Forum Thread: 4 Cores vs 6/8-10 Cores for penetration testing/IT Security!

Hi, so i'm building new pc, mainly for IT security ans penetration testing, but i'm confused between z170 and x99 chipsets, my plans are if i choose the z170, i will get the i7-6700k (4 cores, higher oc rate, dual channel ram, 64gb ram maximum), and if i choose the x99, i will get the 5820k (6 cores, lower oc rate, quad channel ram, 128gb ram maximum), and then upgrade to the 6960x when it comes (8 or 10 cores)!

But my question is, which is better for the future, when i reach an advanced level in this area, when i maybe simulate a whole company sevrers and machines in vmware, or another things idk now! does vmware/kali linux benefit from the more cores and quad channel memory ?

Thanks in advance.

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If you can afford it. Get

  • more cores (good for VM's)
  • -more memory (good for VM's)
  • And this EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12GB GAMING, Play 4k with Ease Graphics Card 12G-P4-2990-KR

That should get you setup

Don't you think that it's overkill ? that an i5 can do the job ?

I wanted that pc just to leave it as it is for 10 years, after some friends told me it can't do that, i think i will lower to i5!

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