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What is the best CPU to use to run ESXi environment?

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February 18, 2013 10:47:02 PM

Noob here,
I am putting together a dev system used to run abour 6 VMs with MSSQL being the powerhouse. what is the best CPU to use for this, AMD 8 core, i5 or quad core Phenom?
I have the following hardware:
32G DDR3 1600 memory
750 watt ps
4-1t HDD in a Raid 10 configuration
AYX case,
I wouldn't mind sing a MB with built in graphics since I will be connecting remotely most of the time.

What do you guys think?

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February 19, 2013 1:08:23 AM

the serve CPU is a bit beyond my budget, what do you recommend for a desktop CPU/mobo?
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February 19, 2013 6:36:37 PM

Most of the time I would recommend an AMD solution, but in this case I would say the Intel 3930 is your best option. It has 6 cores but it thinks it has 12. The more data you can move the better your vm experience will be. So with 6 machines each will get 1 physical CPU and one virtual. That should give you some great performance.
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February 19, 2013 8:08:06 PM

its realy hard to say without knowing the size of the data or haw hard the VM's will be getting hit...