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Old 04-29-12, 03:28 PM   #9
Bman212121
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Default Re: ivy bridge cpu now on newegg

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Originally Posted by mojoman0 View Post
bman what are you going to do with that build?
It's for replacement of my server. I'm currently running a Q6600 on a 780i board along with a TV tuner and a bunch of VMs. By switching to Ivy bridge it should cut the power draw in half which is around $100 a year just by changing rigs. (It's 24/7)

The hard part is that I want to switch over to ESXi but without VT-d you can't operate a tv tuner. I'm running my VMs on top of Windows atm so anytime I need to restart for updates or an install of something you need to bring down a ton of services...

I picked up the Intel DZ77GA-70K for a board. It has 2 PCI slots on it, dual Intel GBe NICs, and plenty of PCI-E slots. What will be really cool is if I can get it all working and pass through a video card to a VM. If that works then I'll run Windows 7 and use an HDMI extender to hook that up to a tv using this: http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
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