Originally Posted by mojoman0
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