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#1 tim_s

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 16:40

Hi Everyone @ Neowin,

Today I am posting my first "build post" and I will try to be as detailed as possible - let's start

The wife told me 9 computers is slightly excessive and told me she would really like me cut this down. So - I did what any IT man would do and bought a bigger better machine than the 9 lol.

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To build a headless Hypervisor to run VMs (onboard) so the wife does not kill me.

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# TOOLS TO BE USED
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Above: Chemical Energy


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Above: Tool set to get things done

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# CASE
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Above: So it turns out taking a picture of a box this big with a glossy outside is not that easy, p.s. to preempt the question: Correct I was too impatient to wait for the new Obsidian being launched in 2 weeks lol.

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# MOTHER BOARD
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Above: Perhaps not the best Mother board for this build but I have always used these boards for work and I have never had a problem.

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# CPU
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Above: No need to 'K' as I am not over-clocking and this was a good deal and supports virtualization. - Yeah yeah yeah it's Ivy Bridge lol

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# RAM
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Above: Since we are not over-clocking this will be enough ;)

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# HYPERVISOR STORAGE
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Above: Oh what's this? 2 Samsung Pros? Raid 1 - Not recommended you say? Oh man I am going to prove to you it works. lol

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# NAS STORAGE
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Above: Some nice storage, p.s. I have 4 now.

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# OPTICAL DRIVE
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Above: Yawn! Will be removing it later.

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# POWER SUPPLY UNIT
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Above: Yeeeeaaah! Maybe I am a fan of Corsair.

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# HEADSET
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Above: So my wife is concerned once I get this new computer that it will cut into our social time - problem solved LOL, I am just kidding.


#2 Crisp

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 16:45

What's the optical drive for?

Also, what VM's are you going to run?

#3 OP tim_s

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 16:46

What's the optical drive for?


It's not really needed - luxury LOL

#4 +djdanster

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 16:47

What's the optical drive for?


I still buy as many games on optical media as I can, purely for the speed compared to download and a physical copy! Might be the same with the OP :)

#5 ajcdotme

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 16:49

Nice build. Looking forward to seeing it in action.

#6 Crisp

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 16:52

I still buy as many games on optical media as I can, purely for the speed compared to download and a physical copy! Might be the same with the OP :)


Oh right, I thought he was building it to run as VM's. Makes sense now.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 17:03

Oh right, I thought he was building it to run as VM's. Makes sense now.


Well I thought that too, but when I saw the headset, I thought maybe it was for both purposes.

#8 YounGMessiah

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 17:14

Is this machine strictly only going to be VMs?

#9 OP tim_s

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 20:22

Everyone hates the optical drive LOL - I have not installed it.



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