Virtualization NAS?

Hi I've been looking to build a virtualization server for home use to better my studies with - docker - kubernetes - vmware - linux - windows server - plex usage on the side the current build I've been considering is the following (prices based on ebay as of 03/25/2021) 2650L v3 x2 ($85 per cpu or $170) supermicro X10DRW-i ($175) or supermicro X10DAL-i ($175) or any suggested motherboard for dual cpu RAM Samsung 8gb M393A1G40DB0-CPB PC4-2133P DDR4 ECC ($100 per 4 sticks of ram, would buy 2 sets so $200) PSU evga supernova 550w (91) or any suggested PSU, this part im not to knowledgeable on GPU optional, If I ever upgrade my main pc for work then I will take the 1080 from there and potentially put it in this pc. Otherwise a 1060 assuming one of my friends has / is willing to part with theirs. HDD seagate surveillance hdd 4TB 7200rpm (free) Case any suggested. Thanks, Gregory Maxwell Meyers

NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 25 March 2021, 22:40
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This looks like an excellent choice.

Dual CPU board with ECC RAM and possibly Xeon CPUs.

Maybe I would change surveillance drives with SSDs or SAS drives. You want the best IOPS possible for VMs.


I hope this helps.