NKv1 to Gaming Hopeful

Long time, no chat
After some long nights and some absolutely splendid uptime here we are. The old workhorse needs an update. Along with making some grades based promises to the kids, its time to dip my toes in the Unraid Gaming Build Guide.
Below we have 90% of the parts on the way, with the remainder being transferred from the old steed. Few odds and ends that need more thought.

Unraid Gaming / Plex Specs:

  • Threadripper 1950X
  • GTX 1660 Super
  • RTX 2070 Super
  • Quadro P4000
  • 128GB RAM
  • Asus Zenith Extreme
  • Rosewill RSV-L4500
  • Noctua NH-U12S TR (will buy second fan if necessary)
  • Array:
    Parity: 10TB WD Shuc
    Parity: 10TB WD Shuc
    Disk 1: 10TB WD Shuc
    Disk 2: 10TB WD Shuc
    Disk 3: 14TB WD Shuc (to add)
  • Cache:
    500GB SK Hynix 2.5
  • Unassigned Devices:
    1 x 500GB 970 EVO
    1 x 1TB 980

I would like to add an LSI in as well once its all up.

More upcoming - should have a good go at getting most of it up by next week.

Always static pressure.

That’s what I went with! They more or less guided me that way when I sent them a request. They’re all the same cooler, just different fans and quantities. The F12 TR unit is like 28pts lower per their NSPR. However it’s a single fan on that unit. Figured I’d add a second if I saw and temp problems.

Tiny updates. Got around to completing a once over of the board. Seller left in a 500gb 970 Evo so it just gets better. Ill toss that and a 1TB 980 pcie 3.0 on the dimm.2 and that should be good for the two gaming VM’s.

Was getting worried as boot time is rather long. Seems to be that way.
*Updated BIOS
*Shows all 128GB however it’s at 2444. I’ll live with this as reading its hit or miss to even get 128GB running.
*Did a quick secure erase on both NVME.

Thought I had a 1200w Phanateks in my other PC. Turned out it’s an 850w. I’ll probably swap that out for a 1200w server PSU or dual 700w. Going to transfer drivers from the NK1 later today.