Primary Desktop Compute Device is getting old, its a FX4300. i was thinking a used Xeon build, but them i saw some of the prices of Ryzen 1000 and 2000.
I need a new case, I love my Lian Li PC-65 but its at the end of its useful life. i want to reuse as much of my hardware as i can (piece meal upgrades when i can).
the route i think i am going is Linux as the primary OS. i want to be able to boot into windows 10 if i need to but leave it was a VM with GPU pass-though or Looking Glass for Gaming.
I my gut feeling says i need a low end TR or Xeon to have enough IO. The hardware i want to reuse is a PCI-e ConnectX-3, PCI-e Sound blaster, PCI-e Fusion Card, radeon R7800 GPU, two Cdrom drives, spinning rust and SSD’s, 1200watt power supply, 16g of DDR 3.
as far as gaming its been APEX, battlefield 3 so nothing heavy yet.
Any recommendations on a case and hardware? I am in hurry it get all this together the longer i wait the more i can save as hardware gets cheaper