Originally Posted by watty
A PC with any 3D card is more power than a server if they both have same number of disks.
You could underclock a modern card to very low levels and still have it useful for the rare occasion when it's needed.
On power saving, ya, you're right of course. Suspend etc. would be a giant pain in the hole. I was actually thinking of the available features in the BIOS (it's my story and I'm sticking with it).
Surely a tall ceiling will affect the temperature low down though? My noodle does not compute how it would not. I understand that there would be some convection caused by the rising heat, but overall, I think it will provide a benefit v's a lower ceiling.
I still say stick them in and keep an eye on the temps. 12 computers is feck all. We have 8 in my tiny office. Sure...it's warm in the mornings if people have left them on, but it's not even approaching max operating temps.