Since about a year now, I was quite frustrated not being able to have a proper lab, to build many virtual environments for my designs/implementations, and test all the latest appliances, vSphere features without lacking resources, I finally decided to buy a big box to avoid this situation.
I have some space limitations in my current apartment, so I took the best compromise I could find for my needs, a beefy Dell PowerEdge T410.
2 x Intel Xeon CPU E5620 @ 2.40Ghz
64GB DDR3 ECC
2 x on-board Broadcom 1Gb (WOL support)
2 x QuadPort Intel Ethernet adapters (8 x 1Gb)
iDrac Enterprise (to have a complete control over it from anywhere)
1 x 250Go Sata 2 Drive.
Added : OCZ Vertex 3 240Go SSD Drive