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    Inexpensive ZFS or BTRFS build

    I'm looking to create a relatively inexpensive yet reliable storage solution. I have 4 x SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 ST2000DL004 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drives that I ordered back in December of 2010 and never used. I know I'm an idiot for waiting this long to...
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    Questions on server/client/storage strategy

    If I am going to have a storage solution somewhere in the house, either FreeNas or Windows Server, then are people of the mind that it's better to keep this in a separate machine from their media client PC which is connected to the AVR/TV? Or just do it all in one box with VMWare and such...
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    multi-need systems stragegy advice

    Not sure which subforum is best to post this in since it addresses mutliple issues, but this seems like as good as any. We cancelled satellite TV a year ago and I have a 7 yr old Dell Inspiron 531 I've been using to stream my parents Xfinity on demand and Netflix for TV. Quality is a bit...
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    Need inexpensive, light duty 32-bit work laptop - suggestions

    I need to replace my 64-bit win7 lenovo g555 work laptop with a 32-bit one because many of the programs I need to run are not compatible. I just bought it 6 months ago but it turned out to be money wasted for that reason (anybody want a deal on it?) Also the trackpad is atrocious and picks up...
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    Sharp LC-40LE700UN refurb @ TD for $758.99 shipped after 15% bcb

    There has been some talk on this forum lately as this unit being a good replacement for those who's beloved Westy LVM-37W3's are starting to die. See this thread. I know there is a TD 15% thread already, but it tends to focus on PC items. Next best price I could find on this TV is $899...
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    Best 15-17"er for 299-450 max?

    What's the best I can get with a 15-17" screen for about 299-450 max? I don't care much about the specs, just for basic computing, internet browsing, some movie watching & photos. Would like to be able to connect it to a Samsung 52A650 for looking at photos.
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    Storage solution - what would u guys do if u were me?

    Here's the deal. I am fairly computer literate, not up to most of your levels, but certainly proficient. I have worked as a junior system admin at an ISP operating freeBSD years ago but have only used Windows in the last 8 years and forget a lot of that stuff. Basically now I'm an average...
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    Best 46-47"ers for PC use

    I am in the market for a 46-47" HDTV. I don't care if it has tuners, but most of them do, so I'll call it a TV. It must be 1080p. I will be using it for: HD-DVD/DVD 1080p DirecTV HR20 720p/1080i Xbox 360 1080p PC 1920x1080 Laptop 1920x1080 (if possible) Preferably it has a VGA jack...
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    Great for DVD's on flights & travel, processing market charts quickly

    Hello, I am looking to purchase 2 different laptops, and I will create 2 different threads for opionions on each. They have similar needs, but one has a few extra needs than the other. This one is for myself, and I think I have more needs than he does. I also have the need to process...
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    Fast processing to read market charts, cost not an issue

    Hello, I am looking to purchase 2 different laptops, and I will create 2 different threads for opionions on each. They have similar needs, but one has a few extra needs than the other. This one is for a friend, and has less needs. He wants a laptop that he can monitor forex market...
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    42-46" TV as a monitor $1500-2000

    Hello, I have been requested to help a friend find what he needs. He wants a 42-46" LCD either a monitor or a TV. He wants to use it primarily as a TV & for DVD/HD-DVD, but he doesn't particularly need the tuners. Secondarily, but important, he wants to be able to use it as a PC monitor...
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