Windows 10: new tower with virtualization

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  1. slicendice's Avatar
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       17 Aug 2018 #11

    @maranna

    I would trust everything @lx07 just said. Go grab that computer. Based on the specs you mentioned, you have nothing to worry about. Sure you can still try to shave off a few buck here and there by choosing less capable hardware, but I don't think it's worth the effort.
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  2.    17 Aug 2018 #12

    sliceendice


    slicendice said: View Post
    @maranna

    I would trust everything @lx07 just said. Go grab that computer. Based on the specs you mentioned, you have nothing to worry about. Sure you can still try to shave off a few buck here and there by choosing less capable hardware, but I don't think it's worth the effort.
    >>Which are you referring to ?
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       17 Aug 2018 #13

    maranna said: View Post
    >>Which are you referring to ?
    The one that has 480GB SSD, i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and cost $900.

    I run my VMs on a laptop with i5-2410M CPU @ 2.1GHz, 500GB SSD and only 8GB of DDR3 1333MHz RAM.
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  4.    17 Aug 2018 #14

    I have made plans to get it and talked with MC already. 15 day return and gone for awhile so have o wait till home and running.
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  5.    4 Weeks Ago #15

    Hi there

    The i7 might be overkill -- when dealing with VM's the main issues are the speed of the I/O devices (HDD's or better SSD's) and the amount of RAM you have in the system.

    One doesn't generally use VM's for gaming, intensive calculations -- i.e highly "compute bound" processes or even editing multi-media (you can play video etc these days on a VM) so even an average graphics card would be OK -- often the onboard graphics (those built into the Mobo) is more than sufficient.

    As for the VM's themselves - I run several versions of W10 x-64 PRO in 2 GB RAM for the VM with SSD's as well as XP, W7 and VISTA. They all run fine - my W10 machines have OFFICE 2010 or 2016 on them - not a problem and can even run photoshop decently.

    The main host simply has a typical decent i5 processor and that's more than sufficient. The machine I'm using as Host has 32GB RAM - I'd say that 16GB RAM is a minimum but if you are only running 1 / 2 VM's concurrently say on a decent laptop 8GB RAM might do it.

    If you run several VM's concurrently then they will "Eat RAM" for breakfast as not only is it the amount of RAM each VM has but the host if short will have to swap out VM's that are idle (no activity on them) to SSD / HDD and that takes time.

    You have to decide what you want the Host to do or the VM's or both.
    If you simply want to run a load of VM's concurrently then forget the i7 and spend the money you save on a cheaper processor, more SSD's and more RAM --with VM's you can never have "too much RAM".

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6.    4 Weeks Ago #16

    Thank you Jimbo, I have made note of your very worthwhile advice and will keep an eye open for 16 RAM and a good 250-500 GB SSD.
    I do no gaming and need only 1 guest.
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