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    Sourcing Parts for Custom Case

    I guess I DO have a thread kit downstairs, lol.
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    Sourcing Parts for Custom Case

    Looking at 80/20s site and their additional services for the extrusions, the center holes are not threaded. Is there a good alternate extrusion source that I can use?
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    Sourcing Parts for Custom Case

    So I have a desire for a rack mount, shallow (17" or less), 2U case that can fit standard ATX parts. Did some research and it appeared that this was gonna be a difficult thing to find. So I went about designing my own in AutoCAD. It was a steep learning curve but I got something designed that...
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    Custom all-in-one open-air case

    Ha, I didn't even look at the original post date. I see the t-slot extrusion pieces all over, I just don't want to piece together what works with MB diameter holes, lol.
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    Custom all-in-one open-air case

    Nice, can you let us in on your supplier, I'd like to do the same for my lab stuff.
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    Network pics thread

    Small house, a little over 900 sq ft so it's able to hit everywhere it needs...but it's range is definitely reduced being in there. I figured if I needed to I could mount it on the side but so far so good.
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    Network pics thread

    My modest home setup, mind the dust, doing a bit of drywall work.
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    Ryzen 2700X or Xeon 2136 Home VM Lab

    That's interesting, in the enterprise I work at, we have more RAM than we know what to do with and not enough CPU...but that's mostly a result of working in the public sector I think.
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    Need a firewall appliance with certain abilities

    Did you read what I said or just immediately dismiss it?? An assumption is made that he has a registered domain. Though if he's paying for a static IP, chances are good he's also got a domain registered. Configure his firewall to only accept connections for those services from CloudFlare's...
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    Ryzen 2700X or Xeon 2136 Home VM Lab

    I won't be doing anything permanent or complex setups that need that much RAM. Im actually looking at just half populating the systems at 32GB expecting that to really be too much as is, lol.
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    Need a firewall appliance with certain abilities

    I very much understand how the internet works, lol. He has public services exposed to the outside and is trying to protect his perimeter. I'm making an assumption that he's got a domain registered. Redirect his domain registrar nameservers to CloudFlare, then configure his router to only...
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    Need a firewall appliance with certain abilities

    Free CloudFlare plan does geo-blocking...https://www.cloudflare.com/plans/#compare-features
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    FC NIC's for Windows 10? / + transceivers that might work? (got some free..)

    Depending on what your goals are, some 10Gbe SFP+ NICs and Twinax cables to connect them all may do it. 10Gbe switches are still expensive to come by in any kind of density but theyre out there if your wallet is deep enough.
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    redoing layout...

    On the storage front, FreeNAS can work pretty well with only spinning drives and lots of RAM. ZFS will cache all the frequently requested data in RAM and, if you want, you can setup tiered storage with an SSD sitting in between the two. I have 20GB of RAM on my FreeNAS with a single SSD for...
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    Ryzen 2700X or Xeon 2136 Home VM Lab

    Looking to rebuild my compute nodes for my home lab. The two CPUs have similar scores on CPUBenchmark with the Xeon having a higher IPC and the Ryzen having two additional cores. I plan to purchase two and load them up initially with 32GB of RAM. What should I look for in a VM host, higher...
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