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    2 x SSD SAS drives in homePC

    You can pick up an IBM M1015 or Dell H200/H310 for $30-40 on ebay and flash it to regular LSI HBA - there are plenty of guides online on how to do this. Combine that with an SFF-8087 to SFF-8482 (should be SAS connectors) breakout cable and you should be golden.
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    2x M1015 controllers in same computer

    I've run 2x m1015s previously, and currently running 1x m1015 and 1x onboard HBA -- no issues with either setup.
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    Looking at network attached storage for about $1000-1200

    I would be hesitant to implement Raid0 on a NAS, especially given your flagging of data integrity as important. As far as bang/buck goes, 4-8tb drives are probably the sweet spot right now. What do you need the NAS to do? Just hold the data, or other functions as well? Want to build your own...
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    Fans for IBM M1015 and HP SAS Expander

    I've been running my m1015 without a dedicated fan for ~18mo now without issue. NAS case definitely gets a bit warm, especially when all my drives are spinning, but no untimely death yet. Guess I'll need to keep an eye on temps to see if that area of the case needs better airflow.
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    ZOTAC GTX 1080 Mini $469.99 on newegg

    I was tempted to buy this, but I have a freesync monitor and no real need. Seems like very good price, particularly given form factor.
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    Intel P3608 1.6TB vs. Amfeltec 4x 1TB 960 Pro

    Nice. I looked into the Amfeltec card, but never bit. Did you buy direct? Mind disclosing what you paid? Thanks. :)
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    WD 250gb SSD $20 DEAD

    You enjoy your moral high ground, I'll enjoy my $20 SSDs. The match was within the parameters of the card's price match program to the letter. All but 3 of my price matches have been approved at this point. :)
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    WD 250gb SSD $20 DEAD

    I ordered a bunch of these through Newegg that night, as well... my Citi price rewind requests starting to trickle in. Will post another update once they're all through. :)
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    Verizon unlimited plan (from way back)

    I think they did away with incentives to switch away. They used to offer the Maxx plans, but no longer available. There is a general promotion going on for an extra 2gb/mo with certain plans (I believe 8gb and up), but I'm not aware of any unlimited-specific promotions these days. If you give...
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    New HP Omen 32" QHD Monitor - 2560x1440, 5ms, 75Hz freesync, LFC, VA panel = $343 shipped

    If any [H] NYC folks missed out on this deal and want to buy one at cost, shoot me a PM in the next 12hrs or so. I picked up a couple from Costco that I'm going to send back (since I subsequently purchased from HP)... just as easy to pass along the savings.
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    New HP Omen 32" QHD Monitor - 2560x1440, 5ms, 75Hz freesync, LFC, VA panel = $343 shipped

    Wowza... If you qualify for PerksatWork (3rd party EPP-type program thru your employer email), they are currently offering 20x WOWPoints psuedo-cashback for HP.com. If you have 5 star status from using the program, this bumps up to 30x, which is ~30% cashback, depending on how you value the...
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    [BestBuy@eBay] GTX 1080 FE - $449

    I didn't get any cards, but I got 7x $20 ebay GCs for my effort. Not the worst outcome. I also got an email that my order for instore pickup was ready today, but not sure I want to waste the time to go try to fight for a 1080 this late in the game. The pickup store already turned me down for a...
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    Bit-HDTV invites

    me too!:)
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    WARM-Samsung

    If you qualify for Samsung EPP, you can get 10% off thru that and stack with the 10% new customer coupon. For me, Samsung charges tax (whereas Newegg does not), so net was ~12% discount instead of 20%, but still pretty hot for a brand new drive. It should come with the Watchdogs 2 code, but my...
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    New HP Omen 32" QHD Monitor - 2560x1440, 5ms, 75Hz freesync, LFC, VA panel = $343 shipped

    Quick delivery from Costco - ordered Friday, showed up today. Since the first one isn't for me, I may not be in a position to set up until this weekend. :oops:
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    New HP Omen 32" QHD Monitor - 2560x1440, 5ms, 75Hz freesync, LFC, VA panel = $343 shipped

    In for one on my Citi card - hopefully will get $100 back thru their price protection in a few weeks once the sale starts. Worth missing the extra cashback and paying tax on the extra $100 to guarantee myself a unit - plus I was trying to snag a monitor for my brother in the near term, so this...
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    New HP Omen 32" QHD Monitor - 2560x1440, 5ms, 75Hz freesync, LFC, VA panel = $343 shipped

    That's the top, Nov 25-28 section. The lower Nov 24-28 section that this monitor is in lists as online-only.
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    New HP Omen 32" QHD Monitor - 2560x1440, 5ms, 75Hz freesync, LFC, VA panel = $343 shipped

    The sale is shown in the upcoming advertisement shown here. Click the "Starts Nov 25" section, then around 2/3 down the page under the Nov 24-28 sales. It shows $100 off, so assuming Costco doesn't jack the price from current $399.99, should be sub $300 in a few weeks. Sort of a gray area of...
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    Travelpro Crew 10 Luggage on Sale at Amazon with Prime - $116 to $152

    Black 21" spinner seems to be OOS at $120, but red is still available at that price. Amazon Warehouse also has in good condition for cheaper, if you don't mind that route. I picked up one of these bags a few months ago for a few bucks more. Very nice, and comparable quality to higher priced...
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    Intel Core i7-5820K - $158.95 - eBay

    Temptation gone... listings all removed by ebay.
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    Intel Core i7-5820K - $158.95 - eBay

    Same seller has 15 more listed @ 158.95/ea. Ad clearly a copy/paste of another popular listing, but offered here from an account that has 0 seller feedback (only buyer). Another different seller just listed 17 at 167.95/ea - another copy/paste job from an account with only buyer feedback...
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    PSU advice for server build

    1000W it is. :D
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    PSU advice for server build

    Hi [H] PSU experts, I'm working on putting together a home server/NAS/Plex server with the following specs - 2x Xeon e5-2670 Server motherboard (Currently planning on a Supermicro board, may swap out, but expect power draw would be similar) 8x8gb ECC DDR3 found a deal on another 8 sticks, so...
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    NAS vs. DAS vs. other

    I've been tentatively exploring the idea of setting up a NAS or other type of mass storage device, and would value some input. Majority of the storage would be used for my home media collection. My current setup (combo HTPC / Plex server) is - Dell Optiplex 9020 SFF PC i7-4790 24gb RAM...
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    Woot EMTEC SSD deals.

    Thanks for posting, but you can regularly get Samsung drives in this zipcode, as well. I'd rather go that route than a no-name brand. I picked up a few 250gb 850 EVOs for $82/ea at Jet, and have seen the 500gb hit ~$150 on SD a few times at different retailers. You can get a 500gb Crucial for...
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    HTPC - Media / Plex server rec

    It's just a cheap HP I picked up a couple years back, so that would require a new mobo. If/when I ever swap this into a proper HTPC case, I may change the motherboard to allow that, but otherwise it will just have to run stock.
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    HTPC - Media / Plex server rec

    Thanks. That's what I'm going with... my Plex library is rebuilding right now. I'm going to add the 2x8gb sticks I have, rather than swap, and run with 24gb. Was just shopping for an SSD to run as boot drive. I like that you can get a good 250gb SSD for under $100 these days. Honestly I...
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    HTPC - Media / Plex server rec

    Swapping out my current HTPC, which also serves as Media/Plex server for myself and a few family members at a time. I got a couple of deals on refurb Dell machines, so trying to choose between them. Current setup is a full-size desktop with an i5-2500 (4 core, no HT, ~6000 CPU passmark), 6gb...
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    Torrentday Invites

    I'd be interested, too :D
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    Best App for .MKV files?

    I'm a big fan of Infuse. Paid for premium version, but it plays even more files than VLC used to, doesn't crash like my vlc was sometimes prone to do, and has better wireless syncing options :) http://firecore.com/infuse
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    Upgrade time - 1x30" or 2x24"?

    Hi all, Have been contemplating an upgrade for a bit now - currently using a 5yr old setup of 2x24" LCDs (1920*1200 MVA panels). Looking to upgrade because the existing setup is starting to show some issues (random blinking on/off, HDMI ports on both busted so using VGA), and well... I guess...
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    Iptorrent Invites

    Sent, thanks
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    Iptorrent Invites

    Looking for an invite if anyone has one. Thanks. :D
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    Newegg Ads Blocked

    This page seems to have instructions on how to unblock sites... I would add an exception for the ad host and see if that fixes it.
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    Target Has $70 Blu-ray Players

    Picked up one of these on clearance at Sam's Club recently for $43... :cool:
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    Motorola Droid for 49.99

    Not bad, but possibly better deal at wirefly, after bing cash back... I believe wirefly deal only works for upgrades with plans $59.99 or up.
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    Replacement for my 24" MVA Panel

    Not to derail your thread... I just know how you feel. I picked up 2 L2410NMs about 1.5 years ago... they both developed issues displaying over HDMI. I never followed up with Westinghouse (both out of laziness and people paying to ship for RMA and getting back equally defective units), and am...
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    Dell Replacement Laptop

    Mixed experiences... they always send refurbs, though. Couple years ago they replaced my 14" Inspiron with a 15.4" Vostro... even though they still offered 14" Inspirons. I called to complain about the size, and they wouldn't do anything for me. I never really followed up again, but probably...
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    LCD detected as non-PnP, not able to display native res

    Hi all, Not sure if this is a display or video issue, but taking a shot... I have a 24" Westinghouse L2410NM LCD (1920*1200 native) hooked up via VGA to my Latitude E6400 (Quadro 160m graphics). I've this monitor for over a year, had it hooked up to this computer up until pre-Thanksgiving...
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