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  1. The sata cards that I have are simple sata III expansions on a 4x PCI-E connection. For redundancy and merging of the capacity, I plan to use ZFS from FreeNAS itself.
  2. So I build myself a nice FreeNAS server and I'm on the fence on how many drives and how much total storage do I need or isn't an overkill. My server is a Pentium-4XXX Dual Core, Asus Z97-C, 16GB Ram, 120 SSD M.2 (OS), Dual GB Ethernet and 2 PCI-E 6x Sata III cards. I want to mostly have it as a cache server with either Rancher or Docker and have it cache Steam, Origin, UPlay, WSUS, maybe some Torrenting and some backing up of my older external drives. I was thinking of 10x 4TB Reds or 10x 2TB Reds as my final capacity. I won't buy them all at once, start with some and go from there. I don't know if the 40TB is overkill or not but if I can avoid overspending then I would consider lower total capacity and upgrade further down the line.
  3. Hmmm. So it's a no. Well I prefer to have SAS since with 2 sff8087 cables I have 8 drives. I want to have this type of connection for expandibility since I will go with 4TB for each drive, starting with 2 and adding more storage as I go. And since we are on the subject, software RAID like btrfs and zfs file systems can be expanded periodically without hickups or errors, or so I read in many articles, right?
  4. I found something in the "range" of this card, I don't know of course if this is what you meant by HBA card but since it supports 8 sata drives I can't complain : https://www.ebay.com/itm/LSI-9267-8i-6Gb-s-PCI-E-2-0-512MB-8Port-RAID0-1-10-SATA-SAS-Controller-Card/122296465684?_trksid=p2485497.m4902.l9144
  5. My board isn't server grade so it has 4 sata ports available after I use the NVME interface for a SSD. So I wanted to have something future proof and has good software RAID compatibility.
  6. So, I want to make a server that has many functions but my main focus is to have it run NAS and caching (windows updates, origin, steam, Linux updates, etc) services. My main rig has a Pentium g4xxx CPU, 16GB RAM, Asus x97-C, 750Watt PSU but I don't know what controller to use for the HDDs.
  7. So I was thinking of upgrading my Graphics card after so long and I don't know what to buy. As I stated in my title I have a XFX R9 290 Dual Edition and I finally upgraded my PC. I don't know though what GC to buy. I don't plan on playing on 4K or 144Hz or other such buzz words. My current monitor is a Belinea 5:4 TFT and if I upgrade it in the future I would probably go for a 720 or 1080 monitor at 60 or 75Hz. As for my current build I have a Ryzen 5 2600x with a B450 Aorus PRO, 16GB 3200Hz Ram and 1 SSD and 1 2TB HDD and a Corsair RM750x PSU. I'm leaning towards a Vega 56 since I want to game on Linux and Open Source Drivers and Vulcan Support is a MUST in my case.
  8. So I finally got my H81M-Plus motherboard along with G3258, because I want to test overclocking without frying a 300+ Dollar CPU or motherboard, and I was able to get it at 4.1 GHz with 1.25-1.27 V (from the base 1.107) and pass some Prime95 tests. But I can't find anywhere the LLC option so I can push it a bit more, because I heard enabling (resonable) LLC level can help on overclocking. Also if someone can help me with overclocking tips I would appriciated.
  9. I posted a similar question here not so long ago but I feel I didn't descreibed my "problem" properly, so I ask again with more info in mind. I have some questions about a PC build that I was thinking of sell. I have a PC with A8-5600k + 6670 2gb and 8GB 1600 RAM. I was thinking of selling it and build a PC with Pentium g3258 + GTX 750 ti with overclocking in mind. Is it worth it, or should I just buy faster ram and better cooler and overclock it ? I'm not planning in playing GTA V in it neither the resolution will be over 1280x1024. Also I was thinking of change the g3258 with an i5.
  10. So I had a "travel" rig with a8-5600k + 6670 2g edition and I wanted to upgrade from it since I have a few problems with it being a bit old. I won't be planning to play BF4 at ultra high 4K display nor I have a big display, the most resolution I play is 1280x1024. I searched the internet and I was thinking of an Intel Pentium g3258 with a gtx750ti 2gb so I can upgrade in an i5 in the future. Is it wise? Can it play, mostly singleplayer, games well? What board and psu is good for overclock without spending a fortune on it?