What OS you using for the VM?
I have never set one up so I am not sure what I can do effectively/efficiently. I also don't know if a threadripper would be better for such a task or if Ryzen 7 1700 would be enough. This is not going to be a gaming only rig so I am willing to settle for slightly lower max FPS for this build.
This is the delimma I am facing:
Current PC is 955BE CPU w/ GTX 970
I was thinking about taking the CPU, MOBO, RAM, and PSU and building a server in a cheap case.
Selling my M8 and building something smaller that can still support watercooling.
OR build something with the VM server.
I figure with the 8 core options from AMD right now that i can have just 1 core dedicated to the server and keep 7 for the main PC for work and gaming.
If I can get $350-400 for my M8 then the funds will probably be fine for doing this because if I go the separate server route I would probably just build a R5 1600X based PC and use that money saved for a better PSU that does not spin up the fan until more wattage is used.
Now the other option is going this route with the BH8
Selling M8 and XE360 rad and rebuilding in the BH8 with 240/280 rads with current electronics until I can upgrade.
The tradeoff would be i guess that the BH8 can't hold as many HDDs as a dedicated case or the M8 so now I am trying to figure out just how many terabytes I really need for a media server. I am sure my neighbor would be interested in buying my XE360 rad from me to I could get a 140.2....
Regardless, I am probably over thinking this...