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  1. Started this project a few years ago, life got in my way. The original idea was to have a LAN Party in a box so my friends from out of town wouldn't need to bring their own rigs across the US. Found some interesting quality of life things and did get this setup working really well. Current OS:6.8.3 CPU: AMD Ryzen R7 1700 @3.9Ghz OC Motherboard: Asrock B350 Fatality Gaming K4 RAM: 32 GB GSKILL 3000MHz GPUs: 1 x AMD Radeon rx 570 4GB, 1 X Nvidia GTX 1060 3GB Case: BitFinix (Not sure on model, no front panel for air flow) Drive Cage(s): 1 x Inland 480 SATA SSD, 1 x Seagate 2 TB 7200 RPM HDD, 1 * HSGT 1 TB(Passthrough) Power Supply: 600 Watt Thermal Take 80+ Fans: 2 x Front Intake 120mm, 1 x 120mm Exhaust fan. Parity Drive: None, This is a test case on a budget and data is backed up to a Synology NAS that is backed up to AWS Glacier. Data Drives: 2 TB HDD Cache Drive: 480 SATA SSD Primary Use: Currently, it runs two Windows 10 VMs and a SteamCacheBundle docker. Each VM has a GPU passthrough. Both VMs OS disk are located on the SSD Cache while 1 VM has a vdisk on the array and the other has a passthrough HDD for game storage. This motherboard has a x16 slot and an x4 slot that are both connected to the CPU, however I am then unable to use the M.2 slot as it shares its lanes with the x4. From my testing none of the cards are bottlenecked by the lane configuration. I am running the AMD GPU as primary as it will passthrough with out a GPU bios and have not had time to tinker with that. Likes: Interface is easy to use, monitor and is cheap for what you get for the license. Dislikes: Only issues I have are when using the XML editor for VMs, that you loss settings that are not in GUI. That really frustrated me when setting GPUs and their associated Sound cards as a single passthrough device. Would be a great feature add. Add Ons Used: Dynamix System Temperature, Dynamix System Information, Dynamix SSD TRIM Future Plans: As of now, I would love to get my hands on a 3900x or 3950x to have more available Cores. Also, this would allow more VMs as the motherboard supports bifurcation of the x16 slot. So a raiser and a different case could make this into a triple or quad gamer. I would need more drives and a USB card with multiple controllers for quality of life, but that is a future problem to solve.
  2. You could try a bifurcating the x16 PCIE slot into multiple x8 slots. This will only work if the board supports bifurcation. I have been wanting to try on my Asrock b350 Fatality, since it does support this. However, it has some implications like case choice and additional power overhead. https://riser.maxcloudon.com/en/
  3. This can work. The issue is the third PCIE slot on most x570 or B550 boards uses the Chipset. If you do want to do this I would suggest PCIE Bifurcation of a single X16 slot into multiple slots. Now for this to work the board will need to support this and you will need to do your research. But you can find the parts for this at the following link: https://riser.maxcloudon.com/en/
  4. Asrock has a Windows flash utility that will downgrade, while the in bios tool would not.
  5. This was resolved by Asrock. They have a tool available via support. Thanks for all the suggestions. Helps when I am not the only one seeing these issues.
  6. My issue with that is the bios flash will not accept an older bios file.
  7. I did see this and reassigned the devices. Pcie 127 is the error I get now.
  8. Yes. I can boot vms. Just with no GPUs or other passthrough.
  9. I have an Asrock Fatality ab350 gaming k4. I recently updated to bios 5.70. After doing so I can not boot any vms with any hardware passthrough. I attempted to downgrade back to 4.70, which was working. However the instant flash will not accept the file. Anyone else having this issue?