Recent content by TType85

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    2 gamers, 1 box?

    I have had multiple PC's running as VM's with graphics cards passed through using Unraid and a Threadripper 1950x in the past. It really wasn't too difficult and they ran fine. Not quite bare metal speeds but close. Right now I am running my primary machine as a VM on unraid with a...
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    OLOy 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 $99.99

    I have a set on a 3800X / X470 running at 3200. Seems to be fine.
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    Smokin' Hot Deal: Microcenter Inland SSD 1TB $89.99 + TAX

    I am using 2x 480GB version of this drive as a Unraid cache and have had no issue. I have plex transcoding, all appdata, downloads, etc on there.
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    Linux Application Scaling Featuring 128 Threads from Dual AMD EPYC 7601 Processors

    I think it auto-configures now but I don't think it does a good job. I have a gaming VM (8c/16t from a 1950x, GTX1070) that I play WOW on. On Windows 10 it will use multiple cores but 1 core is always 90%+. On a OSX VM running on the same machine (VM with 8c/16t, GTX1070) I see much more even...
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    AMD 1st Gen RYZEN Threadripper 1920X 12-core$ 419 Bucks

    Deal seems to be dead :( 8 core Ryzen is good unless you want a lot of PCIe lanes or over 64GB of ram. 24 lanes get eaten up pretty quick. The system I am building has 3 NVME 4x drives, 2 16x video cards, plus possibly a 8x SATA HBA and 1x USB3 card (depending on the IOMMU breakout if I can...
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    Intel S2600CP motherboard and multiple GPUs

    I updated to the latest bios available. I never got around it so I changed what I was going to do.
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    Intel S2600CP motherboard and multiple GPUs

    I have had multiples of that board and have had no issue running 2 GPUs, 2 USB3 cards and a sas controller. They were both lower end video cards though. I have gotten a similar error trying to use 3 video cards along with a sas controller on a Lenovo S30 (c602 chipset). It worked with 2 video...
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    how to search for server motherboard with specs?

    Also check: For what you are looking for, supermicro is probably going to have one that fits.
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    NAS and ESXi Mobo/CPU/RAM Replacement options

    If you are not opposed to used enterprise hardware you can do a E5 V2 setup for your original budget pretty easily. (prices are US Dollar) X9SRL-F (new on newegg) $270 E5-2650 V2 (8-core, 2.6Ghz, ebay) $150 SuperMicro HSF $40 64GB Registered ECC DDR3 (ebay) $200 That gets you close to your...
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    WD - Easystore 8TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive - $129.99

    Some info about the white label drive (HGST) in the $130 ones with the issue with the 3.3v line. [DEAD] WD reds 4/8TB $90/$200 via shucking - update, 8TB reds now $180, 4TB deal looks dead.
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    Cisco AIR-CAP2602I-C-K9 Wireless AP A,B,G,&N standard support w/IOS Trending at: $70.84 Price: US $45.00 You have it priced at...
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    dual cpu server questions

    It is best to keep them the same, but I think a some boards will let you mix to some degree. If the board is triple channel and has 6 slots per processor, you might be able to do 3x2 and 3x4 but I never tried it.
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    dual cpu server questions

    I would say no on the R900 and would probably steer away from the R610 at least set up that way. 12x2GB is probably all the memory slots so if you want to upgrade, you have to buy all. A setup with the 56xx chips and minimum 4GB dimms would be better.
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    dual cpu server questions

    Good catch, they listed it as 2011. The E5-24xx chips work great also. I had a E5-2450 and 2418L setups at one time.
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    dual cpu server questions

    FWIW: If you want to go cheap and lower power than a 1366 system you can do something like this: R420 2x E5-2620 v1...