I don't think Intel video works with ESXi, I remembed some people installing ESXi on the H55 counterpart with a discrete GPU and then removing the GPU for normal operation. And yes you need a low profile NICTossing up if I can use this case for an ESXi server ...
What do you think the chances of running the following are:
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD
G.Skill ECO 8GB Kit
Intel NIC (already have it)
Choice of CPU ...
i5-2400S (65w) - this is the only variant of a low power quad available in Australia as far as I can tell, I don't want to go lower than this but I know it's hard to find
i5-2500 (95w) - is it going to be possible to run a 95w CPU at all ... anyone know what the total power draw of the rest of the system will be??
I like the size of the case, and I can run it head-less so there will be very little GPU power used, and I don't need to add any more storage as the SSD will run 3 VM's and any additional storage will be iSCSI.
Will this work or should I just go with the SG06 (dropped the Lian Li PC-V354 idea, too big) that I'm also considering?
exact same set up with a scythe big shuriken, replaced the fan with a arctic cooling 120mm PWM fan. 2 80mm Arctic cooling PWM fans in the 80mm ports. At idle the PSU is not the loudest component. The nexus and Gelid 80mm PWM fans suck, they are noisy.just built a htpc with this case
put a ASRock A75M-ITX with a AMD A8-3850 in it.
what heatsinks are everyone using? (without having to make any mods)
i bought an evercool hpl-815ep but its pretty noisy. i wanna order a new 80x15mm fan for it but i don't know if that would help or should i just get a new heatsink? this one just barely fit under the power connector