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RainOfPain125 8 months ago

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

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/scKc4q

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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ImperiousBattlestar 3 points 8 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Threadripper 1950X 3.4GHz 16-Core Processor $774.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Noctua - NH-U14S TR4-SP3 140.2 CFM CPU Cooler $79.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - X399 Taichi ATX TR4 Motherboard $319.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Sniper X 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $600.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Sniper X 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $600.98 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 970 Evo 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $180.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 4TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $96.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 4TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $96.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GT 1030 DDR4 2GB Video Card $77.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design - Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Platinum 550W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $88.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $3018.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-30 20:48 EDT-0400
  • Faster RAM kit
  • Added a cheap GPU (it doesn’t matter if it’s slow or not, as TR4 chips have no iGPU). You could also consider a GT 710, instead of the 1030.
  • High efficiency PSU (if the server is gong to be on for long periods of time, it’s probably best to buy at least a platinum efficiency unit. This means you won’t have any power bill issues)
  • Case with 8 HDD bays
RainOfPain125 submitter 1 point 8 months ago

Second gen Ryzen doesn't rely on high-speed memory as much as first gen does, so why upgrade the RAM speed?

ImperiousBattlestar 1 point 8 months ago

I’m (pretty) sure TR4 (which hasn’t had a refresh yet) also relies on RAM performance to perform as effectively.

LostElement 7 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Threadripper boards require two EPS connectors. The 550w seasonic only has one.

http://www2.seasonic.com/product/focus-plus-550-platinum/

ImperiousBattlestar 1 point 8 months ago

Then, substitute the 750W version

mu5mad 0 points 8 months ago

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.

mu5mad 0 points 8 months ago

this ECC is working on the taichi reedit link but you will get better performance with high speed memory.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Threadripper 1950X 3.4GHz 16-Core Processor $774.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Noctua - NH-U14S TR4-SP3 140.2 CFM CPU Cooler $79.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - X399 Taichi ATX TR4 Motherboard $319.99 @ Amazon
Storage ADATA - XPG 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 4TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $96.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 4TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $96.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus - GeForce GT 1030 2GB Video Card $79.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks - Enthoo Pro TG RGB ATX Full Tower Case $109.49 @ Newegg Business
Power Supply SeaSonic - PRIME Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $88.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $0.00
Other Kingston Technology ValueRAM 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 ECC CL17 DIMM 2Rx8 Desktop Memory (KVR24E17D8/16) $1528.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $3285.02
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-31 00:09 EDT-0400
RainOfPain125 submitter 2 points 8 months ago

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?

esotken 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

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.

RainOfPain125 submitter 1 point 8 months ago

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

mu5mad 0 points 8 months ago

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