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?
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.
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%.