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    [H]OT Deal? DELL PowerEdge R610/R710 Servers sub $200? ($149-199)

    That too and the heat. But hey, if the goal is to get a small VM lab going to practice Xen or VMware, its a great way to get into some hardware for it. These are ridiculous for the purposes of a NAS. In fact, even the Dell T30 that was so popular a few years back is overkill. A synology with 5...
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    [H]OT Deal? DELL PowerEdge R610/R710 Servers sub $200? ($149-199)

    Even still, man these things are whiny. What I really want is one of those tiny Dell tower servers that I can stuff an HBA card in and run FreeNas. Maybe even one of those HP Proliant microservers.
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    [H]OT Deal? DELL PowerEdge R610/R710 Servers sub $200? ($149-199)

    Id love one of these old rack mount servers but the problem is the noise.
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    CDW Outlet Finds

    https://www.cdw.com/search/Servers-Server-Management/?w=S&outlet=1&SortBy=PriceAsc
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    CDW Outlet Finds

    I hope sitting around watching TV is the last thing I'm doing in retirement.
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    CDW Outlet Finds

    Wow. 4 of those plus a Synology disk station and I think ill have enough space for the rest of my life.
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    Laptop 880m to 980M upgrade, is it worth it?

    The first problem you may have is that the heatsink for your current video card may not match up to the placement of RAM chips and Core of the new card. The second problem you may run into is the EC of the laptop may need to have its firmware modified to even boot that card. Third, you may need...
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    WTB: Old CPUs (working or not)

    Did you take that picture with a camera of the same vintage?
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    OLOy 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 $99.99

    I dunno guys, I wouldnt trust it. Could be sending your data to a chinese server somewhere and you wouldnt even know it. :rolleyes:
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    Good News: NAND Prices to Rise 40% in 2020

    Same shit a decade ago. They got bitch slapped for collusion then, its about time for it to happen one more time.
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    What were your top smartphones of 2010-2019?

    Out of all the phones I had, the top? Nokia Lumia 950. It was and probably still is the most innovative phone(s) of the decade after the iPhone. It should have pushed the next wave of devices and how we interact with them but Billy boy drop the ball. We had a few Android phones and my wife had...
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    Warm? $299 Motile laptop (Walmart) 14" Ryzen 5, 8gb, 256 SSD, upgradable ram w/NVME

    OOOOOH. I thought the one they had up now.
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    Warm? $299 Motile laptop (Walmart) 14" Ryzen 5, 8gb, 256 SSD, upgradable ram w/NVME

    This beats it by a lot. 256gb SSD vs 64gb, 4 vs 8 gb ram and a Pentium Silver Vs Ryzen 3? come on.
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    Moto G7 $99

    I was going to replace it with a Zenfone 6 but they gimped it hard by not certifying it for VoLTE in the US or VoWIFI. Stupid.
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