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Need Advice for building new PC to work with virtualisation

AndyDas
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Kinda similar to @boggy77's build:

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  (₹16750.00 @ Amazon India) 
Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  (₹8999.00 @ Amazon India) 
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  (₹12238.00 @ Newegg India) 
Storage: Crucial BX500 960 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (₹7979.00 @ Amazon India) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce GT 1030 DDR4 2 GB AERO ITX 2GD4 OC Video Card  (₹7999.00 @ Amazon India) 
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (₹3989.00 @ Amazon India) 
Total: ₹57954.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-21 21:40 IST+0530

 

No case since you already have one, more RAM, and a 1tb ssd so you can use as a boot disk and for some of your main VMs (working from an HDD is a pain), along with a GPU that can handle 4k displays and has most HW decoders. No point in going for a better CPU if you're not using it for heavy work loads (VMs aren't really CPU intensive).

Budget (including currency): 60,000 INR

Country: India

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: to learn computer security(ethical hacking), running virtual machines

Other details I already have mouse and keyboard. No gaming at all, don't want to spend for any fancy stuff llike RGB fan kind stuff as I am planing to build performance pc.

 

Hello,

I have started learning about computer security online. I want to build new pc for ehtical hacking lab. I did research about processors which will fulfill my needs.

I am planning to run at least 3 VM simultenously.

I am planning to buy AMD processor but not sure which one is good for me.

Is graphics card required as I am not going to use this pc for gaming at all?

Motherboard with 2 memory slots or 4 memory slots?

what kind of cooling system is better?

Could anyone give me advice for building new pc?

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Thanks for reply :-)

Could you please explain about the logic behind choosing the above configuration? I am only asking because I want to learn your view and if possible I will go for used parts like storage (HDD from my old laptop), case(used case from hardware shop) so that I can use that money for better processor or more ram.

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Kinda similar to @boggy77's build:

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  (₹16750.00 @ Amazon India) 
Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  (₹8999.00 @ Amazon India) 
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  (₹12238.00 @ Newegg India) 
Storage: Crucial BX500 960 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (₹7979.00 @ Amazon India) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce GT 1030 DDR4 2 GB AERO ITX 2GD4 OC Video Card  (₹7999.00 @ Amazon India) 
Power Supply: Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  (₹3989.00 @ Amazon India) 
Total: ₹57954.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-21 21:40 IST+0530

 

No case since you already have one, more RAM, and a 1tb ssd so you can use as a boot disk and for some of your main VMs (working from an HDD is a pain), along with a GPU that can handle 4k displays and has most HW decoders. No point in going for a better CPU if you're not using it for heavy work loads (VMs aren't really CPU intensive).

FX6300 @ 4.2GHz | Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 R2 | Hyper 212x | 3x 8GB + 1x 4GB @ 1600MHz | Gigabyte 2060 Super | Corsair CX650M | LG 43UK6520PSA
ASUS X550LN | i5 4210u | 12GB
Lenovo N23 Yoga

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Thanks Both of you @boggy77 @igormp

You saved my time. I learned a lot from your suggestions. I did not have starting point to make a decision. I did my own research and now I am little bit in sync with current technology. Thanks again.

 

While trying to understand the technology I have a question.

 

1) which motherboard is better for me?

 

ASRock MicroATX Motherboard (B450M PRO4)

or

MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard

 

 

 

 

p.s. I forgot to mention that I need to buy moniter too so please advice about monter too.

 

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2 hours ago, AndyDas said:

ASRock MicroATX Motherboard (B450M PRO4)

or

MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard

p.s. I forgot to mention that I need to buy moniter too so please advice about monter too.

 

Go for the AsRock mobo, it has better VRMs (as seen here).

 

As for the monitor, maybe try to look at a cheap 4k screen. Maybe even a TV. It'll be useful to have all of that available workspace since you'll be dealing with many simultaneous VMs.

FX6300 @ 4.2GHz | Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 R2 | Hyper 212x | 3x 8GB + 1x 4GB @ 1600MHz | Gigabyte 2060 Super | Corsair CX650M | LG 43UK6520PSA
ASUS X550LN | i5 4210u | 12GB
Lenovo N23 Yoga

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