My main server at home is running Linux that I use for compiling code, analyzing dumps, running my Plex server, running some VMWare instances, and used as a sandbox for other applications. I have been running a fairly old AMD FX 8350 8 core system with 32 GB of memory. At the time, this was one of the fastest AMD processors I could buy, and it has served me very well.
Since AMD’s new Ryzen 7 was released, I’ve decided to upgrade. There is plenty of information on the web about Ryzen 7 performance against Intel Core i7 while gaming. However, there is little about the tasks I do every day. I have had success with AMD over the years for the server, so I am going to try it again. I have no problems with the system today, but faster is always better, and I want to expand the RAM to 64 GB.
Here is my part list that I am thinking of buying. I ssh into my system and very rarely use graphics, so I have a cheap video card. I do not have a monitor hooked up to the system.
Here are some pics of the build. Everything is running off of NVMe with Ubuntu. The system is quiet and super fast. I did have to update the UEFI to support ethernet, since it did not work under Ubuntu, but it is working well now. No issues whatsoever and I am very happy with the results.