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My first "Build Post" - Enjoy

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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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[img]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8369/8585414997_21b7edc07c_b.jpg[/img]

Above: Chemical Energy


[img]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8235/8585414061_1cd34e6806_b.jpg[/img]

Above: Tool set to get things done

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# CASE
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[img]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8231/8585510681_81a8bf8091_b.jpg[/img]

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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[img]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8521/8586513662_404efca9d1_b.jpg[/img]

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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[img]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8508/8586512894_6a6870082b_b.jpg[/img]

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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[img]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8531/8586509740_d17928e8b9_b.jpg[/img]

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

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# HYPERVISOR STORAGE
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[img]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8103/8586512402_e8718c9d22_b.jpg[/img]

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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[img]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8098/8586511646_c5e5970f8d_b.jpg[/img]

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

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# OPTICAL DRIVE
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[img]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8092/8586510296_c89833263b_b.jpg[/img]

Above: Yawn! Will be removing it later.

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# POWER SUPPLY UNIT
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[img]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8095/8586508734_e7b9633269_b.jpg[/img]

Above: Yeeeeaaah! Maybe I am a fan of Corsair.

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# HEADSET
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[img]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8515/8586508248_0b8683ca83_b.jpg[/img]

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.

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What's the optical drive for?

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

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[quote name='Crisp' timestamp='1364143540' post='595595302']
What's the optical drive for?
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It's not really needed - luxury LOL

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[quote name='Crisp' timestamp='1364143540' post='595595302']
What's the optical drive for?
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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 :)
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Nice build. Looking forward to seeing it in action.

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[quote name='djdanster' timestamp='1364143663' post='595595308']
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 :)
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Oh right, I thought he was building it to run as VM's. Makes sense now.

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[quote name='Crisp' timestamp='1364143937' post='595595318']
Oh right, I thought he was building it to run as VM's. Makes sense now.
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Well I thought that too, but when I saw the headset, I thought maybe it was for both purposes.

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Is this machine strictly only going to be VMs?

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

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