MikalD Posted January 26, 2012 Share Posted January 26, 2012 Im currently looking on buying some new hardware for an computer build but I am a bit unsure. My usage is: - Installing Arch Linux with OpenBox and using 64Bit virtualization. - A lot of CPU heavy task. Going to do tons of encoding/rendering. So I just sold my rig with i7 2600k that does not support 64Bit virtualization. Since I need that I need to buy an intel processor without the "K" Im thinking of buying an M-ATX P67 MB from ASUS. P8P67M Or P8P67M-PRO Will these support all my virtualization needs? I might install proxmox or Xen server later on the machine. The CPU`s im looking on is the: i5 2500 Or i7 2600 I see the main difference here is Hyper Threading. Is HT good to have for virtualization and is it supported from apps in Arch Linux? And the i7 2600 has 8MB of cache The Z68 chipset has greate functions but I don`t think the GPU solution is supported? If setup it can change from the inbuilt GPU to an external GPU when the perfomance is needed. Big thanks for any advices ;) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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