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    Looking to research components for building a new machine from scratch

    After years of fixing up old machines (like the one I'm typing this on), I'm looking to construct a new machine from scratch, something I haven't done in quite a while. I plan to run multimedia applications and maybe a virtual machine on it.

    What are good web sites to research hardware on (apart from the obvious Tom's and Cnet)? What should I look for? What should I watch out for?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Looking to research components for building a new machine from scratch

    If not gaming I would prefer Intel based solutions with the CPU integrated GPU. Then it's only a matter of selecting a motherboard with proper support for virtualization.

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    Re: Looking to research components for building a new machine from scratch

    I liked pcpart picker. Did not use suggested vendors as I ordered everything from one.
    But it saved me from ordering the wrong drive. I was building a SFF system and picked a standard 3.5" drive. It said I needed a laptop type since case was smaller.
    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/

    You can also see others with similar builds and estimates of prices.

    I regularly read this site to see comparisions and whats new.
    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...ronix_articles
    And that has a test site where users post results based on their system.
    https://openbenchmarking.org/
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    Re: Looking to research components for building a new machine from scratch

    First, thank you both for replying.

    Quote Originally Posted by CelticWarrior View Post
    If not gaming I would prefer Intel based solutions with the CPU integrated GPU. Then it's only a matter of selecting a motherboard with proper support for virtualization.
    What exactly should I look for as regards virtualization?

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    Re: Looking to research components for building a new machine from scratch

    Quote Originally Posted by delta410 View Post
    First, thank you both for replying.



    What exactly should I look for as regards virtualization?
    You should look for virtualization support, something that is usually mentioned in the overview/specifications and details for enabling/disabling and other tweaks should be detailed in the user's manual.

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