Lets build a computer!
Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:29 PM
Lets see some suggestions.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:31 PM
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:38 PM
I'm not so good in the Mac department, but a quick Google search resulted in this.
CPU:Intel Pentium G645 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard:ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Memory:Pareema 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Storage:Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card:XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($158.98 @ Newegg)
Case:NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply:Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($31.64 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive:Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
I'm thinking about building my own computer sometime soon, so I'll probably start researching this more.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:41 PM
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:38 PM
- Forced restarts don't take down everything (IE patch something on the minecraft VM and you don't have to restart the retro games and steam games server)
- Back ups are easier - can literally just back up the VM and be done with it
- Event logs stay cleaner, easier to search through etc. etc.
- Everything is isolated, if someone somehow breaks in if the security is set up right (which it is by default on most platforms) they're contained to JUST the VM.
But there are advantages to not virtualizing (ie, managing server software across multiple platforms and keeping it up to date can be a pain)
As far as windows vs. linux I can't speak too much there. If it were me I would do windows purely because that's what I'm comfortable with.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:47 PM
Looking around on ebay, 2p 1366 boards can be had for around $100, with compatible 6 core xeons around $200-$300. Would it be better to go with an older system like that, and add a second processor later, or go with something more modern, a single processor 1155/AM3+ with no further upgrade path?
I'm also looking at G34 boards, but since they're still in use, they're a good bit more.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:21 PM
Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:28 PM
Cooling wise, I'm going to talk to my boss about putting it in the rack at work, I doubt he'll mind as he normally supports any of my ventures like this. I'll have to measure, but I'm pretty sure I can fit 212's in a 4u case, if not, I'll go with the smaller (92mm?) cooler they have.
Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:32 PM
Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:35 AM
Mighty horse rocks, he rocks the fat ass.