Question New build and VM

reggyboy61

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My current pc build is 8 years old so I'm thinking of building another one to pre empt this one failing and have a few questions.I'm currently dual booting between Mint and Windoze but i'm getting pissed off with this and I can never get wine to play properly so i'm thinking Vm.So run windows within Linux VM and was wondering would a SSD of 500gb be enough or go for I Tb hdd?.I dont store a lot of stuff such as music or videos just mainly photos and docs.
I was even going to try out Vm on the current pc to make sure it will run the windoze programs or is the no need,as everything will run as if on a Windoze pc.


Proposed build depending on reply

CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor
130.62

Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty B450 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard
79.99

Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory
45.00

Storage Western Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive
49.99

Video Card ASRock Radeon RX 570 4 GB Phantom Gaming D Video Card
136.00

Case Corsair 100R ATX Mid Tower Case
50.00

Power Supply Corsair VS 550 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply
45.00
total in GBP £ 536.60 can I do better
Thanks for looking.
 
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  1. What will the Windows instance be used for? Games within a VM are substandard.
  2. 8GB RAM for the host system isn't enough. You devote some physical RAM to the VM, and with only 8GB, there isn't enough for either host OR guest to run properly.
 

reggyboy61

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  1. What will the Windows instance be used for? Games within a VM are substandard.
  2. 8GB RAM for the host system isn't enough. You devote some physical RAM to the VM, and with only 8GB, there isn't enough for either host OR guest to run properly.
The only games played within windows is WOT and WGT ,I need windows for couple of programs for helmet cam and satnav
 

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