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Notes on a first build - Virtualization/VR & 4K Gaming

tpsreports
  • 12 months ago

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rmh4fH

First build and first post too so sorry. I currently run several VMs on my macbook with virtualbox and several networking devices in GNS3 and it gets a little slow as you can imagine. Originally, I was just going to make a server build, but it seemed too costly for the value so I decided to just build a sweet 4K/VR machine that can at least do better than my macbook.. and then just buy a refurbished rack server when I outgrow that. I want to have the best 4K/VR experience for an under $2000 build that is also suited for virtualization. Any thoughts appreciated, I'm new to building and wondering if these are good choices for what I want to do.

CPU with 8 cores for running several VMs AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor

Overkill motherboard with wireless too MSI - B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard

32gb of ram, considered 64 for virtualization but thought I'd see how 32 was at first Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory

Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive

Overkill graphics card for 4k and VR, is it too much or too little in your experience? buy the insurance? MSI - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB VENTUS Video Card

Overkill case for an overkill build Phanteks - Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Full Tower Case

And a power supply.. overkill Corsair - RMx (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

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  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Threadripper 1950X 3.4 GHz 16-Core Processor $574.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler be quiet! - DARK ROCK PRO TR4 59.5 CFM CPU Cooler $84.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock - X399 Taichi ATX TR4 Motherboard $259.99 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $208.95 @ B&H
Storage Team - L5 LITE 3D 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate - Constellation ES 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive -
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card $498.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT - H500 (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Thermaltake - Toughpower Grand RGB 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $82.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1920.87
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1890.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-14 08:49 EDT-0400

Uhh this costs a bit more but doubles the thread and core count. It does give up the 2080 though

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Threadripper 1950X 3.4 GHz 16-Core Processor $574.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler be quiet! - DARK ROCK PRO TR4 59.5 CFM CPU Cooler $84.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock - X399 Taichi ATX TR4 Motherboard $259.99 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $208.95 @ B&H
Storage Team - L5 LITE 3D 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate - Constellation ES 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive -
Video Card Asus - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB Dual Video Card $689.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H500 (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Thermaltake - Toughpower Grand RGB 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $82.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2111.87
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $2081.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-14 08:50 EDT-0400

with the 2080 it's a bit over 2k

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Heads up, you can buy that exact power supply certified refurbished on Amazon for about $70 if you need to save a few bucks. Awesome build anyways!

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