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    Backplane with 4x SFF-8643 how to connect?

    Considering a 3U case that has a backplane for SAS/SATA that comes with 4x SFF-8643 connectors on it. 16 ports total. Going to use SAS drives that are 12gbps. Planning on connecting it to a raid card but for the life of me can't tell what kind of cables I need. Haven't figured out the raid...
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    Mellanox ConnectX-3 Showing wrong bus type

    I just installed a Mellanox ConnectX-3 two port in my Windows 2016 server. Haven't installed the fiber cable or SFP+ transceivers yet, however the Bus Type is showing as x8 when I know it's x16 slot any idea what's up or is that just because it's the max the card supports so the "card" is x8...
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    Supermicro 2U PSU for ATX MB?

    I am conceptualizing right now a new 2U for my rack rendering workstation. Doing this is part for fun and part for it's intended use and part to keep noise down. I want to buy my own chassis and E-ATX motherboard, RTX GPU but the problem is the power supply. I'm thinking my power needs are...