Can I get opinions on this server build using only used parts, please?

Hi everyone. I’m looking to build a home server. All parts are used parts at a cheap price.
Can I get some opinions, please?

CPU Intel Xeon Platinum 8176 ES

CPU Cooler Supermicro SNK-P0070APS4 LGA 3647

Motherboard ASRock Rack EP2C621D16-4LP EEB Server Motherboard Dual Socket

Memory 32gb ddr4 2666 ecc x 4 RAM

Storage Samsung 970 EVO Plus MZ-V7S2T0B/AM 2TB V-NAND NVMe M.2

Video Card GTX 960

Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro 2

Power Supply 1000W EVGA

What is this for? How much is “cheap”?

Just server to run vms. Cost is not a problem because all will be used parts from ebay.

I just concern about compatibility because there is no pcpartpicker for servers. Thanks

Cost is always a problem. “VM’s” isn’t a specific use case, just about anything can run multiple VMs…

So, is this a good build? Any critics?

If you are going that big on CPU and MB, why only 32GB RAM?

I guess I’m chopped liver. Good luck with your future endeavors.


That is a $500 motherboard (ebay) and a $350 cpu (ebay, ignoring what appear to be scam china links with fake cpus).
And for vms you probably want more RAM - which is pricey for DDR4
You should look into a snafu build here on the forums

I bought a ESXi server on ebay for (hyve zeus 1U - LGA2011) for $230 - 16c/32t total