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About NelizMastr

  • Title
    Professional Nerd
  • Birthday 1994-01-14

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  • Interests
    Gaming, casual video production, music, enterprise geekery
  • Occupation
    IT Management


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
  • Motherboard
    MSI B450M Mortar Max
  • RAM
    16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3000 CL15
  • GPU
    Gigabyte RX5700XT Gaming 8GB
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define Mini C
  • Storage
    1TB 660p, 256GB 600p, 960GB Samsung DC SSD
  • PSU
    Cooler Master V550
  • Display(s)
    BenQ PD2500Q + BenQ GW2480
  • Cooling
    Corsair H115i - the non-retarded unlit version
  • Keyboard
    Ducky MX Brown
  • Mouse
    Logitech G403
  • Sound
    Logitech G430
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 1903
  • Laptop
    Dell Latitude E7450 / rMBP 13" mid 2015

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  1. So what happens when you connect a SATA3 device? If this HDD is SATA2, that's all you will see. That said, this HDD won't even saturate a SATA1 link (1.5Gbps) so it's not a big deal anyhow.
  2. 2. Yes 3. 1000MHz / 4 (because GDDR5) = 250 real MHz, looks fine to me. OC edition doesn't mean it OCs well by the way. It means it has a factory overclock.
  3. ^This. It might very well be that all you do is store files which would mean an Athlon 3000G is plenty. If you want software transcoding and VM's, going with a 3700X might be the best option. It all depends on the use case and your requirements. 64GB of RAM will also need a use case as it's not cheap to buy speedy ECC UDIMMs.
  4. First you need to know what content it needs to serve. If you want 4K HEVC media, you'll need to buy a graphics card, like a GTX1050/1650/Quadro P2000 to achieve that the cheapest way possible. It'll also determine if you need a beefy CPU or not since software transcoding results in better image quality, albeit slower and hard on CPUs. Once you've determined that, you need to buy the appropriate parts, harddisks, RAM, CPU etc. and then configure the software side of things. FreeNAS, Ubuntu Server. Windows anything is possible.
  5. Never heard about SAMA, is it a localized brand or something? Also, not US. They're not here in Western Europe either.
  6. Name brand over off brand any day of the week. Also, 750W is extreme overkill for a one GPU system, unless you have a GTX295 and an FX-9590.
  7. Windows 7 is out of the question, as it's going EOL in exactly 2 months. Windows 8.1 is still supported but barely in terms of actual software supporting the OS still. Windows 10 is just a space hog, Microsoft demands 30GB free on the OS volume even to install the bi-yearly version updates (1709/1803/1809 etc.). I'd say the SSD is simply too small, even for a boot volume. The only other option you have is to create a custom ISO that removes basically everything but the bare essentials and Internet Explorer.
  8. It's a bit faster than a GTX1070/GTX1660, and a bit slower than the RTX 2060.
  9. I'd say the 660p is ideal if you have 2 m.2 slots and this is your data/game drive. I have a TLC SSD for boot and the 660p for data and that seems to work splendidly.
  10. If those are the prices, the Vega 56 is the best of the bunch for sure.
  11. Good luck though finding a R720 for that budget with more than 8GB RAM and with all caddies present. A single CPU R710 with LFF drive cage and caddies should be easy enough for that budget. CPU power doesn't matter much so even a measly quad core non-HT like the E5504 would do probably. Or swap the CPU and RAM from your R610.
  12. I'd go for a 2nd hand GTX1050 and look for ones without the 6-pin. Your CPU can be upgraded to an i5 2400 for $20-ish which should boost performance a good bit.
  13. Typically, regular GTX cards are the ones that are tricky to get working. Afaik, the config edit works for any Nvidia card. I have a Quadro 4000 somewhere to test, but it won't run in the server I have the 1050Ti in as it has no PCIe power cables and no way to add one, so I can't confirm atm.
  14. VPN connections that reroute your traffic through a different country adds to latency, it shouldn't reduce ping at all. That's not the use case for a VPN. The main thing here is application support. Specifically, the software you use needs to be able to use a specified network interface. If not, then it will always use the interface with the highest priority as set in your network and sharing center.
  15. Nvidia cards will work, but not easily with all hypervisors. I run a 1050Ti as a dedicated GPU for Plex transcoding on VMware ESXi and that works flawlessly in Windows and also in Linux (which it's running now, a bare Ubuntu Server with Plex server). It only took the edit of a config parameter in the VM settings to make the driver believe it's not on a VM.