No, it's actually really pretty easy to get a server to idle less than 60W if you use anything made in the last 2 or 3 years.Its pretty difficult to get anything to idle with less than 50-60W total in a WS or server i think. plan at least 100w.
How do you like the T20 in general? They are really inexpensive here in DK, so I've ordered one just yesterday. Would appreciate any experience you might have.Dell T20 with Xeon and 4 HDD - idle 14W, peak consumption 80W while all drives spinning up, idle with drives spinning 40W.
The fact it only has 4x SATA ports on the board sort of sucks. Cooling of fast drives isn't great, as the whole machine is cooled by the rear 92mm fan. Slower drives like the WD Red, or Helium drives are fine, but something like a WD RE or Toshiba enterprise drive will run really hot.How do you like the T20 in general? They are really inexpensive here in DK, so I've ordered one just yesterday. Would appreciate any experience you might have.
i dont agree with you...even when the thread is 15yr old, still you can read and ask thingsCan we lock threads after 12 months of no replies? It can get very confusing to start reading a thread and not know it's a decade old...
Yes of course, did I miss something?Did you read the first post at all?
To end the back and forth: an E3 setup of that generation (Ivy Bridge) will draw LESS power at idle than an E5 setup regardless of which E3 and/or E5 you use. Besides the CPUs themselves, the C6xx chipset in the E5 boards draws more power than C2xx chipsets in the E3 ones. It won't be a lot more, but it will be more.I'm specifically wondering if the X9 LGA 1155 boards use more then the X9 2011 boards in terms of chipsets etc. And if an E3-1220v2 cpu uses more power at idle then a E5-2650V2 or E5-2620V2.