Thought this might be fun. Who can put together the highest CPU PassMark per dollar system?
Has to be parts that are available, say at least 10+ available on eBay. We could include entire systems but for now, I’ll just start out with a CPU/motherboard combo copied from a recent LTT video...
Out of nowhere, my LG 27UD58 appears to have died. I get a flickering screen as soon as I turn it on regardless of input or even without anything connected. Sometimes I can get the on screen menu to come up but as soon as I close out of it, it's back to the flickering. Any ideas? I couldn't find...
I currently have the following system:
128GB DDR4 ECC RAM
CSE 846 chassis
2x80GB SSD mirror boot
Chenbro RM31616 as JBOD
Storage is currently configured as follows:
2x 1 pool with 12x RAIDZ3 vdev
Tank1 is using...
I know I know, refurbished hard drives?! But I was considering picking up a few of these for a 6-drive RAIDZ2. Usually HGST drives run for many years. Anyone have any experiences with these drives or similar? Easystore deals have been scarce lately.
Planning to finish the following system this weekend, do you guys think it is feasible?
Case: Fractal Nano
PSU: EVGA SFX with Silverstone bracket
MB: Gigabyte Z390
RAM: 16GB b-die 3200MHz C14
GPU: MSI Ventus 2080 RTX OC
I’m hoping for a 5.2GHz overclock on the CPU. For cooling I...
This is a short post to gauge interest in my ongoing project to quietly cool a 24-disk Supermicro SC846.
Posting this from mobile, will clean up and add details later.
Basically I want to move my file server into the network closet but need a way to exhaust the heat and keep it cool. I’ve...
I have a Optane 900p 280GB I'm trying to secure erase using the Intel Toolbox.
It detects the drive but gives me a kinda generic error about trouble communicating with the drive when I run the secure erase function.
I've tried on a Coffee Lake system, Haswell, and even an old Core 2 Duo with...
I have a Gigabyte C246-WU4. This is a C246 board which for those that don’t know is the Xeon/Workstation equivalent of a Z390.
After I installed my X550T2 NIC, I get the Intel Boot Agent every time I restart, which is very annoying. I think this is like a bootable BIOS on the network card or...
I am planning to consolidate my gaming PC and workstation into one computer. I would like to keep separate monitors and keyboard/mice as I already have 2 sets and like what I have.
The 2 monitors are a few feet apart so this would not be a typical dual display. Plus I am running slightly...
Thinking about moving my primary local storage on my main Windows workstation from a internal SSD to a iSCSI zvol on my FreeNAS. I would do this for the ZFS benefits of data integrity.
My main concern is performance but this is only for static files, not programs or apps. However the network...
I have a Netgear XS505M switch and have been using it for a few months via the RJ-45 copper ports only.
Today I connected it to my Unifi 24 port switch via the SFP+ port and this cable. I get no lights on either switch and no connection. I tried a second cable of the same brand that is working...
I purchased a couple of Intel 10Gb NICs second hand and would like to know if these are genuine Intel cards. I know there are a lot of fakes out there.
If anyone is familiar with these, please take a look and give me your input. Thanks.
For those using a RAID 6 or Z2 pool, how many disks are you using per pool?
I set up mine as 6 which is more on the conservative side as this is for data that is not backed up anywhere else.
However, after parity drives, ZFS overheard, formatting, and leaving some free space, I’m only getting...
I picked up the gigabyte C246 board and a E-2244G to play with the MCE option in the BIOS. From what I’ve read, usually MCE increases the all core turbo speed to the single core turbo, which in this case is 4.2GHz and 4.5GHz respectively.
Well the bad news if anyone else was hoping to get an...
After 10 years on eBay and a couple thousand sales I might be getting boned for the first time. I sold a 9900K CPU and got a return request today stating it “doesn’t work and just gives blank screen”.
From what I can tell, CPUs don’t have a visible serial number so there’s nothing to stop this...
I have 2 Icy Dock flexiDOCK MB524SP-B and have noticed the blue power lights are very dim or fluctuate when Samsung SSDs are used. I have noticed this on both of my units on all bays with at least 3 different Samsung models and across 2 different computers. With Intel brand SSDs and hard drives...
Looking for a monitor with the following
Built in speakers
1x DP, 2x HDMI
Height and swivel adjustable stand
Even better if there is one that has FreeSync over HDMI and HDR but those are necessities
Prefer 27-28” but can go slightly larger if necessary
Is there any reason to replace an old PSU that is working fine? I have a Corsair AX850 in my main computer that been running pretty much non stop since launch. I can’t even find the receipt but it’s probably pushing a decade now.
I’ve never had an issue, just don’t want it to take any parts...
Right now I have a Z270 board and 7700k at stock settings. I’m “downgrading” to a 6700k so I have full Windows 7 functionality without hacks.
I’d like to get a small overclock on the new system but I also would like to maintain the ability of the computer to sleep when not in use. Right now...
I've gotten this problem a handful of times over the last few months on my new system. It happens while I'm away from the computer and a restart fixes it. But very annoying. Bad video card or what?
LG 34" 3440x1440 via display port
Everyone likes to see a new build right? This system is nothing special but thought I'd share anyway.
Wanted a simple, dedicated gaming system with an emphasis on performance per dollar. Basically I wanted to spend money on things that really matter, i.e. GPU and CPU single thread performance...
Looking for some input on my new build. Mostly do you think the cooling will be adequate with this plan and is the bottom fan needed? I don't want to go through the hassle of cutting a hole in my case if it's not.
I would like to maintain positive pressure but that is going to be hard to do. I...
Put together a new pfSense box this week. Basically a DIY SYS-5018A-FTN4, but saved about $120 putting it together myself.
Wiring was a real pain with the PSU location, but it ended up OK. Added a couple 40mm fans as the stock configuration has none besides the PSU.
Couple of tips for anyone...