Description

After a few hiccups getting the right MB/CPU combo to work, I can now say I have a new working Ryzen based Linux server. It has been running for a little over 24 hours now and performing like a champ.

Very happy with the MSI motherboard, and running the OS from the NVMe SSD is amazingly fast. I ended up removing all other media before installing Ubuntu Server 17.04. The installation media found my Samsung EVO without any issues and boots up fast!

Once I had the system up and running, I attached the secondary 1TB drive to store system backups and non-IO critical files.

I think you can get significantly more power for your money if you go the route of putting the system together yourself. I am not a gamer so I did not need any fancy graphics card. The system runs headless for the most part anyway.

Also, I had to order the Noctua AM4 adapter kit (around $8) in order to use the NH-D9L fan, but it was pretty simple to make the adjustments to make this fan work with this CPU/MB combo.

Comments

  • 32 months ago
  • 4 points

What is this server used for? Looks intense!

+1

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Data and text mining!

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool build. Just FYI, the description says thats an NVMe SSD, and unless you listed it wrong, that's not an NVMe SSD. That's a sata SSD in a M.2 formfactor. +1

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually ended up replacing the drive with this one for faster read/writes - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MDRUXNZ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Linux+Overpowered build=HIGHSPEED SERVER BOIIIIIII

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I know a good GPU doesn't matter for this kind of thing, but it's still hilarious to see a GT 710 next to an 1800X.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha - well it runs mostly in headless mode. I have only hooked up a monitor to reinstall the base OS

  • 32 months ago
  • -1 points

Just wondering but why did you get the 1800x (the most expensive Ryzen chip I might add) for a server build? You could have gotten by just fine with a 1700x-1600x, also you could have saved yourself a decent chunk of cash by getting a b350 board and a lesser CPU. What exactly is this server used for that you need such powerful components?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Running a lot of statistical simulations, data modeling and machine learning code I write... dabbling with dl4j for RNNs

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

True... I guess at least he won't have to worry about his server ever slowing down for anything.

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

that's a really good point, actually. maybe the board had certain features the OP wanted?

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