Hardware Would this work for an unRAID server?

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I'm currently thinking of upgrading from my current unRAID server to a Ryzen based system.

Current System:
HP Gen8 Microserver
Intel E3-1230 V2 @ 3.30GHz
16GB ECC RAM
4 x 10TB HDD
2 x 2TB HDD (via PCI-E SATA card)
1 x 256GB SSD (for VMs via onboard SATA 2 port)

Most 'server grade' ebay options are impractical due to size and/or cost, so I'm thinking of making a Ryzen rig since that supports ECC RAM and I happen to have a case, PSU and GPU lying around and could use the 3700x in my gaming desktop (upgrading the desktop to a 5000 on release).

The potential spec:

To purchase:
32GB ECC RAM (2x Kingston KSM26ED8/16ME, which is listed on the QVL) Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BGDG5ZP
ASUS Prime X570-PRO ATX Motherboard Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07TNMC2R4

I chose this specific motherboard due to it's PCI-E slots, since I'd like to potentially expand in the future.

Currently owned hardware:
Ryzen 3700x (already own) Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-Ryzen-3700X-Processor-Cache/dp/B07SXMZLPK
Corsair CX750 (already own) Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008RJZR40
AMD 5450 (basic video) Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0036DD4CY
Tacky looking Case (already own) Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0071KZNUY
Cooling TBD as I may be able to use a NH-D14 if it fits.
Storage (from existing rig, including existing PCI-E SATA card)

For VMs:
Intel Ethernet (for PfSense VM)
GTX 1080ti (for Windows VM, when I upgrade gaming desktop)

Overall the only parts I'm looking to buy specifically for this system if possible is the RAM and PSU if possible, which for me will cost around £386 at most I'd like to go £400 for these parts.

My plans for this rig:
1) Storage (the case offers more 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" slots and the Mobo more PCI-E slots for SATA cards).
2) Docker (e.g. Crashplan)
3) Windows VM (may install a 1080ti when I upgrade my gaming desktop in the future and passthrough to VM for transcoding)
4) PfSense VM (pasthrough an Intel Ethernet PCI-E card)

AFAIK the only downside to this approach is the lack of lights out management, but this shouldn't be too big of an issue for me.

Is there anything else I should consider, are there problems I haven't considered or would this work ok?

Thank you.
 

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Update:

Turns out the Noctua wont fit in the case, so need to find an alternative. Does anyone know of a decent fan cooler which is relatively quiet?

edit:
Would the Wraith Prism I have be adequate?
 
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