planning to buy a machine:
For pci passtrough probably through kvm, on ubuntu. A plaything for me to tinker around with linux, vms, and gaming. There will be some streaming and editing, for stuff no one seemed to have figured how to get on youtube yet, and I got a steal on some parts already for 500 € (germany):
Motherboard: GA-Z97X-SOC Force (confirmed it works for exactly what I want)
Fishsticks: 4*8gb cl9 1866 (I poked for 16 gigs, but that guy in france made me an offer I couldn't ...)
Gpu: I keep a 670 4gb which I will attach to vm1. If the new gen of gpus is out, I might buy a middle-high class new one, and swap the 670 to vm2 - I do have some junk for vm2 for the meantime.
Psu wise I want to go silent (I don't buy used psus). I have a 1kw psu I could swap, would there ever be the need Be Quiet! BN235 E10-CM-600W Straight Power goes for around 110€ and is darn silent (10-20db, more likely 10 in my "case" if you see what I did there?). Any ideas or concerns? 600 should do for a 670, a 4790k and some middle-high class gpu I guess.
Speaking of cheap tricking this, I have another stock cooler for "double the tdp" with the same clamps and I can mount the 4790k "oem fan" on it. It basically has a bigger copper core and is double the height. I do not see where I would get a significant difference on top of this. Maybe someone knows a cheap, good, reliant cooler for swag.
The case is where I am struggling, no one wants to get rid of their define r5's which is a good case to slaughter a small swine in for bacon reasons. Most of the nzxt stuff is pretty and expensive and I do not know about a lot of cases. How much do you guys love your r5's, should I spend 100€ on it, should I get something else?
I expect that I might tweak around in the case more then once a month, because of it being a multiheaded system. All the itx and µatx cases are out obviously (look at the motherboard) but I do not want a big tank also. Some mid size, silent case will do. I do not need water cooling, optical drives or a signature of gaben on it. 2-4 3,5" hdds + 2 ssds are a must, and I want to spend a max of around ~100€ on it. I'd rather have no windows (that's why I build this in the first place) so it will be silent and won't flash me in the face while I watch movies I totally put a blu ray in an optical drive for.
any suggestions on that last cause?