Hello everyone, I recently found out you can get first-gen threadripper 1920x for around 185$ so I’m thinking of buying one but first here’s what I have today:
(you can skip to the bottom for my questions)
Hardware and software:
I7 3770 that reaches peaks of 4.3ghz but sustained is more like 4.065ghz
32GB DDR3 1600
running windows 10
What I use it for:
Video transcoding with HandBrake
Video Editing with VSDC
Streaming with NFS share to my tv box
Network shares for programs and other stuff
What I was thinking:
Get the threadripper and install TrueNas on it, make the current windows install into a VM image for things I can’t run directly on the TrueNas, and use Handbrake and other things directly on TrueNas and since I’ll have 12 cores I’ll be able to do all this much easier than on my 4 cores 8 threads.
Links to what I thought to buy:
ECC RAM at least 2 sticks
Asus ROG STRIX X399-E GAMING
NVME for TrueNas OS (I know it can run from a USB, but I plan on getting a USB as well and cloning the NVME to it every day as a backup of the os in case of failure)
My Big Questions:
- what do you think of this build, is it worth it? am I missing something or doing something wrong?
- regarding cooling, I could go with a Noctua NH-U12S but I have an Antec Kuler that the pump died on and I want to convert to a custom loop, so I have the rad and the fans but I’ll need a pump a res and a CPU plate, plus I’ll need to convert the tubes from the aio rad to a normal g1/4 connection which I’m not sure how that’ll work.
For Reference this is the dead AIO:
Those are my main questions, I’d love to hear what you have to say especially regarding reusing the dead AIO since I don’t want to throw it away.
Thanks for reading this far, and have a great day!