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About Jarsky

  • Title
    I love lamp
  • Birthday 1983-03-29

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    New Zealand
  • Occupation
    Engineer / Support Analyst


  • CPU
    i7 3770K
  • Motherboard
    EVGA Z77 FTW
  • RAM
    32GB Corsair Vengeance 1600
  • GPU
    2 x EVGA GTX1070FTW
  • Case
    Corsair 600T (White)
  • Storage
    2x256GB Samsung 850EVO / 4TB WD Black
  • PSU
    OCZ ZX 1250w
  • Display(s)
    Samsung U28D590D 28" 4K
  • Cooling
    Corsair H105 / 3 x Corsair SP120's / NZXT 200mm
  • Keyboard
    Ducky Shine 3 (MX Blues w/o-rings)
  • Mouse
    Corsair M50 / A4Tech X7 Gaming
  • Sound
    Microlab Solo 7C's | Steelseries Siberia 350's
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. I'll just point out that the PCIe 4.0 spec was released in early 2017...so if you want to wait 2-3 years to get PCIe 5.0 thats up to you. But the fastest GPU's on the market right now dont even fully utilize a PCIe 3.0 X16 let alone PCIe 4.0.
  2. It sounds like you've got it all in hand. Personally I like to consolidate devices, so I got rid of my HTPC's except for 1 for the lounge which acts as a Steam Machine. Anything else if it isnt a smart TV, has a small android tv device. Centralised my media server using Plex. I do have a big dev development being an infrastructure engineer, but i switched off all my rack servers and consolidated onto a single storage & vm server (similar to what youre doing with your Synology). I then have a backup of all my important devices to my storage server, and I do a cloud sync of my most important files (photos, documents, custom scripts, etc...) I don't backup my Games & Media because well it totals about 100TB and it can always be redownloaded. On my PC I have a single disk for my Apps & Games, but i've split the volume into 2 partitions. Redirect all my folders (Desktop, Documents, AppData, etc..) to D drive, and my games on G drive. I only run a backup of the OS and D drive as G can always be resynced.
  3. Sorry but the requirement sounds confusing. I dont understand why you need 10Gbit for travelling. I dont understand why you need to take a steam cache/proxy/firewall 'away' with you? Surely if you're travelling youre travelling with a single computer most likely a notebook....just update it when you're at home. Windows has its own built in firewall, browsers already retain cache as long as you dont constantly have CCleaner running in the background, Windows Updates is no point in caching for a single PC...and just keep your movie collection on your travel computers drive / external drive? P.S you aren't going to do portable, quiet, 10gbit, multithreaded anything for 'cheap'.
  4. Neither of your routers is setup for sharing, and im guessing you dont want to do something complicated like using Droid NAS and UMS to set a smartphone up as a server, I assume theyre your phones you use. So you need something to plug your hard drive into to act as the NAS. You can do something as simple as a Raspberry Pi or an ODroid to setup your filesharing software, plug your USB drive into it as storage, and connect it via ethernet to one of your routers. You could make sure your files are encoded in an appropriate format you'll be using so you don't have to transcode, and use Plex or Emby on Raspberry Pi / ODroid
  5. I have an all in one VM & NAS server. I used the Ryzen platform with an LSI 9211-8i HBA. It runs Proxmox which has native ZFS on Linux support, and its a fully featured hypervisor. I imagine a 3700X w 32GB Ram should do you just fine.
  6. You don't need to double post this into the Networking sub-forum when it's already in the Server sub-forum where it belongs. Posted my reply there.
  7. 1. Generally the quality on the Dell R series is very good. I have Dell R610 & R710's that are still going strong just fine. Parts for them (except the motherboard) are cheap to get second hand if something does go anyway. 2. Depends if you're going to be transcoding with Plex, then the hex-core one is better. The L series Xeon's are low power draw so much better for power consumption if you dont need the more powerful hex xeons. 3. The above configurations arent what dictate the power draw (excel the L series are much lower power than the E & X series), but what you're using the server for and the amount of load it places on it. C1E & C6 power stats were part of this platform. 4. If you have somewhere to put it out of the way as they can get noisy on load, then my pick of "cheap" servers 5. Not really for all the features you're getting. the E5 series platforms are typically about double the price.
  8. FreeNAS 11.2 has a module that enables QuickSync in an iocage/jail for Plex. They added this last year since it would be some time for an upgraded FreeBSD version that supported it.
  9. I imagine its more that you need a modern GPU with h264/265 support? Not to do with the 3d performance of the card? A Ryzen 2400g/3400g with Vega graphics or even an Intel chip 7th gen or later with HD630+ graphics would work just fine in that case, which would run cooler and consume less power with integrated graphics. Also quite a few DVR software solutions utilise Intel Quicksync on the Intel HD integrated graphics
  10. I don't have a bachelors, i'm just experienced and certified in technologies (VMware, Windows Server 2016, Microsoft 365, CCNA, ITIL, etc...)
  11. Yup SAS is an addressable protocol, in that each connected device has a unique SAS address. It has a 16-bit address bus, so you can effectively daisy chain up to 65,535 devices through expanders. As Electonics Wizardy pointed out, seems it has some sort of built in expander in the backplane.
  12. Also those of us who do use SAN's don't take advice from LTT Additionally SAN's start to get to technical and irrelevant for 99.9% of LTT's audience. I cringe at much of the server setup they already do, pretty sure they don't have much redundancy against downtime in most of their servers like chassis with redundant PSU's, multipathed storage or network LAG's. But they're a small private company that can continue to function and have continuity with servers offline, and their videos are aimed at 'prosumers', they aren't having to deal with affecting other companies and thousands/millions of customers if something goes down. We deal with vendors and their best and supported practices for implementing their solution. We for example use 3PAR, EMC, NetApp & Nimble across our customers. SAN's really are enterprise solutions for Datacenters and/or spanning multiple locations. NAS is a much more simple solution for those with just a rack or a few hosts and these days support iSCSi, NFS, CIFS and all the protocols you could need.
  13. I've needed more math in car modification than I have in my entire IT career. I'm a system engineer (sysadmin) but I often deal with hardware as well. Even scripting for basic automation doesnt require math. In comparison I need Pythagorean, Geometry, etc...for some of the work I do on my cars. Unless you're doing component level repair (typically you'd get an electrical engineering degree) then I don't see a need for it, even that is probably limited. You'll often find someones made a online calculator for about everything you could need. I remember doing my MCSA we had to learn how to calculate a subnet in our head to show we knew the theory, but again theres online calculators for that stuff for real life application.