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  1. i think i have found a small work around for me and usb with a vm i can assign a mouse and K/B to the vm so they are always there when it starts up then using a plugin called "Libvirt Hotplug USB" i can plug anything in to the box and add it to the vm as needed from the vm page, not the best solution but still better than nothing edit: also have to make sure the usb port(s) i use are able to be reset if i want to reuse/remount it
  2. just installed plex and the nvidia unraid plugin couldn't use the command "watch nvidia-smi" kept getting an error "nvidia -smi command not found" so i had to ad mem_encrypt=off to the flash Syslinux configuration eg... append isolcpus=1-3,5,7,9-11,13,15 mem_encrypt=off initrd=/bzroot now that's all passing through nicely
  3. ok its near 4 am here i got my parts together i got windows installed on a ssd fiddled around for a bit got the gigabyte master and bios updated to f5g (slower chipset fan) it had f3 not even listed on the website, and boy was it unstable. lots of boot loops for anyone interested in what the iommu looks like before i kill this thing playing around with it Bus 1 --> 0000:07:00.1 (IOMMU group 17) Bus 001 Device 003: ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. Hub Bus 001 Device 002: ID 048d:8297 Integrated Technology Express, Inc. Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 2 --> 0000:07:00.1 (IOMMU group 17) Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub Bus 3 --> 0000:07:00.3 (IOMMU group 17) Bus 003 Device 005: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver Bus 003 Device 004: ID 046d:c537 Logitech, Inc. Bus 003 Device 003: ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. Hub Bus 003 Device 002: ID 8087:0029 Intel Corp. Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 4 --> 0000:07:00.3 (IOMMU group 17) Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub Bus 5 --> 0000:0c:00.3 (IOMMU group 9) Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 6 --> 0000:0c:00.3 (IOMMU group 9) Bus 006 Device 002: ID 0781:5591 SanDisk Corp. Ultra Flair Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub IOMMU group 17 [RESET] 03:08.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device [1022:57a4] [RESET] 07:00.0 Non-Essential Instrumentation [1300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse Reserved SPP [1022:1485] 07:00.1 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Matisse USB 3.0 Host Controller [1022:149c] [RESET] 07:00.3 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Matisse USB 3.0 Host Controller [1022:149c] IOMMU group 7 00:05.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse PCIe Dummy Host Bridge [1022:1482] IOMMU group 15 [RESET] 03:04.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device [1022:57a3] IOMMU group 5 IOMMU group 231 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse GPP Bridge [1022:1483] IOMMU group 231 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse GPP Bridge [1022:1483] [RESET] 0a:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GP104 [GeForce GTX 1080] [10de:1b80] (rev a1) 0a:00.1 Audio device [0403]: NVIDIA Corporation GP104 High Definition Audio Controller [10de:10f0] (rev a1) IOMMU group 13 [RESET] 02:00.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device [1022:57ad] IOMMU group 3 00:02.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse PCIe Dummy Host Bridge [1022:1482] IOMMU group 21 [RESET] 05:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation I211 Gigabit Network Connection [8086:1539] (rev 03) IOMMU group 11 00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Matisse Device 24: Function 0 [1022:1440] 00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Matisse Device 24: Function 1 [1022:1441] 00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Matisse Device 24: Function 2 [1022:1442] 00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Matisse Device 24: Function 3 [1022:1443] 00:18.4 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Matisse Device 24: Function 4 [1022:1444] 00:18.5 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Matisse Device 24: Function 5 [1022:1445] 00:18.6 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Matisse Device 24: Function 6 [1022:1446] 00:18.7 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Matisse Device 24: Function 7 [1022:1447] IOMMU group 1 [RESET] 00:01.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse GPP Bridge [1022:1483] IOMMU group 18 [RESET] 03:09.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device [1022:57a4] [RESET] 08:00.0 SATA controller [0106]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [1022:7901] (rev 51) IOMMU group 8 00:07.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse PCIe Dummy Host Bridge [1022:1482] [RESET] 00:07.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse Internal PCIe GPP Bridge 0 to bus[E:B] [1022:1484] [RESET] 0b:00.0 Non-Essential Instrumentation [1300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse PCIe Dummy Function [1022:148a] IOMMU group 16 [RESET] 03:05.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device [1022:57a3] IOMMU group 6 00:04.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse PCIe Dummy Host Bridge [1022:1482] IOMMU group 14 [RESET] 03:03.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device [1022:57a3] IOMMU group 4 00:03.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse PCIe Dummy Host Bridge [1022:1482] IOMMU group 22 [RESET] 06:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:8125] (rev 01) IOMMU group 12 [RESET] 01:00.0 Non-Volatile memory controller [0108]: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd NVMe SSD Controller SM981/PM981 [144d:a808] IOMMU group 2 [RESET] 00:01.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse GPP Bridge [1022:1483] IOMMU group 20 [RESET] 04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:2723] (rev 1a) IOMMU group 10 00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SMBus Controller [1022:790b] (rev 61) 00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH LPC Bridge [1022:790e] (rev 51) IOMMU group 0 00:01.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse PCIe Dummy Host Bridge [1022:1482] IOMMU group 19 [RESET] 03:0a.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device [1022:57a4] [RESET] 09:00.0 SATA controller [0106]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [1022:7901] (rev 51) IOMMU group 9 00:08.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse PCIe Dummy Host Bridge [1022:1482] [RESET] 00:08.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse Internal PCIe GPP Bridge 0 to bus[E:B] [1022:1484] [RESET] 0c:00.0 Non-Essential Instrumentation [1300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse Reserved SPP [1022:1485] [RESET] 0c:00.1 Encryption controller [1080]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse Cryptographic Coprocessor PSPCPP [1022:1486] [RESET] 0c:00.3 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Matisse USB 3.0 Host Controller [1022:149c] [RESET] 0c:00.4 Audio device [0403]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse HD Audio Controller [1022:1487] IOMMU group 0: [1022:1482] 00:01.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse PCIe Dummy Host Bridge IOMMU group 1: [1022:1483] 00:01.1 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse GPP Bridge IOMMU group 2: [1022:1483] 00:01.2 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse GPP Bridge IOMMU group 3: [1022:1482] 00:02.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse PCIe Dummy Host Bridge IOMMU group 4: [1022:1482] 00:03.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse PCIe Dummy Host Bridge IOMMU group 5: [1022:1483] 00:03.1 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse GPP Bridge IOMMU group 6: [1022:1482] 00:04.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse PCIe Dummy Host Bridge IOMMU group 7: [1022:1482] 00:05.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse PCIe Dummy Host Bridge IOMMU group 8: [1022:1482] 00:07.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse PCIe Dummy Host Bridge [1022:1484] 00:07.1 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse Internal PCIe GPP Bridge 0 to bus[E:B] [1022:148a] 0b:00.0 Non-Essential Instrumentation [1300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse PCIe Dummy Function IOMMU group 9: [1022:1482] 00:08.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse PCIe Dummy Host Bridge [1022:1484] 00:08.1 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse Internal PCIe GPP Bridge 0 to bus[E:B] [1022:1485] 0c:00.0 Non-Essential Instrumentation [1300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse Reserved SPP [1022:1486] 0c:00.1 Encryption controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse Cryptographic Coprocessor PSPCPP [1022:149c] 0c:00.3 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Matisse USB 3.0 Host Controller [1022:1487] 0c:00.4 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse HD Audio Controller IOMMU group 10: [1022:790b] 00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SMBus Controller (rev 61) [1022:790e] 00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH LPC Bridge (rev 51) IOMMU group 11: [1022:1440] 00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Matisse Device 24: Function 0 [1022:1441] 00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Matisse Device 24: Function 1 [1022:1442] 00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Matisse Device 24: Function 2 [1022:1443] 00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Matisse Device 24: Function 3 [1022:1444] 00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Matisse Device 24: Function 4 [1022:1445] 00:18.5 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Matisse Device 24: Function 5 [1022:1446] 00:18.6 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Matisse Device 24: Function 6 [1022:1447] 00:18.7 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Matisse Device 24: Function 7 IOMMU group 12: [144d:a808] 01:00.0 Non-Volatile memory controller: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd NVMe SSD Controller SM981/PM981 IOMMU group 13: [1022:57ad] 02:00.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 57ad IOMMU group 14: [1022:57a3] 03:03.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 57a3 IOMMU group 15: [1022:57a3] 03:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 57a3 IOMMU group 16: [1022:57a3] 03:05.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 57a3 IOMMU group 17: [1022:57a4] 03:08.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 57a4 [1022:1485] 07:00.0 Non-Essential Instrumentation [1300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse Reserved SPP [1022:149c] 07:00.1 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Matisse USB 3.0 Host Controller [1022:149c] 07:00.3 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Matisse USB 3.0 Host Controller IOMMU group 18: [1022:57a4] 03:09.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 57a4 [1022:7901] 08:00.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 51) IOMMU group 19: [1022:57a4] 03:0a.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 57a4 [1022:7901] 09:00.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 51) IOMMU group 20: [8086:2723] 04:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Device 2723 (rev 1a) IOMMU group 21: [8086:1539] 05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation I211 Gigabit Network Connection (rev 03) IOMMU group 22: [10ec:8125] 06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8125 (rev 01) IOMMU group 23: [10de:1b80] 0a:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GP104 [GeForce GTX 1080] (rev a1) [10de:10f0] 0a:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GP104 High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
  4. @Pducharme was going though spaceinvaders one's videos and found this one it might help explain and breakup the iommu group to give you some usb ports to pass through edit: could you plug a few different usb devices in to the ports and run the 'for usb_ctrl .....' command again to work out whats plugged it to where? iommu group 6 usb might be you internal ports, its all just trial and error on the new frontier
  5. try the acs override as davi279d suggested it looks like the back teal blue + usb c might be grouped as one hub and the back dark blue and front panel connector might be grouped as the other hub
  6. to pass through some items check out https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZDfnUn74N0WeAPvMqTOrtA Spaceinvader One has some of the best video's to deal with unraid. this video might help
  7. i think it was just a time will tell when it happens
  8. i think from memory it use to make unraid freeze up and need a hard reset
  9. did you have to disable the global c-state in the bios?i think that i had to do that with my 1700, i'm still waiting for my M/B to turn up it's a bit depressing just looking at a cpu just sitting alone
  10. @johnnie.black do you know if the ds4243 will benefit from 2 cables from the HBA to iom6 controllers in bay 1 and 3 of the disk shelf, or are they just for redundancy, my google-fu isn't working out well. I have a 9207-8e, all the disks i am going to populate it with are sata3 drives
  11. thanks for that reply and the link, i thought there might have been protocol overheads but i didn't know how much so i was just using the max theoretical bandwidth to try to work out a few number and trying to judge from the speeds i get reported in the unraid gui when doing a scrub, and i wasn't sure how much off a difference there is from a 9211 style card to a 9207 as i have the latter in my system
  12. @BLKMGK sorry if this seems a little long but hopefully it will clear a few things up for you IBM M1015 and Perc H310 are basically 9211-8i from what i understand, so for 1 card quick math is 8 drives x 600 MB/s = 4800 MB/s max throughput, but as it is PCIe 2.0 x8 its max speed is 4096 MB/s so 8 drives could do up to 512 MB/s each. if you take both outputs from 1 card into an extender and have 16 drives off the extender you would have a max speed of 256MB/s per drive if you are only connecting spinning rust to them you may only just get to the limits of the card if doing something like a scrub when reading all drives at once. of course there could be some overhead info that may drop the speed a little. if you had a 9207-8i or similar card that is a PCIe 3.0 x8 card the PCIe 3.0 x8 max throughput is 7.88GB/s so 8 x 600 = 4800 / 16 = 300 MB/s which is still plenty for HDD's. if you only had 1 HBA IBM M1015 or Perc H310 with 1 cable to the extender and 1 to 4 drives 4096 / 2 = 2048 / 20 drives = 102 MB/s and 2048 / 4 drives = 512 MB/s When a scrub is started on my server it tops out around 160MB/s per drive on all 15 disks which is 2400MB/s in total i only have 1 cable to the extender which is 2400MB/s max speed and as it continues through the 4tb drives it will drop to match the drives as the further you get through a disk the read speed slows down when they have finished scrubbing and all the 8tb drives are left to continue it will pick up in speed again. I have a 9207-8i in my server as i didn't want to fuss around with trying to flash a card, these ones just work otb as jbod/i.t. mode. i just started a scrub to take some screen shots which are attached below all my drives are connected/detected as sata3 6Gb/s disks for a bit more info. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- @mrbilky a 1950x is not that easy or cheap to come by in my area they are selling for about $1000 kangaroo dollars brand new, a 2950x is about $200 more, I have always had a look online for second hand but never see them for sale and the M/B are about $450 and up, but i never worried to much about price on motherboardsyou pay for features. If these new zen 2 CPU's are as good as all these reviews say they draw about a third (3700x 65w) to about half (3900x 105w) less the power than a 1950x's 180w and these new boards have all the features that i want even if it doesn't cut the mustard for unraid just yet i'm sure it wont take to long before it does catch up for what we want (if it never does then i have a super new gaming pc) and the 6700k still goes to dad rocking an old i3-530. either way i win https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/AMD-Ryzen-Threadripper-1950X-vs-AMD-Ryzen-7-3700X-vs-AMD-Ryzen-9-3900X/3058vs3485vs3493
  13. @chris_netsmart ok just going from what wendell says form Level1Linux video (at about 5:50 in video below) iommu doesn't really separate things out in the older boards x370 x470 asmedia chip-set, where the x570 separated it out a lot cleaner, if you look at the asrock board you mentioned i have just pulled this info of the asrock site i dont know anything else about this board AMD Ryzen series CPUs (Summit Ridge and Pinnacle Ridge) - 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slots (PCIE2: x16 mode; PCIE4: x4 mode)* - 4 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slots *Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks If M2_1 is occupied, PCIE4 will be disabled. so if you wanted a nvme in m.2_1 slot, you would only have 1x16 pcie 3.0 slot and the 4 x1 PCIe 2.0 slots for use A single PCIe 2.0 lane. The 6Gbps SATA spec allows for up to 750MB/s of bandwidth, but the PCIe 2.0 x1 interface limits read/write speed to 500MB/s. so passing things through to a VM might be a little trickier on the x1 slots and drive scrubbing could take a little bit longer if you connect a HBA card to one of these slots. if you fill M.2_2 slot you lose 2 sata ports of the 6 onboard but you retain the use if the pcie 3.0 x4 slot, and the nvme slot runs at half the speed of slot 1 if you get/have one of the 3000MB/s ssd's. - 1 x Ultra M.2 Socket (M2_1), M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 32Gb/s - 1 x M.2 Socket (M2_2), M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s and M.2 PCI Express up to Gen3 x2 16 Gb/s *M2_2, SATA3_3 and SATA3_4 share lanes. If either one of them is in use, the others will be disabled. **If M2_1 is occupied, PCIE4 will be disabled. i hope this info helps you decide what you want to do on my asus prime x370 pro has IOMMU group 15: [1022:43b9] 02:00.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] X370 Series Chipset USB 3.1 xHCI Controller (rev 02) [1022:43b5] 02:00.1 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] X370 Series Chipset SATA Controller (rev 02) [1022:43b0] 02:00.2 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] X370 Series Chipset PCIe Upstream Port (rev 02) [1022:43b4] 03:00.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] 300 Series Chipset PCIe Port (rev 02) [1022:43b4] 03:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] 300 Series Chipset PCIe Port (rev 02) [1022:43b4] 03:06.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] 300 Series Chipset PCIe Port (rev 02) [1022:43b4] 03:07.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] 300 Series Chipset PCIe Port (rev 02) [1000:0072] 04:00.0 Serial Attached SCSI controller: Broadcom / LSI SAS2008 PCI-Express Fusion-MPT SAS-2 [Falcon] (rev 03) [1b21:1343] 05:00.0 USB controller: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1143 USB 3.1 Host Controller [8086:1539] 06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation I211 Gigabit Network Connection (rev 03)
  14. I ended going with a Gigabyte Aorus Master i could not find any retaill shops online with asus ws ace in stock, and a 3700x (for now, I can upgrade my 1700 after) whilst i wait to see what the 3950x performs like in september. i live in B.F nowhare Australia so i didn't expect a local to have if any or at a decent price so i found a reputable shop on ebay that doesn't price jack when there is a sale on, there was a 10% off ebay sale this week M/B was $629 down to $566 (~usd392) and CPU $519 to $467 (~usd323). all AUD prices incl a 10%gst in the final price. They should be here by next monday-ish, here is a passmark comparison of what im going from and to https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/AMD-Ryzen-7-3700X-vs-Intel-Xeon-E5-2660-v4-vs-AMD-Ryzen-9-3900X/3485vs2881vs3493 I might have to buy a basic unraid for testing the setup before i jump full in and dismantle my main server, fun times ahead, for testing i might put in gtx 1080(plex) and 680(VM) they will eventually be replaced with my 2080ti(VM's) and p2000(plex), a spare LSI HBA with an old drive or 2 (test out my ds4243 for what will be in the new build) if i don't have to many dramas it runs smooth and plex works as intended i might only upgrade the cpu to the 3900x to give the vm a few more cores. Future plans may include 2x NVME upgrade for the cache (maybe the silicon power 512gb) and OS VM installs(1tb with maybe 2 patitions mostly for windows and small 60GB osx)
  15. @BLKMGK have you looked into getting an intel res2sv240, its a sas extender you can plug 1 or 2 8087 cable(s) from say a 9211-8i to the res2sv240 and have 16-20 (if only using 1 cable) drives in your system i use 1 of these in my current unraid box. You could then have a max of 24 drives connected through a 8i HBA card. The res2sv240 can be powered from a molex 4 pin or from a spare pcie slot. It only requires the power to work so if you need all your slots it can be placed somewhere else in the case. I'm currently looking at doing the same ASUS board with either a 3900x or 3950x making it my gaming rig(2080ti), plex(p2000), and storage(lsi 9207-8e). i just want to see a few people that jump in first give feedback to see if it's worth it