I am building a new Unraid server and have some questions. First my usage case: I plan to run several VMs (Linux and Win 10) and maybe docker. I also plan to setup booting Linux and Windows to bare metal. So on boot I’ll choose between Unraid, Linux, and Win 10 with Unraid the default. The plan is to usually run the bare metal Linux and Win 10 in VMs. Here are my questions.
Should I set the BIOS to UEFI for booting? If I don’t use UEFI does that gain protection from UEFI root viruses? Pros and cons?
Should I use the heat sink compound that is on the AMD heat sink fan assembly (2700X)? I have Noctua NT-H1 I could use. I don’t plan to overclock (OC) the CPU. I hope to OC the memory; the memory is 3200 and I hope to push it to 3466.). 3466 is supported by the motherboard, not sure of the CPU. Pro and cons?
Any suggestions or recommendations are welcomed.