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    Intel 7700k to AMD 5900x

    The 5900X can walk and chew gum. The 7700K can't. I did this switch for general office work and don't regret it for a moment.
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    Best 27-32" Productivity Monitor [edit: 1440p only]

    For office use with Windows, there's no reason to choose a low pixel-density display. Scaling is pixel-perfect. You might also consider 28/4K IPS panels as a middle-ground. I use 4 27s, but might have settled on 28" if that had been available.
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    43" monitor for programming

    I recently settled on a Sony X800E for similar purposes. I've no idea if it fits your long list of specifications, but with the exception of BGR pixel layout, it's one of the best IPS panels in this size I've seen. Brightness, color gamut, and linearity are all excellent.
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    RAID failure during OCE

    I have online backups of all the "important" data, but not of many media files. I do have the initial array configuration. Update for anyone in a similar situation-- Adaptec insisted I use the original 6-drive scheme. The logical device creation failed, so I Uninitialized and Reinitialized...
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    RAID failure during OCE

    So, I did something dumb and want to review the recovery plan before I do something equally dumb. I had this configuration: Server 2019 Adaptec 71605 6x6TB in RAID-6 And I did this: 1. Updated the card's firmware 2. Installed the most recent version of MaxView listed for the drive (2014) 3...
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    Wanting to buy & build my first DIY NAS, can you help out? (Parts advice)

    You may find 10Gb disappointing in practice. While a single large sequential write to an unoccupied HDD-based array may well saturate 1Gb, smaller files and concurrent writes radically lower throughput; bandwidth would not be a limiting factor for the scenario you're positing. It's also probable...
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    Wanting to buy & build my first DIY NAS, can you help out? (Parts advice)

    I did this six months ago. This is the build: I strongly recommend used server parts and ECC memory instead of desktop components. I've had plenty of desktop-based file servers. This one has been significantly more reliable than all of them. It also has IPMI, so I can hide it in a closet...
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    Wasabi Mango UHD430 REAL4K HDMI 2.0

    I updated immediately on receiving the screen. The burn-in appeared to be temporary, but I didn't run it long enough to find out.
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    Dream Monitor

    I'd like a VR headset with about double the resolution of the current models, eye-tracking for dynamic detail rendering, and viewing angles of 180 degrees on both axes. Nvidia's multiprojection seems like it'd actually make this feasible.
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    computex 2016 display roundup

    That Asus ProArt screen is pretty impressive. The specs mirror Dell's UP3216Q save for the 5K, though. I'm mostly interested to see if this new panel is the first one over 30" with decent color uniformity.
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    Wasabi Mango UHD430 REAL4K HDMI 2.0

    After discovering image retention, I've downgraded my review rating to three stars. It doesn't appear to be as severe as what's been reported with the Dell, but finding it at all is disappointing. The screen is going back. I did a few more trials for input lag. I'm finding that it varies from...
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    Wasabi Mango UHD430 REAL4K HDMI 2.0

    I reviewed this one on Amazon. Amazon.com: D. Alexander's review of WASABI MANGO UHD430 REAL 4K HDMI 2.0 43" L... Debating whether I want to keep it. The question is whether any other panel is likely to do any better with color shifts. I just ordered a Dell UP3216Q for comparison.
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    So, be honest, does the resolution bother you?

    I spent about 20 minutes with a Gear VR via an S6. It felt like looking through a VHS camcorder. I've no idea how the 'real' rigs compare, but I wanted at least a factor of two increase in linear density.
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    Intel 750 POS x2 drives

    You'll notice a difference if your system is a web server for Google. Otherwise, no, you shouldn't.
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    Dell Quad M.2 PCIe card.

    Incredible numbers, though I can't think of what I'd use 2TB of 8 GB/s storage for. I'd be tempted to spend the money on a server board with a whole pile of RAM instead. An interesting real-world test would be to have Photoshop use the array as a scratch disk. Then see how much slower things get...
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    Intel 750 POS x2 drives

    I think you need to actually test your PSU. Microcenter has a little $10 gadget that'll read the voltages off your mainboard connector. You might also consider a Samsung 950 in a PCIe NVMe adapter in place of the Intel.
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    6700K hitting 95C immediately

    At the moment, I have the 5820K at 4.4, all cores, adaptive voltage with max set to 1.31V. At 1.3V, I could complete benchmarks at 4.7 and it would lock at 4.8. This seems about typical. Temperatures with the Scythe and a single slow 120mm push fan start at mid-60s under load, eventually rising...
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    What case design do you want to see made?

    I considered that board when I was putting together my current NAS. It's underpowered for the price. DDR3 memory. Marvell add-on controllers. Supermicro's X10SDV series is much more compelling, except that it needs an HBA for more than 6 SATA ports. If you want 10GBe, you therefore need to buy...
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    Galaxy S4 dying slowly, recommendations?

    I really want to recommend the Nexus 5X. Pity about the SD card and battery.
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    Looking for 8-7 inch tablet suggestions

    SAMOLED is great at night. You can dim the brightness down to almost nothing. That's a killer feature over any LCD tablet to me.
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    Intel i7 3960x worth it?

    Various Xeon engineering samples on the 2011v3 platform (e.g., the 12C E5-2658) will leave this chip behind in multicore workloads for the same price. I don't consider it a moral burden to buy one, though some may differ.
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    Galaxy S4 dying slowly, recommendations?

    TouchWiz sucks. Try the LG G4. New Other LG G4 5.5" 32GB Hexa-Core 4G LTE GSM Unlocked Black US Model for $279.99 + FS (quickshipelectronics via eBay) 04-10-2016 $280 new, $175ish used.
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    [H]ard Forum Storage Showoff Thread

    What's prompting the migration from BTRFS?
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    What case design do you want to see made?

    I'd like to see a NAS design based on Antec's ISK-600M. There are no small mATX cases designed for storage. Fractal's 804 is larger than an ATX case. Particular to the Antec, the upward-facing motherboard mount makes for easy build. The bottom section could hold 9-12 3.5" drives, ideally...
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    Western Digital Red 8TB Video Review

    > I need to figure out a way to let them know that they really need to check this one out before they put in on the shelf ... This isn't novel to Best Buy. Tell them exactly what happened.
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    Yet more troubles with RAID 5 stability

    Check the System section of Event Viewer for logs. If the system isn't configured to halt on BSOD, it's easy to miss them. Check your PSU under load. It could well be that the stress is pulling it out of spec. Then re-architect your storage approach. If you care about your data, stop using...
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    Inexpensive ZFS or BTRFS build

    Ah. Not a bad deal given that it comes with a decent case. Still, no IPMI with the Pentium, and it's a pretty weak spec.
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    Inexpensive ZFS or BTRFS build

    From what I can tell, the T20 is much more expensive, much slower in multi-core workloads, and a similar platform save for the addition of USB 3.0. Is there a better source for them than EBay?
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    Inexpensive ZFS or BTRFS build

    I recently ordered these parts for a BTRFS build: Xeon X3450 LGA 1156 (5000ish in Passmark) Supermicro X8SIL-F mATX (IPMI, 4 DIMMs, 4 PCIe) Samsung 4 x 8GB DDR3-1333 ECC RAM Dell XR997 10 GBe (modified to lower the fan speed) All of the above was $195. Then I bought four White Label 6TB 7200...
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    Seagate/Samsung Momentus ST4000LM016

    If it is indeed PMR, an enterprise version of this would be a pretty wicked NAS drive.
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    6700K hitting 95C immediately

    I've never heard of an intentionally concave heatsink. Convex, yes, but concave wouldn't make sense because the majority of the heat is coming from the middle of the heat spreader. I'm looking forward to giving the Scythe a go (assuming I can still fit my RAM under it). Had to buy an adapter...
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    6700K hitting 95C immediately

    As of now, my plan is to use a Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B with two fans. It's an 850g heatsink I've had on an overclocked 875K for years with a single 600 RPM fan. That chip never breaks 65C. The 212 Evo will be repurposed to an X3450 Xeon rig. Liquid cooling may be in the cards if the Scythe isn't...
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    Are Gigabyte mobs still the bast for mackintosh?

    Yes to Gigabyte, though Skylake isn't recommended because OSX doesn't fully support it out of the box yet. (This wouldn't stop me from assembling a Skylake build, just be aware you'll have to do more tweaking in the short-term.) Other things to avoid would be X99 (possible only with...
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    6700K hitting 95C immediately

    An update on this-- I ultimately returned the 6700K in favor of a 5820K. Entirely new platform, this time with a water-cooling kit. Using more heatsink paste definitely helped, but I was still in the high 80s. I haven't assembled the new system yet. I imagine the larger die will help offset the...
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    6700K hitting 95C immediately

    I'll try both suggestions. I'm done exchanging things, I didn't see anything that suggested QC variance. They were all bad.
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    6700K hitting 95C immediately

    Alright. Heatsink is lapped. 320/400/1000 grit. Not a mirror shine, but smooth to the touch and flat according to my razor. Mounted on a new 6700K with a small divot of Artic Silver, all cores idle around 20C. Prime95 immediately pushes them to 90C. Temps rise to 93C, then the CPU makes a...
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    6700K hitting 95C immediately

    Araxie, I've actually got it on an antistatic mat. I checked out two replacement CPUs at Microcenter. Both had, to a greater or lesser extent, the same concavity. I bought some plate glass and sanding paper, so the first thing to try is cleaning up the stock base of the heatsink. Then crossing...
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    6700K hitting 95C immediately

    Good call on the razor, I was only using a metal ruler. Both surfaces are concave. The heatsink has one corner that warps concave just a bit; it took a few tries to catch this. With the CPU OTOH, the concavity is consistent across the surface and was immediately evident. Which is annoying. I'm...
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    6700K hitting 95C immediately

    I'm looking for direction on how best to deal with a cooling problem with a new system. I had a 3770K with a 212 Evo cooler with two 120mm fans. Overclocked, it wouldn't break 80C in any test. Room is 72F. I upgraded to a 6700K and kept the same cooler. After the initial install with a mild...
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    Before asking NCASE about Micro-ATX...

    Have you guys seen this case before? It's called the Naratech I-1AL. I found it while looking for the Jonsbo U3 on EBay, one of the few alternative mATX cases that doesn't fall into the 'large black rectangle' aesthetic. Seems nice, though too expensive for an impulse buy. Any thoughts on the...
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