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Power Efficient, Storage Only CPU + Motherboard Recommendation

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What CPU + Motherboard would you recommend for best power efficiency? 

 

This for a storage only server, no VMs / no dockers.

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I just (yesterday) built a new UNRAID server using an Athlon 200GE and a Gigabyte B450M DS3H motherboard.  Everything runs super smooth and even some a few dockers for torrent/zerotier and power draw and heat dissipation are minimal.  CPU rarely spikes above 50% use even during intense transfer sessions.  

 

I couldn't be happier.  

 

p.s.  I use a separate machine to run ProxMox and that has many containers/VM's there.

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6 hours ago, z00100 said:

I just (yesterday) built a new UNRAID server using an Athlon 200GE and a Gigabyte B450M DS3H motherboard.  Everything runs super smooth and even some a few dockers for torrent/zerotier and power draw and heat dissipation are minimal.  CPU rarely spikes above 50% use even during intense transfer sessions.  

 

I couldn't be happier.  

 

p.s.  I use a separate machine to run ProxMox and that has many containers/VM's there.

Thanks for sharing. I was considering AMD until I realized that most motherboards have PCI lane limitations and I wanted more flexibility for upgrades and went with Intel instead, settled on Pentium G5400. Without PCI cards & HDD's entire system consumes ~21W on idle with a 500W Bronze rated PSU, also using full featured SLI motherboard + 16GB RAM.

 

Curious what power draw you're seeing from 200GE. It was one of the CPU's I was considering.

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11 minutes ago, avp2306 said:

Thanks for sharing. I was considering AMD until I realized that most motherboards have PCI lane limitations and I wanted more flexibility for upgrades and went with Intel instead, settled on Pentium G5400. Without PCI cards & HDD's entire system consumes ~21W on idle with a 500W Bronze rated PSU, also using full featured SLI motherboard + 16GB RAM

 Your setup should be more than fine.  And yes, you're right, there are some PCI lane limitations with the B450 chipset.  I only have 4 SATA ports which is fine for now but could be an issue in the future.  However it's nothing a HBA card cannot fix.

 

12 minutes ago, avp2306 said:

Curious what power draw you're seeing from 200GE. It was one of the CPU's I was considering.

I don't have a Kill-a-watt or anything similar but I will try to figure it out and report back.  I'm using a 450W Bronze PSU, FYI.

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On 5/3/2019 at 5:21 PM, z00100 said:

I just (yesterday) built a new UNRAID server using an Athlon 200GE and a Gigabyte B450M DS3H motherboard.  Everything runs super smooth and even some a few dockers for torrent/zerotier and power draw and heat dissipation are minimal.  CPU rarely spikes above 50% use even during intense transfer sessions.  

 

I couldn't be happier.  

 

p.s.  I use a separate machine to run ProxMox and that has many containers/VM's there.

Its possible to IGP passthrough Vega 3 graphics ?
It's will be very usefull!!

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