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Antec Kuhler 920 24/7 High load

Hi.

I am putting together a new hyper-v server and I figured since it will be on all the time I might as well start folding on it. I've been looking for parts and I'd like to pick up another Kuhler 920 (I have one in my gaming computer) to use with the i7-2600 (non-K) in the server. My only concern is that it will not hold up well to being on all day and running at fairly high CPU load the entire time. Just wondering if anyone has used one of these 24/7 for a extended periods of time?

Also, side note. I'm looking at the P280 and a platinum earthwatts for the case/PSU. Anyone have an experience with them?

Last question I promise. Is there going to be much difference between a Bronze/Silver/Gold/Platinum PSU that isn't drawing a ton of power and what would be the ideal wattage for this build in your humble opinions?

Thanks.

BUILD:
Antec P280
Antec 550w Earthwatts PSU (Platinum)
Antec Kuhler 920 H2O
MSI P67A-GD65 (B3)
Intel Core i7-2600 (Non-K)
16GB G.Skill DDR3 1333
XFX 5450 GPU
Server 2008 R2 SP1
5 x 1.5TB Seagate 7200.12s
1 x 120GB Sandisk SSD
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  1. the stock intel fan is enough if you aren't ocing. That cooler is overkill. Grab a cheaper air one (don't spend more than $35).
  2. imo keep the Kuhler and get an i7 2600k :D

    but, stock is fine for non 'k' cpu
  3. vollman1 said:
    imo keep the Kuhler and get an i7 2600k :D

    but, stock is fine for non 'k' cpu


    Well the 2600 has some features the 2600k does not. The K processors do not support Intel TXT, Intel VT-d or vPro. And my assumption is that if I am running VMs on this I will not need/want to overclock. Besides I already have the 2600 in another computer.

    Also are you sure that the stock CPU cooler will be ok for 24/7 folding? I'm kinda picky about the temps I get. I'm probably just crazy. :pt1cable:
  4. What temps do you hit at 100% load now?
  5. vollman1 said:
    What temps do you hit at 100% load now?


    Well right now the processor is hitting about 75-80C+ gaming. The computer that its in has pretty much no air flow though (Its a Dell) and the CPU sits right over the GPU. My other computer (the gaming one) has a 2600K in it and a Kuhler 920 and I get about 40-45C loads with a very aggressive and loud setup in the Chill Control software when I play games, I would have to check for 100%.
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    I think that you would be on the high end of 'ok' with 80'C, but putting in a better cpu cooler is a good idea. Best to stay below ~73'C (Tcase) imo.

    If it were me and I had the money, I would go with your original plan and keep it frosty.

    But you could probably get away with an aftermarket air cooler like this one:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    Just depends on your budget really.
  7. vollman1 said:
    I think that you would be on the high end of 'ok' with 80'C, but putting in a better cpu cooler is a good idea. Best to stay below ~73'C (Tcase) imo.

    If it were me and I had the money, I would go with your original plan and keep it frosty.

    But you could probably get away with an aftermarket air cooler like this one:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    Just depends on your budget really.


    Haha. Yeah. Like I said I'm a crazy person, so I more than likely will get a 920. I just wanted to figure out if it was safe to run 24/7.

    Side note, I have my 2600k running at 100% right now and its sitting at 48C which I'd say is pretty great. I would like it if the server would do that as well.

    Thanks for all your help.
  8. yw good luck!
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