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    Merging 2 networks

    I have 2 groups of people working: Room1 - has 3 PC's A, B and C and all are connected to one network via a ethernet switch, also A shares internet to B and C via a 4g usb dongle Room2 has 3 PC's D, E and F and all are connected to one network via another ethernet switch, also D shares internet...
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    Looking for AMD Motherboard with two x8 Pcie slots

    THis is amazing I'm just checking the specs and see if it fits in my budget. But many thanks for showing me the way. EDit: Ok so this look like it is double the price than my current Gigabyte B450 DS3H, but I guess you get what you pay for :) The data sheet says it has 2 PCIE x16 slots but I'm...
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    Looking for AMD Motherboard with two x8 Pcie slots

    I see that most entry level to mid level motherboards have 2 PCIE x 16 slots but one has fewer lanes that the other 1 - PCIE x16 slot - runs at x16 1 - PCIE x16 slot - runs at x4 This seems to be due to the fact that entry and midlevel processors like Ryzen 5 2600 or Ryzen 7 1700 have 24...
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    Ansys Workstation Build

    Thanks for this amazing information Derfnofred. So now I have 4 choices i5 8600k - this seems to be the sweet spot i7 8700k - more threads but doesn't seem to matter in this scenario (would the more threads come into use in certain tasks??) i7 7800x - more memory channels and support for upto...
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    Ansys Workstation Build

    Thanks!. Overall do you have any comments on the build. Is any item overkill or a misfit and you feel needs to be changed?
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    Ansys Workstation Build

    Thanks for the link. Quadro P4000 is Pascal series its same series that the GTX1060 / 70 / 80 are based on. This link https://www.titancomputers.com/Workstation-computer-for-ANSYS-s/97.htm talks about using the P4000 although its not an official link.
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    Ansys Workstation Build

    I'll mostly be playing around with Ansys AIM, and yes I was aware of Intel Xeon workstations and that Ansys recommends them for Fluent, CFX and Mechanical with huge amount of memory and I would have loved to go for it but my budget was around USD2500 and I don't think those systems would have...
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    Ansys Workstation Build

    This is an eyeopener. I had read somewhere that hyperthreading has to be disabled for Ansys but hadn't looked for the i5-8600k its a good idea and go me thinking. Apart from i7 being 6C/12T vs the i5 6C/6T isn't there any other difference between them? Regarding the Tesla GPU you mean in...
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    Ansys Workstation Build

    I was looking in the Intel Core I7-7800X 3.5Ghz 6core for that. It has quad channel and supports upto 128GB ram and just a bit more priced than the i7-8700k. I don't know why I finally decided on the i7-8700K, probably since its 8th gen and I thought it would be a tad bit faster that the 7800x.
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    Ansys Workstation Build

    I am trying to build a humble workstation for Ansys simulations and also Solidworks CAD. My build is here PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/w4KyvV Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/w4KyvV/by_merchant/ CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core...
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    Windows 10 Storage Spaces NAS

    I am planning to set up a home file server or this would be my first so I would be using 5 x 3TB hdds in a 3 way mirror setup. This file server would mostly be for my data backups so data integrity would be the key here. Since I wanted a windows only solution I had finalized on Stablebit...
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