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Saturday, June 13, 2020
By: Jody Day
If you want to host 10 instances of ark servers, a minecraft server, and play your games all on the same computer, this is the CPU you want. just remember to buy a lot of RAM. Those Ark servers eat a lot . 64GB is the min, I recommend 128gb. And try to buy it in the 4 stick configuration, not 8, or you will take a latency penalty more than likely .
Price is a little high due to also having to buy into the motherboard and other pricey items. The 3950x is certainly a better value. but come on, be a baller and get the thread ripper for peace of mind.
If absolute max FPS is all you care about, still go Intel. Ryzen and Thread ripper for everything else
Thursday, January 09, 2020
From: Calgary SE
Awesome ESXI virtualization CPU with lots of cores to assign to VMS, up to 8 cores per VM for the free ESXI 6.7 license, 48 logical cores in total from the 3960X
Using a noctua air cooler 140mm fan at stock setting temps reached 87 ~ 89° C runs Hot but it is not under load most of the time so it should be fine.
I did not expect it will be that expensive, but it supports faster PCI 4.0 protocols, lots of Lanes available for you IO, i am running a storage server on it too with an add in 4 port sata pie card, with 12 direct attach storage devices with tons of pcie lanes left it is a solid product for a home lab environment, the only reason I gave it 4 out of 5 is the price, other than that solid CPU