Solved New home virtual server Tags: New Build Cases Servers Systems Product 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 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... m 0 l 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. m 0 l Related resources New Build - Home Virtualization Server - Forum New home virtualization server ($2000-$2500 range) - Forum Build Home Virtual Server or Buy Off the Shelf? - Forum $2000 New Build for running Virtual machines / HTPC /File Server - Forum New home server build, need raid card advice! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 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... m 0 l 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 m 0 l 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... Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHome Media Server + Virtualization Forum New home virtual environment/lab Forum New build for databases and virtual machines at home Forum Building Home Server with Virtualization Forum SolvedNew home server build Forum SolvedNew Home Server, need thoughts Forum SolvedNew i3 home server build Forum A new home server build Forum SolvedBuilding New Home Server Need Advice Forum SolvedNew Virtualization Server Forum Need build advice for new $1,500 Home Server! Thanks!!! Forum Sanity check on new home lab / development server configuration Forum Building a new home Linux server Forum Upgrade to Desktop + New wireless or wired server for all home media Forum Compability Check for new Home Server Build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !