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    Best Micro Desktop for mom, $300US range. Need some options!

    Soooo why don't you just pickup a NUC? the quad core Pentiums have plenty of performance for her needs and SSDs have never been cheaper. Moms LOVE tiny PCs and do not care if they lost a tiny amount of performance per dollar that they were never going to notice anyway. If you're worried about...
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    3 Slot "MATX" motherboard in Ncase M1

    Nice! Had not previously heard of the QNAP NIC/M.2 Card. Too bad it doesn't appear to be supported by Synology. Their lack of a NAS that supports NVMe caching AND 10Gbit is a pretty gaping hole in their lineup. That said, obviously a single PCIe x4 slot can't handle that much simultaneous...
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    3 Slot "MATX" motherboard in Ncase M1

    huntk So what's the word on the mATX M1? I saw the imgr posts, but no build log. How'd it go? Did I read correctly that you mounted the PSU directly to the frame with one screw? What did you end up doing with the extra PCIe lanes?
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    SilverStone SX650-G Dual EPS

    Yeah, it wasn't actually made available until about the 2nd week January. Right after my post. I was one of the first people I saw to order it on Jan 7. It's been working great in my Cerberus X. Pretty quiet. Cables could be a tiny bit longer though. The Cerberus X is obviously a larger...
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    Corsair SF600 (2018) 600W SFX Power Supply Review @ [H]

    Oh yeah, let me tell you all about my plans of slapping an 18-core, $2K CPU into a single PCIe slot motherboard and mounting a heatsink the size of a basketball to it! Joking, but honestly, I think that Intel's crumbling usefulness in the HEDT realm will end up killing it or forcing them to...
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    SilverStone SX650-G Dual EPS

    Well I need it. FYI, Corsair is apparently releasing a 750W SFX unit that will support dual EPS sometime soon, probably announced around CES. Although depending on timing, I may skip the SFX PSU altogether and just buy the HDPLEX 400W HiFi DC-ATX and 400W AC-DC kit. HDPLEX is perfectly willing...
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    Recommended PSU for Dual System Rig

    Not sure which calculators you've been using, but I'm a big fan of the eXtreme Outer Vision Power Supply Calculator: https://outervision.com/power-supply-calculator Very granular. Allows for overclocked CPU/GPU power estimations. Otherwise, seems like a pretty awesome system if you've got the...
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    Massdrop Vast: 35" VA 3440x1440 100Hz Freesync $549

    Yeah because Freesync is so relevant with AMD putting out such garbage low performance/high wattage GPU's and selling all of 5 of them to reviewers before the rest of their stock goes to miners. Maybe one day, long after Vega is a bad memory, AMD will be able to compete in the high perf GPU...
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    LG 38UC99 - 37.5'' 3840x1600 75Hz IPS FreeSync

    I assume you're talking about the one in Fairfax? I saw the 38" on display there awhile back. Looks nice, and if I gamed more than I needed screen real estate I might be tempted, but as long as I can pickup 39-43" 60Hz displays for around $300, I don't see the need to drop over a grand on a...
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    LG 38UC99 - 37.5'' 3840x1600 75Hz IPS FreeSync

    Do what I did when I was considering my first 40ish" 4K display. Pull the physical dimensions of the display and cut out a cardboard box to match the height/width. Set it up on your desk and sit in front of it. I'm on my 3rd...
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    The Secret Service Has Lost 1,024 Computers Since 2001

    They needed ghost guns for sanctioned assassinations?
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    The Secret Service Has Lost 1,024 Computers Since 2001

    What incompetent dick heads. Take it as a hint that you're in a dead end career field and get busy retraining. Fully backs my primary issue with anyone in accounting or HR though, they took that job because they weren't qualified to do anything else.
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    The Secret Service Has Lost 1,024 Computers Since 2001

    Honestly, I'm amazed at the relatively low tablet loss. As for your servers, I've got a Skull Canyon NUC that I'm thinking about trying out as an ESXi server for the house, maybe they are doing something like that? It's about the size of a notepad...
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    Deleting Facebook App Could Save 20 Percent Of Your Android's Battery Life

    I am almost positive that 20% is an overly conservative number. For general quality of life improvement. I can't speak to the battery life improvement as I have been begrudgingly running the Facebook Lite app pretty much since ver. 1.0.
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    Microsoft To Showcase New Surface PC, Other Hardware At Oct 26th Event

    I'm surprised that there doesn't seem to be more fanfare or speculative interest in the Surface Book follow up. I've never particularly cared for the Surface Pro line of tablets that want to be laptops, and couldn't really care less about another AiO to hit the market and immediately be...
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    Intel C2750 8-core Atom Questions

    Obviously this proc line will be amazing once it hits the market in a more "mainstream" fashion, with more than a couple SuperMicro & ASRock boards as your only option. But I am coming from a more PC background than a server background. So what I want to know is how well something like the...
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    Lian-Li PC-Q25

    If I could fit my whole build into an enclosure similar to that though... That would be pretty cool!
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    Lian-Li PC-Q25

    So how does that work exactly? You have to have a port multiplier coming off the back of that box and somehow routing into your workstation case? It is all run across a USB connection? Just trying to figure out how this would look. Not big on the idea of having an extra box tethered via a...
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    Lian-Li PC-Q25

    How well do you think that that C2750 would do with video encoding/transcoding? I also have a Media Ripper build I've had on the back burner that I was thinking about doing with a small(ish) mATX board, an i7-4765T, 6 Optical drives, and 4 small Velociraptors running in RAID10 for the temp...
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    Lian-Li PC-Q25

    Dual LAN, Quad DIMMs with LoVoDDR3 support AND 12 SATA ports, all in a mini-ITX board!?! Nice! Too bad it isn't using a more traditional socketed x87 northbridge. Had to do some research on that proc, very interesting, I didn't know that the server grade Atom processors were getting so...
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    Lian-Li PC-Q25

    Yes, because I need 44 TB's... Haha, I worry about what I would do with that much storage. I would just have to get into some sort of trouble, just to find something to copy. I've been thinking about getting into web storage hosting anyway. Haha, I wouldn't have any way to connect them...
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    Lian-Li PC-Q25

    Great looking build ewok! quick question though... Could you fit 9? haha. I won't have any need for the PCIe expansion slot, and would be using an onboard mSATA SSD for the OS, so I was thinking the area directly below the PSU and CPU (where your first Hitachi is sitting) could that area...
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    I am looking for a router case

    The Streacom FC2 hasn't been released yet, but chances are, it will cost anywhere from $150-300. Streacom makes nice cases, but I just don't understand what makes them worth the inflated price. Another good option would be Realans cases. Specifically, their E-Q3i, which unfortunately...
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    Smallest HTPC

    Currently Mushkin has a 480 GB mSATA drive if you are up for paying crazy prices for unecessary storage. Networked storage would most likely serve you best for media storage in this instance.
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    8 port Non-RAID card suggestions?

    So would anyone have any suggestions on a dedicated 8 port SATA controller? Doesn't have to be RAID, doesn't even really have to be 6Gbit/s considering even 12x BD-ROMs tap out at a theoretical 432Mbit/s. I wouldn't even saturate one channel, if I could guarantee ATAPI support, I'd even go for...
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    Smallest HTPC

    Pretty much, the addition of two USB 3.0 ports are the big win for me. Technically, with a couple DisplayLink DL-3900 compatible USB Display adaptors, you could power a sweet 6 screen desktop. Not for gaming of course, but for productivity, document editing, stock trading, etc. Hell, you...
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    8 port Non-RAID card suggestions?

    Yeah, that came up in my research and was why I mentioned it in the OP. I've come across others that made that mistake. Of course SATA specific cards are not industry standard and as such aren't as supported. It makes sense considering how much space you can save with SAS connections along with...
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    8 port Non-RAID card suggestions?

    My original plan was to run the Optical drives off of the native ports, the OS drive off of a mSATA SSD, and go hardware RAID controller for the VelociRaptors. But the motherboard I have in mind (BOXDH87RL), and currently the only useful LGA 1150 mATX board on the market with a useable...
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    8 port Non-RAID card suggestions?

    It's not long term space. I have around 7TB's of storage sitting around and plenty available for actual library storage. I wouldn't waste 4 VelociRaptors in storage space. It's just temp storage for a few days at a time between offloading the finished rips to my media storage and making room...
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    8 port Non-RAID card suggestions?

    Hey guys, I am speccing out a build for a media ripper machine and need an extra 8 ports just for the optical drives. I don't need RAID, I just need full "ATAPI" compatibility and a cheap price. For background, here's a rough sketchout of my build: CPU: i7 4765T MB: BOXDH87RL RAM...
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    Smallest HTPC

    A quick LINK for the full breakdown of the Gigabyte BRIX specs. I think it would be a pretty awesome HTPC, although I don't fully trust Ivy Bridge GPU for all HTPC duties. Personally I'm hoping for a Haswell replacement soon. Then I'm definitely picking one up. Even thinking about making it...
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    Smallest HTPC

    Alright, for all those that think the intel NUC's are small (0.509 Liters), check out the new BRIX models that Gigabyte just announced. 0.368 Liters of tiny, USB 3.0, goodness! Hopefully they will get on the ball about updating to Haswell soon.
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    Smallest HTPC

    RAMDisk? RAM is so cheap, why not? I use a 26GB RAMDisk in my current HTPC for Live TV Buffer, recording buffer, etc.
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    Smallest HTPC

    I'd wait and pickup a Haswell NUC when they drop most likely in the next month or two. They'll probably be using the 4X70R BGA "Iris Pro" chips with more than enough CPU & GPU umph to handle anything you need. Just like the current model NUC's they won't be the bargin basement cheapest...
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    The Highest-Paid College Majors

    Hah, I make more than the Petroleum Engineer's starting pay, my job title is "Network Engineer" and I don't have my associates yet. No replacement for military experience and a little networking in the right location. I do need to get off my ass and knock out my last couple classes before my...
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    Galaxy S4 vs. 50 Cal Sniper Rifle

    Depends on where your plan is based. I think you might have better luck in Kandahar...
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    FM2 ITX

    Now that Newegg has the ASRock board in stock, has anyone seen any others? The MSI A75IA-E53/Zotac A75-ITX WiFi/Sapphire Pure Platinum A75T/Gigabyte/Asus/ECS/Jetway/Biostar/Foxconn?
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    FM2 ITX

    Not yet, although I found info on the Overclockers.UK site LINK and it looks like at least people in the UK are getting some ITX love. Here is a list of all of the announced or spied boards I've found so far: ASRock: FM2A75M-ITX MSI: A85IA-53 Zotac: A75-ITX WiFi Sapphire: Pure Platinum...
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    Best Available Low Profile GPU ?

    Any luck finding anything more powerful than the 6750? Thinking about running a hybrid xfire setup with my soon-to-be-built trinity HTPC if the coupled 7660D doesn't satisfy me. I was hoping that the onboard GPU would be able to successfully overtake current gen consoles, but judging from the...
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    20GB Ram Disk - I7-3930K Quad Channel

    Sooo... Thread resurrection. Have you ever gotten around to reviewing different RAMDisk software using your Quad channel setup? I am always amazed at how little research and testing has been done in the RAMDisk world. The only semi-comprehensive review group I've ever come across in the...
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