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    What POE switch do you use?

    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...
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    Virtual pfSense and switch VLANs

    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...
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    Odd inquiry: Solidworks 2020 and Plex VM graphics card

    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...
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    New to me node

    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...
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    HDD detected in device mgr - not disk mgr

    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?
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    pfsense on old Athlon questions

    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. SPECS: Shuttle case Athlon x2 5600+ 4GB DDR2 800 320GB HDD 4x 1GB NIC...
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    Half height cabinet networking

    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...
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    Nutanix CE? What are you running?

    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: 4 cores 16gb memory Intel NIC 2 drives minimum (1ssd, 1hdd) (max 4 drives) +200gb for hot tier satadom/8gb usb minimum for os/boot...
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    Upgrade or replace? Need some assistance

    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...
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    Twinsies - G5 "repair"

    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. Also...
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    Slim Receiver VS Soundbar VS Theater in a Box VS Powered Monitors

    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. Current setup: TV: Samsung PN51D450 Receiver: Sony STR-DH740 L/R Channel: JBL Monitor 4206 Subwoofer: RCA SW60P (from...
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    lga2011 Motherboard input needed

    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...
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    Probably stupid question but need help- TC-P48C5E

    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...
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    Need your thoughts

    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. Issue 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...
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    8320 with 7970

    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...
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    Need some help deciding route to take- pfsense, xpenology

    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 I...
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    HP MSA config help needed

    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...
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    Should it stay or should it go? FW.....9..0..0

    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...
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    Setting up home lab - need input

    Looking for the best and/or most efficient approach. Sorry if this gets lengthy. --End Goal--- Media share to household Storage share to VMs Several VMs running pfsense vpn --Current Setup--- 1- Cisco Catalyst 2948G-GE-TX (standard config) 1- WinServer running game and chat servers...
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    Setting up network for home lab- What would you do?

    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. Switches 1. Cisco Catalyst 2948G-GE-TX 2. brocade 3250...
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    Need thoughts on older pc for htpc

    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) 8800GS...
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    Need some direction- ESXi and FreeNAS

    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. ESXi 6.0 dual E5504 12GB RAM (now 28GB) 800GB disk total...
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    Multiple vs single monitor help

    To start. Here are my specs 4770K GTX980 8GB RAM 240GB SSD 600GB 10K 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...
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    Need upgrade help - LGA1155

    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...
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    Add external 120 Rad to existing loop?

    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]? 4770K 8GB DDR3 GTX 660 SC 2GB NODE 304...
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    Full upgrade on internet machine

    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...
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    Need help replacing dead mobo asap.

    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+...
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    Raid 5 + backup

    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)- Q9450 8GB...
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    Need install help on enterprise drive

    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. Specs- Asrock Z87E-ITX i7-4770K EVGA GTX660 2GB SC 8GB DDR3 Ripjaws 430W PSU WD600BLHX 600 GB Raptor I am...
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    Socket 771 help needed

    Current Server (File and Game)- CPU- Q9450 RAM- 8GB DDR2 1066Mhz HDD- 2x500GB RE3 Software Raid0 MOBO- Intel branded (nothing fancy) -------------------- Addons- GPU- 8800GTS 640MB (used only for connecting monitor..:/) NIC- 2x Broadcom Gbit PCI (also using the onboard Gbit) running NIC Teaming...
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    mSata + 2.5" gaming rig

    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...
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    dotLAN in Milwaukee Oct 2nd

    http://midwestlans.com/ 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...
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    I\O Plates missing question

    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...
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    Fat guy in a little coat; water cooled Node 304

    **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...
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    ITX water cooling noobie

    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. Build- 4770K 8GB DDR3 1600 500GB WD RE3 GTX 660 SC 430W PSU Fractal 304 Loop 477K and 660 SC Parts on hand...
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    H80i in custom loop?

    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 i7-4770K Hopefully fit in (with some mods OK); Fractal Node 304 ITX case Currently...
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    Doing multi-monitor, mixing old and new?

    I am looking to upgrade from; Size; 17" Model; Dell 1704FPT Ratio; 5:4 Resolution; 1280x1024 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...
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    Upgrade or replace

    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...
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    New to raid, Not sure it is detected properly

    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. ---Configuration--- Windows 7 Home Prem x64 Q9450 8GB DDR2 680i SLI Bluray/DVD Rom GTX 660 2x WD RE3 500GB (OS in Software Raid) 2x WD GRN 2TB (Storage) 1x WD GRN...
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    775 Replacement board help

    I know, I'm beating a dead horse with 775 but I don't have the funds to purchase cpu, mobo and ram. Current config- CPU- Q9450 Cooler- H50 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...
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