I built this home server out of both new and existing parts to handle whatever I needed to throw at it while remaining inexpensive. At the moment, it handles network printing, Pi-Hole, a virtual machine for a private Discord bot, and some charity computing such as folding@home - more is planned in the future. Storage is straightforward; the SSD is the boot drive and the Seagate is for storage. The total system cost, counting the existing parts, comes out to around $500. I plan to sell off the Wraith stock cooler, as the RGB ring would be wasted in here. I haven't tried overclocking the RAM yet for stability reasons, but I know that Ryzen likes faster RAM frequency, so at some point I'll probably do that and see how far it can go.
Operating system is Xubuntu 18.04, Bionic Beaver. I chose Xubuntu over Ubuntu Server partly because I'm lazy, and partly because I wanted to have an X server going, in case I start using it to host game servers distributed on Steam and whatnot.
Sorry for the bad, lone picture. I wasn't originally planning to upload this to PCPP, and I don't really want to move it right now since it's actually in use. P:
I love how you can now casually get an 8 core, 16 thread CPU for less than $200. This thing is amazing, especially with how much the price has dropped. Even with all the cores being pounded hard, and with a cheap air cooler, temps don't exceed around 60 degrees. Great budget server chip.
I had this for a different build before, but it didn't actually get used for that. It only has one case fan header, and is quite picky about RAM - make sure you check Gigabyte's website for supported memory. Those are my only real complaints, though. For good news, it has four RAM slots and a fair layout.
Fun fact, it's actually an X370 board even though it's branded as B350. It just doesn't have a lot of features you'd expect from X370.
I only need this to get video output, and it fulfills that job just fine. Had I gone with an APU, or an Intel CPU, I would've definitely just used the iGPU on that and called it a day.
Had this sitting around after the disassembly of a previous system. Basically has no cable management at all, and looks ugly, with no paint on the interior. Nowadays, you can get better cases at its price point, such as the DIYPC MA08, so it's a little tough to recommend here in 2019. But if you have this case already, it does fine.