I plan to buy or build a test server using the following guidelines. What are you suggestions for an entire server or separate motherboard, processor, ram and case?
1. This will be house in a residential basement. Fan noise should be very low like a desktop
2. I would like to install VM ESXi
3. Server 2008 r2 Std VM
4. Server 2012 Std VM
5. Exchange 2013 for 5 mailboxes
6. Win7 VM
7. Win Xp VM
8. Possible Windows 2012 or 2008 R2 server license if it’s a complete server.
9. Final hardware cost under $1000
Please keep in mind this is a test platform to learn and experiment with.