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November 23, 2012, 06:09 AM
Join Date: Feb 2011
Honestly RAM is so cheap right now, if you are running VMs throw as much in as you can 32GB is not overkill for VM work. Even VM tasks like merging snapshots, hdd maintenance will eat up huge amounts of RAM if they can. and its roughly $100 right now for 32GB....
Also depending on VM sizes, you may want to look at an array of SSDs.... the first time I merged snapshots at 1500MB/s I almost cried. Still use a platter for backup, but live work on the SSDs.
And as other have mentioned get a black friday deal on a good power supply.
My System Specs
Asus Sabertooth 990FX
AMD FX 8150 @ 4.7Ghz Corsair H100 4 fan push pull
16GB Dominator Platinum 9-9-9-24 1866mhz
HD7970-DC2T-3GD5 @ 1150Mhz core 6Ghz RAM
4 * Corsair GT 60GB RAID 0 on a Highpoint 2720
Corsair Pro 750
Asus BR Drive
3 22" Asus LCDs Eyefinity
Win 7 Ultimate
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