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    Home server

    hey people,
    Got a bit of a question,

    I've been trying saving a bit of money and I'm looking to building a home server for storing and sharing files for the family (with some kind of online backup), having some different services running on it (like plex) and a few virtual machines for testing and having fun with different operating systems

    I was thinking about making one with a Ryzen CPU due to the "lower" cost with lots of cores and threads or is that a really stupid idea for me to do since that is a gaming CPU and totally overkill and I should try look for a Xeon cpu with ECC for better reliabilty instead? (Would not mind keeping the small fractal design case since it got room for a bit of expansion and decent sound proofing)

    Since we got lots of smart people here what are your thoughts? I'm a totaly bonkers doing this?

    Will run Windows Server 2016 I think on it since I managed go get a licence a while back when I did some studying.

    Thanks for your time!
    Maybe there's something to be said for being different. We are who we are. What more could we ask for?

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    looks good to me, have fun i run lightsout 3 software: https://www.green-it-software.com/ on my mini server to keep it on when clients are on and backs up the laptops and pcs around the house etc.

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    Running a DL160 G10 as lab server with vmware, gonna be replaced with KVM when i figure out how to move some of the vmware hosts over
    Contains a few virtual servers atm:
    Ubuntu running Docker with Unifi video and UNMS
    Aruba Airwave
    windows server 2016
    Aruba clearpass policy manager
    GNS3

    Running a Dell optiplex 7050 with intel 7500T running plex for the GPU assisted h265 transcoding

    Synology NAS for storage and vmware storage target.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michelanio View Post
    hey people,
    Got a bit of a question,

    I've been trying saving a bit of money and I'm looking to building a home server for storing and sharing files for the family (with some kind of online backup), having some different services running on it (like plex) and a few virtual machines for testing and having fun with different operating systems

    I was thinking about making one with a Ryzen CPU due to the "lower" cost with lots of cores and threads or is that a really stupid idea for me to do since that is a gaming CPU and totally overkill and I should try look for a Xeon cpu with ECC for better reliabilty instead? (Would not mind keeping the small fractal design case since it got room for a bit of expansion and decent sound proofing)

    Since we got lots of smart people here what are your thoughts? I'm a totaly bonkers doing this?

    Will run Windows Server 2016 I think on it since I managed go get a licence a while back when I did some studying.

    Thanks for your time!
    Ryzen would be nice for a little home server.
    Just a note, currently a lot of people are having issue with ryzen not throttling down when idle. I see my ryzen doesn't throttled down when idling

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    Thanks guys I'll look in to perhaps getting the parts after the next pay check Will 2666Mhz memory be ok for the CPU or do I need find some 3200Mhz memory (heard that Ryzen needs faster memory)

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunda View Post
    looks good to me, have fun i run lightsout 3 software: https://www.green-it-software.com/ on my mini server to keep it on when clients are on and backs up the laptops and pcs around the house etc.
    Thanks Gunda I'll look in to that software!
    Maybe there's something to be said for being different. We are who we are. What more could we ask for?

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