Question Assemble a Workstation for Virtulazation - Latest configuration

Oct 9, 2019

I am looking to setup a workstation as a Lab for My Test and hands-on experience.
I am planning to setup a complete enterprise environment (Exchange, AD, SCCM, Fileserver). I did research however I am not able to conclude on the Hardware requirement to setup for my hyper V / VM ware enviroment.

I am looking for a configuration which is future-proof (Latest configuration) and i can expand my memory upto 128 GB. I need suggestion for perfect

to achive what i am looking at. Please suggest
you would be looking at a higher end threadripper i should think, latest gen, with a mobo that can support that kind of ram... lol, this is going to get expensive.

how many VMs we talking total? they don't have to all use monster sized resources you know. i run build vms with 2 cpu and 2 gb ram and they are super fast and good.

you probably just need a R7 2700X or better with 64 GB ram i would think, unless you are going nuts here.

I specced this this morning, it would host a bunch of VMs no problem.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core OEM/Tray Processor
CPU Cooler: AMD Wraith Max 55.78 CFM CPU Cooler ($38.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard ($209.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB GAMING AMP Video Card ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.98 @ NZXT)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.88 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit ($133.77 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1242.26
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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