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Tower build for gaming and services

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Hi everyone,


i'm new to LimeTechs Tower. 


I plan to switch my old Windows Server 2012 R2 build:

- Supermicro H8-SCM-F

- AMD OPTERON 4174HE 6 Core

- 16GB RAM

- 3x 2TB HDD WD Raid

- 1x 128GB SSD Samsung Boot

Services: Domain, Filer, Homematic


To a new tower build:

- MSI x99 Gaming 7, 40 Lanes

- Intel Core i7-6850K, 6x 3.60GHz, 40 Lanes

- 32GB Kit (2x16GB) Ballistix Sport LT DDR4-2400 CL16

- Maybe 2x MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GT OC 4GB 

- HDD and SSD above


24/7 Services (Homematic,...) over Raspberry, Cubie, Tinker or another one.

Is this configuration ok for 2 VM Gamers and 1-2 Server/Workstation VM (Applikations, Services only)? 

Gaming over inhouse Streaming, maybe Moonlight.


I'm thinking about an AMD Threadripper build, too. But there is a problem with IOMMU groups, I hear.




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you will need to look up the core pairings for your individual cpu, but if it's similar to mine (3770 4Cores, 8threads ) vm's, one for just the workstation / single gaming, one for gamer1, one for gamer2, one for other multiprocessing docker only duties such as Plex, FileBot, vpn + rutorrent, Krusader.


cpu threads 0, 4 Unraid "root" processing minimum

cpu threads 1, 5 misc. processing


dual gamers: 


cpu threads 2,6 + gpu#1 + 3/8'ths of the ram


cpu threads 3,7 + gpu#2 + 3/8th's of the ram


Workstation: cpu threads 1,2,3, 5,6,7+gpu1+gpu2 3/4ths the ram


docker "application" multi-processing: 1,2,3, 5,6,7

Edited by TinkerToyTech
re-arrangement of paragraphs for "clarty"

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