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Build’s Name:  Spartacus Plex 4.0

CPU: Xeon E5-2680v3

Motherboard:  SuperMicro X10SRM-F

Chassis: Node 804 (in place, still searching for short depth storage chassis)

Drives: 8 x 10TB WD Golds (in place)

Drives:  2 x Optane 900P 280GB 2.5" drives for docker appdata/high usage VMs

Drives:  4 x Samsung 950 Pro 512GB NVMe drives for cache pool / Optimized Media

Drives:  1 x Micron 5100 Pro 960GB drive for Downloads/lower priority VMs

RAM: 64GB DDR4 (in place)

Add-in Cards: Intel X520-DA2 10Gp SFP+ dual NIC

Power Supply:  EVGA SuperNova 650w Gold PSU

 

 

Usage Profile:  Main purpose of this upgrade it to give myself a little more transcoding headroom (Xeon E5-2680v3 should be about a 50% performance increase in this area) over my Xeon D-1541 while also giving me some extra vCPUs for VMs.  Also adding a lot of high performance flash storage for VMs and docker appdata.  I want to separate my Downloads from these high performance shares as I do a lot of downloading/extracting which can affect performance.

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That’s fantastic! Great upgrade. How many more 10tb drives will your case hold? Or will you upgrade to 14tb and 16tb drives?


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1 hour ago, jrd680 said:

That’s fantastic! Great upgrade. How many more 10tb drives will your case hold? Or will you upgrade to 14tb and 16tb drives?


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I'm at the physical limit for 3.5" drives.  When I run out of space I will need to move to a larger case but that wont be anytime soon.  I have a lot of media but I'm not a hoarder by any means.  I will often delete unwanted media when I want to add large chunks.

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On 2/17/2019 at 9:55 AM, IamSpartacus said:

Build’s Name:  Spartacus Plex 4.0

CPU: Xeon E5-2680v3

Motherboard:  SuperMicro X10SRM-F

Chassis: Node 804 (in place, still searching for short depth storage chassis)

Drives: 8 x 10TB WD Golds (in place)

Drives:  2 x Optane 900P 280GB 2.5" drives for docker appdata/high usage VMs

Drives:  4 x Samsung 950 Pro 512GB NVMe drives for cache pool / Optimized Media

Drives:  1 x Micron 5100 Pro 960GB drive for Downloads/lower priority VMs

RAM: 64GB DDR4 (in place)

Add-in Cards: Intel X520-DA2 10Gp SFP+ dual NIC

Power Supply:  EVGA SuperNova 650w Gold PSU

 

 

Usage Profile:  Main purpose of this upgrade it to give myself a little more transcoding headroom (Xeon E5-2680v3 should be about a 50% performance increase in this area) over my Xeon D-1541 while also giving me some extra vCPUs for VMs.  Also adding a lot of high performance flash storage for VMs and docker appdata.  I want to separate my Downloads from these high performance shares as I do a lot of downloading/extracting which can affect performance.

what was the total cost?

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1 minute ago, Ladrek said:

what was the total cost?

Of the upgrade or total?  Anything that says "in place" was part of my previous server.

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Just now, IamSpartacus said:

Of the upgrade or total?  Anything that says "in place" was part of my previous server.

Total and isn't 803 same as a node 304?

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E5-2680v3:  $275 used

Noctua i4 HSF:  $55

SuperMicro X10SRM-F:  $285

Node 804:  $50

WD Golds:   $325each x 8 = $2,600

Optane 900p's:  $270each x 2 = $540

Samsung Pro 950's:  $350 total for all 4 (used)

Micron 5100 Pro:  $300

DDR4 RAM:  $210 per 32GB x 2 = $410

Intel X520-DA2:  $80

SuperMicro AOC-SLG3-2M2:  $50

ASRock Quad M.2 AOC:  $100

EVGA SuperNova 650w PSU:  $75

Noctua Fans:  $20 x 5 = $100

 

TOTAL:  $5,270

 

This wasn't all purchased at once obviously, it was gradual.  Although I did purchase all 8 WD Golds at once last year.  I'm also selling my Xeon D-1541 board (should net $850+ on that) that was in my server prior to this upgrade which should recoop a good chunk of the most recent upgrade which as the CPU, MoBo, Optanes, and 950 Pros.

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1 hour ago, IamSpartacus said:

E5-2680v3:  $275 used

Noctua i4 HSF:  $55

SuperMicro X10SRM-F:  $285

Node 804:  $50

WD Golds:   $325each x 8 = $2,600

Optane 900p's:  $270each x 2 = $540

Samsung Pro 950's:  $350 total for all 4 (used)

Micron 5100 Pro:  $300

DDR4 RAM:  $210 per 32GB x 2 = $410

Intel X520-DA2:  $80

SuperMicro AOC-SLG3-2M2:  $50

ASRock Quad M.2 AOC:  $100

EVGA SuperNova 650w PSU:  $75

Noctua Fans:  $20 x 5 = $100

 

TOTAL:  $5,270

 

This wasn't all purchased at once obviously, it was gradual.  Although I did purchase all 8 WD Golds at once last year.  I'm also selling my Xeon D-1541 board (should net $850+ on that) that was in my server prior to this upgrade which should recoop a good chunk of the most recent upgrade which as the CPU, MoBo, Optanes, and 950 Pros.

oh okay

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Curious why you didnt go with a Ryzen build or a I9 build?  Just kinda wondering which direction to go in.  

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10 hours ago, Jamshm said:

Curious why you didnt go with a Ryzen build or a I9 build?  Just kinda wondering which direction to go in.  

 

I typically go with server CPUs for two reasons:  IPMI and PCIe lanes.  

 

That said, I actually wound up selling this server.  It worked amazingly well but I had a gaming PC with a Threadripper 1950x and dual 1080Ti's just sitting idle not doing anything so I turned that into my Unraid server + Windows 10 Gaming VM.  Just added a JBOD case for my disks.

 

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6 minutes ago, ijuarez said:

Any reason why you didn't go with Dual CPU's

 

Just not needed.  I'm using a GPU for HW transcoding so I don't have a lot of CPU needs anymore.  24 (and now 32) CPU threads is plenty.

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1 minute ago, IamSpartacus said:

 

Just not needed.  I'm using a GPU for HW transcoding so I don't have a lot of CPU needs anymore.  24 (and now 32) CPU threads is plenty.

Ahh, great setup

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