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    Dell Perc 6/i -- Still a good option for budget RAID 5/6 home server?

    Yeah, I think you guys are right considering the price of 3TB WD Red's vs 2TB Reds. Maybe I need to do some more research. My budget is pretty low so maybe ZFS is a better option for me instead of hardware raid. Put more money into actual drives instead of more hardware (and I actually would...
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    Dell Perc 6/i -- Still a good option for budget RAID 5/6 home server?

    Thanks for the responses guys!! I dont really plan on upgrading to larger than 2tb drives. As long as the 2tb Red drives will work with the Perc 6i, I think it should be just fine. I will be getting a brand new battery for whatever controller I end up with anyways. I really dont need high...
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    Dell Perc 6/i -- Still a good option for budget RAID 5/6 home server?

    TTT? Any advice would be much appreciated :)
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    Dell Perc 6/i -- Still a good option for budget RAID 5/6 home server?

    Hi Guys, I have a quick question for those that know alot more than I... I have always wanted to migrate to a raid 5 or raid 6 setup for my home server. I really just want something stable that will do Raid 5 with 6x2TB HDDs (Or 4 depending on my budget). Anyways, I favor reliability over...
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    Which thin gaming laptop

    I'm in the same boat. I am going to wait for the 860m to release, and if the power consumption is lower than the 765m I am giong to get either the MSI GS60, or the Clevo W230SS. But if there is not much of a performance increase, I am going to try and get a used W230ST with the 765m for a...
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    Best mSATA drives for Raid-0?

    Hi guys, I am trying to find info on which mSata drives are the best for raid applications. I am getting a laptop with 2x mSATA slots + a standard 2.5 HDD bay and I want to take full advantage. I have been looking at the Plextor M5M and Mushkin Atlas Deluxe 120/128gb models, but was...
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    Need help with a sound system for my Mom

    Guys, I need some help with a good audio setup for my mom. She lives in India so I kind of need to be able to fit this stuff in a suitcase to avoid import taxes :D No home theater duty -- She only needs to be able to play music from an Iphone/laptop so I was really thinking about buying some...
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    Help migrating multiple vmware clusters into a single cluster.

    We're looking to move physical machines into a different cluster, basically "collapsing" or merging 3 clusters into a single cluster. The virtual machines will stay on the same server / storage. The kicker is I dont currently have access to he Vsphere console but I need to figure out the...
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    SSD performance: 2 seperate drives vs RAID 0 vs 1 large drive

    It depends on what you do really. My preferred setup after lots of testing is independent mid-sized drives (vs raid 0 or one large drive). I can use it as a scratch drive for my VM's so my main programs and OS dont take a hit on performance/usability. If you are just running games off it, I...
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    Who else always gets defective fans?

    I love my Enermax twister-bearing fans. Quiet, not too expensive, and they have lasted a loooong time (at least 3 years at this point). By comparison my Yate Loons lasted about a year before the bearings started to go (one by one), Lian Li case fans are just terrible, Scythe regular sleeve...
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    Warm? Lenovo Notebook with GT650M SLI for $899.

    Its called Classic Shell. You can pretty much disable any of the metro BS if you really dont like it, I have been running 8 on my desktops for quite some time now and It is basically like windows 7 but feels alot snappier (but less sparkle because there isnt any areo).
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    $25 blu-ray drive for pc

    I really ONLY want a ripping Bluray drive so this is perfect for me! Thanks OP!
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    ASUS Z77 Motherboards - Official Support Thread

    Will try that tomorrow (its for a work computer), thank you very much. Describes the problem exactly as I am having - forgot to mention that I googled the shit out of the problem for an hour before posting.
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    ASUS Z77 Motherboards - Official Support Thread

    I am having a similar issue. Brand new build, Asus P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT, i7 3770K, 32gb Gskil Ares 1866 32 GB kit, XFX 7770 Ghz Ed, Seasonic X750 F3-1866C10Q-32GAB is the exact model # of the ram kit I bought (32gb matched kit) I double checked the CPU pins and I dont see anything that...
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    Need help on server build from scratch

    Also, buy an Intel NIC instead of that trendnet, Flawless and really well built.
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    Seagate Barracuda 7200 3 TB - $99 @ Amazon

    Not super hot, but definitely a good buy. $.035/gb vs $.033/gb for that $100 3tb drive (IE basically no difference) :p $59 would be super hot.
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    [1saleaday]Imation Apollo Expert 3TB External HDD USB 3.0 $102

    Nice, you rock. Finally got in on a halfway decent deal. 5 year warranty too - hopefully Imation will be around for a bit longer :lol:
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    Seagate Barracuda 7200 3 TB - $99 @ Amazon

    Uugh, so I cancelled my order with newegg and went with this one from Amazon + the 3yr square trade warranty Drive: 109.99 (prime shipping), Warranty: $14 = $124 +...
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    Help with my WHS storage options (raid 5 with mixed SATA drives??)

    Ok so quick bump (hopefully no one minds) 1x Samsung F4 2TB 2x WD RED WD20EFRX 2TB drives I should be OK to put them into a raid 5 setup, right? All are ~5900rpm drives so IO performance should be similar. I basically want one big drive to show up, and I will backup critical stuff with a 3TB...
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    phobia 400mm radiator enough

    It should be more than enough rad for the heat output, but like others have said there arent really any good fans. Running them push-pull would help with that though. Adding a 120mm rad with good fans would help out quite a bit, if you place the radiator in right spot in the loop (after CPU...
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    Seagate Barracuda 7200 3 TB - $99 @ Amazon

    Gah, well I got sick of waiting and bit on one of the Backup Plus externals. $120 w/ FS on newegg today
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    HOT - Sennheiser HD 201 for $5 + FS on the egg

    It looks like it, too bad :(
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    Seagate Barracuda 7200 3 TB - $99 @ Amazon

    Should I buy one of these at $110 or wait and see if the price comes down?? Was hoping to find a 3TB drive for $89 or so on cyber Monday :(
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    Rosewill RK-9000 Mechanical Keyboard (MX Blue) - $54.99 today only

    Gotta love UPS. They do that shit ALL THE TIME to me :p
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    Firefly - Complete Series. Blu-ray. $13.

    Great deal! I would totally buy this if I didnt have the DVD box set already (and bluray rips from my friend).
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    3TB Seagate USB 3.0 $100 at Amazon.

    Fack, I need more storage. Hope I can catch another one of these deals because I always seem to miss the best HDD deals...
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    NCIX 3TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM drive for 130CAD with coupon code

    Yeah, everything dies one day. HDDs are a total crapshoot nowadays anyway.
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    Anonymous Wades into the Gaza Conflict

    From this statement, you know you are admitting to going full retard - right? :rolleyes: I agree on the fact that both sides are acting like a bunch of fucking children. Israel does try to provoke shit, but Hamas does as well (but a superior nation is supposed to take the high-road, no?)...
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    XFX making Nvidia Cards again ?

    I like their lifetime warranty, but I too HATE how they try to mess with the reference design to increase their profit margins. If they stuck with reference design and actually put work in to the R&D of the card (cooling, etc), rather than marketing and packaging, I would have no trouble...
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    660ti vs 670 vs 7950

    Yeah, AMD is walking over NV right now - especially considering the pricing. 7970 is a no brainier. 7950 if you are on a budget...
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    Intel core i5 2500K $99 [MicroCenter]

    I picked up a 3770K from MC on friday and the 2500k was definately OOS. They looked for like 20 mins in the back and confirmed it with me (the i7 was not actually for me, would have loved to pick up a 2500k to replace my old ass Q6600). EDIT: Also, they had 15 in stock at 9AM when I called...
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    [Microcenter] Intel i7-3770 $229 (in store)

    Add denver to that list 10+ in stock as of 11:00 AM on Friday
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    Intel core i5 2500K $99 [MicroCenter]

    Fuck, OOS in Denver too :(
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    [Microcenter] Intel i7-3770 $229 (in store)

    Denver is scheduled to get more in Thursday as well...
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    [Microcenter] Intel i7-3770 $229 (in store)

    Is that for any mobo or just a specific few??
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    [Microcenter] Intel i7-3770 $229 (in store)

    You simply cant undercut microcenter - there is no better price :lol: Wish I had the cash, but its overkill for me anyway. If they dump the price on the i5's I will pickup one (though its already cheap at the normal $170 price)
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    [Newegg] WD Black 1 TB 64MB Cache $79.99

    Bought one of those 2TB WD Red drives. Wish I would start seeing ridiculous deals on some 3TB drives though...
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    I want to upgrade to 1440p... Q6600 + 4890 --> Which to upgrade first??

    Yeah, I guess your right, 6950 crossfire is tempting - I will keep an eye out on ebay to see if I can snag any deals, but I only save $50 or less I am going for a 7950. Also, I like faster single cards because I did have stuttering issues with the 4890s
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    Achieva Shimian QH270| $400 IPS 2560x1440 Korean Monitor

    Nice - fast shipping but I am sad to see the price went up :lol: Will probably end up going with Dreamseller (pretty good reviews and he bubble wraps the box seems). Have you tried applying a display calibration profile? How are the colors out of the box?
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    I want to upgrade to 1440p... Q6600 + 4890 --> Which to upgrade first??

    I actually have access to a Spyder4 Pro as well but I appreciate the offer :D I also think I am going to stick with a single GPU setup for now. Less complication and I can throw another 7950 in when the prices drop after the 8x series releases. EDIT: I have an H50 right now and temps are OK...