I wanted something bigger to run my node on. Is it overkill? Yes! Do you really need that much CPU cooling for a server? Maybe.
Before: Khadas VIM2 Max with 256 GB SD card for blockdir, which ran out of space a week ago. It was also just unstable: randomly declaring blocks invalid and crashing, especially when connected to network cable. https://www.khadas.com/vim
After: Intel i5, 32 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD (using PCIe connector at the bottom of the motherboard). Case: Thermaltake Core V1