What Motherboard & RAM

Hi Guys,

I have decided to get a new CPU, Motherboard, RAM & PSU but try to retain as much of my old rig as possible. Will get more parts when I have more money. :cry:

I need to run 4 VM's on this machine and 1 private game server on 2 out of the 4 VM's. If you have any suggestions on OS's to be used either as main or the VM's then please let me know. :yes:

Have decided on CPU and PSU but need more help as I am still stuck on what Motherbaord and RAM to purchase so any ideas and suggestions would be great. sad.gif

CPU:AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Quad Core 3.4GHz 2MB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache 125W AM3 Retail

Motherboard:AMD 880G family I guess(Not Sure So Need Suggestions)

RAM:4Gigs (2x2GB Dual Channel) (haven't decided on what brand and yes I know I should be running about 8GB's but no $$$ for now)

PSU:Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Active PFC Power Supply

HDD:1 x Seagate Barracuda 40BG 7200RPM(Prim) & 1 x Hitachi 250GB 7200RPM(Sec)
Case Cooling:2 x 8cm LED Fans

DVD/Writer: LH-18A1P

Honestly I know the HDD's and DVD Writer is old but need a good few months before I can save enough money for faster SATA HDD's and SDD's. DVD not crucial at this stage so will change later on.

Thanks wink.gif
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  1. Get the ram now before prices go up again. The cpus may drop in price when bulldozer comes out in April.
  2. As for VM OS, have you ever looked at VMWare:

    We use their free version on some servers.

    Now if you need to use this full time as your normal computer than it wouldn't work for you. But if all its for is the vms, might work for ya.
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