[Bglug] New computer build recommendations?

ted leslie ted.leslie at gmail.com
Fri Jan 14 00:28:35 EST 2022

One could say there is a lot of mobo's that can fit your needs.
In a machine I bought 2 years ago, I wanted decent card slot capabilities
for good nvidia cards.
I got 128 GB of ram, and run kvm on host, and many linux and windows etc as
There is one HUGE problem if you go kvm (or any other virt), which is PCI
I didn't realize it at the time, but just because you have 2-3 high channel
slots, doesn't mean
you can properly put in 2-3 pci video cards and expect a good segmenting of
the mobo. for virt.
The diff. mobo makes and models segment the buses differently, so you can
get a
mobo that makes a good 2-3 video cards kvm host with segmented guests, or
powerful mobo, will have a bad assignment, and it will sux for kvm
My last mobo was relevant for about 7 years, this one maybe 7-9, and one
probably wants
to get something that has a good pci-passthrough layout.

On Thu, Jan 13, 2022 at 7:27 PM Andrew Howlett <andrew at howlett.net> wrote:

> Hi everyone.
> It's been a long time since I built a computer and I'm looking for
> recommendations.
> This will be mostly an office machine but also will be used for autocad.
> No games. So needs ability to render 3D at low frame rates.
> Might want to compile a few kernels.
> I will not be storing much data on it for now but might add some cheap
> storage hard drives later.
> I already have a mid tower ATX case that I would like to re-use and a
> good Thermaltake 450W power supply.
> What do you suggest in terms of mainboard, CPU, graphics card?
> Regarding storage, is NVME a thing on desktop mainboards now? I have a
> couple spare M.2 80mm form factor NVME drives.
> Andrew.
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