Potential Desktop Parts v Seth

With Mike making his post on potential mATX parts I thought I’d reopen my parts wish list that I made back around christmas.  It has a slightly different goal at this point but same components.

The purpose is would be to get rid of my old(semi-broken) dell optiplex linux desktop, and windows home server(amd 3400+ from around 2005) and consolidate them on a machine nice enough that I could make these VMs,  do work’ish stuff, and play some non cutting edge games.

Now that I’m looking more into server 2008 I will have to confirm what hardware works best with hyper-v though.

One PC to Replace them All:

5 Responses to “Potential Desktop Parts v Seth”

  1.   sharla Says:

    you and mike leave boring blogs. :(
    For the new year I want new hardwood floors, oooo, A wet vac for cleaning carpet…..new carpet to clean, some chairs to decorate the living room, and oh yeah! A wedding!

  2.   Sonja Says:

    I’m pretty sure Mike and Seth think carpet and vacuums are boring. :)

  3.   Sonja Says:

    P.S. New chairs would be comfy!!

  4.   sharla Says:

    I’m pretty sure you’re right…on both accounts :)

  5.   mike Says:

    Are you sure you want to go with the E5200? If you’re planning on running VM’s, I think the original Q6600 would be a better choice.

    The Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz might a a good CPU to keep an eye on. In the next couple weeks the Intel price cuts should be showing up on NewEgg. So if you’re not buying right away, I’d hold out for one of those.

    Not that it’s a huge deal, but the Q6600 will be hotter and require more cooling and more voltage since it’s a 65nm. The Q8300 is a 45nm and also sports a faster FSB. All-in-all, I think it’s probably one of the best choices.

    P.S. Vacuum cleaners are boring.

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