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    Need new drives to upgrade our 10k SAS 6Gbps 2.5 hotplugs; recommendations?

    Doesn't Microcenter have a 2 drive limit on them though? I guess you can always go back a few times if you're lucky enough to have a store near you. https://www.microcenter.com/product/502951/samsung-860-evo-4tb-ssd-3-bit-mlc-v-nand-sata-iii-6gb-s-25-internal-solid-state-drive Bulk discounts...
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    Need new drives to upgrade our 10k SAS 6Gbps 2.5 hotplugs; recommendations?

    I don't know why you'd use consumer drives when enterprise drives like the Micron 5300 series drives are so inexpensive to begin with. I use RAID 5'd Microns in my backup server, have 14 of them in two arrays, if a drive fails, I'll pause backups and let it rebuild, doesn't take that long when...
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    What were your top smartphones of 2010-2019?

    T-Mobile G2 (HTC Desire Z) - it was such an upgrade from the G1 (HTC Dream) and it had the onscreen keyboard for portrait mode. Without those two phones, Android doesn't get a foothold. And now I've had an iPhone since the 6 Plus, oh well.
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    Question for the veterans of PC gaming: why was the Radeon 9700 Pro such a big deal?

    Oh the X1950 XTX, I replaced my flashed X800 GTO^2 with two of them. Those were the days, needed the external dongle for crossfire.
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    The FPS Review has released their enthusiast AMD gaming build! It is pretty perfect except for....

    So in other words, price-to-performance ratio was on your mind for this purchase, fair enough.
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    The FPS Review has released their enthusiast AMD gaming build! It is pretty perfect except for....

    So what's the rational for buying 2 x 500GB drives if price-to-performance ration is the last thing on your mind?
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    The FPS Review has released their enthusiast AMD gaming build! It is pretty perfect except for....

    Only 1TB of storage is terrible for a $2000-$2500 build, especially when a 2TB XPG SX8200 Pro is $270. You're not going to notice the difference between it and the 970 Evo Plus and it has twice the space for $70 more. There shouldn't be any spinning disk in a gaming build anymore unless it's...
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    The Road to PS5 - Deep Dive into PlayStation 5's system architecture

    Is it going to have a real Gran Turismo released for it? That's the only way they're getting me to buy another PlayStation.
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    Getting an old BEFSR41 Lynksys router to work

    There's no "lead" router, there's one router and only one router unless you like dealing with things like double nat. Everything behind the router you want to be a switch, access point or client. A switch will just let you split up a single wired connection into multiple wired connections at the...
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    WTB Alienware M17x R2 nVidia SLi ribbon cable

    Get it with a spare video card: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Alienware-M17X-Nvidia-GTX-280M-X203R-1GB-with-Heatsink-and-Cable-Slave-Card/283635450331 Probably have to contact the seller and see if they'll ship to Sweden though.
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    WTB Alienware M17x R2 nVidia SLi ribbon cable

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Genuine-Dell-Alienware-M17x-R1-R2-Nvidia-SLI-Video-Graphics-Card-Cable-/152253243118
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    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

    I took two weeks off after I got to Cerberus just because he was so frustrating. Finally went back to it, stayed back and lit him up with death arrows.
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    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

    You're in a distinct place for each of the episodes with unlocks for each and they probably each take as long as the first DLC but that one had a better story IMO. The 2nd episode was meh but the 1st and 3rd were fun.
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    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

    One smaller map for each.
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    Forza Motorsport 7 thread

    Well obviously the sequential has to shift sequentially, are you missing multiple gear downshifts like a 5th to 2nd or something?
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    Gran Turismo dev wants games to run at 120-240fps

    We've already been waiting 7 years for a real successor to GT6, what's another 18 if they actually have a good single player mode.
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    "Intel in jeopardy" from insiders. Much much worse than what they tell.

    Because you're moving the VM live and the CPUs instruction sets need to be the same. So in VMware land you use EVC to make sure all the processors in the cluster are compatible for vMotion, which will mask the instruction sets that not all the processors support. You can only do that with Intel...
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    is Navi 12 = Navi 10 + HBM (for apple)

    The 5300M and 5500M have replaced the Vega 16 and 20 in the macbooks and have brought the pricing down.
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    "Intel in jeopardy" from insiders. Much much worse than what they tell.

    It's not the initial amount of work to migrate an instance, it's more work but it's also introducing systems that are completely incompatible with the rest of the environment. I'm just migrating test and dev work loads off of HP DL380 G6s, systems that have been in use for almost 10 years...
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    "Intel in jeopardy" from insiders. Much much worse than what they tell.

    If you're on VMware, EVC modes are either Intel or AMD, so vMotion won't work at all between platforms. You'll need completely new clusters of all AMD hosts to switch over and you'll need shut down the VMs to do so. It's not exactly just a trivial change of just hardware.
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    Linus from Linus Tech to Possibly Retire

    It's great that Linus has done so well. I remember watching his Logitech G13 video and thinking this kid is just hanging out in his living room making youtube unboxing videos, hell I could do that. And yeah, look at him now.
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    Anyone using Netgear 10gbe switches?

    I'm not trying to convince anyone, if you want to spend more, buy Cisco. I'm not inclined to mess around with transceivers in my house and will stick to CAT6A but obviously other people will feel differently about their setups.
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    Anyone using Netgear 10gbe switches?

    For the pricing, the XS708T is perfect for a home office. It's a mature product that has been out for coming up on 4 years now and has pretty much halved in price in that time. What issues do you have with it? https://www.servethehome.com/netgear-prosafe-xs708t-review-quiet-8-port-10gbase-t-switch/
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    12 Core Laptops

    6 lbs isn't unreasonable for a DTR, but it'd be nice if they started integrating the power supply. It's not like you're not going to have to take it with you anyway since the battery life is probably measured in minutes rather then hours.
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    48-core Ryzen Threadripper 3980X processor exposed

    It's TheBuzzer, just be happy it made sense.
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    Ultimate Workstation Pt1: $20,000 of GPUs & 3970X PC Build

    24 minutes to install two water blocks on the GPUs, is part two going to be another 24 minutes of putting the motherboard into the case?
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    Best way to add wireless charging to pixel 4 xl?

    As Volvo does interior update on the SPA platform vehicles, wireless charging will be added. The XC40 was the first to get it as the first CMA platform vehicle. It's optional across the BMW and Mini lineup now, although the Mini charger won't fit the iPhone XS Max or iPhone 11 Pro Max with a...
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    Best way to add wireless charging to pixel 4 xl?

    It sounds like it has issues with non-google chargers based on these posts and the links. For a phone that MSRP'd at $899, it should work with the existing standards it claims to be compatible with.
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    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

    That video is pretty old and iss from when the levels were capped at 50. You'll blow right through that now that it's been raised.
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    Best way to add wireless charging to pixel 4 xl?

    If that's the only charger that works with your car and this phone doesn't work correctly with it, I'd dump the phone for a different one.
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    Best way to add wireless charging to pixel 4 xl?

    Usually you just buy an inductive coil that plugs into the usb port on the phone and put it under a case, but I'm not sure how that would work when the phone already has that build in. If it's under warranty, I'd take it back and get one that works correctly.
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    The Mandalorian- new Disney+ Star Wars series

    Yeah, they're going to need it. It's probably now programmed to protect the child anyway.
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    Apple's New Mac Pro Costs $53,000 When You Max Out the Specs

    It all comes down to what the system integrator can get away for charging for it. Getting it for MSRP is a win usually when you're getting it included in the system. Dell charges over MSRP for them in the Precision 7920. And even more if you want to do it yourself...
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    GN Special Report: AMD Moves 93% of CPU Sales (Intel vs. AMD 2019 for DIY)

    They even say that in the video, hey we're telling our listeners and readers that AMD has the best price/product available right now, it's going to skew the results. The other thing they said is that they have thousands of data points, which isn't a whole lot when you're looking at over all...
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    GN Special Report: AMD Moves 93% of CPU Sales (Intel vs. AMD 2019 for DIY)

    The data is from their affiliate click-throughs, so it only reflects their readers/viewers that actually click their links.
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    Drobo sized 4/5 bay DAS that doesn’t suck?

    The QNAP TS-453Bmini has a smaller footprint than a 4 bay Drobo, but there's no 10GbE and no expansion slots. Your best bet if it really has to be directly attached is to get a Thunderbolt one and use that.
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    Drobo sized 4/5 bay DAS that doesn’t suck?

    I'd recommend using 2 of the ssd slots for your first volume, QNAP installs the OS on it as well as it's the default location for your apps. Then create a 2nd volume with your hard drives and use the other two SSDs for caching.
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    Drobo sized 4/5 bay DAS that doesn’t suck?

    You can do a direct connect 10GbE with a Synology or QNAP, just use one of the secondary nics, put it on its own subnet and then setup a 2nd nic on your server on the same subnet and then map your drive using the secondary IP or put in a static dns entry for that IP and map by name.
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    Playstation 5 is looking real good

    Until they release another real Gran Turismo game instead of this terrible Sport variant they put out, I see no reason to buy another Playstation. On my PS4s, the only game I've actually played through is Uncharted 4.
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    YMMV: WD Elements 12TB $186 - Plex Pass Users

    I currently backup my Plex server to it, but the plan is to switch over to using it for storage for Plex and then back it up to a Server 2019 box running storage spaces.
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