Right now I have my own gaming / host build. I built it with hosting in mind - it has twice as much RAM and a beefier CPU than the original build I was going to make
But now I want to make a really beefy build meant for hosting tons of servers on. I want to use AMD's latest gen Threadripper CPU's once they come out but I'm brainstorming the build anyways
Any ideas? Should I get a cheaper PSU with lower power? What case should I get (needs to have two drive bays, lots of cooling potential, and can fit the gigantic threadripper stock cooler)
Any other suggestions? I want to make the build a good value / keep it cheap (Despite costing a crapton)
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Second gen Ryzen doesn't rely on high-speed memory as much as first gen does, so why upgrade the RAM speed?
I’m (pretty) sure TR4 (which hasn’t had a refresh yet) also relies on RAM performance to perform as effectively.
Threadripper boards require two EPS connectors. The 550w seasonic only has one.
Then, substitute the 750W version
i know he doesn't need that much of power but this is the gdd4 1030.... this is the gddr5 one: Asus GT 1030 2GB
also microcenter selling the 1950x for $700, order the other parts online it's cheaper.
this ECC is working on the taichi reedit link but you will get better performance with high speed memory.
Aren't I supposed to buy RAM in kits so that I know they will work together in dual / quad channel? It seems like the ECC RAM only comes by itself.\
edit: Also buying ECC RAM instead of the cheapest 1x16GB RAM module ( https://pcpartpicker.com/product/tCrmP6/geil-pristine-16gb-1-x-16gb-ddr4-2400-memory-gp416gb2400c16sc )16 times would be effectively 700$ cheaper, and is 1 CAS latency lower. Is it even worth all that extra money on ECC?
Your goal is to build a server, than yes, ECC will be worth it. Error correcting is a very useful tool to have in a 24/7 server setup.
Also, the Threadripper 2.0 cpu's is around the corner if you want to wait.
I don't think it'll be worth the extra 700$ for ECC, as I'm just running game servers and only a very small fraction of the data is playerdata - which is the data that matters if something gets corrupted or a bit gets flipped. More than likely (if ever) it'll just corrupt the core server files, which can be instantly replaced with no problems. We also do backups on our playerdata, so even if something in the RAM were to flip and a players loot save were destroyed we could just revert from what it was 30 minutes ago with no problems.
just trying to give some context on what this build is for
that's right but not sure why it's not sold as a kit anyway as i said it's already been tested with this motherboard and it worked just fine. as for the other question it's up to you to decide if it's worth it or not. LINK,,,, LINK