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    [H]ome SAN Build

    Thank you for the response. I had no idea about the PSU and had assumed the RAM was ECC due to multiple mentions in the blog post -- turns out it wasn't, as you pointed out. But the board does support ECC, reportedly. Looks like those kits are unbuffered/unregistered. I also found this HP...
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    [H]ome SAN Build

    Looking for feedback on this build before pulling the trigger. I am currently running a decommissioned HP workstation for my home server with ESXi 6. The system has six WD Red Pro 6TB drives running in RAID6 with an Areca ARC 1880i RAID controller. The system has had a few random shutdowns...
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    RAID Card, SAS-to-SATA (male?)

    I found this cable which appears to have the proper connectors http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WYA4SWU/ Slightly less expensive on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/371434277785
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    RAID Card, SAS-to-SATA (male?)

    I recently purchased some WD 6TB Pro Red drives to go with an HP z800 and Areca 1880i. The z800 has a bay with 4 trays for the drives that attach to SATA connectors with cables already run to the motherboard. I have removed the right side panel and it turns out that the SATA connectors in the...
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    Password Cracking Rig: Build Critique Requested

    Thanks, I saw Jeremi's interview on Hak5 a while back but had forgotten about it. I don't recall any info about his storage or CPU in his interview and there doesn't appear to be any info about them in his slides. The difference was 500 MB/s read and write vs. 1000 MB/s read and 800 MB/s...
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    Password Cracking Rig: Build Critique Requested

    We haven't spent anything. What do you recommend?
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    Cheap Web browser system: suggestions?

    Have you considered a Chromebook? They are in your price range and more than adequate for web browsing.
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    Password Cracking Rig: Build Critique Requested

    A friend and I inherited five R9 290x to build a password cracking rig. Along with the cards, we have an open air frame and two EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2 power supplies. We created our builds independently but they're almost identical. I went with a different SSD that is $20 more expensive and...
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    DDR3 1333 in a DDR3 1066 laptop?

    I have an 8GB DDR3 1333 / PC3 10666 kit (2 x 4GB) from a previous laptop, but am looking at a different laptop that has 8GB max (2 x 4GB) but is only DDR3 1066. I read "THE Memory FAQ" on the Memory board, and the RAM guide over on the GuildWars forum; and also found several posts that indicate...
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    Replacing 2008 desktop. Suggestions?

    Thanks for the suggestions; the video card and PSU do sound like better deals. The plan is to make the purchases on either "Black Friday" or "Cyber Monday", hoping that the prices come down or something better comes down to the prices of the components on the current list.
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    Replacing 2008 desktop. Suggestions?

    Thanks, RemoteDev. It sounds like I should be alright with the P8Z68-V then :)
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    Mid-range laptop ~$700?

    Thanks for the recommendations, will take a look at those. BTW, Intel says the i5 2430M in the TimelineX does have VT-x, which it seems is what's needed for VirtualBox and VMWare Workstation. http://ark.intel.com/products/53450/Intel-Core-i5-2430M-Processor-%283M-Cache-2_40-GHz%29
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    Replacing 2008 desktop. Suggestions?

    Thanks for the post, Forceman. It seems I may have misunderstood virtualization requirements, and need to research them further. Do you have any links you'd recommend to guide me in my research? Many thanks :) Specifically, I'm trying to determine whether I even need VT-[cdx] to successfully...
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    Mid-range laptop ~$700?

    My RAM kit from the previous laptop is 8GB DDR3 1333 (2 x 4GB). I was considering an Acer TimelineX AS3830TG-6424, which unfortunately is DDR3 1066. wabbitseason, all the SB quad cores I looked at were above the $700 mark. I won't be doing any gaming, so even a less expensive laptop with an...
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    Replacing 2008 desktop. Suggestions?

    Thanks for the suggestions. I've made some updates: 1. ASUS P8Z68-V - $170 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131729 2. i7-2600 - $300 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115071 3. G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600 (4 x 4GB) - $85 -...
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