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Posts posted by VioDuskar

  1. i've had discharge issues in the past with old cases that had poor MoBo standoffs. i'd suggest you try another case before you try anything else. 


    secondly, check the outlet to make sure it's grounded/wired properly. you can get a little 10-15 USD tester at a local home improvement store. 


    lastly, make sure your PSU is a good one. what do you have? some PSU will have energized heatsinks, that may be improperly packaged and leaking voltage, but this would normally cause a short, and a breaker to trip. (learned the hard way)

  2. 2 minutes ago, ShrimpBrime said:

    His Ryzen 3600x has a throttle temp of 95c and won't BSOD. It'll back down clocks and voltage to try and prevent hitting the thermtrip temp.

    we're at 95C now huh? man lithography has improved a ton. 


    i wasn't sure if AMD had started to hobble itself before tanking. they used to tank hard. i know intel's chips do the same. 

    that means you can run any CPU without a cooler now and not kill it. 

  3. AMD CPUs used to have a hard max of 60C (back in the thuban days), but that's not true anymore. most CPUs have a hard max of about 90C now, and i'd say anything below 60C during load is pretty decent. 


    when i say hard max i mean the CPU will throw a BSOD and crash and die and hate you, but still recover most of the time. 

  4. honestly, m.2 is SO FAST i wouldn't bother doing a RAID0 on it. i'd also rather buy a faster m.2 like the samsung 970s (evo or non)  instead. 

    that being said i've seen spotty motherboard support on m.2 RAID. some people report that it's not even possible on my STRIX MoBo. i haven't tried. 


    overall i'd just say raid0 isn't worth it on M.2 in MOST cases. what kind of work are you doing that needs crazy r/w speed?

  5. if you check the internal I/O ports section that board states: 
     1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (up to 5Gbps) connector support additional 2 USB ports


    so it will support 2 USB 3.0 ports. 

    it will not support a type-C port.


    look in the internal I/O section to see if your motherboard supports your case's front panel.

    almost all MBs support HD audio (this is frontpanel's 3.5mm headphone/mic port)

  6. 1 minute ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

    Id just run it all over a virtual switch, no reason to run multiple cables. Run vlans if you want to keep the NVR seprate, but I think a a single nic would be fine here.



    i have hundreds of RJ45s and hundreds of feet of cat6a cable. I want it. 


    hashtag unnecessary goals.

  7. Just now, Electronics Wizardy said:

    Normallyl the wd ones are the best bet as there not smr.


    You really don't seem to need that much computer power or io, so id probalby just get a 1151 system or a am4 system, epyc or threadripper seems pretty overkill, and you don't need that much ram


    What do you need all those nics for? A single nic should be fine here.

    to give each VM it's own NIC. I have a 48port cisco catalyst in the same rack. 

    i'd like the NVR to at least have it's own NIC. and the NAS too if i have space.


    or IDK, barring that, LinkAggregation on the hypervisor if it supports it. 

  8. 1 minute ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

    You can get 8tb and bigger external drives for much cheaper than the internal drives, so get those if you need more drives, and remove the drives from inside them.

    ahh, yeah, that trick. i've done that before. got any specific models in mind? i thought you meant shuck like trash, but now i see you mean shuck like removing the husk.


    so do i got epyc 8 core or a threadripper with 16cores for the same price?

    i won't be able to find a dual socket treadripper and i won't find a board with more than 1/2 NICs, but i may still get at least 8 DIMM slots.


  9. 4 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

    Not really, extra ram can help with caching, but unless you need high speeds you can get away with very little ram. How fast do you need you na.

    i'd like to see 100MB/s read local network, and 35MB/s read over internet. hashtag realistic goals.


    8 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

    Id use a ssd, maybe anouther m.2 for the vm boot drives, hdds are just too slow to run vms off of. For mass storage, id personally shuck those 8tb externals. 

    i'd run all the VMs off of 1 or 2 big m.2s then, and the spin drives would all be for NAS or NVR at that point? sounds like a good idea. 

    what do you mean shuck the 8TB externals? most of my current storage is on internal 3.5in HDDs right now. 


    12 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

    Id make a raid 10, instead of seprate raid 1's.

    Playing games off a nas is slightly anooying, as some games don't like running off smb shares, so iscsi would work best, but id just put a big hdd in your desktop and that should be fine. I have tried using a nas for games, and I have never found a reason to, internal drives work the best.

    so if i put the VMs on m.2s then the general purpose/mild game VM can just pull it's game files from a disk to the m.2 partition and play them locally off the m.2. migrating game data back and forth as needed from the disk. 


    if the disks are only used for NAS and NVR at that point, why would i need RAID10? i shouldn't need the speed. they should hit 100MB without a RAID0




    That ProxMox looks neat. I'll try it out. 

  10. 5 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

    Does that budget include drives. I agree epyic is probalby a good choice here.


    But nothing you listed really needs that much cpu power or ram, so it seems kinda overkill. A am4 system seems to fit your needs fine and would be much cheaper, or a older dual 2011/2011v3 xeon setup.


    For os, look at proxmox aswell, It does ZFS  which would work well here, and would allow easy web access to controll all the vms.

    As far as i understand it, NAS servers are kind of RAM hungry. 

    this budget includes some drives, but it doesn't have to be the full 12. a single m.2 and 6 storage drives would work for me i think. then i get three RAID1s to assign to VMs. 

    sidenote, i need 5 TB of storage out of the box in order to migrate storage i already have. 


    one of the reasons i want to overkill a little is because a lot of the storage i have is games. i'm not sure if i want to keep the file data there and move it back and forth as need, or if i'll try to play those games from a VM because i already have them on the machine and the machine will pass video all around the house. i'm just not sure where to start. 


    i currently have an olf AM3 fx-9590 32GB RAM system laying around to do some hypervisor testing with, but i don't want to keep it forever, and i may need to get hardware RAID controllers in order to populate the full 12 drives on it. i was kind of hoping to use a hypervisor to software RAID the disks for the VMs.

  11. honestly, it depends on the fans, the motherboard, and the hub. 

    most hubs i've seen use the standard LED pinouts, and just distribute the signal, so nothing can be addressed individually. with the exception of some really brand specific stuff, using brand specific connectors. 

  12. 8 minutes ago, juniorjames316 said:

    This is not really PC related but it is LTT and tech related. So I'm filming a church service to premier on YouTube in 4k on my S10+. How far can I zoom in for a 1080p result and should I do it in post or live? Thanks for the help.


    4K is 4 times 1080p. 


    if you do it live the zoom will not effect the resolution. if you want 1080P it must be scaled down in post or you could crop out 75% of the image to get 1920x1080 pixels


    what you actually want to accomplish is down-scaling the video. youtube may do this for you automatically, but if it allows you to upload in 4k you should, then it will downscale for the user when they try to watch it at different resolutions. 

  13. I am planning on building a server with probably a $2500-3000 budget. 

    I already have a rack, and a chassis.  i would like to get a single RU KVM, but that's not in this budget. 

    this budget allocation is specifically for all of the stuff that goes into the chassis. 


    I'm planning to use this as a VM machine and a NAS. 

    The chassis I have will support up to eATX, with any standard ATX power supply. 

    i'd like to have redundant power supplies, but i know that's hard to do with ATX form factor. 

    The chassis supports up to 12 SAS or SATA drives. 


    I want to run a VM for a NAS, a VM for general purpose windows 10 tools for my network and home control, and a VM for a NVR server for home cameras. 

    Ideally, i would use an m.2 SSD for the hypervisor, and the 12 SAS/SATA bays i would fill as i go, assigning drives as RAID1 pairs to VMs as i expand in sets of 2.

    this way i can use more of the budget on performance hardware up front, and get storage hardware on the back end. 


    Things that would be helpful to me:

    • 2/3 or more NICs 
    • Lots of PCI-e lanes for expanding NICs and adding GPUs for in home video routing
    • 2CPU slots if i need to expand later (and 8-16 RAM slots) if affordable.
    • m.2 on MoBo for hypervisor/OS drive


    I was thinking about getting a single EPYC socket MoBo and an 8 core EPYC, but i may just consider an eATX workstation motherboard with thread ripper or higher core ryzen. a dual socket Epyc board would only be an option if it's really affordable. 

    I know the consumer workloads pretty well and have been building that for a while, and I currently do networked AV solutions professionally, but things like NAS OSs, Hypervisors, and NVR servers are new to me, so i don't know what kind of hardware best suits my needs. if it's cost effective for roughly the same (10% or less) performance i'd be willing to get last-gen parts if the cost difference is large enough. 


    If it matters I planned on using WindowsServer 2019 or (even win10 pro really) as the "hypervisor"

    the i'd use VMware or VSphere as my real hypervisor, with freeNAS as a my NAS VM. i havent figured out my NVR solution yet though. 


    if anyone has any better solutions for a hardware's primary OS/hypervisor please let me know. I don't have to have WinServer or Win10Pro, but i do need to be able to remote desktop into it, and preferably my VMs directly.

  14. ------


    means DC power. 

    as long as the voltages are you same, you should choose the power supply with the higher amperage. 
    voltage must match, but if a power supply can give more amperage the device will only pull as much as it needs, no more. 


    so a 5V 3Amp charger will be fine for a 5V 2 amp device. the device will only pull 2 amps. 


    the laptop charger should work on the chromebook, but i'd be worried about the chromebook accidentally tapping into that 20V rail. 
    probably fine though. 

    I don't have much experience trying variable voltage chargers though. 

  15. 12 minutes ago, midix said:

    Thanks, I was considering docking stations as the worst case scenario, but I'd prefer a closed case. Docking stations leave disks exposed and positioned vertically, so it's a bit dangerous if I want to leave disks in for long time.


    Or I could come up with some ghetto solution with a case over the disks and turning them horizontally :D  But I'd prefer something out-of-the-box.


    Bare adapters might not work at all (or work unreliably) for 3.5 disks because they might require more power than 2.5, especially if I connect two of them at once.

    i've never had any issues with Vertically mounted drives, and exposing them isn't an issue either. it's not like you're going to be spraying grape soda in a fine mist all around the room regularly..... right?


    bare adapters seem to work fine for 3.5 drives. the power isn't an issue in a healthy drive. 

    they'd be two seperate adapters, so even if you connected two at once you aren't increasing the power load on a single adapter, just maybe the USB bus inside the computer. 

  16. 3 minutes ago, Magnetar_Byte said:


    They only show up after a reboot or restart haven't had them pop up just waiting in windows.

    with a new drive letter they should not be coming back. that should break any dependency. 


    lol. have you tried...

    folderProperties>make hidden 

    then unchecking "view hidden folders" option in file explore?

  17. 4 minutes ago, jasonyaputra said:

    So my laptop is the lenovo y50-70 and i have the i7 4710hq with 860m 4gb model


    but lenovo also have the same model with i7 4720hq and 960m 4gb model


    so i saw lots of this motherboards sold seperately in online shops and i decided to upgrade mine so i can get extra gaming fps with the 960m


    would this be possible and will i lose any of my old files, settings, etc. ??


    btw the size of the motherboard is exactly same

    is your plan to buy the motherboard by itself or the entire laptop?


    either way, as long as you keep your harddrive, the new motherboard should recognize it and boot up with everything loaded from before.