doesntaffect Posted February 4 Share Posted February 4 (edited) I ditched my EPYC Build and switched to Intel. Transition went smooth as hell - moved the disks & USB stick. Done. Had to reconfigure the temperature sensing plugin for the new sensor. That was all, aside from the hardware build process. Background for swap: Since years I was looking for a NAS like case and finally Jonsbo released the N2 last year - A 5x 3.5" 222.5mm(W) * 222.5mm(D) * 224mm(H) cube like case, close to the size of a usual NAS. I allows for an ITX board + low profile cooler and is SFX powered. I also wanted to try the 12/13th Gen Intel CPUs. Hardware related notes: I went for an Intel I5 12500T (T Because I wanted low noise cooling in a to often to warm cabinet). Everything else is standard. Same 4x 4TB WD Reds plus 2x 1TB M.2 in Raid 1 for cache (65% used for docker, mostly photoprism). Might swap the 12500 for an 13400T later in spring. For remote access I purchased a Blikvm CM4 PCIe card which puts the RPI CM4 based PIKVM board into the case (yeah, that sacrificed the one and only PCIe slot). But, with that config I have the same level of remote access to the BIOS level like with the IPMI BCM on an AsrockRack board. And with Tailscale enabled I can remote into the Bios from anywhere. I removed the front USB cables from the board since I don't use them and they would only limit ventilation and just look messy. To power the HDD backplane I ordered 2 custom 6-PIN to female Molex cables. They fit well into the case and the 20/22cm length is just right for this config. Hardware list: Case: Jonsbo N2 PSU: Corsair SF-450 CPU: I5 12500T Cooler: NH-L9i-17xx chromax.black w/ NF-A9x14 HS-PWM chromax.black + 1x Noctua NF-A12x15 PWM 120mm on the back Memory: 2x 8GB DDR5 4800 AD5U48008G-DT Board: ASUS ROG Strix B660-I Gaming (Wifi & BT disabled) M.2 2x 1TB WDS100T1X0E HDD: 4x WD RED attached w/ 4x slim Sata cable, 1 Sata port on backplane unused Remote access: BliKVM CM4 PCIe (ATX power on/off, BIOS access, console access), Powered through USB-C PSU until I get a decent PoE Switch The system draws 26 - 31W when 3 disks are parked, with all disk running 38 - 40W. Noise level is very low, only the disks are noticeable. Temps (Degree celsius) are: CPU 34° - 36°, Board 28, M.2's 42° for the one on top, 48° for the one mounted at the bottom of the board. HDDs 33° - 37°, Ambient Temp in the cabinet 23 - 26°. What I noticed is that the Intel based system is more responsive, especially videos archived in photoprism now play super fluent/fast without any load time. On the AMD system that didn't work at all - no sure if that's related to transcoding capabilities (I am more the hardware than Plex/encoding guy). Todos: Swap the HDDs to 4x 2TB SSDs Swap CPU with 13400T Slightly improve the cabling, although it’s already quite decent and nothing gets obstructed. Few Photos: Edited February 6 by doesntaffect 2 Quote Link to comment
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