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Learning Lab

The need/want to do a variety of testing and learning led me to build a PC that would enable this. Below is a list of the hardware used. This is based on a kit sold by PBtech in New Zealand.  I am running Windows 10 on it with Hyper-V installed. This lets me run  virtual machines with which to do my testing. I find this kit runs 4 or 5 VMs at the same time very nicely. I spread the running VMs across two of the Solid  State Drives with the host operating system running on the third SSD. The 1 TB drive is for storage of ISO files and other data.


  • Cooler Master Silencio 352 Mini Tower mATX Case
  • Cooler Master MWE BRONZE 450 80Plus Bronze PSU
  • Intel Kaby Lake Core i7 7700 Quad Core 3.6Ghz
  • ASRock B250M Pro4 mATX Form
  • 2 X Crucial 16GB DESKTOP DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC4-19200)
  • 3 X Samsung 850 Pro MZ-7KE256BW 256GB 2.5″ SSD
  • 1 TB SATA drive