Description

This build is configured with Windows 10 x64 and running VMware Workstation 12.0 to host multiple virtual machines. The hard drive was partition into two parts. C and D drive. The C drive has the operating system installed and the D drive has a folder with all the virtual machines. I'm planning to add an additional hard drive and a cooling system to the CPU in the future. I noticed that the fan within the build makes some noise, so this is the reason for the cooling system upgrade. Details on the build can be found here at my channel - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLY27VNfjvp0V-s-wMuW7mj89HbVrprV9x

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Great starter for a heat sink, but eventually it make some noises.

Memory

Memory is great so far, but one of the memory stick were DOA had to replace it.

Case

Great tower, but had a hard time removing the side panel in the beginning.

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Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Please do not use link shorteners on our site.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you for the heads up.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

why is link shorteners not allowed? (sorry just curious)

  • 45 months ago
  • 6 points

No problem for asking! The primary issue is that link shorteners can hide malicious content and spam.

  • 45 months ago
  • 5 points

First STAFF guy from PCPARTPICKER that doesn't seem to be angry. +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

True.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

that makes sense, so I'm doing everything over again. Re-creating all my builds :)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

you just have to edit the build and change the link shortener to the full link

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks. all taken care of :)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh ok that makes sense. Thanks for the answer.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

They are also, depending on the site of creation, extremely easy to track and trace user data. Good on the site for checking them.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

More pics? Also you may want more RAM and Hard drive space for multiple VM's

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I ordered more memory and SSD hard drives. I will take more pics when I upgrade the build with the new parts.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

What GPU do you have? The AMD FX-8300 doesn't have an iGPU. I'm concerned about that PSU and would add more RAM if running several VMs simultaneously. Still a great build though. +1 Edit: Motherboard has onboard video. Scratch that GPU remark.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

The mobo has onboard video

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

You're right. My eyes played a trick on me. On the column for the part page, I saw "Onboard Video: No". Duh!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Correct it has an onboard video, but i'm planning on putting in a Geforce GT 730.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool, not using the GPU for gaming going to share the GPU within the VMs. But I will look into that. Thank you for the feedback.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the +1. This is actually my second build with these specs, but on the second one I have about 20Gbs of memory and 2 - 1TB Hard drives. This current machine is running about 20 VMs and I'm able to run about 5 Windows Server 2012 R2 VMs at the same time :). I will soon post up this build.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

You have the wrong cpu on your part's list. The correct one is the 8310.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd8310wmhksbx

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

My apologizes, but it's the right one on the list. I upload the wrong picture to the wrong build. The 8310 was used on my second build. Thank you for the heads up. I updated the images.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL

Are you really using the Motherboard iGPU? lol

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

sadly I am, but I in process of upgrade to a GPU card soon and I mean soon. :)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

That's awesome!!

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Where is your moniter and your software

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

no monitor. I'm remote into the box, no need to have a monitor and the software is Windows 10 x64 Enterprise licensed for free.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Aside of the PSU this is a solid build. It looks like they over rate their PSU's, from why I am reading the 550w is over rated by about 150w-200w (meaning it is actually a 300w-350w PSU). May want to get someone who knows a bit about PSU's to look it over. I would consider replacing this with something on the tier list, a tier 3 or 4PSU should be fine for what it looks like you are doing. Definitely go for an 80+ rated PSU.

I bet that CPU cooler is still quieter then the stock one. Those stock FX coolers sound like jet engines.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html

You get a +1 from me.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I will definitely look into purchasing a new PSU.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

What games can this run?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd be careful with that power supply...

But +1 anyway.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I was looking up this brand, looks like they are notorious for over rating their PSU's. From what I have ready they tend to over rate their PSU's by 150w-200w on the 500w PSU's.

-I know in another reply to one of your comments on another build today I said I normally don't get worked up over PSU brands. This is pushing it well beyond my limits. Especially for a 24hr uptime system.-

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Working on getting more pics for you guys. Hopefully i will upload tonight. Thanks for the comment.