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    Arctic Cooling Liquid Freezer 240 AIO CPU Cooler Review @ [H]

    Tempting. Any idea if it's compatible with the NZXT G10? Looks like it from the pictures, but might be of slightly different size.
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    Try this audio test

    5/5 first time around with MDR-MA900 connected to Z68XP-UD4 (ALC889) rear panel speaker out. Had to listen a few times to each pairing, and the differences that I thought I heard were extremely minor. Definitely would not matter at all during casual listening, or especially during gaming...
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    R9 290 sudden death

    Hey folks, I bought a used Sapphire 290 two months ago, installing a G10 + H55 + Gelid v2 VRM sinks immediately. Temps were pretty amazing, 55c at full load on the GPU and about 60c max on the VRMs. Worked great with no issues at all at a minor overclock, then today just randomly keeled over...
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    ZFS Monster Stage 4: 40Gbps Infiniband

    Ah, I actually misread/misunderstood what the OP was using. I should clarify further that based on my experience with repeatedly applying head to desk over figuring out infiniband, Linux was the better documented (and I use the term loosely) platform for infiniband usage because of OFED. YMMV...
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    ZFS Monster Stage 4: 40Gbps Infiniband

    iSER was a no go at the time that I tried it, as the target was nowhere close to being usable. I did not try Solaris clients, only Windows, Linux, and ESX (with SRP). I don't know about your specific needs, but if you have a choice in the matter and have no preference otherwise, I'd actually...
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    ZFS Monster Stage 4: 40Gbps Infiniband

    For ease of use, vanilla NFS and iSCSI are fine. RDMA with them in my experience was difficult to implement, unstable, and not much of a performance boost. This also obviously layers on top of IPoIB, so don't expect latency equivalent to what infiniband may advertise due to overhead. If you...
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    ESXi Stand alone server critique (Dell R710) Help out!

    Woops, my eyes conveniently skipped over the "for a client" part :p
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    ESXi Stand alone server critique (Dell R710) Help out!

    I'd subtly suggest that given the $ludicrous cost for a dell (unless you're getting a massive discount), along with nickel and diming for stuff like graphical oob management, you should consider going with one of the following supermicro barebones instead: 6026T-NTR+ 6026T-URF4+ 6026T-3RF LSI...
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    Questions about best way to run Oracle RAC on VM's for testing

    If you're looking to do it on a single box, combining two previous boxes, you'll want a reasonably effective disk solution. I'd suggest: RAID 1/5 SSD/SAS (depending on capacity needed) for the VM boot volumes RAID 10 for additional database volumes(SSD/SAS depending on speed required) RAID...
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    The VE desk project (semi-large images)

    They quote 40 lbs for the work surface, which is likely somewhat lower than what it can actually support. It's quite stable in whichever placement for typical computing tasks, taking notes, laptops, etc. That said, I wouldn't sit on it, drop fully loaded cases or CRTs on it, or something similar...
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    The VE desk project (semi-large images)

    All the shelves (except the base shelf) already come with a huge cable canal extending the full length at the back (see one of the pics), so I don't really see a need for a separate one, FWIW. Unless you really must drape something across in the middle, obviously :p I also considered getting...
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    Nested RAID contraption idea for home Linux file server

    Hmm, why not raid5 the first three, raid1 the last two, and then lvm span the two md sets? You could even raid0 them, but that gives you speed weirdness.
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    The VE desk project (semi-large images)

    The materials are very strong, but because of the way it's constructed, there is definitely some "give" to it, so it does wiggle slightly if you shake it. YMMV because of the bigger footprint of the regular fit unit shelves, but generally speaking anywhere you have wheels (less of a ground...
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    Question about flashing lines with Eyefinity

    Problem solved: Aero had to be enabled (I didn't really care for ui prettiness), which allowed for 3d settings like vsync to work on 2d stuff. Forcing vsync on in ccc didn't help in games for whatever reason, and vsync had to be enabled in each game to resolve. I almost shipped the card back...
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    Question about flashing lines with Eyefinity

    The more I tinker with it, the more noticeable it seems to become. Just dragging the firefox window up and down with the [H] forums open produces the lines :/
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