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GeneralRe: about $2k to $2.5k to spend on a dev machine this year, need CPU recommends Pin
honey the codewitch16-Jan-20 7:09
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honey the codewitch16-Jan-20 5:47
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GeneralRe: about $2k to $2.5k to spend on a dev machine this year, need CPU recommends Pin
honey the codewitch16-Jan-20 9:48
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dandy7216-Jan-20 7:59
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You'll be doing plenty good with any i7 that's being sold in stores today as brand new. An i9 will get you future-proofed for a while longer still.

I can't even remember how old my i7-4820K is, since it's been a few years--it's only 4 cores (+ hyperthreading), but it's plenty fast for my use - with 64GB of RAM, right now I have 8 VMs running simultaneously 24/7 (sometimes more), with memory allocated to each varying anywhere between 1.5 and 8GB. Get big, fat SSDs to host your VMs. I started off with a pair of 512GB, and have since added a single 2TB (not including the boot drive).

Before that, I was using an i7-2600K, and the main reason I moved away from it is that I wanted to repurpose it as my gaming box (still in use today) and 32GB wasn't enough for the number of VMs I wanted to run side-by-side. That was otherwise also plenty fast. And of course now that my main VM host has 64GB, I'd really rather have it run with 128...but those boards were few and far in-between back when I purchased it.

But I wouldn't settle for anything less than an i7 to host VMs. I have an i5-based NUC with 32GB of RAM, and when it's running more than 4 VMs at once, they all start to feel sluggish. This is where an i7 (or better) really makes a difference, IMO.
AnswerRe: about $2k to $2.5k to spend on a dev machine this year, need CPU recommends Pin
Rick York16-Jan-20 10:31
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Rick York16-Jan-20 13:22
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honey the codewitch16-Jan-20 23:10
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General*Server* versions of Windows can now reboot willy-nilly??? Pin
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