5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 27, 2012 7:03 AM by 1grove

    Build Critique required for AMD Phenom II based ESXi 5 whitebox

    tommytraddles Novice

      I am building an ESXi home server on AMD to save me a whole ton of money. Although AMD is not officially supported, from my own research, this build should work, and with 6 cores I thought this would be more appropriate for VMWare than the equivalent 4 core processor that I could get from Intel at this price. I was wondering if I can get some critiques of my build for the money I am spending (£393.59), as I would hear some informed opinions. Prices are in pounds as I am in the UK. Please note this is mostly a whitebox / test system that I will run at home, not a corporate server, and I will not require RAID. This mobo does not come with integrated graphics, hence the budget PCI-E card included, and I have an old 1TB Seagate sata disk (7200) that I was thinking of recycling too instead of buying a new one. Thanks




      AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2HGz AM3 Black Edition Processor                                                                           £134.98
      Gigabyte 970A-D3 Motherboard Socket AM3 AMD970 SB950 DDR3 SATA RAID ATX Gigabit Ethernet LAN              £71.38
      16GB Corsair Vengeance 8GB Memory Kit (2x4GB) PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 DIMM (£32.90 x2 )                        £65.80
      Cooler Master RC-430-KWN1 Elite 430 Midi Tower with Window - Black                                                                 £39.47
      ATI Radeon HD 5450 SILENT 512MB GDDR3                                                                                                       £22.99
      Corsair CMPSU-500CXV2UK Builder Series CX500V2 - 80 Plus Certified Power Supply                                           £44.98
      LiteOn IHAS122-18 22x Internal SATA DVD-RW BLK OEM                                                                                    £13.99


      Total                                 £393.59