Question Making my own plex server

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Hi everyone
I want to make my own 24/7 server to be able to stream videos in Plex on my tv and also being able to share it with my friend over internet.
I was able to choose the parts that I like to use, but i was not sure if these are good choice for what i am using.
Also i did not add any graphic card since it is just for server. let me know if I need it.
Also if I am missing anything in my shopping list i would appreciate any help.
I have never set up a computer or server this is my first one.
here is the list:
1- seagate SATA 6gb/s 3.5 inch 4TB Desktop HDD (total of 2)
2-Thermaltake View 71 4-Sided Tempered Glass Vertical GPU Modular SPCC E-ATX Gaming Full Tower Computer Case with 2 Blue LED Riing Fan Pre-installed CA-1I7-00F1WN-00
3-Gigabyte C246-WU4 (Intel C246 Express Chipset/ATX/DDR4/Dual Intel Server GbE LAN/10xSATA3/2xM.2/Server Motherboard)
4-Kingston Technology HyperX Fury Black 32GB 2666MHz DDR4 CL16 DIMM Kit of 2 (HX426C16FBK2/32)
5- Intel Core i7-8700K Desktop Processor 6 Cores up to 4.7GHz Turbo Unlocked LGA1151 300 Series 95W 6- Cooler Master MLX-D36M-A20PC-R1 MasterLiquid ML360R Addressable RGB AIO CPU Liquid Cooler 28 Independently-Controlled LEDs Triple 120mm ARGB Air Balance MF
7- ARCTIC MX-4 - Thermal Compound Paste For Coolers | Heat Sink Paste | Composed of Carbon Micro-particles | Easy to Apply | High Durability - 4 Grams 8- CORSAIR RMx Series, RM1000x, 1000 Watt, 80+ Gold , Fully Modular Power Supply (Renewed)


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That's WAAAAAY OVERKILL!! My server is an i5 8400 w/16gb of 2666mhz RAM. It works flawlessly even with multiple 4k and 1080p streams. I have 6tb of storage and a SSD for transcoding videos. I have the OS(Win10) installed on 250gb NVMe. Powered from a 450w PSU.
 

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With the specs you list above that would work well to be a Plex server and a primary use machine at the same time. I would warn to stay a bit above the "minimum" specs with the build, such that there are issues particularly with running multiple streams. I recently tried to build a Plex server that was right above those minimums and had issues not only with library contents being wrong, but also in resolving the video streams to other devices. As a poster above mentioned, I was at one point using an i5 8th gen and it was WAY more than enough.

As to the stream sharing, I am not sure I would be terribly concerned about that regard. It's done within Plex's service and requires an (easy) authentication process to make happen. It isn't like you are just blindly opening a port to the WAN.
 

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