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  • With virtualization, cheaper is actually better.

    Posted on April 4th, 2011 admin 6 comments

    I am in the process of building a server testbad for testing network/platform configurations:

    Build list:
    Lian LI PC-Q08 Case
    WD 2GB drives.
    Corsair 500W PS
    8GBs memory(16gb are available yet).
    Intel DQ67EP Motherboard
    Processor i7 2600.

    You might ask why not go to the 2600k processor, because it doesn’t support VT-D visualization and yet the cheaper 2600 does.

    Why? I have no idea, just a warning to others, if you want to run VMware ESXi (and you know you do…) get the cheaper processor.

    Weird but true!