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    Motorola Moto X Force XT1580 32GB Black (FACTORY UNLOCKED)

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/272561192517 Switched to Project Fi so I have a new Pixel, but this phone was awesome while I used it. FWIW, my single (positive!) Heatware review :) http://www.heatware.com/u/104693
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    Help Request - pfsense on VirtualBox

    Basically what I'm looking to do is to get pfsense running on a VirtualBox instance on my home server just to play around with the UI. I'm brand new to it, and based off reviews I think it would be great to have as my next router solution. At this point I don't want it to actually route...
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    Video Card Vendor Ranking 2016

    I haven't come across any recent lists of the actual ranking of the vendor/manufacturer of video cards. A lot goes into consideration when making a purchase, and dealing with the company who makes the card and their customer service/support is a large part of that. I pulled this list of vendors...
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    Dear Motherboard Manufacturers: Make OROMS Easier to Upgrade

    Currently have an X58 Rampage III Gene. Yeah, I know it's a little old but there's plenty of people here who know X58 boards still have a large fanbase. One of the problems I've run into on this board and newer is that when the manufacturers of onboard components come up with better firmware...
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    Best software for IP cameras?

    I'm looking to build my own home security camera system. I've heard different things about iSpy and ZoneMinder, though more positive about iSpy. I definitely like to support Linux when I can even though my skillset isn't nearly as strong as my Windows IT knowledge. Are there any other strong...
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    Windows 10 Privacy Quick Checklist

    Most of the people who would read this forum don't need each option to be explained to them, but I'm sure fellow field techs would appreciate my quick checklist. Since there's so many "features" that send information to MS by the shovel full, it's easy to forget some when setting up a new system...
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    Goodbye ASUS

    I'm moving on from ASUS. I've liked the feature rich boards they sell - when they work. Otherwise, it's a complete shit show. It seems like they have laser focus on "point of sale" only, meaning getting you to the door and out the door with their box is all they drive. Once the transaction is...
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    Just a quick h.265 update

    Ran a test on my seed box/home storage to see the difference between h.264 and h.265 in Handbrake. System specs: ASRock Rack C226 WS+ Intel Xeon E3-1246V3 Kingston 32GB (8GBx4) ECC 1600MHz RAM On-chip VGA Mushkin ECO2 120GB SSD (OS), 8x4TB Seagate SSHD on ARC-1883i (storage) Target...
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    Upgrading home server: X58 or C226?

    Was finally able to test out my ARC-1883i on a decent board rather than the (admittedly) bargain basement AMD board I have been using for years, and works great. I used my desktop's Rampage III Gene and put the card into PCIe slot 1, which I didn't do before, and worked perfectly. I've finally...
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    Upgrading: X58 or C226

    Was finally able to test out my ARC-1883i on a decent board rather than the (admittedly) bargain basement AMD board I have been using for years, and works great. I used my desktop's Rampage III Gene and put the card into PCIe slot 1, which I didn't do before, and worked perfectly. I've finally...
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    ADATA XPG SX300 128GB mSATA SSD

    Very gently used, no SMART issues. $74.99 OBO http://www.ebay.com/itm/ADATA-XPG-SX300-ASX300S3-128GM-C-128GB-mSATA-SSD-/271779076458?ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123 Look forward to your business, and thanks for looking in!
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    Using disk space outside of RAID 0

    Scenario: My laptop (HP 15t-j000) has a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD, and I just bought a Samsung 840 EVO mSATA 250GB SSD as an upgrade to the ADATA I currently have. Sadly, Samsung doesn't make a 256GB mSATA, but I got a great deal on it (~$100). I plan on putting the drives in RAID 0 using...
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    6 x 4GB G.Skill PC3-12800 DIMM 1600 MHz DDR3 SDRAM Memory (24GB total)

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/271691801150?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Condition - Excellent but used Memtest 2-pass verified $175 OBO, shipped to US
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    4 different versions of the ARC-1883i?

    I'm having a hard time finding a difference between the four as well. Checked the spec sheet and all of them are identical. ARC-1883i-NC - $620 ARC-1883i-43 - $650 ARC-1883i-SA - $650 ARC-1883i - $630 Newegg comparison link...
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    Volume cluster size oops, and possible fix?

    A while back when I set up my raid array, I had 4x1.5TB drives in RAID 5 and was originally planning to expand to 8x1.5TB drives to fill the controller. Well, this was several years ago and both technology and my payscale have increased nicely. When one of the 1.5TB drives took a dump a few...
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    Getting the most out of my X58

    Hello! I've been doing some upgrading to my Rampage III Gene motherboard lately. Since people are hot and bothered for X99, I decided to take a look at some components. - Got a modded BIOS from Bios-Mods to update the Intel and Marvell OROMs. Fixed a lot of issues - I picked up a Xeon X5675 for...
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