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New build, not sure

I am building my first machine this week. I do not need to overclock, game, or any of that.
I will be using onboard graphics and the memory is for virtual guests to receive 4gb each.
I just need to make sure that I am correct in my research and that these components
are all compatible and will support virtualization for 2 or 3 guests not doing much. Thanks
in advance!


cpu - i5 3570 77w quad core 3.4(3.8)ghz (supports everything but hyperthreading)
mobo - MSI ZH77A-G43 intel H77 HDMI sata 6Gb/s usb 3.0 atx
ram - corsair xms 16gb(2 x 8gb) ddr3 1333 (nothing fancy)
psu - seasonic m12II 620w bronze atx12v/eps12v modular (may upgrade so went with 620w)
case - haf 912 (looks like the best cheap case I can find)
cd/dvd burner - asus oem
storage - ocz vert 4 128 gb 2.5" ssd
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  1. Best answer
    I say buy it. SInce your not doing a whole bunch just surfing the web and such.. on a small fast machine... looks good enough to me
  2. I would look into a Zalman Z11plus but more personal choice than anything
    I like the 912 but it lacks USB3

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/zalman-case-z11plushf1
  3. Hey, ghost. If you're going Integrated Graphics, the i5-3570k's HD 4000 is a definite step up from the graphics of the non-k CPU.

    You could also opt for a PSU with lower wattage since you're not going to use a discrete card and you're not going to game.

    What programs/applications are you thinking of running?

    And what sort of upgrades are you thinking of?
  4. faster23rd said:
    Hey, ghost. If you're going Integrated Graphics, the i5-3570k's HD 4000 is a definite step up from the graphics of the non-k CPU.

    You could also opt for a PSU with lower wattage since you're not going to use a discrete card and you're not going to game.

    What programs/applications are you thinking of running?

    And what sort of upgrades are you thinking of?



    The k does not support the virtual needs I have unfortunately.

    I really do not know much about psu's I just went with that from reviews/price/ability to add stuff. Thanks I might go with a cheaper one.

    Mainly linux os's, lamp stack, I am teaching myself to geek harder basically.

    Honestly I do not know. Just in case? Thanks again for advice.
  5. Well a lower wattage PSU would be something like the CX430 or CX500

    I would prefer to not use integrated graphics (lags when both CPU and GPU are demanding a lot from the memory)
  6. stickmansam said:
    Well a lower wattage PSU would be something like the CX430 or CX500

    I would prefer to not use integrated graphics (lags when both CPU and GPU are demanding a lot from the memory)



    Thanks for input, I will consider getting the card if I can fit one in my budget.
  7. ^on the topic of cheap cases the 200R is decently priced right now too
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139018&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    EDIT: They sold out :(
  8. smorizio said:



    Wow that is cheap and sleek. Thanks a lot!
  9. eth0ghost said:
    The k does not support the virtual needs I have unfortunately.

    I really do not know much about psu's I just went with that from reviews/price/ability to add stuff. Thanks I might go with a cheaper one.

    Mainly linux os's, lamp stack, I am teaching myself to geek harder basically.

    Honestly I do not know. Just in case? Thanks again for advice.


    Ahhh. Alright, in that case the 3570 is a good choice. Well, the only thing taht you can eventually upgrade to is a graphics card, and a 620w PSU will be more than enough.
  10. Wow you guys are on top of the cases. Thanks a lot, I think I will get a usb 3.0 able case.
  11. Well unless someone can give me a reason why this build would not be good for vbox or qemu + kvm I will be building this weekend. I think it would do fine supporting, at most, 3 guests with 1 core per and 1 for host. Thanks a lot for all the replies guys.
  12. eth0ghost said:
    Well unless someone can give me a reason why this build would not be good for vbox or qemu + kvm I will be building this weekend. I think it would do fine supporting, at most, 3 guests with 1 core per and 1 for host. Thanks a lot for all the replies guys.



    Good luck, bud. If you've got questions, don't hesitate to check in with the community again.
  13. faster23rd said:
    Good luck, bud. If you've got questions, don't hesitate to check in with the community again.



    Actually now that I am getting more into hardware and fixing pc's on the side, I shall most likely be lurking around and posting a lot.
    Thanks for the positive vibes man!
  14. Nice! I was introduced to Tom's almost a year ago and learned enough from the pros that I can help around in some capacity here. Don't forget to mark this post as "SOLVED" if you're already satisfied with the answers you got.
  15. Best answer selected by eth0ghost.
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