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Modest Whitebox lab


Modest Whitebox lab

My lab is pretty low-key: a whitebox AMD in a gifted case.

  • AMD FX-8350 on a Sabertooth 990FX
  • 16GB RAM
  • 2x 4GB HGST drives + 240GB SSD

The SSD is totally worth it - Server 2012 setup went from almost an hour to about 15 minutes!

ESXi 5.5 runs Server 2012 R2, Kali, and any other flavors of Linux I happen to hear about and try out.

My build notes are in my (hardly ever updated) blog here: http://jirikiha.blogspot.com/2013/06/home-server-build-part-1-hardware.html

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Re: Modest Whitebox lab

Thanks for sharing @SamuelSmith nice setup! 

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Cheers to a fellow AMD user! If you ever plan on adding vCenter and mixing with Opterons, the EVC mode you'll be looking for is AMD Generation 3 (no 3DNow).