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Hey, so I have a old server that has 12c/24t and a extra slot for another, and im planning to add a 5600xt for video out and video tasks (Like plex).
So what should I use this with, what should I try out.
Things I am planning to add is pi-hole, jellyfin, and openmediavault. what else should I do? I am curious.
Thank you.

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Just now, LogicalDrm said:

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Im guessing its either a dual x58 xeon or a 12 core sandy/ivy cpu

 

In that case they have some pretty crappy single core so it might have some trouble with singlethread tasks like an mc server, i guess you could run a game server (though it may not run optimally but itll run), pi hole, and maybe look into homelabbing or home automation or some sht like that

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11 minutes ago, Somerandomtechyboi said:

Im guessing its either a dual x58 xeon or a 12 core sandy/ivy cpu

 

In that case they have some pretty crappy single core so it might have some trouble with singlethread tasks like an mc server, i guess you could run a game server (though it may not run optimally but itll run), pi hole, and maybe look into homelabbing or home automation or some sht like that

what things would I do with homelabbing?

 

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1 minute ago, JuliusW said:

what things would I do with homelabbing?

 

All ive heard that homelabbing is basically where you can experiment with your computer, and maybe something related to home automation aswell

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40 minutes ago, JuliusW said:

what things would I do with homelabbing?

 

Run a webserver with a DB and get local web services running. For example I self host a password manager, PXE server and a game server control panel from my homelab. With Docker you can spin up almost anything in minutes. You can run a VM server with VNC so you can access the VMs from any PC on your network. SMB/SAMBA/NFS filesharing, iSCSI, Plex, BitTorrent client, usenet client.

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7 hours ago, JuliusW said:

Hey, so I have a old server that has 12c/24t and a extra slot for another, and im planning to add a 5600xt for video out and video tasks (Like plex).
So what should I use this with, what should I try out.
Things I am planning to add is pi-hole, jellyfin, and openmediavault. what else should I do? I am curious.
Thank you.

So first off, Learn to build for extensibility. That means VM's and containers (purely for ease of use).

Proxmox is a great baremetal OS, then step up and run a dedicated VM for openmediavault/truNAS and another dedicated VM for the containers (I prefer MicroOS, but ubuntu is quicker to setup)

From there just think about what you want to do next.

I myself run literally everything but Youtube self hosted.

I run email (mail in a box), file cloud (nextcloud), media server (jellyfin), my own website (nginx) my own backup solutions (On site and Off Site), Pi-Hole, Home Automation (Home Assistant paired with Mycroft). I can access my whole setup too via Dynamic DNS.

Go crazy like I did and want to keep track of everything? Look into dashboards (Heimdall) and log managers (Gray Log). 

 

That said this is a rabbit hole, you either take the red pill, or the blue pill. Your chocie.

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1 hour ago, 10leej said:

So first off, Learn to build for extensibility. That means VM's and containers (purely for ease of use).

Proxmox is a great baremetal OS, then step up and run a dedicated VM for openmediavault/truNAS and another dedicated VM for the containers (I prefer MicroOS, but ubuntu is quicker to setup)

From there just think about what you want to do next.

I myself run literally everything but Youtube self hosted.

I run email (mail in a box), file cloud (nextcloud), media server (jellyfin), my own website (nginx) my own backup solutions (On site and Off Site), Pi-Hole, Home Automation (Home Assistant paired with Mycroft). I can access my whole setup too via Dynamic DNS.

Go crazy like I did and want to keep track of everything? Look into dashboards (Heimdall) and log managers (Gray Log). 

 

That said this is a rabbit hole, you either take the red pill, or the blue pill. Your chocie.

Thank you for the ideas, I will look into all of them. They all sound interesting.

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