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    Possible PSU problem with new build?

    I've just put together a new computer with the following specs: Case: Corsair Carbide Series 330R CPU: Core i7 4770 Mobo: AsRock Z87 Pro3 PSU: Corsair RM450 GPU: EVGA GeForce GT 630 2GB RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 32GB kit There's also one hard drive a Wifi card and some other minor...
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    Similar screens to Asus PB278Q 27"

    Are there any similar 27" screens out there in the same price category and with comparable resolution? I'm looking for large screens for programming, so they don't need to have perfect color reproduction etc.
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    NAS server CPU + Mobo recks

    Since it looks like the case will support a regular ATX mobo the choice is a bit easier. I'm going for a board that has extra PCIe x8 slots, so that I can add an external enclosure if I end up using all the current disks. What I have now is: CPU: AMD FX-6100 Mobo: ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 RAM...
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    supermicro AM3+, support for AMD FX-6100?

    Does anyone know if the following board support the AMD FX-6100 CPU: http://www.supermicro.com/Aplus/motherboard/Opteron3000/SR56x0/H8SML-i.cfm I need a mobo for this CPU that supports ECC memory, is Micro-ATX form factor and has two 1GbE ports.
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    NAS server CPU + Mobo recks

    I've changed my mind about my new setup and I'm getting two servers instead of one of which one is a dedicated NAS. This simplifies disk management among other things. I've decided on the following case and need recommendations for CPU and Mobo...
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    Rack server for NAS

    Decided on the following: Case: http://www.xcase.co.uk/product-p/case-316-pro.htm PSU: F.S.P 2U 600W Single 80+ Mobo: SuperMicro X9SCi-LN4F CPU: Xeon E3-1220v2 RAM: 32GB DDR3 ECC SAS card: 2 x LSI SAS 9211-8i HBA This adds up to a total of 1998 euros with shipping from X-Case. I'll...
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    Rack server for NAS

    I would like a case that's fairly silent, so a 1U with high RPM fans is probably out of the question.
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    Rack server for NAS

    I'm building a NAS server. I have an external 16-bay enclosure and the required RAID card for it. I'm looking at recommendations for the server part. My current idea is to get the following components: 1. Intel Core i3-3250 CPU 2. SuperMicro MBD-X9SCM-IIF Micro ATX mobo 3. Kingston...
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    Cheap, silent ECC rack mountable setup

    I currently have two Sun Fire X2100 M2 servers, but these sound like jet engines, so I'm thinking about getting rid of them even though they are extremely reliable. I'm essentially looking for something along the following lines: 1. Rack mountable silent chassis 2. Quality PSU 2. ECC memory...
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    Software RAID6 vs Hardware

    My experience is with Areca and Adaptec. Areca has at least dedicated chip support for RAID6 computations.
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    Software RAID6 vs Hardware

    Yet, cheap ($300-$500) dedicated controllers seems to beat the crap out of a fairly modern CPU when running RAID6 in terms of raw throughput. However, as you implied, storage systems seem to be moving towards providing more features through more complex file systems. Since the file system is...
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    This is surreal: We are getting fibre to the home!!!

    I find it funny that living in the states now right in the center of a major city (3 blocks from city hall...), I have a slower internet connection than I had back in 1998 while still living in Helsinki, Finland. The only other option here is cable.
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    Software RAID6 vs Hardware

    For almost any home usage software RAID will be more than enough in terms of performance. As has been said here, by far the biggest benefit of hardware RAID is when drives break, you need to add more drives or you need to upgrade hardware, e.g. the controller. This is typically just made to be...
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    Uber Build

    I'm curious why anyone would consider a 1GB SSD? You can put your OS on an SSD if you need quick boot times. SSDs are great for accessing lots of random small files. However, you get the same effect by having lots of RAM, since after the initial access the OS will cache the files, so that you...
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    Which programming language should I learn?

    To begin with, you're comparing the string "answer" to a number and not the variable answer.
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    This is surreal: We are getting fibre to the home!!!

    Meanwhile in central Philadelphia, I can choose between Comcast cable or Verizon 4/1 DSL. US infrastructure sucks. I wouldn't mind sharing that feeling either.
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    16GB kit recommendations

    OK. Seems like I have a tough choice to make. Thanks for the suggestions.
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    Universal LTE chips?

    So more waiting then before getting a new phone... :)
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    Which Intel Chip had the Best Performance Leap from its Predecessor?

    One thing with the old Pentium line of CPUs was that they were easy to understand and thus fine tuning code for them was fairly simple and it was often done. For the Pentium Pro architecture this was much harder, which is why most people just concentrated on the 4-1-1 instruction prefetching and...
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    16GB kit recommendations

    Hmm... I guess I just have to live with them. I'm just a bit skeptical of them, since the chips barely get warm and you can't see what parts they are using, since the whole stick is covered by the heat spreader.
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    Universal LTE chips?

    Anyone with knowledge about antennas know if this is mainly a chip issue or also an antenna issue? A soft modem could be loaded with whatever firmware it needs to connect, so if that's the case then the Tegra 4 could be the solution.
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    Haswell TSX performance improvements

    Has anyone checked what the current status of TSX support is in glibc on Linux? AFAIK they had some issues with some of the more obscure requirements of the POSIX threads standard. This is something where Haswell might provide some immediate performance improvements on certain workloads under Linux.
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    Which programming language should I learn?

    Yup, libraries are still a major issue for Python 3, so stick with Python 2. Let me add one language for .NET to the mix: F# :)
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    Mechanical Keyboard Guide

    Haha, that might be a good idea.
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    Which Intel Chip had the Best Performance Leap from its Predecessor?

    (BTW, a lot of the stuff that Intel introduced in their CPUs had already been present in IBM mainframes for a decade...)
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    Which Intel Chip had the Best Performance Leap from its Predecessor?

    Only problem with the Pentium Pro back when it debuted was that writing efficient assembler for the old Pentium meant that the programmer had to deal with the instruction scheduling manually by making sure that the A/B pipelines where full. With the Pentium Pro, it was all about maximizing...
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    16GB kit recommendations

    Looks pretty good. Though it has that heat spreader as a cosmetic gimmick. :)
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    Advice for new work rig

    Updated the configuration again. I think I have something final here unless I have the wrong impression about the keyboard. Thanks a ton for all the help.
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    Advice for new work rig

    I used to love Keytronics from the early 90's, so I was trying to find a keyboard with a similar feel, which mechanical keyboards supposedly have. Regarding Dell's support, I don't have trouble troubleshooting issues myself. I do know how to put a computer together, having built my first one in...
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    NVIDIA card for two large screens (no gaming)

    You are right, though most people doing OpenGL under linux for practical use are working with OpenGL 3, since that's the highest supported by open source drivers. I was just under the impression that many features need hardware support and that the newer OpenGL releases would require specific...
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    Advice for new work rig

    I've updated the configuration in the link in my original post. I don't think it has any weak spots anymore, since GPU performance is not an issue. I have a hard time seeing why I should invest in a brand computer like a Dell workstation, except for maybe quick support. If anyone has any...
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    16GB kit recommendations

    I'm looking for recommendations for a reliable 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3-1600 kit. Preferably one without a heat spreader and other cosmetic gimmicks. It looks like Samsung only has 4GB sticks (I was thinking of these), so they will not work, since I might need to upgrade to 32GB of RAM and mobo only...
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    Universal LTE chips?

    Does anyone know if any manufacturers have universal LTE chips coming out soon? I currently have a 3 year old smartphone and I've been reluctant to upgrade. I have SIMs for both one US and two European telcos that I use depending on where I am. Problem is getting a phone that would be able to...
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    Which Intel Chip had the Best Performance Leap from its Predecessor?

    I remember having an Abit BP6 with two Celerons. I don't remember precisely what the overclocks where, but the system was ridiculously fast for what it cost. Being able to get a multiprocessor rig back then for next to nothing was absolutely amazing. Unfortunately, my sister's hamster got...
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    NVIDIA card for two large screens (no gaming)

    Interesting. I was looking at Wikipedia some weeks ago and it only listed OpenGL 4.3&4.4 for the 660 and up. Seems like the drivers are getting new features, so it's not a hardware limitation.
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    Firefox+TOR+Fed=Your busted

    It's actually fairly easy to also deanonymize Tor-services without compromising the host. A pretty good talk about this was given at the Oakland conference this year. The paper is the following: Trawling for Tor Hidden Services: Detection, Measurement, Deanonymization, Alex Biryukov (University...
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    Recommended resources for Linux novice?

    LFS is a good idea to walk through once you enough, but it can be nerve-racking if you try to do it too early. The reason why I recommend the CentOS + RHEL cert books first is that there are actually pretty good books for RHEL, since there's more demand for it in the job market RHEL being the...
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    Recommended resources for Linux novice?

    I would do two things: 1. Install CentOS and buy a corresponding book about RHEL for their entry-level cert. Read the book and browse the corresponding config files. It's worth tinkering inside a VM with a VM image backup and actually let yourself break things. If you break things reload the...
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    H87 vs. Z87 high performance RAM

    After checking some benchmarks it does seem like trying to increase system performance of memory intensive applications by increasing memory frequency has no impact on performance. On old Pentiums in the 90's this used to make a hell of a difference. :) In other words, there's only a reason to...
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    Advice for new work rig

    OK. I googled a few benchmarks and it does seem like even for memory intensive workloads the difference is around 1-2%. Can anyone recommend some high quality 16GB (2x8GB) kit?
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