Need advice on building new PC Tags: New Build Systems Last response: June 14, 2012 3:18 PM in Systems Share nithin666 June 14, 2012 12:42:47 PM Hi Guys, Require your advice on building a new PC. My requirement would be to run around 5-8 virtual machines using VM ware to run a domain controller/DNS Server/SQL Server 2008 and SCCM 2007/2012. I dont want to build a server class machine as i would use the PC for occassional gaming as well. My first choice of configuration would be Intel Core i7 2600k 16 GB DDR3 RAM 1TB HDD ASROCK Z77 Extreme 6/ ASUS P8Z77-V Pro Mobo Nvidia Geforce 560Ti GPU 550W Cooler Master PSU My major doubt here is is it worth spending the extra money for i7 2600k or shall i opt down to i5 2500k. I might upgrade to Ivy Bridge some time in the future. Please advice More about : advice building willzzz June 14, 2012 1:41:37 PM If you want Ivy get it now, it would be a waste of money to upgrade from a decent SB. ScrewySqrl June 14, 2012 2:20:13 PM go for an i7 Ivy. VMs will want as much extra power as you can squeeze out Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer nithin666 June 14, 2012 3:18:09 PM My current budget wont allow me to stretch it to ivy So i prefer to start of with somethin in $1000-$1200 range. I'm from India so considering the exchange rate and price of things here it would be my approximate budget Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumBuilding a new gaming PC ! Need some advice ! ForumNeed some advice building new pc ForumBuilding new PC , need advice ForumBuilding New PC For first time, need you advice . ForumBuilding New PC (Gaming) Need Advice Please ForumBuilding new pc need some advice ForumFirst time building pc , need advice ForumBuilding a New PC - Need advice ForumNeed advice on building a new Desktop PC $850 ForumNew Gaming PC $3500 need help and advice 4 Building This rig ForumBuilding my Gaming PC Soon Need Some Advice ! (Newbie) ForumNeed advice for building gaming pc , $600-700 range ForumBuilding a new gaming pc.(advice /help needed) ForumBuilding new pc off newegg, need advice ForumBuilding a new pc with 2x gfx cards, need GFX card advice ... 8800gt vs ForumBuilding new gaming PC need advice /feedback ForumBuilding New PC . Need advice on configuration ForumBuilding a new pc for gaming. Need some advice . ForumChecking for PC Upgrade ForumBuilding a MicroATX system, need cpu cooler advice and build opinion. More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !