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 SolvedBuilding New PC - Need advice on graphics card options (dual 7870 2GB or 770 4GB) Forum SolvedBuilding a new PC for the first time, need advice/recomendation for the products. Forum SolvedBuilding new "super" PC, need lots of tips, advice and the likes. Forum SolvedBuilding new gaming PC (Need some advice) Forum Solvedneed advice on Building a new gaming pc Forum Building new gaming pc - need some advice Forum SolvedNew at Building a PC - $1000~$1500 - Need Some Advice! Forum SolvedNew to PC building looking need advice on build Forum SolvedBuilding new PC -- need advice Forum SolvedPC Compatibility I am new to building, need advice! Forum SolvedPlan on building a new pc, need advice/opinions. Forum SolvedNeed advice for building new ~1500$ Gaming PC Forum Need advice with building a new gaming pc Forum SolvedBuilding a new Gaming PC, need Advice Please Forum SolvedNeed some advice building new pc Forum SolvedNeed advice building new pc Forum SolvedBUILDING NEW $600-900 PC (NEED ADVICE) Forum SolvedBuilding new PC - Any+All Advice Needed Forum Building a new PC and need advice Forum SolvedNew Gaming PC Build Need Advice Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !