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It's been for long time I have built a pc and now I'm trying to build a new pc which will be mostly used for study and testing purpose hosting multiple virtual guests.

If you have built PC recently, please recommend specs you used. Cost is important. I like cheaper, but don't want to go too cheap losing speed and features.

RAM more than 32GB
AMD
USB 3, SATA III supported mobo
what SSD?
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First and foremost yes to an SSD.  At least as large as a 256, if you can afford it get a 512gb.  This will set your VMs apart in performance more than any other component.  I use an old laptop, Intel Core 2 Duo, 6 GB PC2 5300 RAM and onboard graphics and I routinely have 2-3 vms running at all times.  Not that it is ideal...

Anyways, I would try for a 6 or 8 core processor, something like the FX 8150.  RAM you want to make sure you buy at lease PC3-12800 and if you can afford it PC3-17000 is the fastest you can get.  Motherboard I would try for a solid brand name, Gigabyte and Asus both make good boards in my opinion, that supports the AM3+ socket and the PC-12800 RAM.  From there you just need to fill in the blanks, a decent case, heat sink and graphics card.  I did a quick put together on Newegg just to get an idea on pricing and it can all be done for under $1000.  I will gladly send you a link to it if you want.
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Anotherjallen, please send me your part list. I like to get quick idea how others do recently, have been away from building pc for a few years...
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Sure, here is the list I threw together.  This was just a quick put together, if you shop around you can probably shave a few dollars off here and there, in addition if you keep an eye on sales there will always be some deals.
computerpartslist.pdf
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