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    Headless AMD - mATX without GPU?

    I know it's not on your list, but my ASRock Fatal1ty B350 ITX runs without a GPU. I used it for my server/router with a 3600 for quite some time. Only used a GPU to setup, swapped it out for a dual SFP+ card after setup was finished. Now it runs a 5600G, which makes the GPU question for me a bit...
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    The new Intel i226-V / i226-LM / i226-IT NICs

    I don't have anything useful to add, just that if Intel is still fixing their MAC/PHY problems, then that likely means Raptor Lake chipsets won't have a 2.5GbE MAC integrated yet (or not enabled). This will continue to leave a slight barrier to universal adoption.
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    (US) 90 dollar Wyse 5070 Thin client/mini-server?

    Some thoughts: Apparently, the M.2 drive's standoff is a 6-32 4mm standoff. Used to be a common PC standoff, before M.3 4mm standoffs became more common. The part number is printed in the silkscreen, 7W94R, but good luck sourcing it. Seems to be a 3rd party screw kit on Amazon that has a 6-32...
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    New Router Suggestions (Multi-Gig/10 GbE)

    I have been looking at the Lazer3D HT5 case for a pair of very similarly-goaled builds. Just cannot really stomach the >$100 price for a plastic case at the moment.
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    Best low power SFP+ cards

    Agreed. However, some extra notes: That 3.8W spec is for the CX3, not total system power. Even with ASPM (etc), the total system's power increase will be theoretically higher than 3.8W (loss in PSU, more SoC/NB resources to support maintaining a PCIe link, etc). Mellanox/Nvidia specs usually...
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    SFP+ cards with ASPM support?

    My ConnectX 4 Lx seems to have it, but I cannot really prove it based on the limited expressions of Windows (powercfg /energy only shows if it is disabled, but it won't say if it's working). Also a lspci dump of a CX4Lx from here seems to indicate it has ASPM L1 support...
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    (US) 90 dollar Wyse 5070 Thin client/mini-server?

    It's in the manual, afaik. The cross slot on that cutout is where you insert a screwdriver to help gain leverage.
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    How important is the GPU in a new DIY media server build?

    Also, see if you really need that transcoding at all. All of my clients are PCs that can easily handle just about anything. For phones, I really don't care if the quality is all that great on a small screen. Though if I'm ever using my phone for watching media, I'm likely unable to access my...
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    Two Fanless Intel Celeron N5105 4x 2.5GbE Options Reviewed

    It seems almost everything draws more power at idle nowadays. From my existing and ongoing testing, I know that my 3400G was just more efficient than my 3600 at being my general homelab server. My server is not 100% idle, but is not being pegged at 100% on any core, either. Closer to 1-2% on...
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    (US) 90 dollar Wyse 5070 Thin client/mini-server?

    If it helps, the memory sticks have smbus addresses too (where their memory timing profiles and sometimes RGB controllers are accessed). Given both of us saw the white/amber blink pattern give a memory POST code, maybe different sticks of ram may work? Only bother trying this if you already have...
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    (US) 90 dollar Wyse 5070 Thin client/mini-server?

    Ran into this exact issue before. No real resolution was achieved, since I could much more simply swap cards into working machines. Dell X520 cards are cheaper on ebay for good reason. AFAIK, their firmware (dell variant of the firmware and rom [separate, afaik]) instantiates at SMBUS addresses...
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    (US) 90 dollar Wyse 5070 Thin client/mini-server?

    Neither will fit without modification, afaik. Low profile cards have a main body less than 2.5" wide (not including PCIe fingers or the bracket). 2.5" drives are... well... Wyse 5070 extended only supports low profile, single slot cards.
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    (US) 90 dollar Wyse 5070 Thin client/mini-server?

    If the sata drive is installed, try removing it? Mine exhibited similar symptoms with one Intel X520 card (Dell variant) but was fine with another.
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    (US) 90 dollar Wyse 5070 Thin client/mini-server?

    There are now three versions of Win IoT, and afaik, at least two of them run on x86. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/iot/product-family/windows-iot and I do not know which one came on the Wyse 5070.
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    MikroTik CRS504-4XQ-IN A 4x 100GbE Switch at Under 45W

    If the totals add up generously, that still is 12x25GbE, which is 4 short. Unless if there is some sort of line card converter (similar to PIPE) that adapts the many 10GbE to 4x25GbE. Either that, or I am badly missing something obvious.
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    (US) 90 dollar Wyse 5070 Thin client/mini-server?

    Same, so I tested a Mediatek RZ608 and it works in the M.2 A+E slot.
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    EliteDesk 705 G4 R5-2400GE 16GB RAM 256GB SSD $200

    Probably :D But if it helps with noise reduction, I'd say it's well done. I am glad to hear there are ways to reduce fan noise. I have a Prodesk 600 G2, and its fan is easily the loudest part of my environment. The unloaded fan is quiet, but the airflow restriction of the heatsink makes it...
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    getting fiber

    In addition, it also depends on your ISP. Some will let you replace their ONT with your own equipment, some will not. That will somewhat affect your potential equipment and configuration choices. How much WiFi coverage are you looking at? A small apartment or flat? A large dwelling in the hills...
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    Reasonably quiet 10 GB switch

    I do not have the answer to your question, only more questions. Are you looking for RJ45 or SFP+? Does it all have to be one switch? Are you looking for real L3 features or will L2/L2+(or "beta quality" L3) be enough? There is the option of MLAG-ing a bunch of QNAP IM1200-8C (8 combo + 4 SFP+)...
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    Dell Wyse 5070 / 5070 extended thin clients

    I did not. Thanks for bringing this up. I will try it in the future, as part of diagnosing the issue. Rest of my diagnosis from previous days is dumped below: The card eventually worked in an ASRock AB350, so I have to assume there was some SMBus/I2C device on several of my machines that was...