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G4560 / i3 7100 / Intel Xeon E3-1220 V5

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Post by thegush » 26 Mar 2019 20:55

It's time to choose CPU for my new rig. It's mainly a media server for few people
Pentium G4560 is the cheapest
i3 7100 cost double but a bit stronger
Xeon E3-1220 V5 is roughly 3 times the Pentium, but have 4 core, and is a Xeon (whatever that brings to the table)/
Your 2c, please?

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Re: G4560 / i3 7100 / Intel Xeon E3-1220 V5

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Post by ChriZathens » 27 Mar 2019 16:03

Well, it depends on your workload
If you are going to stream only and serve files, the Pentium is fine
What is the rest of your hardware?
My Nas
  1. Case: Fractal Design Define R2
  2. M/B: Supermicro x9scl-f
  3. CPU: Intel Celeron G1620
  4. RAM: 16GB DDR3 ECC (2 x Kingston KVR1333D3E9S/8G)
  5. PSU: Chieftec 850w 80+ modular
  6. Storage: 8x2TB HDDs in a RaidZ2 array ~ 10.1 TB usable disk space
  7. O/S: XigmaNAS 11.2.0.4.6625 -amd64 embedded
  8. Extra H/W: Dell Perc H310 SAS controller, crosflashed to LSI 9211-8i IT mode, 8GB Innodisk D150SV SATADOM for O/S

Backup Nas: HP N40L (4x1TB HP branded Seagate disks in RaidZ configuration - 8GB ECC RAM)

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Re: G4560 / i3 7100 / Intel Xeon E3-1220 V5

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Post by thegush » 27 Mar 2019 16:28

mb:
AsRock Fatal1ty E3V5 Performance Gaming/OC
ram:
2 x Crucial 16GB 2666 ECC UDIMM
psu:
Seasonic Focus Platinum 650w
storage:
- mix of 7 WD 1.5-2T ( Red and Green, hope to replace all to Red 2T gradually) in Z3 raid configuration
- 1T WD Green, UFS, for bittorrent
- 8GB Kingston USB with the embedded OS on it

I will need to add some cheap GPU, unfortunately

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Re: G4560 / i3 7100 / Intel Xeon E3-1220 V5

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Post by ChriZathens » 28 Mar 2019 23:16

Well, your motherboard is a gaming one, with a lot of useless stuff for xigmanas, but seems like a good one.
C232 chipset, Intel LAN , ECC support, all in all seems like a good choice
Your system is a very capable one, so for your intented workload you can spend next to nothing and get the Pentium.
If in the future you want to push it to its limits you can always upgrade to a more capable CPU.
My Nas
  1. Case: Fractal Design Define R2
  2. M/B: Supermicro x9scl-f
  3. CPU: Intel Celeron G1620
  4. RAM: 16GB DDR3 ECC (2 x Kingston KVR1333D3E9S/8G)
  5. PSU: Chieftec 850w 80+ modular
  6. Storage: 8x2TB HDDs in a RaidZ2 array ~ 10.1 TB usable disk space
  7. O/S: XigmaNAS 11.2.0.4.6625 -amd64 embedded
  8. Extra H/W: Dell Perc H310 SAS controller, crosflashed to LSI 9211-8i IT mode, 8GB Innodisk D150SV SATADOM for O/S

Backup Nas: HP N40L (4x1TB HP branded Seagate disks in RaidZ configuration - 8GB ECC RAM)

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Re: G4560 / i3 7100 / Intel Xeon E3-1220 V5

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Post by thegush » 29 Mar 2019 09:37

Cheers, mate - you make good point here.

One interesting point that I pick-up in the docs is that:
Keep in mind for high network transfer speed that the CPU frequency is important for Samba as Samba is single-threaded on a per-user basis. Generally any 3Ghz+ CPU will be more than capable of handling Samba at Gigabit speeds without a problem
https://www.xigmanas.com/wiki/doku.php? ... s_hardware
I think that gives Xeon a little better standing.

Another point is that the technology is getting old, hence more difficult to find, even now (the pentium being the exception). Not sure if I would find where to buy a year from now.

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Re: G4560 / i3 7100 / Intel Xeon E3-1220 V5

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Post by ChriZathens » 30 Mar 2019 11:04

My NAS uses a celeron (see my signature) and is capable of saturating a Gbit link without breaking a sweat. CPU usage is barely above 30% IIRC.
CPUs are generally parts that don't break and in one or two years from now, you will be able to find a used Xeon much cheaper than today, if needed. Also, Xeons are not overclockable like desktop CPUs, so used ones are far less mistreated over time.
I got a used Xeon 1230v3 3 years ago for my home/lab server for less than half the price it had when new. It is running rock solid 24/7 for these last 3 years.
My Nas
  1. Case: Fractal Design Define R2
  2. M/B: Supermicro x9scl-f
  3. CPU: Intel Celeron G1620
  4. RAM: 16GB DDR3 ECC (2 x Kingston KVR1333D3E9S/8G)
  5. PSU: Chieftec 850w 80+ modular
  6. Storage: 8x2TB HDDs in a RaidZ2 array ~ 10.1 TB usable disk space
  7. O/S: XigmaNAS 11.2.0.4.6625 -amd64 embedded
  8. Extra H/W: Dell Perc H310 SAS controller, crosflashed to LSI 9211-8i IT mode, 8GB Innodisk D150SV SATADOM for O/S

Backup Nas: HP N40L (4x1TB HP branded Seagate disks in RaidZ configuration - 8GB ECC RAM)

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Re: G4560 / i3 7100 / Intel Xeon E3-1220 V5

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Post by thegush » 30 Mar 2019 12:23

Again - good points. Thanks!

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