I’ve ordered an i5 9400 for a computer I’m going to build and put ESXi on.
I’ve been thinking, would it be better to return the i5 and get in 9th gen i7 instead? Cuz I’m just wondering if 6 cores and 6 threads isn’t it enough.
I know most people will say get a Xeon and a refurbished server, but I’m very new to the server realm and I don’t want to invest an incredibly large amount of money into a machine while not knowing what I’m doing and get the wrong parts or simply spend more money on this than I need to at the moment. The current build I’m looking at is going to be about 700. If it doesn’t turn out, I can convert it into something else without much hassle.
Call me crazy, but I’d like to try running some games in a VM and I’m not so sure that six cores is enough to split between the ESXi and the Windows VM to run the games.
What are the general thoughts on if I should return the i5 and get an i7 instead?
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