Home Lab PC - Virtual Host likely

Approximate Purchase Date:
Now
Budget Range:
$1400 - $1600
System Usage from Most to Least Important:
research/multiple databases/Virtual host other guest OSs such as multiple instances of FC15, and one of FC17.
Parts Not Required:
Mouse,Keyboard,sound card
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
amazon/new egg
Country:
USA
Parts Preferences:
Intel 7 or Xeon. More cores the better
Overclocking:
Nope
SLI or Crossfire:
No preference
Monitor Resolution:
1680x1050 or larger
Additional Comments:
At minimum i require 12GB of ram, 1TB of disk. My feelings are not to go below an i7, i prefer xeon and or multi-processor if possible. More ram the better. System will be running multiple databases. Require a raid configuration to permit a level of disk redundancy. Would be running ESXi.
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  1. its pretty hard to get a xeon or a i7 3930k into a medium sized budget

    i tried
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cmkj
  2. Very nice.. Thank you. What if we drop down from 6 cores to 4? I was playing with the site but im a enterprise network guy, lost my roots of the desktop component world. So outside of the ranking system not sure what i am looking at.
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($559.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI X79A-GD45 (8D) ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($204.98 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Mushkin Essentials 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Amazon)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Amazon)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($84.99 @ Microcenter)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R3 Black Pearl ATX Mid Tower Case ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit) ($130.26 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1585.11
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

    Before you say anything, the only problem with that motherboard seems to be overclocking, which he isn't interested in. Instead you get an SSD +RAID5 for speed and redundancy. Best of all, after rebates we're still on budget.
  4. dont cheap on the power supply. get a 550w psu from xfx
  5. The Corsair is a great PSU.
  6. FinneousPJ said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($559.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI X79A-GD45 (8D) ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($204.98 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Mushkin Essentials 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Amazon)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Amazon)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($84.99 @ Microcenter)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R3 Black Pearl ATX Mid Tower Case ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit) ($130.26 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1585.11
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

    Before you say anything, the only problem with that motherboard seems to be overclocking, which he isn't interested in. Instead you get an SSD +RAID5 for speed and redundancy. Best of all, after rebates we're still on budget.


    When i reviewed that parts list it appears the CPU cooler is not compatible per the PCPartPicker website. Is this a false positive?
  7. Yeah I have no idea why it says that - it's compatible.
  8. it works as long as you have the lga 2011 mounting bracket
  9. TheBigTroll said:
    it works as long as you have the lga 2011 mounting bracket

    This something i will need to order additionally outside of this parts list?
  10. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($559.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI X79A-GD45 (8D) ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($204.98 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($193.25 @ NCIX US)
    Hard Drive: Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Amazon)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Amazon)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($84.99 @ Microcenter)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R3 Black Pearl ATX Mid Tower Case ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1563.11
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    I made a subtle change, removed Windows Professional and doubled the ram... Any issues with this build before i execute on this purchase?
  11. you need windows pro to use more than 16gb of ram

    for the solid state drive, id recommend getting a sandisk extreme 120gb from B&H. its much faster and about the same price
    heres the link
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/857318-REG/SanDisk_SDSSDX_120G_G25_Extreme_Solid_State_Drive.html
  12. TheBigTroll said:
    you need windows pro to use more than 16gb of ram


    I am actually not installing windows at all but rather Fedora. I keep going between the various virtual platforms which may have caused the confusion.

    Below is the updated parts list.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($559.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI X79A-GD45 (8D) ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($204.98 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($193.25 @ NCIX US)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Amazon)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Amazon)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Amazon)
    Hard Drive: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($97.95 @ B&H)
    Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($84.99 @ Microcenter)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R3 Black Pearl ATX Mid Tower Case ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1566.07
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
  13. i would have suggested in getting a seasonic m12II 520w psu to make things quieter but i guess 430w is enough for your needs
  14. you also might want to consider using Linux since it is the best OS for server environments as well
  15. Bought it. Done.
  16. no problem. good luck building
  17. Brilliant and yes, GLHF ;)
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