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A new home server with new Ryzen 3900x. First custom water loop.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Pretty sweet setup, but what are doing with this? Are you running Windows, ESXi, Freenas, etc?? Also curious about your hard drive setup, which for OS, what are the others doing? Any issues getting it set up?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. As OS I am running Unraid. In Unraid I have couple VM’s set up like Windows, different versions of Linux (Ubuntu, Debian, Kali Linux). I am using this server as a home server, running Plex of it, managing my pictures, backing up my data from other devices here and using this server to do automatic off site backups of my most important data. Windows I am using primarily for gaming, Linux I am using for things like running a Mainframe Emulator (Hercules), Kali Linux for penetration testing of my own devices… All Harddrives except the MX500 are all running in Unraid. The 9 HDD’s are in RAID6 in Unraid (it is a different way Unraid builds the RAID, but same as RAID6 two drives can fail), the two NVME’s are running in RAID1 and are used as Cache drives and to run the VM’s off it. On the MX500 I have Windows installed to be able to boot straight to Windows without a VM so I for example can do benchmarks or do tests on components like stress testing the ram after an update of RAM timings and so on.
I had no problems with this set up. The only tricky thing was to get 9 HDD’s in there as officially the case can handle only up to 8 drives in the side position. But the cages connect to each other and it was no problem to get 9 in there.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hey thanks for the detailed reply. I've been kicking around trying my hand at Unraid or Freenas on my Supermicro Mobo with Xeon E3-1230v3, but can't get past the ease of use of Windows. Did you have any issues with the CPU/Mobo? I've really liked the numbers put up by AMD since Ryzen launched and now with the 3000 series, they look amazing. I'm just concerned about some of the issues that I've heard about with AMD, the BIOS issues, finicky about RAM, etc.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Unraid in my experience is super easy to use too. No issues with mobo/CPU here, although I used to have a ryzen 2700 and updated the BIOS with this CPU before installing the 3900x. If you buy a x370 you need to make sure the bios is updated to support the new 3000 series or you need to use an older ryzen to update the BIOS first. RAM is working fine, no problems here, but I am running RAM with XMP profile and didn't adjust the timings manually yet. I am gonna wait with that till there are not so many BIOS updates coming out anymore (can not be bothered to adjust timings every time a new BIOS comes out)