With apologies to Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake
Last year I decided to set up a virtual lab machine at home. My goals were to run XenServer with multiple 64-bit VM’s to simulate a XenApp farm running in a domain in a small portable desktop case. Taking my $500.00 budget over to NewEgg, I came up with the following (prices are in U.S. dollars from June 2009).
|Quantity||Image||Description||Unit Price||Total Price|
|1||APEVIA X-QPACK-BL/420 Black/Blue Aluminum MicroATX Desktop Computer Case 420W Power Supply||$69.99||$69.99|
|1||ASRock A780GMH/128M AM2+/AM3 AMD 780G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard||$71.99||$71.99|
|1||AMD Phenom 8650 Toliman 2.3GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Triple-Core Processor HD8650WCGHBOX||$78.99||$78.99|
|2||G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK||$54.99||$109.98|
|2||HITACHI Deskstar P7K500 HDP725050GLA360 (0A35415) 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive||$49.99||$99.98|
|1||LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS30 - OEM||$27.99||$27.99|
|1||Rosewill RKV-2U 2 Port Slim Palmtop USB KVM Switch w/ Audio & Mic/ Black Shell||$19.99||$19.99|
Future posts will highlight configurations and environments I run from this system.
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