I am planning out my next big upgrade/build with x2 gaming vms in mind. My daughters currently play minecraft, roblox and sim4 but I would like to give them the ability to play more demanding games with a dedicated gpu with me . Plus I love to tinker and have been itching to build a new server for this purpose. I was sold after watching 2 gamers 1 cpu.
Originally I thought maybe going with Ryzen 9 and moving my current unraid NAS setup into an all in one platform. However I have since scrapped that Idea. I dont think that is possible with the number of drives I have without a dedicated HBA which I dont have space for on this build. (This would still be my overall goal but not sure how to accomplish it so ideas are welcome) -- I have x8 hdd + 1 nvme( wanting to add 1 more for mirror cache) + wanted the two dedicated ssd vm boot drives.
** EDIT ** Looking now into threadripper 1920x ----> This is the direction I think I am leaning towards although outdated
So for now this will be a separate build (which might not be a bad thing to keep work and play separate)
Please look over my build as I am figuring the Ryzen 7 3700x now instead would be the more power efficient way to go.
The server will be located in my data closet and eventually moved to a 4u server chassis. This creates a challenge for what I am trying to accomplish since their desks are not close enough to the server to run outputs directly. I do not want the kids having to remote desktop or stream games via steam/parsec but will always have the option.
***Let me add I am not willing to put my server between their desks.
I am not sure how well passing video and usb peripherals over ethernet will work; however, I did find a few videos on youtube that looked promising. So please let me know if any of you have this setup or have experimented with doing this.
of course the kids will need mouse keyboards but also would like them to have headsets so we can chat with other family and friends through discord or similar while we game.