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    Last build, 3930K in 2011. What should I buy now?

    Yes, but I think Premiere Pro takes advantage of the NVIDIA chipset on certain cards to deal with rendering. I'm not sure what the case is now, what cards would work (which can also be obtained) and how integrated graphics would handle it. One of the reasons I was considering a pre-built machine...
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    Last build, 3930K in 2011. What should I buy now?

    Right now I'm using 2 Dell u2410's 1920x1200. The same or better would work. I'd prefer an 11th gen chipset, 10 would be okay but then I lose the benefits of newer PCI and faster SSD tech (I think).
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    Last build, 3930K in 2011. What should I buy now?

    My system is still running strong (but with a few glitches due to newer software not liking Windows 8 much). 3930K, 32 Gig DDR3 Ram, 512G SSD for OS and software, a few HDD (2TB worth) configured in Raid for storage, GTX 680. I need to build (or preferably buy) another system to use elsewhere...
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    Time for a HW Upgrade, What are real world performance differences?

    I'm running a production Dell R710 box, ESXi 5 Dual X5570, 2.9 Gig 4 cores per socket 96 Gig DD3 Ram Perc 6/i controller 6 300GB SAS drives in a RAID 10 Array with 2 hot spares. My first thought is the biggest improvement will come from SSD Storage. It's not worth upgrading the R710, since I'd...
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    Another What Language To Learn Question

    The thought process on MVC was to force myself and any future employees working on the project into some sort of php standard/guidleines, it isn't really necessary to achieve the result I need at the moment. If I wanted to, I could probably pick up straight php fairly quickly, but then the code...
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    Another What Language To Learn Question

    The biggest item on the wish list was the shortest learning curve based on my familiarity with Classic ASP. It appears no matter what I go with I'd be nearly starting from scratch, so it will probably be PHP/Yii (although I will fire up the VS IDE and play with .Net before making a final...
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    Another What Language To Learn Question

    Background: I started developing my corporate website nealy a decade ago in Classic asp (it's all I know, gets the job done quick, and with recent additions to the site using jquery it looks pretty decent) but, the code is a complete mess since the site has grown. I'm constantly having to add...
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    Questions on Locking down ESXi

    I was wondering the same thing, but in any event, every VM also has it's own firewall.
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    Questions on Locking down ESXi

    Thanks! Took me a while, but I finally figured it out... Teamed 2 Nics, VLAN set up, and ESXI firewall is set to only allow management connections from two static ip's, one I am usualy at, if not, I can use logmein to get to that computer and add an ip from where I may be.
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    Questions on Locking down ESXi

    I am about ready to take my server over to a datacenter for colocation and want to make sure I have it as secure as possible before going live. Management is isolated to one physical LAN card, and firewall in vsphere is set to only allow access from my LAN ip's and my office IP address. I...
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    Should I Virtualize/Colocate/Consolidate?

    I have an image of the server (which I have used to simulate a dummy recovery procedure that worked), backups of data, and another 1and1 server as a backup with data replicated to it. For the server, I've decided to go with a Dell R710, 2 X5570 CPU's 48Gig Ram, 8x300gb SAS drives (7 in Raid 6...
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    Should I Virtualize/Colocate/Consolidate?

    I am leaning toward Xen/XCP -- Playing with it now in a nested Vmware workstation setup, but vSphere is not out of the question, just haven't figure out cost issues on it yet. For the server, there sure are tons of choices in the sub $2,500 range on ebay. That would be about the max. price...
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    Should I Virtualize/Colocate/Consolidate?

    Not really sure, looking at this page http://www.cpubenchmark.net/multi_cpu.html to see where I can get the biggest bang for my buck. Pretty much anything is going to run better than my existing windows box (Quad Dual Core Opteron 2214). I just looked at fleabay -- I can get a G5 with Dual...
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    Should I Virtualize/Colocate/Consolidate?

    Windows Box is used to host a corporate website & SQL Server, data intensive operations, and it gets a bit of traffic. Also host a few other sites, landing pages and blogs on it. The Linux server is primarily for wordpress blogs.
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    Should I Virtualize/Colocate/Consolidate?

    On second thought, I may not want to build it. If I can get away with hardware that's not the latest and greatest (been doing it for 5 years anyway) it might be easier/faster/cheaper to buy one prebuilt on fleabay
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