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  1. marcoi

    Recommend me a UPS for home lab

    I want to change out my UPS and need some recommendations based on some specs i would like in the UPS. Not in any order. Software that works with VMware 7.x - must be simple and not scripts running on a windows vm thing. I want something like VM app or something that talks directly to vcenter...
  2. marcoi

    Home network redo of 2021

    I am in the process of upgrading my home network for this year. I am moving to 10GB and also want to redo the networking to make it more efficient etc. My house had some networking done prior to my purchase. I think its all cat 5e. It setup where ports are around the kitchen area, living room...
  3. marcoi

    2020 New Desktop Build Work Log for a Dual system

    Build’s Name: Ettin (AKA The Two-Headed Giant) Build one: Operating System/ Storage Platform: Windows 10 pro CPU: Ryzen 9 3900x Motherboard: Gigabyte x570 Aorus Master Chassis: Phanteks Enthoo 719 Drives: 2 of Corsair Force Series MP600 1TB RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 128GB (4 x 32GB) 288-Pin...
  4. marcoi

    Issues with my intel e-2176G / Setup

    This morning I woke up to my internet being down. Upon investigating my primary server running my pfsense/internet vms crashed. I spend the day swapping out the MB with a spare, testing with different configurations and such. Final test was to disable cpu features since i did not have a spare...
  5. marcoi

    2020 - Show off your Home Office / Desk Area

    Since many of us are working remote, I figure i start a thread on home office/desk setups. Feel free to include images and description of items.
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    FS - 2020 Thread (located in FL)

    Update: New thread for 2020 Prices are best offers- Trades interested in: i9-9900k Dell r730xd 2.5 server About me: Heatware: under marcoi Ebay: incorvm Paypal: Premier and Verified For Sale Rules: All items are sold as is with no warranty, unless otherwise stated. I listed any issues under...
  7. marcoi

    The PowerRouter: One beast to rule them all

    I want to build a new server to run multiple instances of Router/Firewall VMs. The purpose is to have all the networking and a few other VMs running on the box so when i need to bring down a server for maintenance i dont lose networking. VMs so Far ATT PFsense - I replaced my gigafiber router...
  8. marcoi

    WWYD: Dell OEM-R Bios

    I recently bought a dell r730xd off ebay. I got the server monday and found out the bios was not dell but OEM-R Simplivity omnicube. I discussed with the vendor and they found a non oem-r dell system they would swap out for this one. I was able to update the bios to latest version on the server...
  9. marcoi

    networking help

    so i need to pick the brains of the network gurus out there. I have an ATT fiber at home with 8 static IP block with 5 usable. I have two ESXI hosts that run home services and dev lab. I setup a third esxi host to be used for external services (minecraft/blog, etc). I have the ATT modem setup...
  10. marcoi

    FS 8GB/16GB DDR Memory

    Please note - No low ball offers. It wastes my time. Heatware: under marcoi About me: Ebay: incorvm Paypal: Premier and Verified For Sale Rules: -------------------- All items are sold as is with no warranty, unless otherwise stated. I listed any issues under the description. They are located...
  11. marcoi

    New Sections or maybe post subject?

    I was thinking it might be nice to have a section or post titles for build Ideas and then build templates. My though was to have build idea post/section where the members can debate on how to create a solution. Everything from hardware to OS, etc. The though was it would make finding a cool...
  12. marcoi

    Alienware Area-51m

    Updated 2.27: The laptop is Alienware's latest design and represents a change in their typical laptop releases, in that this model is fully upgrade-able. It also includes a desktop spec CPU. See below the pictures for the specs as configured. My plan is to replace my current Alienware 17 model...
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    FS - 2019 Thread

    Update: Make offers. Trades interested in: i9-9900k rtx 2080 ti with better then stock cooler 2 x e5-2680 V4 CPU or higher About me: Heatware: under marcoi Ebay: incorvm Paypal: Premier and Verified For Sale Rules: All items are sold as is with no warranty, unless otherwise stated. I listed...
  14. marcoi

    forum issues?

    I been seeing the following error a few times today and yesterday. It happens when i try to click on new posts. then a few mins later it seems ok. Maybe a bad load balancer?
  15. marcoi

    eGPU with a Server?

    Anyone setup an eGPU with Thunderbolt on a server? I'm thinking of getting an eGPU setup that works off of thunderbolt interface and add a thunderbolt pcie card to my dell r720 (assuming i have a free PCIE slot - got to check). My idea is pass-through the thunderbolt card to a w10 VM and thus...
  16. marcoi

    Home Setup - Design changes

    Well I'll be closing on a home in July and with that I want to consider redoing my home setup. I will break the home setup into categories and also current setup and future setup. I would like input on future setup, thus the discussion part of this thread. Categories 1. Network 2. VM Servers...
  17. marcoi

    FS SuperServer 6027TR-HTFRF (4 Node 2u Server with CPU and memory)

    Heatware: under marcoi About me: Ebay: incorvm Paypal: Premier and Verified For Sale Rules: -------------------- All items are sold as is with no warranty, unless otherwise stated. I listed any issues under the description. They are located in Orlando Florida Area and can be picked up locally...
  18. marcoi

    Who still mining?

    I finally turned off my mining rigs yesterday, 3-31-2018. At the current rate I wouldn't even be able to pay for electricity bill for the miners. Curious what everyone else is doing right now.
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    Lets build a PXE Server for Our Mining Rigs

    I figure I start a thread on getting a PXE Server running and serving OS images to host of miners. I'm just starting the research for this so any help appreciated. As we figure this out we can post guide here as well. I found this guide so far that uses clonezilla Clonezilla PXE Boot Server. –...
  20. marcoi

    Mining Burst coins?

    Anyone doing burst coin mining? Burstcoin – The green innovative cryptocurrency Seems based on how much free HDD space you have available. I got at least 16TB maybe more i was thinking of trying this out on.