just brew it! wrote:
Assuming they've got a BIOS update for Ryzen 3000 series I don't see why it wouldn't work.
Are you doing a lot of on-the-fly media transcoding or other compute-heavy workloads on your server? If not, the 3900X is massive overkill for a home server...
Yes. The server hosts Plex, Minecraft, a Windows virtual machine, and will be running Handbrake or RipBot264.
Edit: I realize Plex (with multiple simultaneous 1080p transcodes) and Handbrake/RipBot264 are the only notable uses for a 12 core, here.
From the 6 core to the 12 core, the Ryzen 3000 offerings are all about ~$41/core. There's no real price penalty for going 12 core over 8. And it seems like AMD has been more strictly adhering to the power usage that they indicate for their CPUs... It is an MSI board though, maybe I should check for MCE? I'm just worried that since I'm not using downdraft coolers, it might get too toasty.