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    Going to college in a couple of years, need some help from you guys.

    Thanks for all the responses. I never knew that degrees werent even that important. Though, I'm still going to get one. Is computer science pretty much the encompassing degree? Or should I go for one more specialized on my interests?
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    Going to college in a couple of years, need some help from you guys.

    I'm a sophomore in high school (15) , and I'm getting a head start on looking at colleges/careers. At this point, I have no idea what's "out there". I am mainly interested in the whole networking thing. And servers, datacenters, storage, maybe even HPC clusters, or network administration. It...
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    Building a New Computer for a Friend

    A friend asked me about building a computer for him. I asked him for a general budget, and he told me ~$3500. Though it can be anywhere around there. Even though he has that budget, I'm not really trying to spend it all. Right now, he has a Dell XPS that was very good for the time. I dont...
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    Is there a good triple monitor stand for 3 - 24" ?

    I'm also looking into this. I Think im just gonna go with 3x Monoprice. Its cheaper, and you can move the monitors more. http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10828&cs_id=1082808&p_id=6421&seq=1&format=1#largeimage
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    Need help with my storage setup

    Currently, I have this nice little WHS server. It does backups for all the computers in the house, as well as operating as a NAS and a small minecraft srever. It has dual core CPU with 4GB RAM. However, I wanted to expand, so I got an AMD FX-8320, and 32GB of memory. I plan to run an ESXi...
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    Is this even possible?

    which supermicro thread? Link?
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    Is this even possible?

    Awesome, thanks for the quick reply. And would it have any effect if I passed a video card to the VM that I am using? or would that not really make a difference And does this full screen console support multiple monitors? does vnc?
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    Is this even possible?

    There's probablly a name for this, I just don't know exactly what it is called. I just ordered parts for an ESXi whitebox. It has 8 cores, and 32GB RAM, so it should have plenty of performance for what I need it for. Something I want to do on it, is test out linux distros/play around with...
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    Building an ESXi whitebox

    Glad I could help! and right now, I don't have the extra cash for an extra box
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    How does my build look?

    What cheapish, but good fan, would you recommend? I want to put 2 intake fans in the case? This will be in my room, and its gonna be on while I sleep, so they have to be quiet. And I need to order from newegg EDIT: The front panel takes 120mm fans
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    How does my build look?

    Ive looked at both cases in pictures and reviews. They both seem to only come with 2 fans. Am I missing something?
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    How does my build look?

    The reason I chose the 220, is because the entire front panel is meshed. Which I imagine is much better for airflow
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    How does my build look?

    CPU:AMD FX-8320 Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 RAM:G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 32GB Case: NZXT Source 220 PSU: SeaSonic M12II 620 GPU:EVGA 01G-P3-1313-KR GeForce 210 Hard Drive:SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB Boot Flash Drive: Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Plus 8GB USB 3.0 CD Drive: ASUS 24X...
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    Building an ESXi whitebox

    So, I've finally decided on AMD. CPU: AMD FX-8320 MoBo: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 Memory: G.SKILL 32GB 4x8GB 1866 And then a Card Reader and an SD Card I already have a 400w Antec Neo Eco PSU, an Intel Pro/1000 PT Dual port NIC, A case, and Hard drives. How does it look? EDIT: And a cheap...
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    Building an ESXi whitebox

    I just can't decide on the amd/intel issue. I definately want IOMMU support, because its just a good to have. If i were to go AMD, i would get the FX-8320 for $180. Though, if I went intel, I could get a used 2600k for ~$200. So the price difference isn't that huge. Bulldozer/Piledriver CPUs...
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