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Relevant redit thread is here

The goal of this build was to create a future-proof Plex server for use by myself, friends, and family. That is, have enough power for multiple streaming sessions without having a single user sacrifice quality due to other users on the system. Initially I was looking at the core i5 range - but that would only get me a 6,000 - 8,000 passmark score. I use this benchmark as the main developers of plex state that you should have 2000 passmark "points" per stream.

So then I went into the deep dark that is used server parts, and arrived at the following:

2x SR0KK E5-2660 2.2ghz 8-core Xeon processors Supermicro X9DRL-IF-O Dual LGA2011/ Intel C602 *32GB of DDR3 ECC (because it's so damn cheap on the used market)

That's two 95w chips (with associated memory), which amounts to a total passmark score of 17,040.

I waited for ryzen, as I wasn't sure about buying used parts - boy am I glad I did. I can get a score of 15,000 from just this one 65w chip with a mild overclock (3.8ghz), with 1/4 the amount of memory modules installed (8GB).

The only data drive I have attached here is a 5TB WD green - which is not ideal at all. Luckily I just recently took a job with a great company and will soon be able to upgrade this to 4x 4TB WD red drives in a raid configuration - something the SuperMicro S5 Platinum is ideal for.

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  • 35 months ago
  • 13 points

Congrats on the first Ryzen build where the main LED color is not red!

red is an evil, pervasive thing.

  • 35 months ago
  • 4 points

Noice Build

First comment :)

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  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

Ryzen in a Server BUILD! AMAZING!!

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

Sweet RGB goodness..

+1

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you change the cpu fan LED color?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice rig, +1 for the lights. Whats that CPU Cooler????? It looks really cool.

  • 35 months ago
  • 4 points

I believe stock Ryzen cooler. Yes, the stock cooler comes with RGB =0

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks :0

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Will you play the game with this PC (+1 for your build)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Possibly. I wasn't expecting it to turn out to sexy. I'm going to have to try it.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the build. Props for the build name :)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Really like that MSI logo on the motherboard. So much better than their gaming logos!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

You and I are the only MSI X370 Pro Carbon builds right now! Woo! High Five!

Anyways, question for you. Are you running that RGB on the cooler a white color? I can't seem to get Mystic to use it correctly. Like, it does orange, red, and yellow great. And a really vibrant green. But I can't get white or blue, which are both of the colors I'm interested in.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

I can't get a good white out of it, or a good dark blue. I can get a good light blue or teal. There seem to be limits to the RGB cooler.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Ugh, I can't even get those. Maybe I have the connector reversed or something. I get green, red, orange, and a somewhat yellowish color.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome to see someone else using the SuperMicro S5 Chassis. Its not fancy, its not flashy, but its easy to work in and it's very easy to modify.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

I've never been let down by SuperMicro.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

neither have I. Their products just work.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

May I ask why you didn't use ECC RAM in this server build?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Despite Ryzen supporting ECC ram, this motherboard doesn't support ECC in ECC mode, only running ECC RAM in none ECC mode.

Most Ryzen boards don't actually support ECC, despite it being in the spec for the chipset.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Solid Build.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Why a GT 710 instead of a GTX 1050 or better?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a server, no need for much in the way of a GPU. And it was a cheap card. Dirt cheap.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get the RAM so cheap?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get those RAM with hella good deal ? lol

  • 35 months ago
  • 0 points

WOW! Amazing build! Mind if I create a replica of this?

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

Well all the parts are for the public, and as far as I know he did not copyright this design, so I suppose you can.

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Go ahead - it's a great computer. Not a graphics powerhouse, obviously, but with a mild overclock I can easily hit a 15,000 passmark score - which would allow for 7 concurrent 1080P transcodes (streams), or a 4k stream and a couple 1080P streams.