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Everything is in my NewEgg shopping cart. What do you think???

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December 22, 2012 9:27:34 PM

Purpose: VMware ESXi w/ 8 vms

4x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 ST1000DM005/HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


1x Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G - OEM
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


1x SUPERMICRO MBD-H8SGL-F-O ATX Server Motherboard Socket G34 AMD SR5650 DDR3 1333
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


1x Wintec 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) ECC Registered Server Memory Model
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


1x Noctua NH-U9DO A3 AMD Opteron, 4 Dual Heat-pipe SSO Bearing Quiet CPU Cooler
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


1x AMD Opteron 6234 Interlagos 2.4GHz Socket G34 115W 12-Core Server Processor OS6234WKTCGGUWOF
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


1x SIIG Model CB-S20011-S1 2.46 ft. (75cm) Internal mini-SAS SFF-8087 to 4 x SATA Fanout Cable
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


ALREADY Purchased:
1x Cooler master COSMOS 1000
- http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=2584


1x Intel RAID Controller Card SATA/SAS PCI-E x8 8internal ports
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


1x Corsair Professional Series HX 750 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Gold (HX750)
- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0090I9VZI/ref=oh_deta...

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December 23, 2012 4:02:07 AM

The extra thermal compound isn't needed. The Noctua fan you're buying includes a really good solution so you're essentially buying the same part twice.

I don't think you will need that extra cable either - your power supply will come with plenty of SATA connectors.

I actually think I would switch your CPU and motherboard to an Intel Xeon E3-1270: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And motherboard to this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 23, 2012 4:12:42 AM

g-unit1111 said:
The extra thermal compound isn't needed. The Noctua fan you're buying includes a really good solution so you're essentially buying the same part twice.

I don't think you will need that extra cable either - your power supply will come with plenty of SATA connectors.

I actually think I would switch your CPU and motherboard to an Intel Xeon E3-1270: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And motherboard to this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

What solution does the noctua fan include? Is it as good as the Arctic Silver 5?
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December 23, 2012 5:25:10 AM

shirukizu said:
What solution does the noctua fan include? Is it as good as the Arctic Silver 5?


It should include non conductive MX-4. The Silver 5 is overrated and a waste of money. If you were to get some sort of ceramic compound that would be a step up but then again that's not really a necessity.
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December 23, 2012 6:17:50 PM

Yea I noticed the thermal compound was unnecessary, just didn't have a chance to update the thread. I'm returning the raid card and CPU.

And replacing them w/:

HP Smart Array P410/512MB with BBWC
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0052UOZ5O/ref=oh_deta...

AMD Opteron (sixteen-core) Model 6274
http://www.amazon.com/AMD-Opteron-sixteen-core-Model-62...

NewEgg support said it's OK to return the CPU as long as the package is not opened.

I always thought w/ a VMware home lab, it's better to have the max amount of RAM and CPU cores you can afford? I have always been an Intel fan, but would the Intel Xeon E3-1270 be able to handle say 8 to 10 VMs better than a 16 core AMD CPU?
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