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Board for Ryzen 7 3700x

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Hey, Im planning to buy a 3700x to upgrade my Unraid Server but Im having difficulties finding the right board for my needs.

What I need:

3x PCIe x16 (2x 3.0, 1x 2.0) for HBA, 10G NIC and maybe a GPU later

ECC support: 16GB Samsung B-Die (starting with one, getting more later)

Headless Boot


All this as cheap as possible ;)

For the PCIe Slots I probably need an X chipset, so Im looking at X370 and X470. (Dont need PCIe 4.0 and want to save some money and power)


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X470D4U is pretty much the only game in town if you want some workstation/server management capabilities.   A lot of owners seem to be having a variety of issues though whether it's issues with IPMI, stability issues when using hypervisor and trying to do things like pass-through of a GPU, etc.  Not sure how stable it is if you were just going to run vanilla Linux on it with the hardware you mentioned.


It's also not what I would call affordable since it is currently priced at about $350.



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Expensive and I dont really want an mATX board. I hope the release some more boards maybe with B550 or something.

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I've kind of given up on using a 3700x as a light-weight server.  I'm waiting on Intel E2278G at this point.  It has decent embedded graphics for GPU offload and it should have decent performance with a low TDP.

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On 8/17/2019 at 4:17 PM, rallos_hoo said:

Wow thats a nice board, not sure why the use mATX for their server boards tho. But way too expensive.


There are a few boards that would fit my needs but I dont really know if ECC really works and if they boot without a GPU. Might just buy an Asrock or Asus board to test, I heard they are the best for ECC and headless setup.

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On 2019/8/19 at AM2点19分, TeKo said:




sure, ecc memory is valid, and the motherboard include VGA compatible controller.

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