[HELP] Buying a Computer

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by orclord, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. orclord

    orclord New Member

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    im trying to run multiple vmware on this computer that runs a program that consume 650,000K and running on windows xp, i need suggestions.


    Grand Total: ($1,788) http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/
    • CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3770K 3.50 GHz 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
    • HDD: 256 GB OCZ Agility 4 SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 420MB/s Read & 410MB/s Write (Single Drive)
    • MEMORY: 32GB (8GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
    • MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX/SLI] GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, Ultra Durable4 Classic, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 3x Gen3 PCIe x16, 3x PCIe x1 & 1 PCI (All Venom OC Certified)
    • SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
    • VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)

    Question:
    How many vmware and the program (650,000K) will i run with that specs?

    Full Specs:
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  2. spirit

    spirit Moderator Staff Member

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    32GB and a 3770K should be good for VMs. I use VMware with 16GB of RAM and an overclocked 2500K and it's all good.

    You're not going to be use XP with that system though. For a start XP is 32-bit and only detect and use around 3GB of your 32GB, so you'd need a 64-bit OS.
     
  3. strollin

    strollin Well-Known Member

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    I took it to mean that he wants to run XP in the VMs? He will want to run an OS such as Win 7 64-bit as the Host OS to take advantage of the 32G of RAM.

    He will need a separate license key for each VM. It would be hard to predict exactly how many VMs you could run with that machine. How cpu/graphics intensive is the program you want to run multiple VMs of?
     
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  4. orclord

    orclord New Member

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    i checked on the Windows Task Manager it says that program is running on Mem Usage: 630,000K +

    the vmware setup is:
    Total processor cores: 1
    Memory: 1gb

    then i will just clone the first vmware.
     

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