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Re-purpose my PC or buy a server?

Hi Guys, 

 

Needing some help from server guys and gals.

 

So I'm wanting a home server for the following:

PLEX

GNS3 / EVE-NG

Automatic backup for phones / Macbook

General file storage

 

Currently I'm using an old Synology (Dual core / 2GB RAM) So ok for everything above aside from running GNS3 / EVE-NG.

 

I have a PC I don't really use anymore, I'm going to sell the GPU but the rest of the specs are as follows:

Ryzen 5 3600

4x 8GB 3200mhz RAM

Asrock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 (AMD AM4) DDR4 X570 

EVGA Supernova G2 650W '80 Plus Gold' Modular Power Supply

 

Would this be suitable to re-purpose and replace my old Synology? I'm know id need a more power efficient PSU as it would be on 24/7 and I would also move it to a smaller case and also add 10gig Ethernet card.

 

So, question 1. Would theses parts be suitable for a 24/7 server, changing the PSU and maybe the motherboard?

 

Question 2. What OS would be suitable for what I need of the server? I do really like the Synology OS but don't think its available to download and use on your own hardware and not sure how well it plays with VM's.

 

Thanks in advance!

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If you sell your GPU you'll need to replace it with something. Your computer doesn't have integrated graphics. Also, you'd be perfectly fine to keep that power supply unless it's broken. 

Phobos (Primary Desktop)

AMD Ryzen 7 2700, 16GB 3000MHz DDR4, ASRock B450 Steel Legend, 6GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, 960GB Crucial M500, 1TB Samsung SSD 980, 2TB Seagate BarraCuda, 450W Corsair CXM, Corsair Carbide 175R, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

 

Pluto (Secondary Desktop, Plex Server)

Intel Core i7-2600, 24GB 1333MHz DDR3, ASUS P8Z68-V, 4GB XFX AMD Radeon RX 570, 1TB Samsung 860 EVO, 700W EVGA BQ, Fractal Design Focus G, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

 

York (NAS/Plex Server)

Intel Core i7-2600K, 16GB 1600MHz DDR3, ASUS P8Z68-V, 1GB PNY Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti, 2GB AMD Radeon HD 6950, 240GB Kingston V300, 2x3TB HDD, 3x2TB HDD, 750W Dell PSU, Dell XPS 630i case, Windows Server 2019

 

Mid 2011 27" iMac (General Purpose Desktop)

Intel Core i5-2400, 16GB 1066MHz DDR3, Apple Z68 Logic Board, 1GB AMD Radeon HD 6970M, 500GB Crucial MX500, 1TB Seagate BarraCuda, macOS High Sierra

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16 minutes ago, BondiBlue said:

If you sell your GPU you'll need to replace it with something. Your computer doesn't have integrated graphics. Also, you'd be perfectly fine to keep that power supply unless it's broken. 

As it sits, no, it won't work. If they're going server based and just need a display out they could use a motherboard with IPMI on it though.

https://www.asrockrack.com/general/productdetail.asp?Model=X470D4U#Specifications

 

Edit: They added a 5700 to the server, but at the time stamp they're booting on a 3600 with no discrete graphics.

 

I'm not actually trying to be as grumpy as it seems.

Project Hot Box

CPU Ryzen 7 5800x, Motherboard MSI MPG B550I Gaming Edge Wifi, RAM CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 32GB 3200mhz (2x16), GPU AMD Radeon 6800 XT FE, Case Lian Li O11 Dynamic Mini, Storage CORSAIR Force Series MP510 1920GB NVMe, CORSAIR FORCE Series MP510 960GB NVMe, PSU CORSAIR sf600, Cooling Noctua NH-D15, Displays LG 34UC98-W 34-Inch, 32 inch curved that I can't find the model number for right now; UPerfect 7 inch LCD Aida64 Display, Keyboard Corsair K95, Mouse Corsair Nightblade, Sound AT2020+ USB Mic, Massdrop 6xx headphones, Schiit Magni, Modi Loki mini stack. 

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CPU i9-9900k, Motherboard, ASUS Rog Maximus Code XI, RAM, 48GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB 3200 mhz (2x16)+(2x8) GPU Asus ROG Strix 2070 8gb, PNY 1080, Nvidia 1080, MSI 1070 Gaming X 8gb, Case Phanteks Enthoo Evolv X, Storage Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB, 5x Seagate IronWolf 8tb NAS(ZFS1), PSU Corsair RM1000x, Cooling Asus Rog Ryuo 240 with Noctua NF-12 fans, OS Unraid

 

Why is the 5800x so hot?

 

 

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27 minutes ago, IkeaGnome said:

As it sits, no, it won't work. If they're going server based and just need a display out they could use a motherboard with IPMI on it though.

https://www.asrockrack.com/general/productdetail.asp?Model=X470D4U#Specifications

 

Edit: They added a 5700 to the server, but at the time stamp they're booting on a 3600 with no discrete graphics.

 

That's true, but it would be easier just to grab a cheap GPU for display output with the current board. 

Phobos (Primary Desktop)

AMD Ryzen 7 2700, 16GB 3000MHz DDR4, ASRock B450 Steel Legend, 6GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, 960GB Crucial M500, 1TB Samsung SSD 980, 2TB Seagate BarraCuda, 450W Corsair CXM, Corsair Carbide 175R, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

 

Pluto (Secondary Desktop, Plex Server)

Intel Core i7-2600, 24GB 1333MHz DDR3, ASUS P8Z68-V, 4GB XFX AMD Radeon RX 570, 1TB Samsung 860 EVO, 700W EVGA BQ, Fractal Design Focus G, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

 

York (NAS/Plex Server)

Intel Core i7-2600K, 16GB 1600MHz DDR3, ASUS P8Z68-V, 1GB PNY Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti, 2GB AMD Radeon HD 6950, 240GB Kingston V300, 2x3TB HDD, 3x2TB HDD, 750W Dell PSU, Dell XPS 630i case, Windows Server 2019

 

Mid 2011 27" iMac (General Purpose Desktop)

Intel Core i5-2400, 16GB 1066MHz DDR3, Apple Z68 Logic Board, 1GB AMD Radeon HD 6970M, 500GB Crucial MX500, 1TB Seagate BarraCuda, macOS High Sierra

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