Replace aging MB/FX-8370/DDR3ECC with something new

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I think the bottle neck is the AMD 970/SB950 Chipset limited PCIe lanes.


(edit went back to 1 Parity drive to have 8TB more space)

I also notice I got the second Parity disk, the read and write speeds are slower.  If I went back to 1 Parity disk would that help the read/write speeds?


Replace aging MB/FX-8370/DDR3ECC with something new?  Case can take a ATX MB, so 2 x16 slots and 1 or more x8 slot on new MB.


Current slots:

PCIe 2.0 x16 (blue)[goes to x8 mode with both cards plugged in]  GTX1160Super(GPU Mining)

PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black) Genuine LSI 6Gbps SAS HBA LSI 9211-8i(think HBA is x8 card)  Should swap the 2 cards?
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCI


M/B: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. M5A97 R2.0 (yes this is getting really old, May 2012)

AMD FX-8370 Eight-Core @ 4000 MHz (this is getting old too, September 2, 2014 )

32 GiB DDR3 Multi-bit ECC

Genuine LSI 6Gbps SAS HBA LSI 9211-8i










2 x WDC_WDS100T1R0A SSD cache pool


GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER

APC Battery Backup




Various other Dockers


Running a Windows 10 VM from an actual Crucial_CT525MX300SSD1 using the /dev/disk/by-id/ata-blah-blah method

KINGSTON_SHSS37A240G as a 2nd SSD using the /dev/disk/by-id/ata-blah-blah method

VNC is display #1

1660 Super is GPU #2 hardware passthru

Running Rainbow Miner client and mining at Etash Pool

    * connects locally to a RBM server with 2 x 1070 on another PC

    * 3rd PC is a client and running another 1660 Super 

Running a Burst BRS 3.0 Node

Running Burst Miner with 11TB and Commitment

All set to autostart on boot up.



Edited by Paul_Ber
recently went back to 1 parity drive
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ASUS WS C246 PRO ATX Server Motherboard LGA 1151 Intel C246 (there is AsRock Rack C246 WS 8 sata CPU & 4 sata other chip)

Intel Xeon E-2288G (with iGPU can you transcode Plex and use the Video out at the same time?)

64GB ECC DDR4 (16GB x 4)


Not sure why ASUS says AMD Crossfire when it is Intel?


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