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Hi OCN,

I was interested in building a small computer and was wondering if this equipment would work out well? I would increase the ram, but ram is dirt cheap so I don't really need to include it in the price, however I am thinking 16GB would be fine? But, I already have a case (its an ATX case). I was mostly wondering if the processor could handle esxi plus a few virtual machines? Probably a bigger hard drive, too, because I would use this as a NAS.



Intel Celeron G530 Sandy Bridge 2.4GHz (duo)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116409 $48.99

ASRock H77 Pro4-M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157301 $89.99

Diablotek PHD Series PHD380M 380W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817822001 $33

Western Digital WD Blue WD2500AAKX 250GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136771 $49.99


$221.97

I've also got a gaming rig, I could potentially turn into a server...
3.2GHz AMD 955 BE (Quad core) @ 3.6GHz
8GB Ram
1x 64-GB SSD (Crucial M4)
2x 1TB (Spinpoint F3)

Thanks for the help!
Edited by hxrsmurf - 11/6/12 at 1:27pm
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post #2 of 4
Plenty strong to run a few VM's. The AMD rig is fully capable of handling your server needs, but isn't nearly as power efficient as the Celeron.
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I will be just dinking around with Esxi and active directory, so do do you think I should buy a whole new computer or continue to use virtualbox and maybe put more ram into my host computer (gaming rig/amd)
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Playing with active directory is kind of pointless unless you have clients. It's fine if they are virtual, but be sure you have enough RAM to drive a few of them.
    
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