Description

Assembled from old parts from previous builds.
GPU is a Gigabyte Radeon HD 4890 OC edition. Couldn't find it in the parts list. Can't find the Rosewill case either.
Runs Windows server 2012 DataCenter.
Stock fan is pretty loud when it throttles up and I could always use more memory for Hyper-V guests but other than that no other complaints.

Comments

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Should be great for what you are doing. Hyper-v 2012 is amazing. Is this a sort of lab environment?

One thing I gotta ask though, why the Dx10 gaming card sucking up electricity? I would look into a DX11 capable card that uses less power if this is on 24/7. A directX 11 capable GPU would let you push out DX11 capability to your windows 8 remote desktops users via vGPU. A lower end HD 6650 or Geforce 620 might pay for itself in a year or so.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't buy any parts for this. They were leftovers from previous gaming rigs hence the 4890, BE processor, mismatched RAM, terrible case, etc. Most of these parts are over 3 years old. I still have a 890FX Gigabyte board and another 965 BE in storage. If I upgrade my gaming rig I may have enough spare parts to assemble another.
Yes it is a my "test" server. Quotes because it does serve my home LAN and remote clients. I do need more storage and memory though but it would have to be an upgrade to my main rig and this one can get any leftovers.
Forgot to mention I did test RemoteFX with a GTX 660 TI and it worked great. That card is in the main rig in SLI now though.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Expand on "great". Could you game over it?

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't try gaming. No games installed on VMs but video was much more detailed than on the vGPU. I would anticipate too much input lag even if gaming video was acceptable though to make games playable but not sure.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Frankenstein build?

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Aye

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

That is correct!