I am currently planning to make a Threadripper virtual machine that runs on top on Linux. The idea is that I would run two VM’s (Windows and MacOS) with a GPU and USB controller passed through for each. The host will also have a GPU for gaming and 3D Modeling (as a hobby).
In terms of a budget, I haven’t set a budget limit. However, keep in mind that I am just a college student that does not make a lot of money. Try to go with the best bang for the buck (ex: Please don’t make me pay for a $300 computer case or a $1000 GPU…).
- I went more into detail as to what GPU I actually want to use for each VM.
With that all being said, here is my current PC build. Note: I don’t actually intend to have three Vega 56 GPU for my build. Be sure to refer to my notes the GPU I actually want to use.
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Now let’s get on to the questions I have!
- One of my concerns is GPU cooling. I took a look at how SLI builds are managed to see what type of configuration is commonly used. It seems like blower-style GPU are a good solution, but what do you think? Should I go with blower card or an Open-Air one?
- Going from my notes, it seems like a rx580 is the best solution for my Hackintosh VM, but I heard that not all rx580 card work well with GPU passthrough. Is there a list of well-known rx580s that work nicely with passthrough?
- Should I go with a Nvidia GPU for my Windows VM? Or is there another AMD GPU I can use for Windows.
- Do you think the case I choose is fine? I am mainly looking for a case that has at least 8 Expansion Slots.
Thank you all for taking your time to read my post!