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VM's, Light Gaming, and Blu-Ray Movies

Novatribus
  • 56 months ago

Hello everyone, I've been on the site for 2 days, and my eyes have started to gloss over. This site is amazingly fun! By the time I finish a build it has morphed into something I don't recogonize. My biggest concern is running VM's. I had a class last quarter that made me hate life because my laptop could not keep up. I would rather overkill this thing than watch my system grind to a halt again. Thanks in advance to those that help.

Budget: $600-$800 (flexible) Location: USA Use: VM's, Light Gaming, and Movies Peripherals: NA OS: NA

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  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

I think you should try to get on a true enterprise platform if you're working with and learning VM's. More than likely part of your research/training will eventually lead to the setup of directed/mediated I/O via an IOMMU. Support for this is hit and miss on consumer hardware. Lots of consumer hardware "claims" to have it, or "off the record" support its, but it is often buggy or an incomplete implementation.

If this is totally out of the question budget wise, I'd advise an AM3+ build using an Asus 970 or 990 chipset board.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E5-1620 V3 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $286.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Silverstone AR01 81.4 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard SUPERMICRO MBD-X10SRA-O $270.00
Memory Kingston 16GB (1 x 16GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston 16GB (1 x 16GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk Ultra II 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $139.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card $112.98 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Core 3500 ATX Mid Tower Case $60.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1225.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-28 05:09 EDT-0400

Or PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E5-2620 V3 2.4GHz 6-Core OEM/Tray Processor $389.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Silverstone AR01 81.4 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard SuperMicro X10DAL $293.00
Memory Kingston 16GB (1 x 16GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston 16GB (1 x 16GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk Ultra II 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $139.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card $112.98 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Core 3500 ATX Mid Tower Case $60.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1351.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-28 05:16 EDT-0400
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the recommendation! I am new to all this, and it was begining to be too much. This is a great community that helps everyone out. It's refreshing to see. Thanks again.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 0 points

Exchange that PSU, it's terrible (tier 1), put a EVGA G2 model in there instead.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 0 points

Do you know Kitguru? I don't read alot of reviews, but their reviews are quite trustworthy, and I do believe XFX belongs in the pile of untrustworthy PSU's..

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

XFX PSU's are OEMed by Seasonic.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

the site is called JohnnyGURU not kitGURU, sorry.. I can't the review.

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