With AMD making a charge since Threadripper was released, I was wondering if Intel is still the preferred medium for a NAS server build these days. My usage for my NAS is as follows:
- 4k movie streaming across gigabit lan and wireless (less so to wireless) via Orbi mesh wifi I have in the house
- Doing home automation with HASS.IO
- Potentially spinning up a VM (or other Dockers) for web development
- Backups of personal computers in the house (2)
Basically this will be my main media/streaming server. I know AMD has always lead the way with more efficient power consumption, so can someone shed some light if I should still be looking for Intel or maybe there is a more efficient AMD server-class board that would be better. I need a board with at least 10 SATA ports and ideally with IPMI for headless usage. Any assistance would be appreciated thank you!
2 Configurations I was weighing up (Intel):
MB: SUPERMICRO MBD-X10SRL-F Server Motherboard LGA 2011 R3
CPU: Intel Xeon E5-1650 V3 Haswell-EP 3.5 GHz 6 x 256 KB L2 Cache 15MB L3 Cache LGA 2011-3 140W Server Processor BX80644E51650V3
RAM: HYNIX HMA41GR7MFR4N-TF Hynix DDR4-2133 8GB1Gx4 ECCREG CL15 Samsung Chip Server Memory (x4)
MB: GIGABYTE C246-WU4 LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel C246 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel Xeon E-2136 Coffee Lake 3.3 GHz LGA 1151 80W BX80684E2136 Server Processor
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) Desktop Memory Model F4-2400C15Q-32GRR
The first configuration is more expensive but I get IPMI with it. Second configuration is cheaper, without IPMI, but the processor uses almost 50% less power. Thoughts? Other suggestions?