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Looking to upgrade me NAS and need suggestions

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knoober

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Mar 18, 2015
I recently started gathering parts for a ryzen build for my desktop but since the cpu and gpu I am shooting for are consistently out of stock, I started giving more attention to my NAS. Originally I had thought I would grab a cheap Ryzen APU and do a quick swap but it seems that the APUs are in short supply as well. I am looking for as many threads as I can without breaking the bank. The Athlon 3000G would work if it had more cores/threads but sadly only offers 2c4t. So now I have to look at Intel and I have never been real savvy there. I would like a minimum of 4c8t and support for modern instruction sets. I know a NAS doesn't need real beefy CPU, but I would still like to bring mine to current/recent gen hardware.

If cpus were in stock and prices weren't artificially inflated , I expect I could build a 4c/8t AMD rig with new mobo and 16gb of ram on a ~200/250-ish budget. This might be a little optimistic but I think I could manage it. What would the intel counterpart to such a build be? Thanks in advance and Happy Holidays
 
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knoober

knoober

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Ty again. This gave me a solid place to start. Now I can narrow down possible chipsets (looking at B365 and H370). I would like to do something fancy,if I can, with a multi-gpu setup and passthrough, but we will see what I can get with my budget. I will be perfectly happy with a solid board and 4 cores or better. Core count will become more important if I score a board that supports multi-gpu configs and passthrough.
 

trents

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All 3xx Intel chipsets should work with an 8th gen Intel CPU. The higher end chipsets with "Z" in them are overclockable. B and H chipsets are not overclockable boards. H boards will have better features than B boards.
 
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knoober

knoober

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Mar 18, 2015
Update:

Getting ready to commit to a 10100 and an msi mortar B460m for the dual gpu support. I'm am still on the fence after reading about the memory speed limits on I3/i5 for 10th gen. This is why AMD has always been default. Intel just searches for ways to kick the consumer.

That said: the i3/msi combo fits my budget and will work fine. I'm just angsty that I couldn't build a similar powered/priced rig with an AMD setup. Thanks for the help guys.