These will go along with 2x 200GB SATA Maxtor HDD and 1x SSD Intel 330. For the moment I'll keep the PSU and case but most likely will be getting a new PSU (and probably case) in the future as I want to keep noise and power consumption as low as possible.
Depending on the power consumption and my ability to setup a proper XEN/KVM environment with PCI pass-through I might decommission my FreeBSD server and virtualize it.
The coming weeks I'll be messing with hardware settings and benchmarking. In late August I expect to be able to have an initial XEN/KVM environment with VGA pass-through for ET.
The new workstation setup should be able to:
- Run Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory
- Benchmarking with my demo should give at least 120FPS else I'll have to look into getting a dedicated GPU
- Should run on x86_64 in bare metal though as I've blogged early I doubt this is possible
- Should run on Linux/FreeBSD x86_64 or i686 under a VGA passthrough VM
- Run 5 VM concurrently
- FreeBSD VM as a testing ground for my FreeBSD server
- General purpose VM for web surfing, adming and gaming running Linux (CentOS, Debian and Gentoo are the likely candidates pending HD4000 driver availability)
- CentOS VM as a testing ground for my laptop and rpm package rebuilding
- Linux VM for security purposes
- CentOS or Debian host
- File-sharing FreeBSD VM with direct access to disk controller with PCI pass-through running Samba/NFS, SSH and OwnCloud. This would imply adding my 3x 1TB SATA HDD and most likely upgrade them to WD Red HDD and going for ZFS
- Router VM running on one of the two NIC provided by the motherboard. This VM could be CentOS, DD-WRT or OpenWRT
- Personal CentOS/RHEL repository
- Run ET, RTCW Demo, UT and Ventrilo servers
- Play Doom3, RTCW (online) and Wolfenstein: Quake Wars (online) with stable 100FPS
- Segmentation of VMs (DMZ, different LAN segments, etc)
To have everything running it will takes ages, most likely years due to both my availability and knowledge gaps.