jaylo123 Posted September 21, 2022 Share Posted September 21, 2022 (edited) 40 minutes ago, JonathanM said: If this rig is running unattended I highly recommend upgrading to a normal CPU cooler that doesn't rely on pumping liquid to keep the CPU from overheating. The worst that happens when a normal heatsink and fan combo quits is slightly elevated temperatures, slowly ramping up as the convection air keeps passing over the heavy block of copper and aluminum fins, and the system fans that are still running keep the box from melting down. Worst case scenario with liquid cooling is ruined circuit boards below where the liquid leaked accompanied by a rapid overheating. Desktop gaming rigs that are always within reach are great for liquid cooling, servers not so much. Very excellent point. The server is actually within reach, but of course it is also always on and I'm not always at home. I did slyly purchase this setup with the intent of turning it into a gaming rig and grabbing a Rosewill chassis or whatever and moving my server duties to that. I built the system in 2020 and the last component I was missing was a GPU. Well, Etherium put a stop to those plans. I did have an M60 available from work that I used up until 6 months ago for vGPU duties but ... eww. Maxwell. It got the job done though for vGPU passthrough for my needs, which mostly consisted of either Plex transcoding (I've since flipped to QuickSync from Intel) or a VM running a desktop so my daughter could play Roblox / Minecraft / whatever remotely using Parsec. And Maxwell was the last generation of GRID GPU that didn't require a license server. That all started with Pascal and continues on with Turing, Ampere and now (I assume) Lovelace. Now, however, E-VGA GeForce GPUs are about to go on a firesale so maybe I can continue with those plans - albeit 2.5 years later. I already have my half-height rack in my checkout box on Amazon but I'm still struggling with a case that meets my needs. Edited September 21, 2022 by jaylo123 Quote Link to comment
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