- 55 months ago
I'm preparing a virtualization rig. I will use this computer to run virtual computers. These virtual computers will run mainstream software (mainly web browsers and photo editing softwares).
Here, at home, I have an old 500W power supply (High Power HPC-500-A12C). I don't remember exactly when I bought it. I think it was between 2010 and 2012. This power supply is not certified 80+ at all, but on the box, it's printed that it provides 80% efficiency. (Without any official certification, it worth what it worth... indeed.)
If I use this power supply on my virtualization rig, I will not need to buy a brand new power supply and I will be able to buy a Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 and a Radeon R7-360.
If I buy a brand new power supply, I will buy a EVGA 220-G2-0550-Y1 (EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular) and a Xeon E3-1246 V3 (which comes with an HD 4600P IGP).
So here is my question:
For desktop computers virtualization, is it preferable to have a dedicated video card or a high fidelity power supply?
Thanks for your help.