Hey guys, I'm looking to start a new Project Build and would like some other opinions and advice. I am currently running an old dual-core athlon desktop and an i7 laptop with network traffic routed through an untangle server before reaching the router/modem. I've had a few idea for new builds and am trying to decide which would be the most beneficial right now as well as being cost effective. Here is the list I have:
- A New Quad-Core Gaming Desktop rig
- A Virtual Server for Pen-testing and possibly other servers based in VM
- A LAMP Server: Web Hosting, Mail, Phone Server
- A Home Server: Media Storage and Streaming, Backups, etc.
- A Security System and Automation Server: Security Camera Footage, Remote Automation of various Devices in the Home
- A File Transferring/DVR style Server
- A Honey Pot Rig
- A "OwnCloud" Server
A Few questions I have regarding these are:
- Can one or more of these Servers/Rigs be thrown in to the Virtual Server and run Efficently? Even With High Bandwith Traffic and Transfers?
- How many VMs can Realistically be ran inside an Ubuntu Based Virtual Box Server for Pentesting/Extra Servers etc?
- Would it be feasible to combine some of these within one build? Ex: LAMP and Virtual Machine Server into one system?
- How would you properly set-up a Honey Pot? Would it be more practical to just use an IDS and Anti-Malware Software?
- Can most if not all of these devices be setup within the network for Remote Access?
- Can any of these systems be implemented with Arduino and/or Rasberry Pi? Please Supply Tutorials if possible.
- I would prefer working in Linux for Security Reasons, even if it takes learning more indepth about commands and functions.
- The Gaming Rig should be able to play all the Modern releases and withhold peak preformance for atleast a few years.
- Please list estimate price points on the various systems in your reply.
- The Phone Server should be ran through something similar to the ObiHai devices, with possibility for two lines, Fax and Phone, and use with Google Voice and other VoIP clients.
- The Gaming Rig should run two seperate drives, an SSD for installed software/games and the OS, and another drive for storage.
- Security is the main focus with these servers, any and all suggestions which may improve my ideas are welcomed.
Edited by SmokeViper07, 15 October 2013 - 02:54 PM.