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    FS/FT: 8th Gen NUCs, Surface Book Pros, 4x4TB NAS, and if you're near Illinois, a SAN with about 120x 2TB SAS (only fits 48)

    I'm clearing out the home lab, upgrading, downgrading, sidegrading...not sure. But to do it, I've got to get rid of the old stuff to get money and room for the new stuff. 3x NUC8i3BEH. 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD in M.2 slot, 256GB 2.5" SSD. Windows Pro N 11 installed, 10 ISO in software folder. $250...
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    FS: Surface Pro 4 tablets ("new"), Dell Latitude 7400, Dell Precision 3620

    Holidays are over, and I'm desperate for cash. this bathroom is going to cost way more than I'd expected!
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    FS: Surface Pro 4 tablets ("new"), Dell Latitude 7400, Dell Precision 3620

    MidATX. Also forgot to mention the 3620s have the PSUs to handle the Quadro P4000/M4000 (~GeForce 1060) NUC7i7 from intel is here, so I'll be setting up Windows 10 Pro on it tomorrow.
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    FS: Surface Pro 4 tablets ("new"), Dell Latitude 7400, Dell Precision 3620

    Pictures available here: https://im Been out of the loop for months, and am purging everything (pending bathroom replacement, and repairing racccoon damage, so I need the money) 2x Surface Pro 4 i5 6300u, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, new AC Adapter, new stylus & battery, new...
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    FS: Laptops, Desktops.

    I've been out of the game for a while, and I need to get rid of a bunch of equipment I have sitting around. I'm loading pictures, but I have to find a new host. Prices are what I'm putting them on eBay or Craigsist for this weekend. Make me offers, as I'll have to bump prices for shipping. If...
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    FS: laptops, networking gear, servers, etc. Cleaning out the old lab!

    I'm so sorry, guys, I hadn't received any notifications that I was getting PMed, and hadn't been back on the [H] in a couple of weeks. Completely my fault for not having logged in. The Yogas and NUCs are gone, unfortunately. I do still have the workstation, servers, etc. I've updated the...
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    FS: laptops, networking gear, servers, etc. Cleaning out the old lab!

    I'm expanding, downsizing, upgrading, and just generally revamping my home lab. I've bought the parts, I just need to get the old stuff gone to help pay for it. Prices don't include shipping. Prices definitely discounted if bundling. I'm in Western IL. NETWORKING: Fortigate 80C: $40 Fortigate...
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    $50 Google Store code if you buy a Pixel 3a.

    Probably not. I think this is for stuff in the store, like cases and stuff, but I don't know for sure. I'd love to hear if it does, I went the Google Fi $100 off discount when I bought my 3a.
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    $50 Google Store code if you buy a Pixel 3a.

    Just got an email with a promotion for $50 to spend in the Google Store when you buy a Pixel 3a. <EDIT> Looks like someone used it. I don't know anyone that's going to be buying one any time soon, as all my friends either already have phones, or are IOS users. I've had enough discount...
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    Backblaze Analyzes SSD Reliability

    I've seen it three times, but they were all the Gen2 drives. I will not touch an PNY drive. 23/20 have in one batch failed. Yeah, those numbers are right, because the RMA'd units failed as well! I have the only 2 non-failed units, and they have "DO NOT USE" written in silver sharpie on them...
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    Office 2019 & WSUS?

    That's not a bad idea! I already have that set up to hit all our servers anyway for me to place things that I need to push to all the child servers anyway.
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    Office 2019 & WSUS?

    I wouldn't be surprised by that, but we found PDQ Deploy to be a better option when we were comparing it to SCCM. It handled most of the same things that we were looking into SCCM for, at a fraction of the cost, if I remember correctly. I guess we may need to revisit that.
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    Office 2019 & WSUS?

    So, with the changes present in what MS is forcing on us for volume licensed versions of Office 2019 (Click To Run instead of MSI based), we've had to make several changes in the configuration of new systems. No more just running each piece as needed (Office + Visio + Project + whatever else)...
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    Overpowered i7 Laptops, gtx 1060 6GB (Insane DEALS). 15inch (16gb, $799) and 17inch (32GB, $999)

    The 17s are for sale again. I just got mine today (ordered last Friday). link
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    I've been out of the loop for years. Need an ATX case

    It's been nearly a decade since I've built a full ATX system. It's been laptops, mATX, or ITX for me. But, thanks to some really great luck, I just got a system from work that I'm free to use. But, it's evident that when it was built 7 years ago, it was over specced and half-assed in its...
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    The best PC case I ever owned was a...

    My favorite that I built for myself was either the CoolerMaster ATC-111BXJ, followed closedly by the CoolerMaster Praetorian. If I could have mixed it, with the front USB of the Praetorian with the black anodized w/ door of the 111BXJ, I'd have been ecstatic. But, those are builds from 15...
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    WTTF: Gaming laptop. I've got non-gaming laptops, storage servers, etc.

    I've been trying to pivot away from my more "homelab network" setup for a while, but I've honestly not really cared enough to try that hard, given that I've been out of town more than I've been in. Looking at a new setup, I could spend hundreds on a new gaming Ryzen system, but honestly, I see...
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    2-in-1 Laptop/Tablet Suggestions?

    I've hated the Surface computers ever since work started using the SP4. If I HAD to have that form factor, Dell's Latitude 5290 2-in-1 would be my choice. On site warranty/repair instead of mailing off the Surface, better port selection, better keyboard/touchpad. It's a step down in screen...
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    What laptop manufactuers have battery software to control battery charge, besides Dell?

    Huawei has one. I've got mine set to run the battery lifetime optimized mode, charging only when it reaches less than 40%, and only charge to 70%. I'd like to see more options like that. I mostly use mine at my desk, so the few times I plan on using it away from an outlet I can just set my...
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    Town Rejects Comcast and Chooses to Build Its Own Broadband Network

    There's a county cooperative here that grew out of an old ISP. Its charter was to get broadband out to the county. Then it became fiber. Rural was still priority #1, but at the end it came back and laid fiber in town. I've had gigabit service for not quite a year at this point, but I'm paying...
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    Half Life is Officially 20 Years Old Today

    I now have a desire to build a new PC.
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    Recommendations Small, cheap windows laptop with rj45

    We used the 430 G1-G3 before switching to the 3380. In all honesty, that G5 sounds nicer than the 3380s we've used. Not sure about the 3390s, but I don't remember the 3380 have M.2 + 2.5" capability, where the G3 at least did. But, it still had a TN screen on the ones we were buying. Just please...
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    Longshot: FT: New 65W & 2 90W AC adapters. I'm looking for a couple of 65W or 90W USB-C

    Found out that I can just pick up a Dell adapter to USB-C adapter for like $20. I just picked it up
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    Recommendations Small, cheap windows laptop with rj45

    We've got 3380s at work. That's what we've switched to for our remote-in systems. 1080p, SSD, RJ45. Definitely take a look at those. Dell's outlet would be perfect if you're not worried about matching things exactly.
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    Issues with new cluster and migration.

    So, the original thing in this post never fixed it...but since this is still front page and relevant, I'll just expand on this rather than posting a new one. I'm shifting the 1650 to gaming. I wasn't using it since clustering never really worked properly. The 3620 is going back to the...
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    FS Alienware steam machine i3

    Is that 1060 still available? Do you know if it's a 3GB or 6GB? I'm very interested.
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    FS 580 8gb/1060 3gb/DDR4/Xeons X79, X58

    Looks like the 580 probably takes an 8 pin power connector. I only have a 6 available. Would the 1060 happen to have a 6 pin power connector?
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    FT: Laptops, SSDs, Servers, etc.

    I'm going to have a bit of a list to go through...I apologize for not having everything organized and sorted ahead of time. Expect additions. I'll get pictures up hopefully Tuesday evening. I've got them taken, I just need to find a host that doesn't suck now that Photobucket is worthless. I'm...
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    FS 580 8gb/1060 3gb/DDR4/Xeons X79, X58

    I'm looking into upgrading an Ivy Bridge system. Still have those RX580s?
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    Which laptop XPS 13 or Matebook X Pro?

    I just picked up a MateBook X Pro and got it yesterday. I don't have the latest XPS 13, although I've used the previous generation ones at work, and got to play with the newest convertible a few weeks ago. I'm very happy with the MBXP's build quality. I couldn't care less about the webcam, and...
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    bf1942 is back online

    I know what I'm doing this weekend. I don't know what I want more...Desert Combat mod and going from either wiping the floor in Apache duels with the joystick jockeys at LAN parties and making my gunner nauseous from flying backwards up a mountain then spinning nose down to unload all the...
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    Issues with new cluster and migration.

    Thanks, I'll give that a shot!
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    What bag are you carrying around your gear in?

    I've been using this for a 2013 MacBook Pro Retina (15), a 2015 Lenovo Thinkpad P50, an now a 2017 Dell Latitude 7480. I've always had good luck with Ogio's products. Been using them for 15 years now...
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    Issues with new cluster and migration.

    I've got VCSA 6.7 set up on a Precision 3620 with local SSD storage. I was trying to update, but can't put the machine in maintenance mode while the VCSA is online. So, I picked up a T1650 to add to my home lab. It's an Ivy Bridge with half the RAM, and only a single 256GB SSD. More than enough...
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    Got a VMUG Advantage membership. Setting up a VCSA, it's complaining about licensing

    So, a couple weeks ago, I convinced work to get me a VMUG advantage membership for the training purposes. I've set up VCSA 6.7, but something I've run into that's not quite acting right is licensing. I'm getting an alert that "There are vCenter Server systems with expired or expiring licenses...
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    Advice on 2-in-1 laptop

    I'd hit up Lenovo's Outlet and look for a Thinkpad Yoga with a 1080p screen. Those will have Wacom pen support. I've got a Yoga 260 at work, and love it.
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    Looking to buy a laptop for college bound son

    Look at the Dell Latitude 7390. Comparable specs to the XPS 13, but USB A ports, and standard 3 year warranty instead of 1.
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    Has anyone been able to successfully deploy new AMD drivers remotely & silently?

    We have a refresh in a couple weeks to push out an upgrade from Solidworks 2017 to 2018, and with that, I need to push out new drivers. I've got the setup working properly for Quadros, but I'm stuck on the FirePros. Granted, of the 39 W4100s that we have that are eligible for upgrade (the...
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    Small & powerful, but good battery life alterntive to 7490?

    Oh, we use those at work. Not a fucking chance. We have had so many Surface issues that I won't touch one. I'd give it back if it was given to me.