I'm wanting to build a machine to put a hypervisor on and run vm's on. My main wants are to have separate dev environments, plex server, networking (pfsense, maybe other stuff). I also want a mix of linux and windows environments. I'd also like to look into virtual desktop stuff as well, not sure if that requires a graphic card. I've considered getting a proper server, which I got some free ones (crap specs) but have realised they are extremely loud and from googling would draw a serious amount of power if left running 24/7. Happy to hear if people think differently though. So this is the machine I've parted out, I'll admit I haven't really dealt with building a machine for vm's before so I may of overspec'd it. I would prefer to save money if possible. The ram seems to be the biggest cost sink along with the CPU, but I figured for vm's more cores is always better? I'm also considering 2x250gb SSD's in RAID of some sort for storage of important stuff, don't know if I'd need a dedicated raid controller for that. Interested in everyone's thoughts. Especially if I can go down a cheaper route.