Upgrading to a Ryzen, what do you think?

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    • Upgrading to a Ryzen, what do you think?

      Looking at a new Mobo/CPU combo to replace my AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black.

      Current considerations:

      Asus STRIX X370-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard
      $75 @ Microcenter

      AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor
      $200 @ Microcenter

      Kingston 16GB DDR4 PC4-2400Mhz ECC Unbuffered SDRAM Memory Module KTH-PL424E
      $82 @ Ebay

      What do we think, will this setup serve me well?

      Just for fun, a comparison of old vs new CPU: cpubenchmark.net/compare/AMD-P…D-Ryzen-7-2700X/371vs3238
    • I run two instances of Emby and two of Watchtower. I also run MQTT Mosquitto and Node-RED. I am experimenting with Nextcloud and MariaDB.

      I also run LMS, but installed "on the metal". I have a bunch of SqueezeBoxes both some original and some built on RaspBerry Pi Zero W, PHat DAC and AudioPro T10.2

      I run it on ODroid HC2s. 5 with 12TB Ironwolf, one with 8TB Ironwolf and one with a 2TB Crucial MX500 SSD.

      I'm waiting for Hardkernel to start a sale on the HC2, then I may buy a bunch more.

      I have bought a couple of RPi4B and RPi3B+. I may use them to run the home automation and a central web cam server. With storage on one of the OMV NAS.

      Have a look at my old thread about ODroid HC2 here:

      My new NAS: Odroid HC2 and Seagate Ironwolf 12TB.

      The HC1/HC2 are old now. Only 32 bit and only 2GB RAM and only USB2 and only one SATA. On paper there are many better SBCs. But strangely the HC2 is still a great package punching harder than expected with hard to beat performance for simple file sharing tasks and light media streaming.
      OMV 4, 7 x ODROID HC2, 1 x ODROID HC1, 5 x 12TB, 1 x 8TB, 1 x 2TB SSHD, 1 x 2TB SSD, GbE, WiFi mesh
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      Just make sure the board+CPU combo supports ECC.
      Even though AMD Ryzen supports ECC, it doesn't mean the motherboard makers have implemented support in the UEFI for it.
      It wold seem you're ok with that combo though.
      AMD Ryzen™ 2nd Generation/ Ryzen™ 1st Generation Processors
      4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 3200(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz ECC and non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory

      You're also going to want to sticks of RAM for optimal performance and ideally a bit faster RAM as well.
      OMV 4.x, Gigabyte Z270N-WiFi, i7-6700K@3GHz, 16GB DDR4-3000, 4x 4TB Toshiba N300, 1x 60GB Corsair GT SSD (OS drive), 10Gbps Aquantia Ethernet
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      TheLostSwede wrote:

      Just make sure the board+CPU combo supports ECC.
      Even though AMD Ryzen supports ECC, it doesn't mean the motherboard makers have implemented support in the UEFI for it.
      It wold seem you're ok with that combo though.
      AMD Ryzen™ 2nd Generation/ Ryzen™ 1st Generation Processors
      4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 3200(O.C.)/2666/2400/2133 MHz ECC and non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory

      You're also going to want to sticks of RAM for optimal performance and ideally a bit faster RAM as well.
      Ya, I checked that in the specs previously.

      That is the fastest ram which I can afford, do you really think it will be a bottleneck? I will get a second stick in the future if I need it, and then I'll gain some dual channel benefit, right?