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    how much this rig end up costing in the end.... love the project!
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    Yes another ES Xeon plex server lol. They are a steal

    Project Heat: Dual AMD Opty ES 12 cores@4.6ghz, Supermicro H8DGi-F, 64GB DDR3 ECC, 2xSapphire 7950's, 2x120GB SSD raid 0, LianLi rocketfish, Antec TPQ-1200, 7P
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    That's crazy that you can get those CPUs for under $200, ES or not.

    You could always virtualize the setup and run a FreeNAS setup virtualized and still have Windows workstations virtualized too if you'd want to go that route. But for the cost you paid you couldn't ask for much more even if 90% of the cores will never be utilized.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcillig View Post
    how much this rig end up costing in the end.... love the project!
    Here's the breakdown from a previous post:
    Parts list:
    E5-2630 V4 - $145
    Asrock x99m Extreme4 - $169.99 (after MIR)
    32GB crucial ballistix - $125
    TJ08B - $22.50 (after shipping)
    Corsair H80i - $27 (after shipping)
    Corsair CX650M - $30
    Nvidia GTX 650 - $30
    2xHGST 4TB Deskstar NAS drives - already had
    1xHGST 2TB Ultrastar 7K3000 - already had
    250GB Samsung 850 evo - already had

    Total: $550 - a little more than I wanted to spend, but selling the mediasmart server should help me recoup a decent portion of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdawall View Post
    Yes another ES Xeon plex server lol. They are a steal

    How much did you pay for your 2650 if you don't mind me asking? I think the ES was the best way to get some decent cpu power for cheap. I've been extremely happy with it, transcoding 4k movies to my cell phone from hundreds of miles away is awesome.

    Quote Originally Posted by Janus67 View Post
    That's crazy that you can get those CPUs for under $200, ES or not.

    You could always virtualize the setup and run a FreeNAS setup virtualized and still have Windows workstations virtualized too if you'd want to go that route. But for the cost you paid you couldn't ask for much more even if 90% of the cores will never be utilized.
    I had considered virtualizing things, I'm pretty lazy though, lol. With school I don't have a ton of time to mess around with it, and I haven't had one issue with server yet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by custom90gt View Post
    How much did you pay for your 2650 if you don't mind me asking? I think the ES was the best way to get some decent cpu power for cheap. I've been extremely happy with it, transcoding 4k movies to my cell phone from hundreds of miles away is awesome.
    I got this one months ago and paid $270 or so they are down in the 190-200 range now
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdawall View Post
    I got this one months ago and paid $270 or so they are down in the 190-200 range now
    I was tempted to get the 2650 but I just couldn't pass up this QS 2630. Either way it's probably overkill for my usage...
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    Quote Originally Posted by custom90gt View Post
    I was tempted to get the 2650 but I just couldn't pass up this QS 2630. Either way it's probably overkill for my usage...
    Same as mine is major overkill, but in other news I bid on a 2699V4 for no reason other than why not.
    Project Heat: Dual AMD Opty ES 12 cores@4.6ghz, Supermicro H8DGi-F, 64GB DDR3 ECC, 2xSapphire 7950's, 2x120GB SSD raid 0, LianLi rocketfish, Antec TPQ-1200, 7P
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdawall View Post
    Same as mine is major overkill, but in other news I bid on a 2699V4 for no reason other than why not.
    Doesn't everyone need 22 cores
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    Quote Originally Posted by custom90gt View Post
    Doesn't everyone need 22 cores
    That's what I thought. I still don't think I will win the bid, but if I do it is a steal lol.
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    So a little update to this.

    I had a couple of BSODs on the server and thought windows had offed itself. Turns out one of the sticks of memory went bad. Sent it in to crucial and 3 days later I had a new stick.

    I also picked up a used 1060 3gb from a schoolmate for $80!! I was going to throw it in the server for F@H and to be a dedicated steam stream machine, but I think I may sell my 980TI and use that since I don't game much anymore
    I did do a couple of loops of firestrike and time spy just for fun.
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    Just scored a 3 3.5" hotswap bay to fill up the 2 5.25" slots on the case for free on ebay using ebay bucks and their $15 off of $75. I don't have anything to put in it yet, but gives me another few bays, lol.
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    Another update to this. The server has been running great but I've decided to make some changes:

    I purchased a 256GB SM951 NVMe drive to use as the OS drive - should be pretty peppy.

    I also purchased a e5-2683 V3 to put in place of the E5-2630 V4. I know it's a gen behind and will run hotter, but there are tricks to get V3 xeons to run at a higher clock speed (the 2683 can run at 3ghz on all 14 cores...). I'm stoked to try it out, not that I need the extra processing power, but it'll help with decoding 4k videos even faster...
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    Got the 2683 V3 in and it's a pretty peppy little CPU.

    2630 V4 cinebench:
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    2683 V3 cinebench:
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    Next on the list is overclocking it via the CPU microcode bug...
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    And the results are in:

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    Thanks to the microcode bug I can run all 14 cores at 3ghz!
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    I can't force my 2683V4 to run at 3ghz thanks to the C612 board I am using having a lack of options.



    I think that was around 2-2.4ghz or something like that.
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    funny how a bug gives improved performance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdawall View Post
    I can't force my 2683V4 to run at 3ghz thanks to the C612 board I am using having a lack of options.



    I think that was around 2-2.4ghz or something like that.
    If you had a V3 you could force it, just would have to remove the microcode from the bios... Wish it worked on V4s though...

    If you wanted some "light" reading on the whole microcode bug check this thread out:
    https://forums.anandtech.com/threads...xeons.2496647/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suppressor1137 View Post
    funny how a bug gives improved performance.
    Yep, I can't complain getting an extra 600mhz from each of the 14 cores due to it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by custom90gt View Post
    If you had a V3 you could force it, just would have to remove the microcode from the bios... Wish it worked on V4s though...

    If you wanted some "light" reading on the whole microcode bug check this thread out:
    https://forums.anandtech.com/threads...xeons.2496647/

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    Yep, I can't complain getting an extra 600mhz from each of the 14 cores due to it...
    Honestly everything I have it doing I rarely see it even kick up to the 1600mhz base clockspeed.
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    Gamer: i7 6850K@4.54, Asus X99-M WS, 32GB DDR4@3200CL16, (2) Sapphire RX480 8GB@1480/2250, SM951 512GB NVMe, Air240, Seasonic Snow Silent 750w, 10P
    Server: Xeon 2683v4 ES, Asrock EPC612D4l, 32gb DDR4, 256GB M550 SSD, 10x2TB Seagate Constellation ES@Raid50, Lianli PC-Q26, Seasonic 660w Platinum, 2012R2STD
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdawall View Post
    Honestly everything I have it doing I rarely see it even kick up to the 1600mhz base clockspeed.
    Yeah makes sense to me. I was stoked to do the V3 in combination with the 1060, I think it'll be a decent steam stream machine...
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    Quote Originally Posted by custom90gt View Post
    Yeah makes sense to me. I was stoked to do the V3 in combination with the 1060, I think it'll be a decent steam stream machine...
    I don't even use it for that. Literally just plex and kodi streaming. I bet the 4k movies I have will make it do something with plex, but that is it.
    Project Heat: Dual AMD Opty ES 12 cores@4.6ghz, Supermicro H8DGi-F, 64GB DDR3 ECC, 2xSapphire 7950's, 2x120GB SSD raid 0, LianLi rocketfish, Antec TPQ-1200, 7P
    Gamer: i7 6850K@4.54, Asus X99-M WS, 32GB DDR4@3200CL16, (2) Sapphire RX480 8GB@1480/2250, SM951 512GB NVMe, Air240, Seasonic Snow Silent 750w, 10P
    Server: Xeon 2683v4 ES, Asrock EPC612D4l, 32gb DDR4, 256GB M550 SSD, 10x2TB Seagate Constellation ES@Raid50, Lianli PC-Q26, Seasonic 660w Platinum, 2012R2STD
    HTPC: i7 6700T, MSI H170l, 16GB DDR4, SM951 128GB NVMe, Intel 7260AC, Antec isk 110 VESA, Antec (FSP) 90w brick, 10P

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