[rescue] [geeks] Hardware Recommendations for upgrading sunhelp.org?

Mauricio Tavares raubvogel at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 14:22:30 CDT 2018

Stupid question: would you consider/can split the machines, as in one
for the storage and the other for the VMs? AFAIK your old machine
could be a fine freenas box with newer HDs (SSD or some hybrid setup)
and then build the vm host for CPU and memory. I would even contribute
and give you a 4 port gigabit intel card so you can LACP to your
heart's content.

On Mon, Oct 1, 2018 at 2:36 PM, Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Bill,
> I'd build put the FX-8320e cpu/board, esp. if you've got surplus DDR3 ram for
> it. I'm very pleased with mine, and it is low-ish power so a small PS and case
> could get you going for $50 or so.
> Micro center has cheap SATA3 HDs if you need any, and small SSDs for OS are
> $20 for 120 Gig last I looked at microcenter.
> It's a nice CPU - I just wanted cores for VMs, performance wasn't a driver -
> and I've been very happy with mine so far.
> Lionel
>> On Oct 1, 2018, at 1:06 PM, Bill Bradford <mrbill at mrbill.net> wrote:
>> I actually have an fx8320 and motherboard for it, for what was going to be
> the
>> LAST round of upgrades, that I bought 4-5 years ago - but never got around
> to
>> throwing it together, and now at this point just want to get something more
>> recent.  I may still build that box and dedicate it to VMs.  At least, I
> think
>> I still have it.. somewhere...
>> Bill
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