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Bottleneck in my upcoming build?


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#1 dan232123

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 06:49 PM

Hello,

 

I'm planning on upgrading the internals on my desktop. I'm not a gamer, but will be using it for GNS3, VM's, Blue Iris, etc.

 

Samsung 840 128GB SSD

Core i3-3220 3.3Ghz 3MB cache

MSI Z77A-G41 MB

Kingston 2x4GB DDR3 1600

 

What would be the bottleneck(s) for this build?

 

Thanks

 



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 07:02 PM

Your bottle neck would be your RAM I would definitely get more if you plan on using VM's.

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 07:06 PM

Would that be in both speed and quantity? It sounds like 12 or 16GB would be needed to function with the VM's. At this moment I don't plan to  have all the VM's on at the same time, but I know they really hog the RAM.



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Posted 25 November 2013 - 07:12 PM

If the motherboard can support 16Gigs of RAM get 16Gigs of RAM

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 02:28 PM

The other item would be the size of the hard drive, unless you're going to have another drive to store your VM images.



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Posted 01 December 2013 - 10:55 AM

Thanks all






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