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I'd like to keep my PC running for automated torrenting, virtualization here and there, and serving media via Plex. There's nothing physically wrong with my 2600K but in an effort to save power with the intent of leaving my desktop on 24/7, I'd like to upgrade. What do you guys/gals suggest?


Sidenote: Would purchasing a NAS server be all that more cost effective?
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NAS would be more cost effective if your looking to separate the torrent, vm, and plex. It all depends on how many plex streams and VM's you plan to run.

You could also reduce voltage to your cpu to the absolute minimum it can take while running at stock speeds to save power. Used to do that with my old Phenom II 955 BE. 3.2GH @ .94vcore under AIO was awesome.
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Cost effective is the word here. After comparing your 2600k with let's says the 6700k, you will be saving 50 watts/hour. 438 mwatts/year @ .10$, it's a saving of 43.80$ per year. IMHO, if more performance is not needed, don't upgrade.
    
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p.s.: IF your psu is old and cheap, upgrading to a good gold rated could make a difference. You might recoup the money in 2-3 years.
    
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I have a kill a watt meter and from sandy bridge to skylake at idle there is only 10watt savings, nothing at load for savings.
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