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  1. Grebuloner

    Who is still heavily using optical media ?

    I have loads of drives sitting around in the stack, some hanging out unplugged in older machines (except my Pentium ][ where it's needed for games), and a BDRE in my file server I actually use for burning. Aside from making CDs for the car, I have a couple friends that aren't able to get cable...
  2. Grebuloner

    Recommend me good Big Tower with 3x120mm ( 360 ) AIO fans support.

    Phanteks Enthoo 719. Enormous. You'll need to bring your own fans, though.
  3. Grebuloner

    Hackers Hold Man's Penis For Ransom In Digital Chastity Belt, Demand Bitcoin To Unlock

    May I first suggest a little Rule 34 research (with VPN/private browsing, etc.) if you want to look up this particular fetish. (I'm not speaking from experience, here, just knowledge, studies, other forums of a certain type *cough*, and maybe a psycho ex girlfriend of whom I am very happy I...
  4. Grebuloner

    Intel DG1 GPU Teardown, Failed Benchmarks, and Why It Won't Work on Most Systems

    Technically there was an i752 successor (if only briefly). The 800 series were chipsets (aside from the i860 CPU from the 80s), but the integrated graphics versions theoretically used the 740's successor architecture which had already been developed. I wouldn't mind a fully functional card for...
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    Hackers Hold Man's Penis For Ransom In Digital Chastity Belt, Demand Bitcoin To Unlock

    Scans article for mention of "not his real name"...doesn't find it. Dude, I'm down with everyone having their personal kinks, but I'm not about to tell the whole office (and world) mine, especially when it goes wrong!
  6. Grebuloner

    How many SSD drives have you purchased?

    Despite the glaring flaw (can't remember what it was, it was so long ago) that required a "might erase your data" firmware update, I still have, use, and love my Vertex 3 MaxIOPS 120 and Agility 3 240s. Jmicron was always hot garbage. OCZ had some good stuff and some terrible stuff, those...
  7. Grebuloner

    Any experience with the Phanteks Revolt X / Pro? (Phanteks 719 / Luxe 2 case + dual system)

    The cooler is a beast! Right now I'm putting 315W into it and the hottest core is 78C (granted, the ambient temp is somewhat low), and it's not running 100%, either, so the sound is quite tolerable. Even the little VRM fan isn't annoying at all. The CPU is on a mild non-AVX OC and moderate AVX...
  8. Grebuloner

    Any experience with the Phanteks Revolt X / Pro? (Phanteks 719 / Luxe 2 case + dual system)

    They are similar, that's for sure. But the elite has 10 expansion slots, so it could actually be regular ATX+ITX if the ITX cooling is low profile. But either way, for a $700 price difference, no thank you. Yikes.
  9. Grebuloner

    Any experience with the Phanteks Revolt X / Pro? (Phanteks 719 / Luxe 2 case + dual system)

    I can't answer on #2, but since I have the case, I can answer #1: you will have a hard time fitting 2 PSUs plus all the other stuff at the same time. Technically, you will need to either mod the case or get creative to fit the second PSU since the case is designed for either ITX or 2 PSU, but...
  10. Grebuloner

    EBay for RAID Cards

    Yes, you can do that, many people do. When you flash it, make sure you use the IT mode firmware and it will turn the card into an HBA.
  11. Grebuloner

    Arctic Liquid Freezer II rev3

    I've got one on my 10980XE. Fantastic performance and not too noisy, cores range 70s-80s C at 330W, and that isn't even at full speed. My D15 was over 100C with the same load and 100% fans.
  12. Grebuloner

    Dell Graphcore GC-C2-01 IPU PCIe Graphics Card (RARE AI Graphics Card)

    That is a cool card! Great design on the shroud, too. Shame about the price... If they are available at enterprise throwaway prices in 5 years, I must have one for my wall.
  13. Grebuloner

    How many SSD drives have you purchased?

    Damn, dude...21 drives! Share a pic of how you have all that crammed in your case? And why SATA instead of a few NVMe? (just curious)
  14. Grebuloner

    How many SSD drives have you purchased?

    Did a rough "in my head" count this morning and came up with about 16 just for me, plus a few more for family and friends. Most are low capacity (120-256GB) drives of one sort or another for systems that won't see many programs or user data installed on them (Boinc machines, HTPCs, my file...
  15. Grebuloner

    Core i9 10980 xe Oc

    Sepe, What are your load temperatures at the 4.3/4.0/3.8 setting? You can use CoreTemp to get the readings in Windows if you need.
  16. Grebuloner

    Core i9 10980 xe Oc

    I'll throw my experience in, here, with mine (see sig). I use the Arctic Cooling Liquid Freezer II 420, which is the biggest baddest AIO you can get at 420mm. I'm still tweaking my every day all-core turbos (4.4 GHz seems doable), but AVX is where my load is most of the time. My CPU uses 350...
  17. Grebuloner

    EBay for RAID Cards

    It's the real deal. These are older cards and no longer valuable (also, the H310 is PCIe 2.0, which may limit performance depending on what you're trying to do, but also highlights how old it is). When you see "new" it's really "new old stock" which is a fancy way of saying they were stockpiled...
  18. Grebuloner

    ULTRA RARE: Microsoft Windows 95 Codename Chicago Build 347 Beta 3 CD!

    I remember that! I was in 6th grade and one of my teachers (who pulled double duty as the district tech maven) offered all of us a copy if our parents wanted in on the beta program. Unfortunately, I was on a Mac and my dad was still rocking his 386 without CD-ROM so we couldn't participate.
  19. Grebuloner

    I'm impressed with new high airflow cases

    Autochthon I'm looking at the SC750 next to my desk that houses my pfSense router, and I am very curious as to how you got all those fans to fit. Mine doesn't have any (stock) way of installing a 120mm fan. Do you have pictures you could please share?
  20. Grebuloner

    Has anyone used Phanteks Enthoo Luxe 2?

    There is plenty of space on the backside, and there's even a covered compartment to hide all the spare cables. It does have a small challenge in that it is a bit tough to get everything and a fat motherboard power cable to all fit right. I'm considering getting an individual sleeve kit to...
  21. Grebuloner

    ULTRA RARE: Microsoft Windows 95 Codename Chicago Build 347 Beta 3 CD!

    Data side right on the wooden table? That'll cut the value in half. Though, considering how buggy 95 was when it was first released, I'd rate this as mildly more valuable than a Longhorn/Vista pre-release DVD. But this: Sealed MS BOB, THIS tempts me.
  22. Grebuloner

    Has anyone used Phanteks Enthoo Luxe 2?

    Indeed. Personally, I've come a long way down on my bay usage, especially as physical media has declined in importance (and I have a dedicated server for media :)). I use my BDRE drive pretty rarely to burn a bunch of discs at a time, so losing the slot wasn't the end of the world since I moved...
  23. Grebuloner

    Your CPU progression

    I'll play. These are just my main rig CPUs. Between BOINC, PCs for other rooms and uses, home servers, and laptops on the side, there are easily 30-40 more. The first two are from the family computer when I was but a wee laddie and "cheap" computers were still quite expensive: 8088 80386DX...
  24. Grebuloner

    Has anyone used Phanteks Enthoo Luxe 2?

    I've got my main rig in one. Absolute beast. If you go for it, keep in mind it doesn't ship with fans. It fit my 420 in the front without a hiccup, and there's plenty of room and grommets everywhere for cable management and anything you want to stick inside. You do practically have to...
  25. Grebuloner

    Any issues w/ New HDD and 7 yo mobo? SATA II vs III? Intel v Marvell 88SE9172 chipset?

    That's awesome! Glad everything worked out so perfectly! :)
  26. Grebuloner

    ODD question about plastic carry cases for 1U or more enterprise network equipment needed to move to new location for new business and College

    C'mon. We've all been trying to talk to this guy for years with his same unintelligible responses, it is clearly nanoscale rocket brain surgery to him. I've shown his posts (particularly the legendary server sale) to a friend of mine who is, shall we say, personally familiar with this kind of...
  27. Grebuloner

    Gingerbread NES!!

    That's pretty fucking cool. Shame he dropped it at the very end. His kitchen etiquette on the other hand...gross. :sick:
  28. Grebuloner

    Intel Next-Gen Optane SSDs Boasts Up To 3x Uplift In Performance

    100 Drive Writes per day. 100. Per DAY. That's entire warrantied lifetimes of QLC SSDs in under two days, and TLC in under a week. Be still my beating heart. While I'm not in the market, currently, I am very interested in what the consumer model will bring.
  29. Grebuloner

    Best and most stable wifi routers right now

    Official Netgate guide Start there. Basically, without VPN, anything will do fine as long as you meet the storage/ram requirements of the add-on packages. VPN is a nonstarter without a CPU that supports AES-NI, and you should check to see if your preferred method is single or multithread...
  30. Grebuloner

    Any issues w/ New HDD and 7 yo mobo? SATA II vs III? Intel v Marvell 88SE9172 chipset?

    This kind of covers all three questions: For 512n/512e/4kn, it's not as much a hardware problem as a software one. Windows 7 was never updated to support 4kn drives. It will however work just fine with 512e, which most new (large) drives are, anyway. Some specialty OS's can't do 512e and so 512n...
  31. Grebuloner

    Best and most stable wifi routers right now

    Build your own router, buy enterprise-level wifi APs. I needed to replace/upgrade from my dying Asus router a few years ago and couldn't find anything that worked for me. Did some research and went for a pfSense build with a Unifi nanoHD AP. Best decision I've ever made. It's very fast, much...
  32. Grebuloner

    MSI GTX 780 Ti LIGHTNING [1 of 12] ULTRA RARE!!! HOLY GRAIL! Graphics Video Card

    You're welcome. As you are getting back into the game, you should also be aware that erek's ebay thread posts are generally for older, often rare and well-obsolete tech that may have value as collector's items, or for those building retro systems.
  33. Grebuloner

    MSI GTX 780 Ti LIGHTNING [1 of 12] ULTRA RARE!!! HOLY GRAIL! Graphics Video Card

    Not exactly. The ebay card that was supposed to be a 780ti was instead just a regular 780. But the edition was the Lightning, which was MSI's highest tier of cards of each chip vs. the boring EVGA Nvidia reference card. The 780ti Lightning wasn't released to the public which would have made this...
  34. Grebuloner

    MSI GTX 780 Ti LIGHTNING [1 of 12] ULTRA RARE!!! HOLY GRAIL! Graphics Video Card

    What a trash pile of a listing. Clearly not the original receiver of the card: “It looks ok to me. I'm no expert.” And in his description, "I am told only 12 were ever made and 12 in existence are not accounted for and assumed gone, extinct, recycled." :LOL: So math isn't their best subject...
  35. Grebuloner

    Samsung 980 Pro 512GB SSD and HP Envy 15-ep0098nr?

    Can't go wrong with either. Enjoy the upgrade :)
  36. Grebuloner

    Samsung 980 Pro 512GB SSD and HP Envy 15-ep0098nr?

    It is compatible. BUT, your laptop is not PCIe 4 capable (only PCIe 3) like the drive is, so you will only get around half the advertised speed of the 980. If speed is what attracted you to the drive, consider getting a native PCIe 3 SSD, instead, like the 970 EVO plus, or SK Hynix Gold P31...
  37. Grebuloner

    Any issues w/ New HDD and 7 yo mobo? SATA II vs III? Intel v Marvell 88SE9172 chipset?

    I run my storage server with many drives off an Asus Z77. 1) only might be a problem in raid, but you want to match drives there, anyway. 2) only limits max speed if the drive is an SSD 3) those add on chips were garbage. Avoid it. 4) never had a problem, and you can always call up the phone...
  38. Grebuloner

    NVME - why are disks less then 1TB not performing as well as their bigger sisters?

    You aren't going to see much, if any, improvement RAIDing drives for boot. The time difference between a 905p and an SATA SSD on an optimized system was 1 second. Stick to a single drive and it'll be plenty fast. If you've got the money to spare, the Optane drives will give you the best response...
  39. Grebuloner

    Xeon Unknown

    Looks like a Prestonia-core Xeon. 2002, socket 603; or 2003, socket 604. Without other markings I can't give you anything more specific.
  40. Grebuloner

    Is this company comparable to Sandisk,Kingston, Samsung,etc?

    No. It's a low end Chinese manufacturer of electronics and seeing as how they won't disclose the controller or NAND used when asked, there's no telling what you're actually getting. The other brands you listed have higher quality, well-known offerings (add Crucial/Micron and Team to that list)...
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