Planned upgrades to my home automation server

Existing hardware profile

CPU

💰 Purchased the Xeon E3-1230v6 processor on 07/21/2023 from eBay.

Reason: Current CPU does not support hyper-threading. The upgraded processor will increase the number of logical cores from 4 to 8 due to hyper-threading.

Options:Notes
Intel Xeon E3-1230 V6 SR328Cheaper, slightly slower speed, brand new.
Intel Xeon E3-1270 V6 SR326Newer model, faster speed, supports 2400 memory.
Intel Xeon E3-1280 V5 SR2LCOlder model doesn’t support 2400 memory.

RAM

💰 Purchased A-Tech 32GB DDR

Reason: Currently using 81% of the existing 16GB of memory. The upgrade will allow additional virtual machines and docker containers.

Options:
SKHynix HMA82GU7MFR8N-TF 16GB PC4-2133P DDR4 ECC
Crucial 16GB DDR4-2400 UDIMM
Hynix HMA42GR7MFR4N-TF DDR4-2133 16GB

Storage

Upgrade completed on 07/02/2023.

Reason: The previous drive started reporting an increasing number of SMART errors. Pre-emptive replacement before failure.

Options:
WD Blue 1TB SA510 SSD

GPU

Upgrade completed on 07/09/2023.

Reason: Reduce CPU load when decoding camera streams in Frigate.

Options:
Maxsun AMD Radeon RX 550 Low Profile

Last Updated on 2 months.