This is my first blog in my new space. Welcome to my lab. I started tinkering my old hardware. I plan to accomplish few things in the cloud space.
I needed hardware to do stuff, since my desktop, laptop were pretty old. I managed to dust my old server shown in the picture below and keep it running.
My requirement were 2 systems, one can be old, the other should be new with VT (hardware virtualization) enabled, supported by the processor/motherboard.
My very old hardware which runs PII Xeon 450Mhz, with atleast 3 fans..noisy suited the first system.
I started looking at ordering hardware to build a new system. I narrowed down to the X58 series motherboards from ASUS guys, and intel core i7 – 950 series (not the xtreme one). The extreme series is pretty expensive.
I bought it online from a vendor called http://www.lynx-india.com. This vendor is pretty good and offered at cheaper prices than chennai’s ritchie. I recommend this vendor. I bought the following
|Intel Core i7 950 Processor||1|
|Corsair DDR-III Memory 4GB – Model CMX4GX3M1A1333C9||3|
|Asus X58 Chipset Intel Motherboard X58 Sabertooth||1|
|Asus GF8400GS 512MB DDR2 Graphic Card||1|
|Coolermaster Gladiator 600 Cabinet Model – RC-600-KKN1-GP||1|
|Coolermaster eXtreme Power Plus 600W||1|
The ‘slide show’ shows the fit out of the first computer with a 12GB, intel core i7 950, cooler master case, ASUS Sabertooth X58 Mobo.
The final one shows the two computers… Adios for now.