jebusfreek666 Posted January 26, 2020 Share Posted January 26, 2020 I am currently in the process of designing my next server. I would like it to not only be a media server, but also be a backup for several other machines. I plan on dipping into VMs for the first time and learning more about that side of unraid. I also plan on using it for home automation, and for home security (but that will be saved to a UD drive). Finally, I would also like to use it for some gaming as well. I would like it to be able to run just about anything, though I am not as into gaming as I used to be I would like it to be capable of a good experience and not be completely useless in the coming years. And I would like to stay on the cheaper side if at all possible. So, I have currently narrowed it down to to seperate CPU's. I was hoping for opinions on these 2, or if you have a suggestion as to something else I am open to that as well. This is currently planned to be a dual CPU setup. Dual Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 (Lower base speed, almost identical turbo speed, 50% more cores/threads) approx. $200 each. Dual Intel Xeon E5-2667 v3 (Much higher base speed, minimally higher turbo, "only" 16/32 cores/threads) approx. $300 each. Quote Link to comment
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