Building new server

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  1. tknx

    tknx New Member

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    Current system: is Unraid for Plex, VM for Minecraft, and a couple of dockers (Unifi, PiHole, etc)
    • Supermicro 826 2u case
    • Supermicro X9DRi-LN4+ motherboard
    • Dual Xeon 2650 v2s
    • Lots of RAM
    I bought a Quadro P2000 and a Supermicro 846 case to move everything over.

    So the question is can I get a quieter and lower power system now? I could easily just remove a Xeon and maybe some of the RAM. But would it be worth it for me to go to a Ryzen 3 / XDU type setup? Since the Quadro will be doing the heavy lifting on Plex transcodes I am thinking there is opportunity to reduce CPU etc.
     
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    Rand__ Well-Known Member

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    You might want to add some utilization patterns/numbers... Slight difference if your 16 cores idle most of the day or 8 cores are at 100% 24/7.
    Same for the memory.

    Whats your Base OS?

    Easy way is total capability old (16*2,6GHz =41,6) x Utilization percentage (assume 40 so *0,4) - estimated upgrade improvements (P2000 + better tech potentially) [totally depends on percentage of cpu in use by plex]
    So 41,6*0,4 = 16,6 -X which means you could easily get a 6 core 3 GHz E3-21/2xx system if your are fine with reduced memory.

    Adjust as appropriate:)
     
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    Is there an unraid docker that I can run that would track this sort of consumption just to see patterns of usage?
     
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