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New build for databases and virtual machines at home

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September 22, 2012 11:50:43 AM

Will these components fit together without problems ?
Anymore advice ?


Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz
Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 140mm and 120mm SSO CPU Cooler
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79
CORSAIR Vengeance 64GB (8 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive
Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
ASUS Black Blu-ray Burner SATA BW-12B1ST
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7970 OC 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
ASUS VK248H-CSM Black 24" 2ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED-Backlit LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50000000:1 Built-in Speakers&Webcam
CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX1200 (CMPSU-1200AX) 1200W ATX12V v2.31
Corsair Obsidian Series 800D CC800DW Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

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Salah
September 22, 2012 3:53:04 PM

Yes, it all appears to be compatible. I would ask:

1) How many virtual machines/databases you intend to run simultaneously and what is the intended purpose for each machine?

2) Are there any other intended uses for this system? The system, by itself, doesn't need a 1200 watt power supply. As the system stands, you could easily bring that down to 650 watts. Databases and virtual machines do not require a high-end graphics card, so swap that with a simple HD6450 and you can drop the power supply requirements even lower.

Honestly, this just looks like a "pick the highest cost item to impress people" thread. Can you justify the reasons for going with this build?

For example: Why go with this ASUS Ramoage IV Extreme LGA 2011 motherboard at $429 when you could get this ASRock X79 Extreme6 LGA 2011 motherboard for $200 less? What does the ASUS board give you that the ASRock board does not?

Of course, it's your money, so in the end, it's all up to you.

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