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Home Server upgrade

6 hours ago, dionkoffie said:

If money isn't that big of an issue, start looking at some professional servers. Maybe consider buying a PowerEdge R410 or an R710 if you're up for that. Space for a shitton of ram and storage devices. 

 

The only downside would be the noise. Especially when it boots up. You can turn the fans down, but they will still make more noise than a regular desktop. 

R410 and R710 are ancient.  He also doesn't want to buy used.

7 hours ago, TomSerious said:

The Server currently will be used for NAS and some VMs which run some small tasks.

The Silver 4108 isn't bad but the base clock is slow (the 6700k offers higher compute capability).  Check out the Xeon-D 2100 series chips, may or may not be up your alley.

 

*edit* the passmark score I looked at for the 4108 was referencing a dual socket setup, so I bolded my correction.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello!

 

I am running Windows Server 2016 on my home server and currently there is a i7-6700K installed (on a B150 board),

which is delidded and has liquid metal in it ( :S ), with only 16 GB of non ECC RAM.

 

I think about upgrading to:

Intel® Xeon® Silver 4108 Processor (~ € 415)

Asus Z11PA-U12 (3 mini SAS connectors would be really nice to have, or 12 SATA Ports) (~ € 365)

1 Stick of Kingston Premier DIMM 32GB, reg ECC (KSM26RD4/32HAI) for maybe future updates (~ € 370)

 

Money wouldn't be the issue here, but do you have  any suggestions for a other config which would make more sense?

Also those components would be easily available and I don't like to buy used stuff.

 

Thanks in advance!


i7-8700K @ 5,1 GHz | Asus ROG Maximus X Hero | Gskill G4-3200C16Q 32GB | 2 x Asus GTX 1080 Ti | 2 x Samsung 960 Pro 1 TB (RAID0) | Asus ROG PG278Q, Asus PG348Q | Custom watercooling with EKWB components | Enthoo Primo SE Red

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First off, what's the use case? (what will the server be handling besides Server 2016)


Desktop: MSI Z370M Gaming Pro | 8700k | 32GB Corsair Vengence 3000 | 1080 Ti | 2x 960 Pro 1TB | Corsair AX760 | Acer Predator X34 | 2x Dell U2415

Laptop: HP ZBook 17 G4 | i7-7820hq | 16GB | P3000 | 1080P | 1TB 600P | 500GB 850 EVO

Laptop: Dell XPS 13 9343 | i5-5200u | 8GB DDR3 | 256GB SSD | 4k Touchsceen

Laptop: HP Elitebook Folio G1 | M7-6Y75 | 8GB LPDDR3 | 600p 512GB SSD | FHD Touchsceen

Server(ESXi): Supermicro | 2x E5-2640v2 | 128GB DDR3 ECC 

Server(ESXi): Tyan | 2x E5-2640v2 | 128GB DDR3 ECC 

Nas: QNAP TVS-EC880 | E3-1246v3 | 16GB | 8x 3TB RAID6 | 2x 128GB SSD (system)

Nas: QNAP TS-EC1679U-RP | E3-1225v2 | 32GB | 8x 2TB 850 Pro RAID6 | 4x 60GB SSD RAID6 (system)

Nas: QNAP TS-451+ | J1900 | 8GB | 4x 4TB RAID6 (offsite backup)

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6 hours ago, Dark said:

First off, what's the use case? (what will the server be handling besides Server 2016)

The Server currently will be used for NAS and some VMs which run some small tasks.


i7-8700K @ 5,1 GHz | Asus ROG Maximus X Hero | Gskill G4-3200C16Q 32GB | 2 x Asus GTX 1080 Ti | 2 x Samsung 960 Pro 1 TB (RAID0) | Asus ROG PG278Q, Asus PG348Q | Custom watercooling with EKWB components | Enthoo Primo SE Red

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If money isn't that big of an issue, start looking at some professional servers. Maybe consider buying a PowerEdge R410 or an R710 if you're up for that. Space for a shitton of ram and storage devices. 

 

The only downside would be the noise. Especially when it boots up. You can turn the fans down, but they will still make more noise than a regular desktop. 


CPU: I7-4770 GPU: GTX 1080 Ti RAM: (16GB) 2x Corsair 8gb DDR3 1600Mhz Drives: SanDisk 240GB SSD, Seagate 500GB HDD, WD 1TB HDD

Motherboard: Asus H81M-E PSU: Gigabyte 650 watt Monitor(s): 27 inch ACC 1440p, 24 Inch MeDion 1080p.

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6 hours ago, dionkoffie said:

If money isn't that big of an issue, start looking at some professional servers. Maybe consider buying a PowerEdge R410 or an R710 if you're up for that. Space for a shitton of ram and storage devices. 

 

The only downside would be the noise. Especially when it boots up. You can turn the fans down, but they will still make more noise than a regular desktop. 

R410 and R710 are ancient.  He also doesn't want to buy used.

7 hours ago, TomSerious said:

The Server currently will be used for NAS and some VMs which run some small tasks.

The Silver 4108 isn't bad but the base clock is slow (the 6700k offers higher compute capability).  Check out the Xeon-D 2100 series chips, may or may not be up your alley.

 

*edit* the passmark score I looked at for the 4108 was referencing a dual socket setup, so I bolded my correction.


Desktop: MSI Z370M Gaming Pro | 8700k | 32GB Corsair Vengence 3000 | 1080 Ti | 2x 960 Pro 1TB | Corsair AX760 | Acer Predator X34 | 2x Dell U2415

Laptop: HP ZBook 17 G4 | i7-7820hq | 16GB | P3000 | 1080P | 1TB 600P | 500GB 850 EVO

Laptop: Dell XPS 13 9343 | i5-5200u | 8GB DDR3 | 256GB SSD | 4k Touchsceen

Laptop: HP Elitebook Folio G1 | M7-6Y75 | 8GB LPDDR3 | 600p 512GB SSD | FHD Touchsceen

Server(ESXi): Supermicro | 2x E5-2640v2 | 128GB DDR3 ECC 

Server(ESXi): Tyan | 2x E5-2640v2 | 128GB DDR3 ECC 

Nas: QNAP TVS-EC880 | E3-1246v3 | 16GB | 8x 3TB RAID6 | 2x 128GB SSD (system)

Nas: QNAP TS-EC1679U-RP | E3-1225v2 | 32GB | 8x 2TB 850 Pro RAID6 | 4x 60GB SSD RAID6 (system)

Nas: QNAP TS-451+ | J1900 | 8GB | 4x 4TB RAID6 (offsite backup)

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R330 then :)


CPU: I7-4770 GPU: GTX 1080 Ti RAM: (16GB) 2x Corsair 8gb DDR3 1600Mhz Drives: SanDisk 240GB SSD, Seagate 500GB HDD, WD 1TB HDD

Motherboard: Asus H81M-E PSU: Gigabyte 650 watt Monitor(s): 27 inch ACC 1440p, 24 Inch MeDion 1080p.

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36 minutes ago, dionkoffie said:

R330 then :)

Compute is no better than what he currently has and it wouldn't be an ideal solution for someone looking at a storage solution.  You're limited to 8x 2.5 or 4x 3.5 drives.


Desktop: MSI Z370M Gaming Pro | 8700k | 32GB Corsair Vengence 3000 | 1080 Ti | 2x 960 Pro 1TB | Corsair AX760 | Acer Predator X34 | 2x Dell U2415

Laptop: HP ZBook 17 G4 | i7-7820hq | 16GB | P3000 | 1080P | 1TB 600P | 500GB 850 EVO

Laptop: Dell XPS 13 9343 | i5-5200u | 8GB DDR3 | 256GB SSD | 4k Touchsceen

Laptop: HP Elitebook Folio G1 | M7-6Y75 | 8GB LPDDR3 | 600p 512GB SSD | FHD Touchsceen

Server(ESXi): Supermicro | 2x E5-2640v2 | 128GB DDR3 ECC 

Server(ESXi): Tyan | 2x E5-2640v2 | 128GB DDR3 ECC 

Nas: QNAP TVS-EC880 | E3-1246v3 | 16GB | 8x 3TB RAID6 | 2x 128GB SSD (system)

Nas: QNAP TS-EC1679U-RP | E3-1225v2 | 32GB | 8x 2TB 850 Pro RAID6 | 4x 60GB SSD RAID6 (system)

Nas: QNAP TS-451+ | J1900 | 8GB | 4x 4TB RAID6 (offsite backup)

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3 hours ago, Dark said:

R410 and R710 are ancient.  He also doesn't want to buy used.

The Silver 4108 isn't bad but the base clock is slow (the 6700k offers higher compute capability).  Check out the Xeon-D 2100 series chips, may or may not be up your alley.

 

*edit* the passmark score I looked at for the 4108 was referencing a dual socket setup, so I bolded my correction.

 

9 hours ago, dionkoffie said:

If money isn't that big of an issue, start looking at some professional servers. Maybe consider buying a PowerEdge R410 or an R710 if you're up for that. Space for a shitton of ram and storage devices. 

 

The only downside would be the noise. Especially when it boots up. You can turn the fans down, but they will still make more noise than a regular desktop. 

Thank you both for helping!

I think I will go for the Xeon Silver 4110, since the D-2100 Series isn't available in my region now and the 4110 has a bit higher clock speeds at a small price increase.

 


i7-8700K @ 5,1 GHz | Asus ROG Maximus X Hero | Gskill G4-3200C16Q 32GB | 2 x Asus GTX 1080 Ti | 2 x Samsung 960 Pro 1 TB (RAID0) | Asus ROG PG278Q, Asus PG348Q | Custom watercooling with EKWB components | Enthoo Primo SE Red

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