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I got a free AMD Radeon R9 290! - New build on the way

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Hey everyone,

 

It's been a while since I posted here.  I've been recently in the market for a new build, but I wasn't sure what to get exactly.  Fortunately, I was lucky enough to attend the 30 year anniversary AMD Gaming convention here in Austin, and so they gifted me an AMD Radeon R9 290! :D  Shout to to AMD for making such a great event, and giving out such an awesome gift!

 

I am looking for a new PC that will handle virtualization such as Hyper-V.  Question is, how much RAM, what kind of processor and motherboard will I be looking at?  I want to stay with AMD if I can for the proc.

 

Budget is around $500 since I already got the video card :woot: , but I am flexible.

 

I am a bit washed up as I have not been keeping up with the latest and greatest, so any sense of direction will be highly appreciated, as well as any personal opinion.

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What an awesome free gift!

 

Could you clarify what you what to do with Hyper-V, specifically how many virtual machines are you interested in running and are you planning on running server 2012 as your primary operating system?

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I've never done any virtualization before, so I just want to set it up to "play" and experiment with.  I've seen and been told that I can use Hyper-V with Windows 8.1, or maybe even Windows 9.  I do not plan on hosting anything being that this will be my new PC.

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If you're just going to play none of the virtualization features on modern chips really matter much at all.

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