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    RAID 0 x8 older SSD... worth it?

    Yup you both sound about exactly right, kinda why I was both curious and at the same time "eh?" I have some spare hardware lying around in the garage but not raid cards. sinisterDei - do you have sff cables for those cards? If so PM me what you would want for a card + the cables. I think I...
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    RAID 0 x8 older SSD... worth it?

    I have a handful of Sandisk x300 128 SSD's from ewaste pulls. I was thinking of buying a used older raid card with cache and throwing 8 of them in raid 0 to play with. Would the assumed possible performance of something like this be even worth it vs a modern drive on an M.2 or even sata III...
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    Recommend an inexpensive but reliable (obviously) PSU for 8x SATA drives

    The PSU in my 26 TB box (8x 4TB RAID 6) died. I require a replacement. The MB is some cheapo MSI micro ATX. I believe the raid controller is an older areca 188X. Need a solid inexpensive meat n potatoes PSU where the biggest requirement is the 12v SATA rail(s). Previously used a bunch of y...
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    Logitech G602 $22.99 @ Best Buy

    All of those macro buttons seem overkill / might get in the way but my brain is old / primitive. Might consider tho based on your recommendation as I have considered the M510 as the cornerstone of wireless mice for about a decade now. Thanks.
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    New S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 details surfaced!!!

    Since I was expecting the original stalker to be more like a traditional FPS I got frustrated with it at first (think dgz's post) Dying was just stupid easy without a tip toe / surviavalist approach. I also didnt feel there was enough direction provided by the game. But thats eventually what...
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    4A Games Logo

    I guess I see it. Not that impressed. Thanks :)
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    New S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 details surfaced!!!

    Since you mention it, Im surpried how bad Metro Exodus performs even on decent hardware. Its almost a "but will it run Crysis" scenario.
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    4A Games Logo

    Okay I guess Im just stoopid - can someone explain the 4A Games logo to me? (as in what is the first shape (irregular pentagon) representing - assuming a "4" but how so?)
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    New S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 details surfaced!!!

    Very excited for this. The original S.T.A.L.K.E.R series and popular mods (Lost Alpha, CoP Misery, Call of Chernobyl etc.) are some of my best memories of single player gaming. Would be great to see (and hoping/expecting) for modders to re-create the original series on this updated engine.
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    hot: lian li pc-o11 dynamic white $111.99 with FREE "lian li cable strimer 24 pin cable"

    Lian Li - almost forgot about them, havent had one of those since my PC-7N waaaay back in the day. (since marriage and kids I dont get to have much fun anymore) That case is sick... but the crooked Ryzen sticker is driving me NUTS!
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    DOOM ETERNAL Announced with Trailer

    The thing I disliked about 2016 (and looks like this too) was lack of option for at least a little bit of head bob. Felt like doom guy was floating in the air.
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    Office 2019 Is Now Available for Windows and Mac

    perpetual licensing does not allow you to "own" anything, just the right to use it.
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    China Stealing US Tech

    Here for the /s band-wagon And in other news, the sky is sometimes blue.
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    Backpage.com Shut Down by FBI

    Underage sex, trafficking, rape etc etc = all bad things. The real reason the FBI did this is.... money. Yes, money. Billions of dollars are lost (not collected) every year due to the fact that prostitution is not taxed from either end of the trick. When myredbook got taken down (northern...
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    Research Finds Visiting Pirate Sites Leads to More Malware

    In other news the world is flat http://fe2018.com/
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    Parental Controls - school tablets

    Ive been given the ultra fun task /s of setting up 130 android tablets for a bunch of kindergarters at a new school. I figured out how to manage them in the G suite and push apps etc, that wasnt too bad. I was asked to put "Parental Controls" on them, but when I search for this I see a ton of...
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    Cisco RV042 gateway to gateway - routers not even trying to connect?

    I got it working after updating their firmwares. I guess thats a simple thing I should have tried earlier, but it was never an issue before. I dont like to update firmware/bios unless absolutely necessary. And, low and behold, the 2nd one actually bricked after the firmware update. I had to...
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    Cisco RV042 gateway to gateway - routers not even trying to connect?

    This is my next step, will try it tonight. Thanks.
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    Cisco RV042 gateway to gateway - routers not even trying to connect?

    Thank you kindly for the advise. I will apply it all tomorrow when I am back in the lab.
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    Chevrolet Beats Tesla in Consumer Reports EV Range Test

    OMG what kind of crack were the designers at GM smoking when they designed the EV1? That thing is absolutely hideous. :vomit:
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    Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

    Speaking of kids and cars, its sad that now none of them have any sense of direction (GPS)
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    Cisco RV042 gateway to gateway - routers not even trying to connect?

    I have 2 RV042's in a lab that Im trying to get a gateway to gateway tunnel setup. I have 2x comcast connections in the lab for testing, each with static IP's. Ive set these up before with no problem. The setup is very simple. Ive gone over it practically 100 times. At this point its just...
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    Zotac Mini-PC Refurb $25

    How would this perform with LibreELEC / KODI 17 vs a MXQ S805(arm) / S905(arm) box? (priced and loaded similarly) Would it even run a limited OS such as LibreELEC for a simple front end for kodi? Thanks.
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    Foxconn & Sharp Considering Plans To Build $8B LCD Plant In U.S.

    I wonder which is worse for humanity? (outsourcing demand to countries with lower wages vs replacing humans with robots)
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    Foxconn & Sharp Considering Plans To Build $8B LCD Plant In U.S.

    If they do this in the US, where are they going to find Chinese factory workers that get paid $2 an hour? The US minimum wage and other working condition laws makes high volume manufacturing very prohibited compared to other options.
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    Half-Life 3 Will Probably Never Happen, Says Valve Insider

    Obviously steam is their cash cow and easy do-little-almost-free money for valve. But as long as its ported well to consoles (which I and many [H] members would never play), I dont see how they could not make a shiznit ton of money on a well made HL3. The HL2 / Portal series undoubtedly still...
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    Is it possible to power sata hard disk through PCI-e?

    It looks like all you would need are these 3 parts: 12V P4 4-Pin Extension Cable In-line 90 degree Molex plug with cap Molex to sata power plug converter/splitter of your choice. (most of us have tons of these lying around) And then move the crimped pins on the "p4" (12v CPU cable, whatever...
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    Is it possible to power sata hard disk through PCI-e?

    Dude that would be awesome if you could pull this off. It doesnt look like it would be all that complicated, but still would be a bit of work and if by chance one gets just one wire wrong there could be alot of smoke and the stinky smell of fried drives. I (and other R710 owners) would be in...
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    Is it possible to power sata hard disk through PCI-e?

    I bit on a refurb r710 for a VM host lab. Im in the same boat as others... I plan to fill the 6 bays with drives for an array and run the OS off of one or 2 SSD's. The only place I can find the G700 cable in stock is the $100 one at disctech.com, which I refuse to pay simply on principle...
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    Have a single GTX 950. What Would You Do?

    If you havent purchased already would be very interesting to see how the GTX 1050 compares.
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    Any disadvantage to have wide speed step range?

    Thanks for the reply. The only time I would need "absolute best performance" would be when the cpu is at max turbo anyway, so I will leave it.
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    Close

    bump for a good seller (bought some keys)
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    Any disadvantage to have wide speed step range?

    So I got back around to playing with a combo I got from Newegg like a year ago (G3258 + GA B85M-Gaming 3) I noticed I can set the base frequency as low as 8 (x100 = 800MHz) and the turbo up to 40 (well even higher, but an even 4ghz is fine) I noticed that it actually works. When idle the...
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    [DEAD FOR NOW] Canon Powershot SX520 HS (Refurb) $90! (+S&H)

    Thanks for the info/tips. If I get any good pics after the camera arrives I will post them here.
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    [DEAD FOR NOW] Canon Powershot SX520 HS (Refurb) $90! (+S&H)

    Awesome, thanks. I will certainly play with it. I have a few different mini tripods so that should help. I did read enough in other articles to moderately understand how exposure works, ISO / shutter speed / aperture. I also saw a youtube video on showing how the sx520 will exhibit...
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    [DEAD FOR NOW] Canon Powershot SX520 HS (Refurb) $90! (+S&H)

    I bit. I looked through the other thread and saw some links to some guides etc, pretty decent stuff... Does anyone have any tips/links to guides on taking macro shots? I bit because my current point and shoot and phone take lousy macro shots. Im trying to take shots of shrimp I have (opae...
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    Cloning a Windows 10 Drive, why doesn't it work!!!???

    Likely because it was rare for win7 to be installed in UEFI mode on a GPT disk. The whole world of cloning (well imaging much more so) became stupid after UEFI / windows boot manager etc. :spits:
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    ARECA Owner's Thread (SAS/SATA RAID Cards)

    I inherited an old supermicro server and low and behold, an ARC 1880i. Setup my RAID6 yesterday.
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