I currently have my main FreeNAS server running on a Dell R710 with two L5670s and 96GB of ram. 5x4TB HGST 7200RPM drives.
I am looking to save on my power bill, while maintaining at least the performance level I have now. For now I will migrate my current drives into my new system. Black Friday I am looking to get some 10TB drives.
What I have purchased: An empty Supermicro CSE-825 Chassis. 8 drive bays, 2 more than I have now. A step in the right direction. 3 Noctua 80mm fans to quiet it down.
What I am looking to purchase:
I am strongly considering a Denverton CPU, but I have also considered using a Ryzen 1700 I already own and then buying an Asrock Rack server x470 motherboard.
This particular board looks very interesting. I was assuming I would have to add a 10Gig NIC and an LSI HBA to whatever build I do. With that one, I will only have to use the HBA (LSI 9211i I already have an extra one), as it has 10Gb nics already. It also has an m.2 that goes up to 110 so I can add some Optane goodness as an l2arc if I want in the future. I dont do alot of writes to the box, let alone sync writes, so I don’t strictly speaking need a dedicated ZIL device, but I do have room to add one if I wanted to.
I havent seen anyone use this particular board. Any thoughts on my build out?
> was assuming I would have to add a 10Gig NIC and an LSI HBA to whatever build I do. With that one, I will only have to use the HBA (LSI 9211i I already have an extra one), as it has 10Gb nics already
yes, I know, and for the price that is why I am considering it. But the X470 version has dedicated 10G copper nics, and while there is nothing wrong with that, it is an additional power load. On the Denverton its built into the SoC.
hmm. That is interesting and hadn’t thought about that. In terms of Passmark the 1700 is about half an order of magnitude faster than the C3558. Thank you for giving me that perspective. The 1700 is also faster than my dual Xeons that I currently have, at half the power. hmm…