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Topic: Computer parts for virtaulization   Go to last post
Posted: Saturday, October 24, 2015 3:37:42 AM(UTC)
I would like to at some point (see fourth bullet point below) replace my CPU (and my motherboard if necessary) and perhaps a second GPU (or replace my current one) for virtaulization - run a native linux distro (like Mint) and run a virtual machine of Windows while passing through a gpu to windows to get near native windows performance.

Country: USA

Budget: *can't decide at moment* . . .

Computer Use: Running Linux (Mint, Ubuntu, or others) natively and run Windows in a virtual machine

When I'd buy/build: Sometime by holiday next year . . .

Other Notes: No interest in overclocking or watercooling.

Current Parts:

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card

Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case

Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Full (64-bit) (virtual machine)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64 bit, for the few directX 12 games) (virtual machine)

Operating System: Linux (Mint, Ubuntu, or some other distro) (native)

Monitor: Asus PB278Q 60Hz 27.0" Monitor

Monitor: LG 22MP55HQ-P 60Hz 22.0" Monitor

Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard

Games I'd like to run: See steam games (http://steamcommunity.com/id/DlfC/games/?tab=all) and wishlist: (http://steamcommunity.com/id/DlfC/games/?tab=all) along with probably anything from GOG (that may or may not be on steam). Along with retail discs (either through Wine/PlayonLinux or virtual machine of Windows).