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dcook

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I am looking to replace my system, I have already bought: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU

I have not bought the PowerSupply or Memory chips yet

This machine is only going to have Emby Server installed on it, and using Drivepool, so I would like to have as many SATA connectors as possible

All my viewing is done locally, so not worried about GPU or transcoding

Looking for motherboard recommendations? 

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PenkethBoy

how many drives do you have / need?

most ryzen boards have 6 sata ports that i have looked at unlike some intels which can have 10 (second sata controller on the board)

any more than six and you are going to need a controller sas/sata depending how many extra disks you need to connect

Note - you are going to need a gpu of some sort as that ryzen does not have a iGPU

 

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I am going to be attaching at least 12 Sata Drives

I am not going to do any GPU encoding so I am not concerned about GPU, regular CPU works fine for me, at most I would have 3 devices streaming at one, and 99% its all direct play, no transcoding.

My original Emby server died after years of use, so right now I reinstalled temporary on a VM and it plays fine, but I don't have any of my storage, which is why I am building a new server with drivepool.

 

 

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PenkethBoy

well with 12 discs - you are going to have troube findng a m/b that has that many if at all so..

you are going to need a sata/sas card that gives you more ports

and you will need a gpu(even a very basic one) or the pc is not going to boot

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Is there a Ryzen 5 motherboard you would recommend? 

If it does not have onboard video, I can add a $20 video card, I also don't mind adding a SATA controller if there is not enough ports on the motherboard

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PenkethBoy

any from the main m/b vendors will be fine

just choose one thats has an AM4 socket and the price point and features you need

none will come with video - you will have to provide a gpu card - you have the wrong cpu for an internal gpu

 

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PenkethBoy

for the last time - you dont have a gpu in your cpu

you would need a ryzen ending with a "G" for graphics - the hdmi port is there should you have one of those cpu's - and means nothing if you dont

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GaryWeiss

In this question, I usually focus on the motherboard chipset, the number of power phases and their cooling. For such a processor, a mid-segment motherboard on the B chipset (be it 350 or 450) and at least one phase of power supply per physical core will be more than enough. Among vendors, I usually prefer MSI, ASUS or Gigabyte

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