Home assistant itself
- NAS 4 drives raid 5
- pi-hole recursive DNS
- some headroom for future growth.
I was thinking of a half-sized 2U case with an ITX board and a Ryzen 5700G (seems to perform well for these kinds of tasks with the built-in GPU). Do you think its strong enough for the above?
Was thinking of a dedicated card but prices are crazy for those currently, so might be a future thing. The case would need space for 4 front bays for Hdds. Il put an SSD on the front of the raid for cache.
The PFsense box Id like to be rack-mounted, 1/2U in size, be able to deal with 1Gb of traffic and run an IPS in the background and VPNs (wireguard or open vpn). Ideally, it has a gold or better PSU. kinda struggling to see anything for this.
So set up will be:
Pfsense router - Omada POE switch (powers camera/contoller/APs etc) then the pc will be connected to this.
Any advice let me know!
If you have advice on other services, I might be interested in that could fit with the above wants, let me know!