long story short, between r/vfio, Wendell from level1techs and LTT i found a great solution to my “problem”. i’ve had budget/mediocre windows gaming machines before along with my linux machine(s) and wanted to consolidate them. I originally started out about year ago with a dell t3600 but for some reason that never worked the way i hoped.
fast forward to a couple weeks ago and i got this beast up and running:
-48GB ECC ram(expanding to 64GB soon. max of 8gb sticks)
-gt218 host gpu(used to test, being swapped with 1050ti soon)
-RX580 8GB Windows 10 VM(passedthrough)
-250gb host ssd
-500gb w10 VM ssd(passthrough)
-512gb nvme w10 VM ssd with silverstone adapter
-2 port usb 3 pcie adapter(passthrough)
I am running ubuntu 20.04 with kernel 5.4.x. one reason i chose this board is that from supermicro’s site shows the block diagram and everything is in it’s own iommu group, making passing through devices super easy.