I've been browsing for a little while now but wondering what you guys recommend.
Budget= <$200 in US, used is fine
Requirements= 802.3af/802.3at spec, VLAN support, Gigabit, rack mount
I am going to be installing 5-6 AXIS POE cameras and have 3x existing POE APs. The APs currently use power...
Wasn't sure if this should be posted here or in virtualization.
I put pfSense in my 2 node ESX cluster but am having issues with it communicating over a L2 switch with VLANs. I'm not expecting anybody to have the golden ticket since I'm working with old hardware but hoping to get some...
Trying to help a friend build this on a budget of course. That budget was $300 and a laptop if possible. After I looked at the recommended spec, I told them that it is quite a stretch since the recommendation is using Quadro or Radeon Pro GPUs and it'd be closer to $1000. Even using GTX/RTX is...
I acquired the node through jebo_4jc in the DC FS/FT here- https://hardforum.com/threads/50-shipping-48-core-opteron-4p-rig.1994519/#post-1044569182
I got it Friday and just got it going tonight. I plan to put ~50% or more if I can to work for DC. I know it won't compete with some of the...
I have a few drives that were used in my MSA storage and wanting to use them standalone but am having some issues getting them to detect.
Device manager is able to see them but i cant get windows tools or a few third party tools to even detect it to format for use. Any ideas?
Because it's a small form factor, i'd like to throw it in my cabinet I recently cleaned out. I'm hoping its still up to to the challenge. If it's not, I'll have to wait til the new job starts paying to get something better.
Athlon x2 5600+
4GB DDR2 800
4x 1GB NIC...
This is for a home cabinet which will have a small lab and some other odds and ends in.
At my old job, we had started mid rack networking for multiple reasons and it made sense. We still had top of rack networking in the older cabinets.
My question is what are you guys doing for smaller/custom...
While searching for the next "opportunity". I've been wanting to get Nutanix CE running in a lab to tinker around and keep learning.
I know the min physical specs:
2 drives minimum (1ssd, 1hdd) (max 4 drives)
+200gb for hot tier
satadom/8gb usb minimum for os/boot...
Couple scenarios here. Looking at prices, used or new, it doesn't seem to make much sense for me to attempt an upgrade but maybe I'm missing something.
Long story short. I was given $500(USD) to get a gaming pc together that will push 60+ fps in games like Hitman 2 (must) but am going to use...
Love my G5 and was given another one from a friend when I bought his old pc for my kids. I think it's common (happened to both) that the wire starts to ride up in the sleeve and then kink, breaking the wire. I took the easiest way possible to repair and let them keep on keepin on.
Yes, another one but need some help. First. I'm not an audiophile but do enjoy balanced sound. I still don't have anything great. Yeah.. I'm all over the place on equipment.
TV: Samsung PN51D450
Receiver: Sony STR-DH740
L/R Channel: JBL Monitor 4206
Subwoofer: RCA SW60P (from...
From the GenMay section, Skillz offered his E5-2660 to me if I can find a board (THANK YOU!). I've not done a lot of looking yet, mostly fleabay, but it looks like their may be some things to watch out for like the v1 boards vs v2's..etc.
What I'm looking for are some recommendations for a...
Just got a TC-P48C5E patch panel which is rated cat 5E, I have cat 6 cabling I plan to run. Will there be any real world difference in running the TC-P48C6 rated for cat 6?
Current use case is plex. All running hardware known is running gb nic's. When I transfer from my main pc to the san, I'd...
I'm trying to help the shop my brother works at upgrade/simply the current setup. I think I have a plan down but looking for 2nd opinions.
Multiple 4port hubs with varying speeds from 10Mb to Gbit. I've temp replaced the 10Mb with a Gbit to relieve the bottleneck.
Currently cables looks...
I'm usually on the Intel side of the house (only because I buy used and get decent deals). I'm looking to setup a budget gaming build for my brother and looking at the 8320 (decent deal used). We're already going to use the Gigabyte 7970 OC (3gb) card. We aren't looking to go nuts on parts...
Current hardware configuration:
2 Hosts- DL380 G6 2xE5540, 64GB
1 MSA- 2012sa 12x300GB Raid 6
ISP- 60dwn/6up (Max i can get in my area is 100/10) I would like to plan config for UPTO this. If it can support more, great but 100/10 would be ideal support.
Storage setup I would use for Xpenology
Hopefully this is the right place. Wasn't sure if this would go under virtualized or networking.
I am trying to get these working.
Currently do not have serial cable.
HP MSA2000 (Works) and HP MSA2012a (Not working)
I think my main issue:
Controllers had previous config on them with static IP...
First off, hopefully this is in the right section since I'm guessing it may lead to a FS type topic based on the raves about it. On that note, please do not post about FS type stuff here.
The subject pretty much says it all. I have a working one I'm not sure what to do with. Don't worry, it...
Looking for the best and/or most efficient approach. Sorry if this gets lengthy.
Media share to household
Storage share to VMs
Several VMs running
1- Cisco Catalyst 2948G-GE-TX (standard config)
1- WinServer running game and chat servers...
I should have a 48port gigabit and 8 port fiber switch when I get home. As cheap as they were, I couldn't pass up getting them both. I'm a noob to a lot of this and especially when it comes to fiber. I'm just starting to learn it at work.
1. Cisco Catalyst 2948G-GE-TX
2. brocade 3250...
My other half was wanting to see what was on netflix. Normally this isn't an issue as my PS3 was in the living room and did this function very well. My brother stole it to take to his room and now we don't have anything.
I have an older shuttle case with
AMD Athlon x2 (forgot model)
I'm definitely a noob when it comes to this which is also why I'm doing it. Current job and my own curiosity make this venture more worth while.
Current setup was nothing more than a single "host" and some vms to play with setup.
12GB RAM (now 28GB)
800GB disk total...
To start. Here are my specs
HP ZR24W (24" 1920x1200)
I am looking for at least one new monitor. I was at the local best buy looking at their monitors and took a fancy to their AOC 21:9 29" and Samsung curved 27". Both are at the max budget...
Friend is looking to upgrade his CPU only.
He thinks his board is this- MSI Z68A-G43
I went right to the motherboard CPU support page here- http://us.msi.com/support/mb/Z68AG43_G3.html#support-cpu
I told him the 3570K was the cpu to have from what I had read. He doesn't intend to do any OC...
I did post this over at oc.net hoping to get a quick reply from a couple people for some opinions. I do mess around with OC but nothing extreme, just trying to get nice and low temps (I know, can't break ambient). If anything the loop is [H]?
GTX 660 SC 2GB
Looking to upgrade to more current tech on my aunt's computer. Since I am her IT support, I do like the mid atx / atx cases for ease of work and prices are a little cheaper. ITX is an option though as it is what she currently uses and what I was able to build on the egg. BUDGET IS $300 total...
Long story short - I fried my mobo.
Problem with replacement- It needs to have similar layout.
Dead mobo - ASRock Z87E-ITX
I have a customer water cooled Node 304 with shortened PSU cables. Amazon sellers want 250+ for a new ASRock board which isn't going to happen. Even fleabay is 230+...
I'm still looking into options. Nothing extra purchased or really explored yet.
I've only played with Raid 0 for my game server. Seems to work pretty well. I am now looking into some protection for media files (movies, pictures...etc).
Current setup (File server and Game server)-
I've had this before and was able to get the install to work on some other Enterprise drives I have but am having a brain fart at the moment on the steps I've taken to install.
EVGA GTX660 2GB SC
8GB DDR3 Ripjaws
WD600BLHX 600 GB Raptor
I have a slightly modded Node 304.
I only have 2-3 storage locations I can use;
1- mSata on bottom of board (looking at a few listed below 240-256GB)
2- 2.5" mounted to inside front bay 1 (not really a bay)
2- 2.5" mounted to inside front bay 2 (not really a bay)
I definitely need to go...
Event- .LAN (pronounced "dot lan") 2014
Date- October 2 (Thurs 3pm) - 5 (Sun 12pm)
56 seat LAN and Tabletop event
Crown Plaza Motels and Resorts
6401 S 13th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53221
What to Bring
Every device, peripheral and cord required to make your...
What is everyone doing with them that they do not have them when selling the motherboard?
I was looking through the FS/T section (not just here) and was thinking "that is a running build in the picture and in a case, where is the plate?"
I know the plate isn't required, but is a pet peeve...
**Also posted over at Overclock.net- [Build Log] Fat guy in a little coat; water cooled Node 304 - Page 5
This is my first real attempt at having a build log. Usually I would just use the components as is when I build them. I'm definitely a noob when it comes to this type of modding. I did...
I'm looking to get some info about the loop I want to make.
I'm taking the advice of the members here who said I should leave my H80i alone and do a full custom loop.
8GB DDR3 1600
500GB WD RE3
GTX 660 SC
477K and 660 SC
Parts on hand...
1. I'm new to water cooling.
2. I plan to overclock now, in the future, after the loop is completed.
3. Got over excited and bought a little too much. (not a bad thing yet).
What I'm cooling
EVGA GTX 660 SC
Hopefully fit in (with some mods OK);
Fractal Node 304 ITX case
I am looking to upgrade from;
Model; Dell 1704FPT
Budget; $200USD or less (if its a couple $$ over, its still in the running)
I've looked at 1200p 24"+ screen which would be nice for daily use and then bump the resolution down to <1080p for...
Short story. I have taken a few chances on used 775 motherboards. Results are hit or miss but in the end, not working.
1. (NEW) Mobo works but goes to sleep when the setting is off, then tries to turn on but doesn't repeatedly (fans/lights turn on, before post..turns off). The last time this...
I'm familiar with it from reading and assisting with support of raid setups at work. I am new to running raid on a person computer.
Windows 7 Home Prem x64
2x WD RE3 500GB (OS in Software Raid)
2x WD GRN 2TB (Storage)
1x WD GRN...
I know, I'm beating a dead horse with 775 but I don't have the funds to purchase cpu, mobo and ram.
RAM- 4x2GB OCZ Platinum 1066
PSU- GS800 Corsair
GFX- GTX 660 SC 2GB
HDD- WD 500 RE4
My board from 2007 died a few weeks ago. EVGA 680i. If they weren't so...