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    2 gamers, 1 box?

    I have had multiple PC's running as VM's with graphics cards passed through using Unraid and a Threadripper 1950x in the past. It really wasn't too difficult and they ran fine. Not quite bare metal speeds but close. Right now I am running my primary machine as a VM on unraid with a...
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    OLOy 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 $99.99

    I have a set on a 3800X / X470 running at 3200. Seems to be fine.
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    Smokin' Hot Deal: Microcenter Inland SSD 1TB $89.99 + TAX

    I am using 2x 480GB version of this drive as a Unraid cache and have had no issue. I have plex transcoding, all appdata, downloads, etc on there.
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    Linux Application Scaling Featuring 128 Threads from Dual AMD EPYC 7601 Processors

    I think it auto-configures now but I don't think it does a good job. I have a gaming VM (8c/16t from a 1950x, GTX1070) that I play WOW on. On Windows 10 it will use multiple cores but 1 core is always 90%+. On a OSX VM running on the same machine (VM with 8c/16t, GTX1070) I see much more even...
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    AMD 1st Gen RYZEN Threadripper 1920X 12-core$ 419 Bucks

    Deal seems to be dead :( 8 core Ryzen is good unless you want a lot of PCIe lanes or over 64GB of ram. 24 lanes get eaten up pretty quick. The system I am building has 3 NVME 4x drives, 2 16x video cards, plus possibly a 8x SATA HBA and 1x USB3 card (depending on the IOMMU breakout if I can...
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    Intel S2600CP motherboard and multiple GPUs

    I updated to the latest bios available. I never got around it so I changed what I was going to do.
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    Intel S2600CP motherboard and multiple GPUs

    I have had multiples of that board and have had no issue running 2 GPUs, 2 USB3 cards and a sas controller. They were both lower end video cards though. I have gotten a similar error trying to use 3 video cards along with a sas controller on a Lenovo S30 (c602 chipset). It worked with 2 video...
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    how to search for server motherboard with specs?

    Also check: http://www.asrockrack.com/general/products.asp#Server http://b2b.gigabyte.com/Server-Motherboard https://www.asus.com/us/Commercial-Servers-Workstations/Commercial-Server-Motherboards-Products/ For what you are looking for, supermicro is probably going to have one that fits.
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    NAS and ESXi Mobo/CPU/RAM Replacement options

    If you are not opposed to used enterprise hardware you can do a E5 V2 setup for your original budget pretty easily. (prices are US Dollar) X9SRL-F (new on newegg) $270 E5-2650 V2 (8-core, 2.6Ghz, ebay) $150 SuperMicro HSF $40 64GB Registered ECC DDR3 (ebay) $200 That gets you close to your...
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    WD - Easystore 8TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive - $129.99

    Some info about the white label drive (HGST) in the $130 ones with the issue with the 3.3v line. [DEAD] WD reds 4/8TB $90/$200 via shucking - update, 8TB reds now $180, 4TB deal looks dead.
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    Cisco AIR-CAP2602I-C-K9 Wireless AP A,B,G,&N standard support w/IOS

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cisco-AIR-CAP2602I-A-K9-Aironet-2600-Series-802-11n-Dual-Band-Access-Point/132354474212 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cisco-AIR-CAP2602I-A-K9-Aironet-2600-Series-Wireless-Access-Point-with-Bracket/222656723165 Trending at: $70.84 Price: US $45.00 You have it priced at...
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    dual cpu server questions

    It is best to keep them the same, but I think a some boards will let you mix to some degree. If the board is triple channel and has 6 slots per processor, you might be able to do 3x2 and 3x4 but I never tried it.
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    dual cpu server questions

    I would say no on the R900 and would probably steer away from the R610 at least set up that way. 12x2GB is probably all the memory slots so if you want to upgrade, you have to buy all. A setup with the 56xx chips and minimum 4GB dimms would be better.
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    dual cpu server questions

    Good catch, they listed it as 2011. The E5-24xx chips work great also. I had a E5-2450 and 2418L setups at one time.
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    dual cpu server questions

    FWIW: If you want to go cheap and lower power than a 1366 system you can do something like this: R420 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-OEMR-R420-4B-1U-LFF-2011-BAREBONE-Server-2x-Heatsink-1x-550W-PSU-iDRAC7-/382233596699 2x E5-2620 v1...
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    Ryzen and IOMMU groups. Is this ever going to get fixed?

    Z420, one PCIe graphics card, one USB 3 card IOMMU group 0 [8086:0e00] 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E7 v2/Xeon E5 v2/Core i7 DMI2 (rev 04) IOMMU group 1 [8086:0e02] 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E7 v2/Xeon E5 v2/Core i7 PCI Express Root Port 1a (rev 04) IOMMU...
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    Ryzen and IOMMU groups. Is this ever going to get fixed?

    My s30's only problems are it broke one of the mounts for the HSF and it doesn't like using the PCI slot with PCIe cards in other slots. I tried to use a PCI video card with 2 other graphics cards and a HBA and got PCI resource errors. The IOMMU grouping is perfect. We will see tonight how it...
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    Ryzen and IOMMU groups. Is this ever going to get fixed?

    This is why I went from Ryzen back to Intel. My E5-2667 V2 is nearly as fast and the IOMMU grouping even on a crappy Lenovo S30 workstation I have it in is better than the Ryzen system. My hope is that Threadripper is better. EDIT: I had a 1700x on both a Asus B350 and Asrock Taichi X370...
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    Upgrade Path from Dual E5-2670

    E5-2667 v2 are great a combination between single thread speed and multiple cores. 3.5-3.6ghz all core turbo, 4.0 single core. The answer lies in your workload. If you game, go 2667 v2, if you can scale to the extra cores, and are ok with a lower turbo, the e5-2696 V2 would be good.
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    Threadripper GPU passthrough and NPT perf

    I'm wondering the same thing.
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    Proliant ML10 Gen9 i3 6100 - 199

    Getting 2012 server is nice, not a cheap license. More and more I am preferring Linux on my servers. The 1240v2 is a nice CPU. The only issue I ever have with them is the damn UDIMM's. I picked up 2x16GB DDR3 ECC RDIMMS for $30 total last week, 8 gig sticks I try to pay under 12.50/ea. The S30...
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    Proliant ML10 Gen9 i3 6100 - 199

    I always look at getting one of these servers when they come up at this price. The advantage I see is having a warranty. My problem is that you can pick up a older workstation PC for a little more and have a ton more power. Quad core Xeon, 16GB ECC RDIMM (Much cheaper than UDIMM)...
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    Custom Desktop Computer for sale i7 4790k...

    This reminds me of another eBay thread of a guy trying to sell a ancient Xeon cpu for close to the retail price because it was "new". Some people just don't get it.
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    Microsoft Unveils Beautiful Cortana-Powered “GLAS” Thermostat

    I have and love the Ecobee3 I set it up with a few temp/occupancy sensors and haven't had to touch it in months. The big advantage is the sensors help a lot because our central air/heat distribution sucks. During the day and evening it bases the thermostat temp reading on sensors in the rooms...
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    How many PCI-E lanes do you need?

    I would be way edge case but for the build I want; 2-user plus storage/plex server, needs to be 12-16 core >3.5ghz and have good IOMMU grouping support (i'm looking at you AMD...): 16x GTX 1060 (mine) 16x GTX 1060 (wife) 8x H310 SAS card (storage) 8x H310 SAS card (storage) 4x 512GB m.2 NVME...
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    As Streaming Booms, Songs Are Getting Faster

    I am currently listening to Rush 2112. First track is 20:37, first vocal is like 4:30 in :P
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    Thank God for triple redundant DNS

    I had to do the exact same thing. Wife was not happy she couldn't get online.
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    AMD Ryzen with VMWare ESXi: A Pink Screen of Death

    On my ASUS B350 I had to turn on IOMMU in another menu in the UEFI seperate from SVM.
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    Microcenter - AMD Ryzen 1700X - $349.99 In Store

    You can do 64GB (16GBx4) ECC ram on the Ryzen board.
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    Ryzen 1700 OC to 3.88

    Going with Microcenter prices I would be $664 in to a basic build with the 6800K (Asrock Tachi, 6800K, Hyper-212) vs $430 out the door on the 1700/B350 build. Again, yes, the 2011 build has some advantages with the quad channel ram but the 6800k only has 4 more pcie lanes than the Ryzen. That...
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    Ryzen 1700 OC to 3.88

    Sure, if all you do is gaming. Believe it or not, PC's can do more than just game! $675 for a 5960x, $200+ for motherboard vs $330 for 1700 and $100 for a motherboard. The 2011 has advantages of extra PCIe lanes and memory but I could build 2 Ryzen systems for the price of the 5960x.
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    Ryzen 1700 OC to 3.88

    I was seeing a max of 73.xx running aida 64. I am in a Haf-XB with 120MM PWM fans that speed up when the cpu gets hotter so the airflow is good.
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    Ryzen 1700 OC to 3.88

    The stock spire cooler the 1700 comes with. I decided to give it a try before ordering something else.
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    Ryzen 1700 OC to 3.88

    you are 100% right. Bios says 1.32v
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    Ryzen 1700 OC to 3.88

    I got my 1700 together with a Asus B350 motherboard and let it run it's auto OC. It stopped at 3.88Ghz and it has been stable all day. I just loaded up the Ryzen Master software and it says my voltage is 1.1875 which I think is stock voltage. Does this seem right? Maybe I can get 4.0 out of...
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    Kodi -> Receiver: Dolby/DTS Passthrough vs. Decode & Multichannel PCM?

    This. I moved from DefTech Pro Cinema 800 and Onkyo reciver (around a $1k for the whole system) to a mid-high end Dennon with DefTech SM65 bookshelf speakers for the L/C/R speakers (~400/ea retail) and I can hear the difference between AC3/DTS and the TrueHD/DTS-HD/MA tracks. With the old...
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    Need help finding server board/cpu/ram

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/252717131276 I was able to get best offer of $378. You will need to get 2 heatsinks and have a psu that can support 2 cpu's (most higher end ones do).
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    Advice for Hyper-V server

    Something like this http://www.natex.us/Intel-S2600CP2J-Motherboard-Kit-p/s2600cp-sr0h8-128gb-12800.htm put in to a proper case (SSI-EEB board) would make a great hyper-v machine. The processors are the first rev of the v1 and can be iffy if trying to do passthrough (which hyper-v does not do)...
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    Decent Used Network Switch

    Not my FS ad but here is a 1810G for $80 https://forums.servethehome.com/index.php?threads/fs-networking-gear-hp-1810g-24-ubiquiti-aps.12722/
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    Hardware Vs. Software for larger servers?

    Raid-5 with >2TB drives is a bad idea. The easiest way to do it now depends on how many drives you need. A 8-port SATA/SAS card like the Dell H310 flashed to Non-Raid mode will give you 8 SATA ports with the right cables. If you need more ports you can use something like a Intel RES2SV240 SAS...
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