I going to assemble home virtual server with several virtual machines (at least 2):
1. For web hosing, internet and file sharing, automating different tasks (one or more linux systems).
2. Programming, working with Microsoft Office, browsing Internet, watch movies (up to 720p) (windows).
Initially, I considered DN2800MT board, but it barely can spin up 3,5'' HDD (it provides only 1 A at 12 rail and my current HDD requires 2,3A when spin ups). Then I looked at Socket 1155. Here is my outline:
1. It will not be my main system so it's enough cheap solution - Pentium G620 with H61 chipset board. G620 supports Intel VT-x technology so I can install ESXi or KVM virtual machine manager.
2. System is planning to work 24/7 so I also planning to automatically underclock it at night, if possible.
3. Maybe even will be enough 60W DC-DC PSU with permanent undervoltng of CPU to build completely fanless system.
4. Most of time I will work at other place so I intend to provide web interface to manage my virtual machines (disk resize, make snapshots, power on/off etc). I heard that Proxmox Virtual Environment is good enough for this.
My question is simple - I quite new at assembling silent pcs and installing virtual servers, so would you check my plan for any weakness or problem.