Hey NetJunkie, what do you think of the 1155 socket board MBD-X9SCM-F-O? My only gripe is that there is no driver for the secondary NIC. It uses two different Intel NICs. What's your opinion on it? Would you recommend your setup over something that uses the 1155 socket at this point and time?
Awesome to hear you're going to get the SG300. That is next on my hit list. Just got my second NIC for my ESXi boxWaiting on a Cisco NFR order to get my SG300 switch but in the mean time a friend gave me 3 NIB Linksys SD2008 8-port Gb switches to help offload some stuff. Opened one and it had a European power adapter in it. Other two are fine...
Awesome to hear you're going to get the SG300. That is next on my hit list. Just got my second NIC for my ESXi box
You need to go in to BIOS and tell it to use the virtual CD-ROM as the boot device.
Yeah..they beep a few times.
EDIT: The virtual cd-rom will only show up in BIOS if you have one mounted. Unmount it and it goes away and defaults back to something else.
You have a problem. CPU on mine doesn't go red unless it's really doing 100%. Check your cooler.
Your i7 will work just fine for a test lab. Unless your test lab will include heavy VMs like a database server or whatever.
I built a really quiet rig using:
IPC-4080 4U case
two 5-in-3 SATA drive enclosures
and I swapped out the fans with quiet 92mm fans because the stock ones are really loud.
eight SATA drives plus a CPU fan and an under-volted 120mm on the PCI slots and the drive noise is the loudest part of the rig.