I want to set up a virtual server running windows server 2008 64-bit. I need a motherboard that supports dual processors and holds a lot of RAM. I also need 2 network adapters so I can use one for the host server(Win2K8) and the other for the virtual network.
Can anyone give me a list of what the best components would be for this project? I am really concerned about getting a good motherboard that isn't terribly expensive. Can anyone recommend any specific models.
I am also not too sure what type of hard drive configuration to use. What would be the best configuration to use for this application and what are some high quality drives? How important is the speed of the drives?
As far as processors go, what would anyone recommend? I know it's going to depend on the motherboad I get, but this could definately influence that decision. Can anyone recommend anything in particular?