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    Arctic Cooling Liquid Freezer 240 AIO CPU Cooler Review @ [H]

    Tempting. Any idea if it's compatible with the NZXT G10? Looks like it from the pictures, but might be of slightly different size.
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    Try this audio test

    5/5 first time around with MDR-MA900 connected to Z68XP-UD4 (ALC889) rear panel speaker out. Had to listen a few times to each pairing, and the differences that I thought I heard were extremely minor. Definitely would not matter at all during casual listening, or especially during gaming...
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    R9 290 sudden death

    Hey folks, I bought a used Sapphire 290 two months ago, installing a G10 + H55 + Gelid v2 VRM sinks immediately. Temps were pretty amazing, 55c at full load on the GPU and about 60c max on the VRMs. Worked great with no issues at all at a minor overclock, then today just randomly keeled over...
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    ZFS Monster Stage 4: 40Gbps Infiniband

    Ah, I actually misread/misunderstood what the OP was using. I should clarify further that based on my experience with repeatedly applying head to desk over figuring out infiniband, Linux was the better documented (and I use the term loosely) platform for infiniband usage because of OFED. YMMV...
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    ZFS Monster Stage 4: 40Gbps Infiniband

    iSER was a no go at the time that I tried it, as the target was nowhere close to being usable. I did not try Solaris clients, only Windows, Linux, and ESX (with SRP). I don't know about your specific needs, but if you have a choice in the matter and have no preference otherwise, I'd actually...
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    ZFS Monster Stage 4: 40Gbps Infiniband

    For ease of use, vanilla NFS and iSCSI are fine. RDMA with them in my experience was difficult to implement, unstable, and not much of a performance boost. This also obviously layers on top of IPoIB, so don't expect latency equivalent to what infiniband may advertise due to overhead. If you...
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    ESXi Stand alone server critique (Dell R710) Help out!

    Woops, my eyes conveniently skipped over the "for a client" part :p
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    ESXi Stand alone server critique (Dell R710) Help out!

    I'd subtly suggest that given the $ludicrous cost for a dell (unless you're getting a massive discount), along with nickel and diming for stuff like graphical oob management, you should consider going with one of the following supermicro barebones instead: 6026T-NTR+ 6026T-URF4+ 6026T-3RF LSI...
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    Questions about best way to run Oracle RAC on VM's for testing

    If you're looking to do it on a single box, combining two previous boxes, you'll want a reasonably effective disk solution. I'd suggest: RAID 1/5 SSD/SAS (depending on capacity needed) for the VM boot volumes RAID 10 for additional database volumes(SSD/SAS depending on speed required) RAID...
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    The VE desk project (semi-large images)

    They quote 40 lbs for the work surface, which is likely somewhat lower than what it can actually support. It's quite stable in whichever placement for typical computing tasks, taking notes, laptops, etc. That said, I wouldn't sit on it, drop fully loaded cases or CRTs on it, or something similar...
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    The VE desk project (semi-large images)

    All the shelves (except the base shelf) already come with a huge cable canal extending the full length at the back (see one of the pics), so I don't really see a need for a separate one, FWIW. Unless you really must drape something across in the middle, obviously :p I also considered getting...
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    Nested RAID contraption idea for home Linux file server

    Hmm, why not raid5 the first three, raid1 the last two, and then lvm span the two md sets? You could even raid0 them, but that gives you speed weirdness.
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    The VE desk project (semi-large images)

    The materials are very strong, but because of the way it's constructed, there is definitely some "give" to it, so it does wiggle slightly if you shake it. YMMV because of the bigger footprint of the regular fit unit shelves, but generally speaking anywhere you have wheels (less of a ground...
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    Question about flashing lines with Eyefinity

    Problem solved: Aero had to be enabled (I didn't really care for ui prettiness), which allowed for 3d settings like vsync to work on 2d stuff. Forcing vsync on in ccc didn't help in games for whatever reason, and vsync had to be enabled in each game to resolve. I almost shipped the card back...
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    Question about flashing lines with Eyefinity

    The more I tinker with it, the more noticeable it seems to become. Just dragging the firefox window up and down with the [H] forums open produces the lines :/
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    Question about flashing lines with Eyefinity

    I have the same problem when a portrait display group is created, 5850 with a dongle on 10.3 drivers. Happens in gaming or in fast motion video, in random places each time the group is recreated. Sometimes one monitor might be free of the problem, other times all three are affected, seemingly...
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    The VE desk project (semi-large images)

    Woops, it's an Anthro Fit Adjusta. Nice and clean setup by the way! Yeah, that's a notable issue, but most of the time I use headphones. The speakers are really only used when someone else needs to hear something, so it's not that big of a deal for me. I don't hear much sound loss, so it's...
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    The VE desk project (semi-large images)

    Oh god now it's always going to be staring at me what have you done :(
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    The VE desk project (semi-large images)

    I thought about this as well, and I think some of the cost can be justified by: 1. Adjustable work surface: It's almost like a giant humanscale keyboard tray in that regard, so one could work while standing, and/or tilt the whole thing at an angle without having to reassemble the whole thing...
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    The VE desk project (semi-large images)

    Refurb HP LP2465. The monitors were something I was willing to compromise a bit on, but I still wanted the whole non-TN 1920x1200 deal. These were around 200 each, so mission accomplished there :)
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    The VE desk project (semi-large images)

    Takes maybe a minute at most to align the bezel edges decently enough; I don't care that much to get the angles absolutely perfect. The chief arms are really great in this regard as they give me a lot of freedom to put these monitors wherever (and however) I want. The cost for just the desk...
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    The VE desk project (semi-large images)

    As in very expensive desk. I needed a new desk for a while, but only recently did I seriously consider spending more than one typically would on a utilitarian piece of furniture. Weighting all the pros (many) and cons (money), the overwhelming amount of the former made me finally go for it. Of...
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    iSCSI and MPIO in ESX4

    Weeeell, actually, as per http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r40/vsp_40_config_max.pdf page 4 on the bottom... :) To further clarify, with round robin, all active /paths/ are being used. Technically speaking, they are not used concurrently, as ESX switches paths every X I/O operations...
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    VCP Outline

    FWIW, I entered fast track for VI3 back in the day, already with a half-decent amount of self-learned material, and found almost no new information. It's more useful for someone who had minimal prior exposure to vmware. At least I wasn't the one who paid for it :p Memorizing the maximums and...
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    iSCSI and MPIO in ESX4

    You will need a virtual with a disk on the datastore to be benchmarked, ideally using the paravirt scsi virtual adapter. Iometer should work nicely for the actual benchmark tool.
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    iSCSI and MPIO in ESX4

    Yep, it is correct, but I was contemplating the logistics of the setup in general. At a maximum you really only have four links worth of bandwidth, so depending on which paths are being used, the esx server might not be deriving the most performance out of this. Benchmarks might help in...
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    iSCSI and MPIO in ESX4

    Do you know if the storage actually has multiple numbered physical interfaces, or if those ip addresses are virtual? Path count is valid regardless (4 initiator ports x 4 target portals), of which the esx maximum of 8 paths are being used. However unless it's separate physical ports on the...
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    iSCSI and MPIO in ESX4

    How many portals are there on the target?
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    iSCSI and MPIO in ESX4

    That seems a bit odd, as it looks to me like that's 16 paths for a single target and lun. Did you set your vmknics to only use a single (and different) uplink each?
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    The official "clean desktop" club v2010

    Shell: Litestep Wallpaper: Sombrero Galaxy, HubbleSite
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    iSCSI and MPIO in ESX4

    Yes, you must follow that guide (or take similar steps) to use iSCSI MPIO, including round robin. It's always better to use storage layer failover/pathing than network layer, especially since you will seldom see more than a single NIC worth of performance from the network. You'll need at least...
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