I have 2 groups of people working:
Room1 - has 3 PC's
A, B and C
and all are connected to one network via a ethernet switch, also A shares internet to B and C via a 4g usb dongle
Room2 has 3 PC's
D, E and F
and all are connected to one network via another ethernet switch, also D shares internet...
I see that most entry level to mid level motherboards have 2 PCIE x 16 slots but one has fewer lanes that the other
1 - PCIE x16 slot - runs at x16
1 - PCIE x16 slot - runs at x4
This seems to be due to the fact that entry and midlevel processors like Ryzen 5 2600 or Ryzen 7 1700 have 24...
I am trying to build a humble workstation for Ansys simulations and also Solidworks CAD.
My build is here
PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/w4KyvV
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/w4KyvV/by_merchant/
CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core...
I am planning to set up a home file server or this would be my first so I would be using 5 x 3TB hdds in a 3 way mirror setup. This file server would mostly be for my data backups so data integrity would be the key here.
Since I wanted a windows only solution I had finalized on Stablebit...