Help and advice with new build

Hi could I get some advice on a new build with VT-d support please.

Approximate Purchase Date: In the next week or 2

Budget Range: £1000 After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Virtualisation (VMWARE ESXi etc)

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: None

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: UK Sites (Amazon, Dabs, eBuyer, Scan etc)

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England.

Parts Preferences: VT-d Support for Virtualisation

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: Doesn't matter at this time, may buy a graphics card at a later date.

Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC, with VT-d support.

Why Are You Upgrading: New build for Virtualisation.

Parts I have already selected (Maybe :) )

Intel Core i7 (3770) 3.4GHz Quad Core Processor 8MB L3 Cache 5GT/s Bus Speed £226.99
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-3-4GHz-Processor-Cache-Speed/dp/B007RMH1WY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1368279424&sr=8-2&keywords=Intel%C2%AE+Core%E2%84%A2+i7-3770+Processor

AsRock Z77 Extreme6 Motherboard (Socket 1155, Intel Z77, Up to 32GB DDR3, ATX, USB 3.0, 4 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s, 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection) £129.42
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Z77-Extreme6-Motherboard-Content-Protection/dp/B007KTY4QU/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1368282510&sr=1-1&keywords=Z77+Extreme6

CORSAIR CMZ32GX3M4X1600C10 Vengeance 32GB (4x8GB) Memory Kit PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 DIMM £197.73
http://www.amazon.co.uk/CORSAIR-CMZ32GX3M4X1600C10-Vengeance-PC3-12800-1600MHz/dp/B0068ZWZY0/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1368285514&sr=1-1&keywords=32gb+ram+ddr3

Cooler Master HAF 932 £99.02
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-HAF-Advanced-Case/dp/B004USK1VQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1368302288&sr=1-1&keywords=Cooler+Master+HAF+932

Samsung 840 Series Pro 256GB 2.5 inch SATA Solid State Drive £176.04
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Series-256GB-Solid-State/dp/B009LI7CTY/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1368304562&sr=1-3&keywords=samsung+ssd+250gb

Not sure about PSU
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  1. Hi

    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/WI1s / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£220.39 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£67.92 @ Dabs)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£157.71 @ Dabs)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£179.94 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£68.18 @ Aria PC)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF XM (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£87.54 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£52.41 @ Dabs)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222AB DVD/CD Writer (£13.72 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £847.81
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-12 09:42 BST+0100)
  2. Thanks butremor

    Do you think I will need a better PSU if I was to buy a graphics card in future like a GTX660?

    Also I do not know much about the memory brand does it have good reviews?


    butremor said:
    Hi

    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/WI1s / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£220.39 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£67.92 @ Dabs)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£157.71 @ Dabs)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£179.94 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£68.18 @ Aria PC)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF XM (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£87.54 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£52.41 @ Dabs)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222AB DVD/CD Writer (£13.72 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £847.81
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-12 09:42 BST+0100)

  3. No, the current PSU will suffice.
    And yes, G.skill is a great brand. I belive it will perform adequately to your needs.
  4. Looks like the G.Skill Ripjaws-X Memory is not available at dabs, its £179.59 at Amazon. Should I get it from Amazon at that price or look for something else?

    The below deal any good?
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-32GB-Vengeance-Memory-Module/dp/B0086THGI6/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1368645276&sr=1-2&keywords=Vengeance+32GB

    butremor said:
    No, the current PSU will suffice.
    And yes, G.skill is a great brand. I belive it will perform adequately to your needs.
  5. What an unfortunate turn of events. In that case, by comparing to this list http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/parts/memory/#s=301600&t=11&v=1500&xcx=0&z=32768&qq=1&sort=a8, i must say the corsair ram you linked is an great deal.
  6. I'm getting mixed reviews on this motherboard I don't think it supports vt-d?


    butremor said:
    What an unfortunate turn of events. In that case, by comparing to this list http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/parts/memory/#s=301600&t=11&v=1500&xcx=0&z=32768&qq=1&sort=a8, i must say the corsair ram you linked is an great deal.
  7. VT-d depends on cpu not the motherboard. In some motherboard versions of BIOS vt-d might be turned off, so you just need to turn it on.
    http://superuser.com/questions/367290/how-to-enable-hardware-virtualization-on-asus-motherboard
  8. The reason I was getting confused is when I was doing some research I found the below.
    http://www.overclock.net/t/1338063/vt-d-compatible-motherboards

    Also when I look at the bios download page on the asrock site I see the below

    "Modify VT-d Capability will be unsupported after flashing BIOS P2.30."

    http://www.asrock.com/MB/overview.asp?cat=Download&os=BIOS&Model=Z77%20Extreme6
    butremor said:
    VT-d depends on cpu not the motherboard. In some motherboard versions of BIOS vt-d might be turned off, so you just need to turn it on.
    http://superuser.com/questions/367290/how-to-enable-hardware-virtualization-on-asus-motherboard
  9. The board in my build is H77 Pro4 , not Extreme 6 you linked.
    User manual found on ascrock site clearly indicates that Pro4 hasnt got VT-d - http://download.asrock.com/manual/H77%20Pro4MVP.pdf - page 54
    well who knew, of all the h77 boards to select one i choose wouldn't fit.
    DOn't worry
    ZH77 Pro3
    H77M
    are two asrock boards that do support.
  10. Thanks for all your help, kit ordered.

    butremor said:
    The board in my build is H77 Pro4 , not Extreme 6 you linked.
    User manual found on ascrock site clearly indicates that Pro4 hasnt got VT-d - http://download.asrock.com/manual/H77%20Pro4MVP.pdf - page 54
    well who knew, of all the h77 boards to select one i choose wouldn't fit.
    DOn't worry
    ZH77 Pro3
    H77M
    are two asrock boards that do support.
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