"If you are looking to assemble an AMD EPYC workstation, a
great ATX motherboard up for the task is the ASRock Rack EPYCD8-2T that
accommodates a single EPYC processor, eight SATA 3.0 ports (including
SAS HD), dual M.2 PCIe slots, dual 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports,and four
PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots all within ATX's 12 x 9.6-inch footprint. This
motherboard has been running well not only with various Linux
distributions but also DragonFlyBSD and FreeBSD."
You do software updates to get the most from favourite programs right? Updating a motherboard BIOS can in a timely manner is also critical. The guide to Flashing a Motherboard BIOS spells out the often complicated steps in plain english. PCSTATS Tips