Please Advice: Home Lab ESX server within $1000 Tags: New Build Servers Systems Last response: June 20, 2012 2:58 AM in Systems Share _Sri_ June 4, 2012 1:42:18 PM Hello Friends, This is my first question on this forum. Please do let me know if i have missed anything. Approximate Purchase Date: By the end of this week. Budget Range: $1000 (Rupees ~56000, $1 = Rs 56) System Usage from Most to Least Important: ESX Server, WebServer, Trading systems. Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, flipkart.com, naaptol.com Country: India[City: Bangalore] Parts Preferences: Intel/MASTER/ANTEC/NZXT/CORSAIR Overclocking: No SLI or Crossfire: No Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024 Additional Comments: Will be hosting an ESX server for home lab with 3 Windows Server 2008 R2 VMs and 2 Linux VMs. Case: Please suggest from MASTER/ANTEC/NZXT/CORSAIR PSU: Please suggest from MASTER/ANTEC/NZXT/CORSAIR CPU : Intel Xeon E3-1230 or Intel Xeon Processor E5-2620 [Even though the Indian sites do not show them, these are available in local stores]. MotherBoard: Need suggestions for E3 and E5. HD: I think 500 GB should be more than sufficient. RAM: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) ECC Unbuffered Server Memory http://www.flipkart.com/kingston-valueram-ddr3-4-gb-lap... Regards, -Sri More about : advice home lab esx server 1000 _Sri_ June 5, 2012 2:15:32 AM Can anyone please provide suggestions. m 0 l _Sri_ June 6, 2012 4:53:49 AM bump... please help. m 0 l Related resources Home File Server Advice, please - Forum Home Media Server Advice Please - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer _Sri_ June 10, 2012 2:45:46 AM Built the server with the following config for Rs 48000 [~$880]: Case: Cooler Master Silencio 550 Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (RC-550-KKN1) CPU: AMD FX-Series FX 8150 8-Core 3.6 Ghz Processor (FD8150FRGUBOX) Mobo: Asus M5A99X-EVO 32GB DDR3 AMD Motherboard PowerSupply: Cooler Master GX 650W 650 Watts PSU Ram: 2 X Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz HD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM SATA Internal Desktop Hard Drive (ST1000DM003) Optical: LG DVD Writer Graphics: Asus GeForce GT210 1GB DDR3 NVidia PCI E Graphics Card (EN210-SILENT-DI-1GD3-LP) Installed ESXi 5.0 free version, I don't need the licensed stuff . Thanks a ton to the folks from "http://www.pugetsystems.com/" and to the numerous posts on tomshardware on case/cpu/mobo. -Sri m 0 l _Sri_ June 20, 2012 2:58:57 AM Admins please close the thread. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !