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Posted · Original PosterOP

hello world I am going for a new workstation build I can't decide what to go for intel i7 8700k or ryzen  2700x they are both good but in my case I am a programmer and a pen tester do I need cores or threads any other tips will be appreciated  

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What software do you use?


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I use Arch btw.

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OS: Arch Linux w/ XFCE DE (Kernel 5.1.4)

CPU: Delidded :D i7 6700k @ 4.7GHz 1.46v 🔥

Cooler: Noctua NH-D15

Mobo: Asus Z170-A

RAM: 24GB 16GB Hyperx Fury Black @ 2900MHz 16-16-16-28

GPU: EVGA GTX 1060 6GB SC

PSU: EVGA G2 650W

SSDs: Samsung 850 evo 120 GB, Samsung 970 evo 500GB NVME, Samsung 860 evo 1TB

HDD: WD Caviar Blue 1 TB

Case: Fractal Design Define R5 Black Windowed

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unRAID server (Plex, Windows 10 VM, NAS, urBackup, game servers):

OS: unRAID 6.7.0

CPU: Ryzen R7 2700x @ Stock

Cooler: Noctua NH-U9S

Mobo: Asus Prime X470-Pro

RAM: 16GB G-Skill Ripjaws V @ 3000MHz (+8GB HyperX black stolen from above desktop)

GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2

PSU: EVGA G3 850W

SSD: Samsung 970 evo 250GB

HDDs: 4x HGST Dekstar NAS 4TB @ 7200RPM (3 data, 1 parity)

Case: Sillverstone GD08B

Other: Added 3x Noctua NF-F12 intake, 2x Noctua NF-A8 exhaust, Inatek 5 port USB 3.0 expansion card with usb 3.0 front panel header

Details: 8GB ram, GTX 1080, USB card passed through to windows 10 VM. VM's virtdisk is on the SSD. Rest of resources are for Plex, urBackup, Gitlab, Nextcloud, and game servers.

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For penetration testing, one of the biggest thing is compatibility as well as IO speed since everything is virtual. Which program do you use to make your VMs, or are they off-machine?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
13 minutes ago, FAQBytes said:

For penetration testing, one of the biggest thing is compatibility as well as IO speed since everything is virtual. Which program do you use to make your VMs, or are they off-machine?

parrot os live on  a usb 

if that is what you are asking for

 

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2 minutes ago, patrioticrabbit said:

parrot os live on  a usb 

if that is what you are asking for

 

I was talking more so the defending environment than the attacking environment (assuming parrot is the attacking environment considering the presence of metasploit). Do you have the defending VM's on the workstation itself? 

 

It's been several years since I've done pentesting, so everything may have changed in that time.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, FAQBytes said:

I was talking more so the defending environment than the attacking environment (assuming parrot is the attacking environment considering the presence of metasploit). Do you have the defending VM's on the workstation itself? 

 

It's been several years since I've done pentesting, so everything may have changed in that time.

I study in Russia can you explain what VM's is?

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On 6/26/2018 at 6:45 PM, patrioticrabbit said:

I study in Russia can you explain what VM's is?

Virtual machine. The operating system is running within another operating system and is isolated. 

Sorry about the delay.

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
On ‎6‎/‎30‎/‎2018 at 7:20 PM, FAQBytes said:

Virtual machine. The operating system is running within another operating system and is isolated. 

Sorry about the delay.

 

yup I will be running VMs

 

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5 minutes ago, patrioticrabbit said:

yup I will be running VMs

 

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