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Assemble a Workstation for Virtulazation - Latest configuration

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Posted · Original PosterOP


I am looking to setup a workstation as a Lab for My Test and hands-on experience.
I am planning to setup a complete enterprise environment (Exchange, AD, SCCM, Fileserver). I did research however I am not able to conclude on the Hardware requirement to setup for my hyper V / VM ware enviroment.

I am looking for a configuration which is future-proof (Latest configuration) and i can expand my memory upto 128 GB. I need suggestion for perfect

to achieve what i am looking at. Please suggest

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Is ECC needed?

Is high clocks in the CPU required?

How much IO is needed?

How many cores?

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I'd be thinking either an Intel or AMD server platform with at least 8 cores/16 threads. Depending on how far you really intend to go so it'd be LGA2011-V3, 2066, or AMD EPYC.


Either direction would give you a single socket motherboard for a CPU with support for up-to or beyond 128GB of RAM.


Motherboard brands I'm partial to are either Supermicro or ASRock Rack.


Mini-Redundant PSU's for a home gamer operation I wouldn't consider worth it so probably a Corsair RMx series PSU would have you covered without breaking the bank.

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