Recent content by Quasduco

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    Gigabyte R180-F34 1U Server (2011-3) $94-109 + Shipping

    I used the BIOS and firmware files from here on my rev 1 boards (caveat emptor): MD90-FS0 (rev. 1.1) | Server Motherboard - GIGABYTE Philippines
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    Gigabyte R180-F34 1U Server (2011-3) $94-109 + Shipping

    I couldn't get the WebUI to do the BMC flash for me, so I just made a freedos thumb drive and flashed my 3 that way. Smooth as silk. I love these, and am really fighting not getting 2 more - I honestly like them better than my Supermicro and Quanta servers!
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    Gigabyte R180-F34 1U Server (2011-3) $94-109 + Shipping

    I kept watching the tinyminimicro series Patrick is doing, and really trying to make myself go that route, but I want a fast SAN, so no go there... So, I'm in for 3 of these bad boys. Did OBO at $85x3, accepted late night within an hour. Praying they're not too loud!
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    I am now the happy owner of an ICX6610-48P thanks to this thread! Already enjoying the PoE life with less power cords to deal with! Next step - it's finally time to pull the trigger on a rack cabinet...!
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    FINAL Bachelor Build - Xeon D vSAN Cluster

    Heat sinks, if glued, are epoxied to processors, which is expected and designed for.
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    FINAL Bachelor Build - Xeon D vSAN Cluster

    Just me, I'd never epoxy anything to a motherboard - too delicate...
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    FINAL Bachelor Build - Xeon D vSAN Cluster

    I'd cut up a Manila file folder into a duct and see how that does.
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    Supermicro X10QBL fitting case? (Rosewill Blackhawk Ultra maybe?).

    Rosewill says no - max is HPTX: 13.6in. x 15in. Rosewill BlackHawk-Ultra - Full Tower Gaming Computer Case - 8 Preinstalled Cooling Fans Your board is - 16.79" x 16.4" Personally, I think if you have gone that big on a system, use the proper case - Supermicro | Products | Chassis | 4U |...
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    Daily use CPU advice

    Those are power hungry beasts - I am surprised to see their recommendation...
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    Daily use CPU advice

    A pair of L5630s would run $20-25, so that would be my vote. 40W, plenty of power.
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    chune's house build

    I've tried that with current Proxmox and OS X with no success. :confused:
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    SAS Controller to Maximize Expander

    Why are you bothering to pay more for something that you can't even use?
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    100GB SAS Enterprise SSD Sandisk Optimus Extreme $49.99+$5 s/h

    From their data sheet - "EverGuard Technology protects against loss of user data in the event of unexpected power interruptions using a 3rd generation backup power circuit design and high- reliability discrete capacitors."
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    Intel Xeon E5-2670 Deal and Price Tracking

    There are a decent number of video games that are actually GPU bound, and when you run into them, the CPU usage will be far lower. Can you, list which games are "heavily CPU-based", "heavily GPU-based", or both? - Forums - PCPartPicker - not an "authoritative" source, I know...
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    NAS/Router build list

    Well, unfortunately, you chose a v1 cpu, and a v3 motherboard, which aren't compatible. Your selected motherboard has 8 Sata ports via sas, but you have 4 sas to 4 sata cables listed, you can only use 2. If you are just using Sata drives, then use the onboard Sata ports for the remaining 8...