Question Desktop Configuration for virtualization !

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I wanted to build a PC for virtualization puspose only.i will be building Labs for multiple router,switches, firewall,loadbalancer etc on Eve-NG, VMWare, or GNS3.
NOte : NO Gaming

Does the below configuration worth or i should go for lower one,

CPU :Ryzen 9 3900X,
MOBO: ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (wifi)
Memory : 32GB X 2, DDR4 3200 MHZ
Nvme SSD :1TB
 

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CPU is fine.
How many simultaneous VMs will be running? How much RAM will each use?
This has implications on the amount of RAM needed.

I have 32GB. Running 3-4 VM's, hitting 20GB used is not uncommon.
 

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I wanted to build a PC for virtualization puspose only.i will be building Labs for multiple router,switches, firewall,loadbalancer etc on Eve-NG, VMWare, or GNS3.
NOte : NO Gaming

Does the below configuration worth or i should go for lower one,

CPU :Ryzen 9 3900X,
MOBO: ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (wifi)
Memory : 32GB X 2, DDR4 3200 MHZ
Nvme SSD :1TB
I would also recommend adding a large HDD. You will want somewhere to keep the bootable images as you switch between different VMs. 8TB HDD
 
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Aug 4, 2020
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CPU is fine.
How many simultaneous VMs will be running? How much RAM will each use?
This has implications on the amount of RAM needed.

I have 32GB. Running 3-4 VM's, hitting 20GB used is not uncommon.
i believe 10 to 12 VM's host (firewall virtual image) as well as other simulator (router/switch) 2 GB RAM each for each VM hosts
 
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I would also recommend adding a large HDD. You will want somewhere to keep the bootable images as you switch between different VMs. 8TB HDD
thank you ! Yes, will add more storage .. mainly i am looking for CPU, MOBO and Memory compatibility... is it fine to go with the above configurations ?
 

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