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    Odd wireless issue

    Hi Guys, I'm battling my ISP regarding broadband speed issues and I've been doing a boat load of testing, I also have a new laptop, which doesn't help as its an unknown factor. This is not the reason for this post but to give a little detail, when I use it threads at 32...
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    X99 - Shared PCIe Slots, lanes and total cards?

    Hi Guys, I feel this is a daft question, but I'm stuck in a loop on this and need some help getting out of it. I'm wanting the most flexibility in expansion and performance. Ultimately I intend to have the following: Processor: 5960x PCIe: 2x GTX 1080 (PCIe 3.0 16x) 1x 10gb ethernet...
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    Radeon R9 390 in crossfire

    Hi Guys, Has anyone got any stats/benchmarks of an R9 390 in crossfire? I already have one and would consider crossfiring it with another 390. Thanks,
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    Corsair AX860 coil whine

    Hi Guys, I'm looking at the Corsair AX860, which I understand is an OEM Seasonic Platinum 860. I'm in the UK so this will be on 230v. I've raid about coil whine on these PSU's, but this appears to be the earlier production. Does anyone know if this problem still exists? It will bug the...
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    Underclocking to reduce power consumption?

    Hi Guys, I have an existing board with LGA 2011-v3 socket, which I'm want to re-purpose. However I'm also wanting to reduce my power consumption, as its a 24/7 box. I'm considering a E5-2620 v3 or i7-5930K. I cannot find the idle power on the 2630v3 but the TDP is a more reasonable 85W...
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    freebsd package management install with options

    Hi Guys, I'm struggling to find out how to install stuff within FreeBSD with options using the new Package Management 'pkg install'. I'm specifically looking at nginx and I've installed using 'pkg install nginx' I also need http_dav and a bunch more modules and if I run 'pkg info nginx' I...
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    6 Disks - One or multiple vDevs

    Hi Guys, So 6 disks (4TB each), one vDev in RAIDz2 or 2 vDevs in RAIDz1. What are peoples thoughts? I'm thinking 2 vDevs gives me scope for upgrade, such as expanding the pool by adding multiples of 3 disks... Thoughts? Thanks,
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    Media data raidz1 or raidz2?

    Hi Guys, I know most people are going to shout out "are your crazy go with RAIDz2" because lets face it, that's the new trend... However I have 6x WD Red 4tb and need as much space as possible. I really only need single disk redundancy because there isn't a lot of load and I don't have a...
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    Microserver Alternative

    Hi Guys, I own two N40L Microservers and use one with FreeNAS, including 4x3TB WD Reds. I've just gone and bought 5x4TB WD Reds and stuck them on an LSI 9211-8i in the other N40L and been running it though its paces and comparing them side by side. Its been an interesting experience...
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    ATI ESXi or Nvidia qemu?

    Hi, I'm building a new workstation and my plan is to virtualise it. My original though was to go ATI R9 290x with ESXi, because of the flexibility of using vt-d/vdga however I cannot ignore the performance, heat and power consumption of Nvidia's GTX 970. The cost is also about the same...
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    AsRock X99 Extreme VT-d support

    Hey, So I understand the X99 chipset officially has VT-d support, but can someone please confirm its available on AsRock X99 Extreme? AsRock are normally VT-d friendly, which is why I'm looking towards them, but confirmation would be nice. Thanks,
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    OnePlus One invite

    Does anyone want a OnePlus One invite?
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    Windows crappy search... Help!

    Hi Guys, Let me just rant for a moment... I absolutely hate what Microsoft did with the search/indexing features from Vista onwards. Lets face it they broke it... I have never been able to get the same functionality out of search that XP had. Rant over... So its been a while since I...
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    IPTV to distribute STB

    I won't bore you with the long story, so I'll get straight to the point. Has anyone done an in-house IPTV setup? I want to distribute a standard STB around the house and am considering doing this via IPTV and mixing it with XBMC as clients.
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    FreeBSD or Linux - export/backup file and folder ownership

    Hi Guys, I'm needing to backup my file and folder ownerships before I do a mass chown. I read a post for Ubuntu using: find `pwd` -printf "%u:%p\n" > /tmp/backup.txt and to restore: while IFS=":" read a b; do chown $a $b done < /tmp/backup.txt This doesn't work for me on...
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    802.11ac (RT-AC66u and others) Draft? or is it?

    Hi Guys, Stupid questions, but I think discussion points... I understand the 802.11ac is still in draft (5th gen) and is expected to be approved in 2014. Now whats the deal with Routers like the Asus RT-AC66u. There are...
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    Web gui file explorers

    Hi Guys, Anyone know of any good file explorers via a web gui? I've been playing with Ajaxplorer, but wanting to see alternatives. I want to be able to do a little more than just browse files. I have a need for par2 and rar support. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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    OpenIndiana Live USB

    Hi People of the [H]ard kind, Has anyone used a Live USB of openIndiana? I'm not interested in the install process but rather how well it works? Or should I say how it works from a use case point of view? I'm currently using freeNAS and always intended to trial openIndiana for various...
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    HP MicroServer N40L 7k4000

    Hi Guys, I've searched high and low and cannot find out if the N40L has support for 4TB Hitachi Deskstar HDS724040ALE640 7K4000 disks with stock bios and on-board controller. Also if anyone has fully populated the 4 bay with these, can you let me know how its been running, temperatures...
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    UK - Virgin Media 100Mb odd test results

    Hi [H]arders, I upgraded my Internet to Virgin Media's 100Mb and have been getting some very odd test results while debugging my router's speed. I have this simple config: LAN>>>>>>Router>>>>>>Modem>>>>>>Internet Testing Website:
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    The Question ST3000DM001 or WD30EFRX?

    Hi Guys, I know there is a lot out there about these 2 drives but I just cannot make up my mind between Seagate's ST3000DM001 and WD WD30EFRX. 4 or 5 of them are going in a NAS using ZFS. I may be connecting to it using iSCSI or NFS for Visualization, so I like having something with better...
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    VPN Service Providers

    Hi Guys, I'm looking at VPN tunnels to establish network access from the States. Usual reasons really, that I'm sure I don't need to go into. I know about the anonymity side of these services and although it will be apart of my decision, it won't be the main reason. I'm looking at...
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    The new cream of the crop?

    Hi Guys, I haven't taken my own advice of "not waiting sometimes" and this is defiantly one of those times. I was waiting for the Desire S as I was wanting to go down the Android route. However the Desire S for me has been a let down. Its seems like the same old phone, but with more memory...
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    Sandy Bridge 2600k - no VT-d?

    Hi Guys, I've been looking at the Sandy Bridge i7-2600 and 2600K processors and have spotted that Intel has removed support for VT-d on the 2600K on there marketing material. I've also read a lot on different forums and sites that state the 2600K doesn't support VT-d. I'm finding it hard...