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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

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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.
June 14, 2012 2:20:13 PM

go for an i7 Ivy. VMs will want as much extra power as you can squeeze out
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
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