Recent content by stiltner

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    Pictures Of Your Dually Rigs!

    I gave away my old Dell R610 to some college students about 6 months ago so they could get into IT with something to play with. I figured the itch was gone. But I picked up a Dell R730 w/ 128gb and 2x E5-2680V4 14core/28thread, has 4 x 960GB SSD's in it. $1400 or so, seemed to be fairly...
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    CDW Outlet Finds

    Is there a set markdown for items before they go extinct on the site? Like, if you see it at 50% its probably the first markdown, because the max markdown goes up to 70%? Do they do markdowns on set days?
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    CDW Outlet Finds

    If you're in the market for some NAS or Enterprise SSD's, there's a few WD Red's in 2TB and some WD Gold's in 2TB for about 50% of market prices floating on the site. I picked up a monitor a few days ago for $25 (just a vga for servers) and that was a welcome addition, damn kids broke my...
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    CDW Outlet Finds

    For $96, its a Windows 10 Pro license :P ^
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    Looking to upgrade homelab

    Debating on what direction I want to go. Considering 2 x HP Microserver Gen10+ units running ESXI, but it appears they are rather limited @ 64GB each. Or, just getting my big boy pants on, and just grabbing a nice 1u unit with an Epyc 7302 or 7402 and 256GB and a shit ton of SSD's in it...
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    CDW Outlet Finds

    Since I just started at a place thats a Fortinet shop, that 80E is a great way for me to learn on the fly without blowing shit up. 1/2 the price of Amazon for the hardware only, the fact you get a year of Fortiguard with it, for that, is stupid, its a better deal than the 50e.
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    Asus X570-P $127 @ Amazon

    Same here, strapped a 3700x to it, nay an issue. Not OC'ing, so not pushing the board, stability over speed these days for me
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    Where Gaming Begins: Ep. 2 | AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series Graphics Cards - 11am CDT 10/28/20

    Appreciate the input on that. I kinda felt that way. I bought a board, and case for my gf's son in prep to upgrade, now I might just hold off till next generation and drop a 3600 in his system once the new chips go on sale. I mean, I'm doing 150fps in CoDMW, and thats about all I play right...
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    Where Gaming Begins: Ep. 2 | AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series Graphics Cards - 11am CDT 10/28/20

    I caught the start of the presentation, but had to skip out. Only being a 1080 gamer, is there a reason for me to upgrade? CPU + GPU + Memory is gonna set me back $1200 or so. :-\
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    Will the 5900X or 5800X be your next gaming CPU?

    Have a 3700x, only game in 1080, so not sure I really have a need, but, if someone will buy it for $200, I might be convinced to upgrade.
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    Want to mine - Luxembourg

    If you're wanting to buy cards to churn for coins. Radeon 5700 series are the best bang for the buck. If you can find a 2070 Super close to their price, it would win on a 1:1 battle, but you can score a 5700 used for probably under $300 USD now.
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    Want to mine - Luxembourg

    Yeah thats at least triple the rate I pay, and in 24 hours I net about $2.40. In other words, its not profitable for you at all, you're better buying and holding
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    Question about tempered glass

    It won't work, you'll crack it, plastic is your option, or get clear carpet runner rolled plastic
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    Router with Parental Controls.

    I picked up a fleabay mini tower, dropped a 4 port NIC into it and went with Untangle, swapped out a USG Pro4, very much worth the upgrade. Total cost: $130 with Home Pro license of Untangle. Within the first 15 minutes of setting it up, I noticed one of the kids was using Bittorrent and...
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    Ryzen 5 3600 $155 @ MC + $20 off motherboad = $135. In-store only

    Just put the system in sig together and as soon as ITX boards are available, I'm in for one of these as an ahem "extra PC at work" ;)