Thanks for reples.
I don't understand what you're try trying to do or the rationale really but the main problem with you part selection seems to be the price. If you can afford that, fine.
I'm trying achieve to use less PCs with more power in sum of two because one Xeon 1245V2 is more powerful than AMD Athlon BE-2400 with 8GB ram (too slow for Lightroom, Photoshop and games) and Intel Atom 525 with 4GB ram (unable to run games with lowest settings because no PCIe slot). Xeon power will be enough for L/P with iGPU P4000 and Radeon HD 7750 for games. All these will be passthroughted to VMs with Windows 7.
How much will cost to upgrade old PCs to next level when it's possible to work with L/P and play games? Almost same money. So there is no big cons to use one PC for required tasks.
The Asus board is likely to consume quite a bit of power and I don't really understand the point of getting such a board without ECC RAM.
. I just don't really understand do I need it or not in my situation. There is no reason in desktop PCs, but when it works 24/7 as server?...
use non-0 RAID and a good UPS.
I'll use RAID 1 or 5 for web server and file storage, but Windows VMs will use passthrough SSDs. UPS will be upgraded later.
About fans. Decision made after reading reviews on SPCR. (Thanks).
I'm running the 1240V2 (I really prefer a discrete graphic solution) and I absolutely love it.
I need two GPUs. P4000 is good for L/P, Radeon HD 7750 is good to play games, and have low idle power usage.
In your case however I don't understand why you would go for a server Board.
ASUS mb have all necessary support - GPUs can work at same time separately (not like Supermicro X9SAE-V), has VT-d and ECC support.
Why I choosed Asus board? Because it have ECC support and it's + for system which will work 24/7. But then I started to check information and think do I really need ECC?
There are some other mb without ECC support.
So I still have question about ECC - do I need it or not for home server with virtualization.
fractal design r4 or a corsair 550d
I'll review them again.