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    Building my first hypervisor...have two motherboards and can't choose

    Well it looks like my offer for a E3-1280 was accepted so I'll be using the intel board. Comparing both, seems the E3-1280 will have a lower typical power consumption compared to my i7-870 Asus setup. http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Xeon-E3-1280-vs-Intel-Core-i7-870
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    Building my first hypervisor...have two motherboards and can't choose

    I actually haven't through about much about passthrough at this time. My plans for the hypervisor is: -Gain experience with proxmox/and possibly xenserver -VM's to create: --PFsense possibly --Game Server --Pi-Hole ad blocking server/DNS --Few Windows Server OS's to setup AD/DHCP and such...
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    Building my first hypervisor...have two motherboards and can't choose

    Hey everyone, I have a few i5 series desktops in my home that I acquired from a local college. I was selling off a bunch of them but turned one into a gaming pc a few months ago and now I want to convert it into a proxmox/hypervisor node. The units I have are fairly current and have either of...
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    [?] ASUS P7P55D + i7 860+ 32GB?

    Thank you for all that Allenpan. As per your recommendation, I purchased 32gb of corsair memory and just received it today. The motherboard accepted it and the system booted up just fine. I have an i7 870 waiting to get installed and waiting for the delivery of my quad NIC. Thanks for the help
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    [?] ASUS P7P55D + i7 860+ 32GB?

    Thank you for that. With the CPU, it's identified that it will run 16GB Max, so just curious...what do they base that limit on and how can you run 32GB? Has the system been stable with the memory? I'm planning on using it at a server for proxmox
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    [?] ASUS P7P55D + i7 860+ 32GB?

    Sorry to bump this old thread but Allenpan, do you know what memory model you used for this board? Do you still have the P7P55D with 32GB?
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    Testing and comparing new MicroSD brand...

    Thanks for the reply. The card that I used was an experiment that I am quite pleased with. Netac 64gb. class 10, UHS3 card. P500 64GB(Class 10,UHS-I U3)-Shenzhen Netac Technology Company Limited Netac P500 64GB Micro SD Memory Card We will see how this performs over time, the card was a low...
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    Testing and comparing new MicroSD brand...

    ***If this is the wrong section, please let me know and I will move the thread. Hey guys, I've never tested nor done much with microSD cards in regards to comparing them for speed but I purchased a Firefly 6S a few weeks back and wanted more space so I recently purchased a Class 10, 64gig, with...
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    Smaller network cabinet that is vented?

    Hey guys, I'd like to have my networking gear and a server or two in my basement but I'm having difficulty with device placement because of heat conditions in the furnace room. My basement is all finished, including the furnace room as depicted below. I want to keep my HP media server, router...
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    Extremely slow shared folder data transfers on server itself.

    Sorry, as I'm not a n00b with computers, I am a n00b regarding data and servers haha So I'll do my best. Currently my EX490 home server has: -Intel Q9550s core2quad CPU -4GB DDR2 memory -8TB (2tbx4) WD Green drives. I am moving files from SMB share to SMB share...such as \\ServerName\Videos...
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    Extremely slow shared folder data transfers on server itself.

    Good morning everyone, I am on my old HP EX490 media server doing some much needed maintenance of the files on it and I've come across something quite disturbing to me. I am moving data from one shared folder (videos) to my other shared folder (uTorrent) and the transfer rate is about 4.09...
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    HP ProLiant MicroServer owners' thread

    Always been a fan of these little boxes. Anybody selling on for a reasonable price? Don't need the drives.
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    Home server started backup...wifi came to a halt

    Hmm...that is something that I haven't considered. I will try to see if DDWRT has any information from yesterday in some kind of log.
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    Home server started backup...wifi came to a halt

    Heya guys, so a quick overview of my home network. -EX490 MSS server with an E8400 processor and 4gig ram, 8tb of storage. Connected to my E4200 router via ethernet. -XBMC upstairs on a raspberry pi, connected to network via wifi. -Desktop in my office upstairs connected to network via wifi...
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    Problem with home network slowing down to a crawl...

    Hey guys, I've been experiencing some really odd issues on my home network that tend to bring it down to a crawl for a few minutes then traffic gets relieved. So what I have setup: E4200v1 with DDWRT on it. 2.4ghz/5ghz bands as one SSID. Devices that I constantly have on and...
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