Unless your CPU is going to be constantly churning with data, I see little reason to get a low-power CPU, as the wattage associated with CPU ratings has to do with [b]heat dissipation[\b] not power consumption. An idle stock Core i7 will use the same amount of power as an "S" version, but the latter is not allowed to pass a certain thermal limit. I'm also not sure "low power" and "virtual machine" can be comfortably said in the same sentence.
But I do wish you the best of luck. I'd personally avoid ASUS if you will be running WHS 2011 as a host OS, as their motherboard drivers don't like installing themselves on server operating systems like Windows Server 2008 R2. Sure, you could do it yourself, but why put forth the extra effort when MSI and Gigabyte make it a much easier task?
tinkererguyMember Since 11 Nov 2009
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