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    Going to college in a couple of years, need some help from you guys.

    Thanks for all the responses. I never knew that degrees werent even that important. Though, I'm still going to get one. Is computer science pretty much the encompassing degree? Or should I go for one more specialized on my interests?
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    Going to college in a couple of years, need some help from you guys.

    I'm a sophomore in high school (15) , and I'm getting a head start on looking at colleges/careers. At this point, I have no idea what's "out there". I am mainly interested in the whole networking thing. And servers, datacenters, storage, maybe even HPC clusters, or network administration. It...
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    Building a New Computer for a Friend

    A friend asked me about building a computer for him. I asked him for a general budget, and he told me ~$3500. Though it can be anywhere around there. Even though he has that budget, I'm not really trying to spend it all. Right now, he has a Dell XPS that was very good for the time. I dont...
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    Is there a good triple monitor stand for 3 - 24" ?

    I'm also looking into this. I Think im just gonna go with 3x Monoprice. Its cheaper, and you can move the monitors more. http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10828&cs_id=1082808&p_id=6421&seq=1&format=1#largeimage
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    Need help with my storage setup

    Currently, I have this nice little WHS server. It does backups for all the computers in the house, as well as operating as a NAS and a small minecraft srever. It has dual core CPU with 4GB RAM. However, I wanted to expand, so I got an AMD FX-8320, and 32GB of memory. I plan to run an ESXi...
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    Is this even possible?

    which supermicro thread? Link?
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    Is this even possible?

    Awesome, thanks for the quick reply. And would it have any effect if I passed a video card to the VM that I am using? or would that not really make a difference And does this full screen console support multiple monitors? does vnc?
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    Is this even possible?

    There's probablly a name for this, I just don't know exactly what it is called. I just ordered parts for an ESXi whitebox. It has 8 cores, and 32GB RAM, so it should have plenty of performance for what I need it for. Something I want to do on it, is test out linux distros/play around with...
  9. J

    Building an ESXi whitebox

    Glad I could help! and right now, I don't have the extra cash for an extra box
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    How does my build look?

    What cheapish, but good fan, would you recommend? I want to put 2 intake fans in the case? This will be in my room, and its gonna be on while I sleep, so they have to be quiet. And I need to order from newegg EDIT: The front panel takes 120mm fans
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    How does my build look?

    Ive looked at both cases in pictures and reviews. They both seem to only come with 2 fans. Am I missing something?
  12. J

    How does my build look?

    The reason I chose the 220, is because the entire front panel is meshed. Which I imagine is much better for airflow
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    How does my build look?

    CPU:AMD FX-8320 Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 RAM:G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 32GB Case: NZXT Source 220 PSU: SeaSonic M12II 620 GPU:EVGA 01G-P3-1313-KR GeForce 210 Hard Drive:SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB Boot Flash Drive: Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Plus 8GB USB 3.0 CD Drive: ASUS 24X...
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    Building an ESXi whitebox

    So, I've finally decided on AMD. CPU: AMD FX-8320 MoBo: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 Memory: G.SKILL 32GB 4x8GB 1866 And then a Card Reader and an SD Card I already have a 400w Antec Neo Eco PSU, an Intel Pro/1000 PT Dual port NIC, A case, and Hard drives. How does it look? EDIT: And a cheap...
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    Building an ESXi whitebox

    I just can't decide on the amd/intel issue. I definately want IOMMU support, because its just a good to have. If i were to go AMD, i would get the FX-8320 for $180. Though, if I went intel, I could get a used 2600k for ~$200. So the price difference isn't that huge. Bulldozer/Piledriver CPUs...
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    Building an ESXi whitebox

    Right now, I have 2x 2TB drives, 1x640GB and 2x 500GB. Right now, I'm using WHS's drive extender to merge them all into one volume. Would there be any way I can do something like that in ESXi? Or are there any RAID cards that support some kind of psuedo-raid like that? If not, is there still a...
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    Building an ESXi whitebox

    I was thinking of running ESXi, with WHS running as a VM. Currently PC backups only take up 686GB on WHS. I was just going to dedicate a 1TB HDD to that VM. Though, now that I think about it, once I have my ESXi server running, the only thing I would be using WHS for is Backups. So I might just...
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    Building an ESXi whitebox

    Right now, im running WHS directly on and Athlon x2 with 4GB RAM, and a couple of HDDs. I intend to upgrade my CPU/Mobo/RAM, so I can run a linux VM, and so I can play with Windows server. I plan to have 32GB RAM. It runs 24/7. It'll be hosting a minecraft and terreria server, Home Media...
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    Which hypervisor to use?

    Thanks. I plan on testing out some linux distros, so Ill look into ESXi. Thanks
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    Which hypervisor to use?

    I'm kinda new to virtualization, so I'm not the most knowledgable on the subject, but... I want to virtualize my home server, but there are a couple of different hypervisors to chose from. I've looked up comparisons on google, but all the results were for the full licensed versions. So...
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    Wireless adapter

    I understand that this question gets posted all the time, but Im still not exactly sure what to get. I know that I should get one of those mPCIe to PCIe x1 adapters, but I don't know which intel mPCIe wireless card I should install into it. Thanks.
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    Recommend me a Router distro

    Sorry for posting in an old(er) thread, but I didn't think that this deserves a new post. Well, its been a while since I've installed pfSense, and its been pretty good. But it seems over complicated, at least for my skill level/knowledge. When I want to port forward something, all I want to do...
  23. J

    Ethernet teaming with DD-WRT

    Those are for WAN, not LAN.
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    Ethernet teaming with DD-WRT

    I just installed an HP nc360T into my home server, and I want to use both ethernet ports to get double the speed of a single 1gbt connection. Is there a way I can team 2 ethernet connections with DD-WRT? My router is the WNDR3700
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    Backing up networked computers

    WHS has been great, and all, but I've grown out of it. I feel like it isn't advanced enough, and doesn't offer enough features. It almost feels restricted because it is made to be easy to use, and because its for a home enviroment. I want to move on to a more advanced OS like Windows Server 2008...
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    Recommend me a Router distro

    pfSense definately seems like a very good option, and I am going to try it out, but I started looking into the SBS alternatives, like ClearOS. It has a lot more features, like an FTP server, and a print server. As well as a clamAV antivirus. Does pfsense do antivirus as well as a firewall? Whats...
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    Recommend me a Router distro

    I'm no longer considering the full UTMs (untangle, astaro ), but I'm still curious about the sbs alternatives. What features could I get out of them? Do I even have powerful enough hardware for clearos or ebox? As for pfsense, it is my number 1 consideration. Its lightweight, uses pf instead of...
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    Recommend me a Router distro

    This seems like a split opinion.......
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    Recommend me a Router distro

    I just finished my router build (Intel DN2800MT, 4GB memory, 32GB m4 SSD, HP NC360T NIC), but I'm still not sure which OS to load onto it. I currently have a 25/5 connection, but that could raise at anytime. There are about 10 devices on my network right now, but that number could increase at...
  30. J

    How much is a reference XFX 5850 worth?

    How much is a reference XFX 5850 worth? I am selling because I want to get an EVGA 560 Ti Thanks
  31. J

    $1300 build for a friend

    1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc Mostly gaming and web browsing 2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included? around 1300 still waiting on an exact price 3) Where do you live? NJ 4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? CPU, RAM...
  32. J

    Marvel AOC-SASLP-MV8 - 8 Sata PCI-E 4x non-raid controller card

    I was looking for an * port card on newegg, and the reviews said that it won't work with some OS's. Will it work with WHS? Also, hoes the RAID on the card. Is there any? Thanks
  33. J

    Samsung 2TB green drives defective firmware?

    So I am still confused. I just downloaded HDparm for windows, and I ran the batch file. What do I do from there? {I am on my win 7 machine right now)
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    Samsung 2TB green drives defective firmware?

    Ok. I just received these drives a couple days ago from newegg, and I was wondering if they shipped with the new F/W or not. And how do I check that on WHS. If, not, where is the DL link, and how do I fix it. (I only read the first 2 pages) Thanks guys
  35. J

    Final opinion on build

    Thanks! Ordered them all! One more question (kinda Off Topic). Is there a place where I can order a couple SATA cables, without them having an overly expensive price, or shipping price?
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    Final opinion on build

    And the CPU is fine? because newegg doesn't sell the energy efficient versions.
  37. J

    Final opinion on build

    Well, I bought the Case, PSU, Memory, and DVD drive. I just need confirmation on the Mobo
  38. J

    Final opinion on build

    I prefer MSI as a company, and I am not a fan of ASUS. Also, I need lots of SATA ports, Onboard video, and PATA EDIT: if you have another recommendation, please tell me
  39. J

    Final opinion on build

    I am buying this computer tonight. It will be used as a server, so it needs lots of storage and low power usage. I already have Windows Home server (OS) and the hard drives 2x 2TB F4's. And a 500GB WD green drive for OS. The motherboard I want is not in stock at newegg, so here is the amazon...
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