System Usage from Most to Least Important: Run 2-3 Virtual machines simultaneously (each with at least 2 CPU threads , 8 GB RAM) , HTPC , Media / File Server
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to Upgrade: New Build
Do you need to buy OS: Yes (Can run Linux Distributions as well)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com / Amazon.com (could not find any good online store in Singapore)
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x1080 or higher
- Need to run multiple Virtual Machines (Min 4 Core/8 Threads , 32 GB RAM , 3TB HDD) so need the Intel VT technology support
- Need more space / Good IO speeds - probably need some Raid suggestions as well.
- Not much of Gaming.
I was looking at I7 3820 LGA 2011 Processor, ASUS P9X79 Board with 32 GB RAM but am open for suggestions to select a different socket.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Currently i run multiple VMs in different Laptops. I wanted to build a home server where i can have everything on one place to run. I would like to make this pc as my Media , File Server (Clients - MAC , Ubuntu , Win 7 Laptops)
Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts.