HomeLab Suggestions!!

dofus

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Feb 24, 2021
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Idea:
I currently have two machines at home with config below:

Machine 1:
Case:
Lenovo ThinkstationC30
CPU:2 x E5-2640V2
Motherboard: Lenovo Proprietary
Memory: 64GB ECC Ram
Storage:
120GB MSata Drive for Proxmox OS
1TB 7200rpm Sratch Drive
2x 3.5 Seagate NAS IronWolf 2 TB ( Slow VM storage-ZFS Mirror-0)
2x 2.5 Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500 GB (Fast VM storage- No RAID/ZFS)
PSU: 800W Gold
Networking:
Intel Quad port NIC
1 Onbaord
GPU:
1.Nvidia K4000 PCI passthrough to a Gaming VM
2.HD6450 1GB for Server Video out

Current VMs list :
Firewall: 4 Cores 6 GB (Currently using 20% CPU and 55% RAM)
Load Balancer: 4 Cores 8 GB (Currently using 34% CPU and 75% RAM)
Xpenology: 2 Cores 2 GB (Currently using 1% CPU and 39% RAM)
Ubuntu-1: 4 Cores 2 GB( Currently using 2% CPU and 33% RAM)
Ubuntu-2: 2 Cores 2 GB( Currently using 1% CPU and 30% RAM)
Ubuntu-3: 2 Cores 1 GB( Currently using 7% CPU and 92% RAM)
Windows VM : 8 Cores 8 GB with Nvidia K4000 passthrough

I have a Synology 718+ with 2x4 TB drives installed for VM backups from Poxmox.

Machine 2:
Case
: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3600X
Motherboard: MSI MAG X570 TOMAHAWK WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard
GPU: RTX 2080 Super
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory
Storage:
256 GB M.2 SSD
2 TB Seagate Firecuda gaming
PSU: Corsair TX650m

I am thinking to merge the above to machines into one with below config:

Motherboard: MSI MAG X570 TOMAHAWK WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard ( already have )
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX ( already have )
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X (will buy based on suggestions)
GPU1:RTX 2080 Super(For Gaming VM) ( already have )
GPU2: AMD HD 3450(for Proxmox) ( already have )
Memory:Crucial Ballistix 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory (will buy based on suggestions)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NHD15(will buy based on suggestions)
Boot SDD: 250GB M.2 SSD ( already have )
PSU: Corsair 650W ( already have )
Storage:
2x 2.5 Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500 GB ( already have )
2x 3.5 Seagate IronWolf, 2 TB, NAS ( already have )
1x 2.5 2TB Firecuda ( already have )
Networking:
Intel Quad port NIC ( already have )
1 Onbaord ( already have )

I have below questions :
1. Is this a good idea?
2. If point 1 is a good/decent idea should 5950x is enough or a overkill ? will 3950x would do ?
 

rungekutta

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Jul 19, 2021
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How about keeping the two machines you have but set them up in a cluster as spread the VM load between them?
 

dofus

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Feb 24, 2021
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How about keeping the two machines you have but set them up in a cluster as spread the VM load between them?
I wish but I feel my environment is not that busy to have a cluster hence my act to fully utilise my existing hardware
 

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