Hello, I’m trying to build a workstation+server based on Qubes, I’m sure many of you are aware of it. It’s been a few years since I enjoyed pouring over the endless stream of component reviews to make my selections so I was hoping you could help.
The goals are as follows:
I want a relatively secure system (compartmentalisation through Qubes). That I can run a nextcloud instance on, a couple other services, and utilise the remaining resources for desktop environments that I may want to pass devices through to. I think it would be quite nice to have this all on top of the backup and data integrity features of a ‘next gen’ filesystem such as btrfs or ZFS, currently I am leaning towards ZFS because it seems less fraught for us mere mortals.
Please point out any issues you notice.
Here’s where I am at with the build:
PSU - Corsair HX850
CPU - Threadripper 1950X
GPU - Whatever is laying around.
Cooler - Noctua’s still best?
Memory - 4 x 16GB DDR4
3GHz regular or 2.4GHz ECC?
Storage - 4 x 4TB in RAID Z
Any particular disks I should consider?
+ In what configuration should I layer faster storage?
Mother board -
Expansion cards - (networking maybe?)
Case - Small as possible, no window.