Solved New home virtual server Tags: New Build Cases Servers Systems Last response: December 16, 2009 1:48 AM in Systems Share rkeith2412 December 15, 2009 2:13:39 AM I am looking to build a quiet server in a black case to run ESXi 4 to host both windows and linux servers. APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP BUDGET RANGE: Approx $1000 After Rebates SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Virtual Server running ESXi PARTS NOT REQUIRED: N/A PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com PARTS PREFERENCES: I want a dual CPU gigabit LAN motherboard (the dual CPU for no other reason than I want it, unless someone has a good reason not to. OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: black case and fairly energy efficient More about : home virtual server | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove gkay09 December 15, 2009 3:17:09 AM ^ For hosting a home server, you dont have to spend that much money... Here is a config - CPU - You can use even a Quad with the ESXi 4(Free version) X2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Or X3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Mobo - Has onboard video, so no need for a separate graphics card...Can also play back 1080p without any issues...And has gigabit LAN Gigabyte 785G http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... RAM - 2/ 4GB based on your needs... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... HDD - Samsung F3 1TB/ 500GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CASE + PSU - This Antec case is a very decent one and comes with a high quality 380W 80+ Certified PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Total - ~$410 not including rebates and Taxes... | Report abuse rkeith2412 December 15, 2009 4:36:55 AM My server is going to be Windows 2008 R2 and I plan to have a couple of linux installs running also. | Report abuse gkay09 December 15, 2009 11:33:55 AM ^ Well then you can get a Quad... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... This would be a good option as it has a very low TDP - 65W... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... And definitely 4GB... | Report abuse rkeith2412 December 15, 2009 2:01:43 PM I think I am going this route. Any comments? Should I get an aftermarket heatsink or use the one that comes with the CPU? AMD Phenom II X4 905e Deneb 2.5GHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16819103682 GIGABYTE GA-MA785GMT-UD2H AM3 AMD 785G http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813128397 Patriot G Series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820220435 Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16822148433 Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16811129058 Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817371031 | Report abuse Best solution gkay09 December 16, 2009 1:48:33 AM ^ That is good... but check out this case...It is a better value and now is on sale... Antec 300 Illusion http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... And check out this PSU - It is modular and very efficient and would cost you nearly the same... COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 600 RS-600-AMBA-D3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... And check out this combo - CASE + PSU - A very good case with very good airflow... CM Storm Scout + the above PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>New home virtual server> Related ressources: Forum$2000 New Build for running Virtual machines / HTPC /File Server ForumNew home virtualization server ($2000-$2500 range) ForumNew Build - Home Virtualization Server ForumHome Lab PC - Virtual Host likely ForumHome Media Server + Virtualization ForumNew i3 home server build ForumNew to networking - setup home media server ForumAdvice Request - New Home Server ForumLooking to build a storage server at home ForumCreate a virtual wifi router with internet on Windows 7 ForumSetting Up Home / Small Business Network Using Server 2008 R2 ForumNew Home Server , need thoughts ForumHome network server - web, storage, backup, media ForumBuilding no-budget home server , maybe htpc ForumHow do i know that all my computer components will fit together? 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