Proxmox Server Hardware EPYC 3251?


Active Member
Aug 27, 2019
I was going to build a Proxmox server on a Supermicro 5028D-TN4T which utilizes the Intel Xeon D-1541 SoC chip.
However I am considering a AS-5019-FTN4 or a AS-E301-9D-8CN4. Both of these utilize the AMD Epyc 3251 Chipset. I know the AMD is Newer, but the Xeon D-1541 is tried and true. I'm just wondering which would be the better piece of hardware going forward? We will be running Windows Server 2019 Standard as a VM on it to host an SQL Express database for their office software.

I think the main thing that the Epyc servers lack is 10GBE lan, which the Xeon one does.
I would appreciate some input. I know these are very particular units, however I need something that works in small spaces as we need to relocate to a cabinet that is only 23" deep. We have a full rack server from Dell Right now. And the alternate location is running Proxmox off an Intel NUC which isn't ideal, but is working out pretty good so far.


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