Originally Posted by technodanvan
I apologize, my post was not complete.
Clock speed and cost would be the two primary factors. While Epyc motherboards are priced reasonably well, equivalent (or near-equivalent) 1P chips are notably more expensive than their (faster) TR counterparts. Additionally, the need for ECC compatibility is not necessarily (for me, at least) an immediate concern. A few years down the line as I inevitably replace this hypothetical computer it would probably become my home server. Of course, plans change and all that, but I like having the flexibility - especially at the price point we're talking about.
The Designare has actually been in my watch list for a while now, but I'm 'hoping' to find a board with 10g and a somewhat less ostentatious design. With the exception of Asus, I'm concerned about the ability to shut off all the RGB lighting on these boards without needing to install proprietary software. I know Asus lets you manage it within the BIOS and AsRock seemingly does not (at least I haven't found it yet), but I don't know about other brands.
The Designare has a whole one RGB, on the SB, and can be disabled/changed in BIOS without software.
Forget 10G as a board feature entirely. 10GBase-T (the only 10g they put onboard on consumer boards) is a bad and expensive path to go down with no future. What you want (provided you have not already paid into CAT6) is SFP+, as there is a lot of SFP+ gear for cheap on ebay, as well as QSFP+ (40g) because businesses are upgrading from 10g/40g to 25g/100g. You can pick up a Intel X520-DA1 (or DA2) for like $40-50, fibre itself is actually cheap, and so are 10g transceivers. ...Or if you're like 10ft from your switch you can just buy a $10 DAC and not deal with any of that.