( with apologies to Tracy Kidder)
I just built my super machine. A Ryzen 7 2700X. Eight cores, clock of 3.7-4.3G. Since I plan on running multiple VMs, I installed 32GB of RAM. I named it Leviathan.
Since I don’t really speak Linux and am only marginal in VM architecture, I will have many future questions for the tinkering gurus.
To start -
#1 - The supplied Wraith CPU cooler is obnoxiously loud. Is this normal or do I have a lemon. The noise doesn’t really matter since it will be in the rack in the cellar; just want to make sure it will last. I suppose I could go with water cooling. Sure glad I replaced the 7 case fans with Noctua ().
My VMs will eventually be a WIN10 media server VM running RoonServer, JShiver (video only), Plex, and whatever else fits that category, a pfSense VM, an Android VM, and possibly a FreeNAS (or whatever) VM.
#2 - Win10 can be upgraded to be a VM host. Comments on whether that would be efficient enough to run multiple VMs. My suspicion is that it won’t be.
#3 - What would be a good VM host. Ubuntu is always a choice. I’ve been reading that Qube is as close to bare metal as one can get. Any other candidates?
Thanks for comments.