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Need experts advice in building Desktop used for virtualization + Video Editing

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August 22, 2013 1:05:03 AM

Hi everyone,

I need experts advice on building Desktop used mainly for Virtualization + Video Editing + some gaming.

Virtualization: I will be running a virtualization lab on it consisting of 15 active VMs at anytime (some will need at least 4 Gigs Ram). So I am thinking I will need a Motherboard with 64 Gigs ram + 6 core CPU.

I am hoping that someone can guide me to the ideal parts for such a rig as this will be my first build in a 5 years! I am hoping to keep this under £1,500

Thanks in advance for all your help.

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August 22, 2013 9:12:25 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£143.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme9 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£166.16 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£191.52 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£75.96 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£65.00 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (£145.00 @ Amazon UK)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi ATX Mid Tower Case (£49.90 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£67.97 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.90 @ Aria PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£68.39 @ Aria PC)
Total: £986.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-22 17:11 BST+0100)

I think it would be in this direction you're heading.
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