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About maxtch

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  • Birthday 1993-02-11

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Shanghai, China


  • CPU
    2x Intel Xeon E5-2680
  • Motherboard
    Asus Z9PE-D16C/2L with custom BIOS
  • RAM
    8x Kingston KVR DDR3-1600 Registered ECC 16GB
  • GPU
    Dataland R9 380 4GB
  • Case
  • Storage
    WD Black NVMe 1TB + PIKE 2008 as 9211-8i + 5x 3TB SATA HDD + 240GB SATA SSD
  • PSU
    HuntKey Panshi 650
  • Display(s)
    Dell P2415Q 4K monitor
  • Cooling
    2x Leopard 2U server cooler
  • Keyboard
    Logitech K370 Bluetooth
  • Mouse
    Logitech M350 Bluetooth
  • Sound
    Pioneer VSX-923 stereo system
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro for Workstation

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  1. maxtch

    Junk Bin Build for Mom

    I do have a GTX 650 Ti in my parts bin... Maybe sub that?
  2. maxtch

    The Pure Solid State Server Build Log

    I wish I had that kind of transfer speeds when I am restoring my backups. TL;DR, sorry. Just keep in mind that some workloads you might throw at that processor can be demanding on memory bandwidth, for example DBMS, for example code compile with aggressive optimization and parallelized to the thread.
  3. maxtch

    The Pure Solid State Server Build Log

    If, for example, you implement on-the-fly full-disk encryption, you need strong compute. Although for a storage server it is better to implement that on the client side so the server never sees the cryptographic keys. Or if your server also hosts a DBMS compute is needed to deal with the requests.
  4. maxtch

    The Pure Solid State Server Build Log

    Depending on what you do. If it is a pure storage server the memory bandwidth won’t matter much. But if you compute on it, it becomes very taxing on the memory bandwidth. I have an ex-server workstation I compile code on. Compiling code with aggressive optimizations on is a strictly CPU-only, integer-only, high throughput, high IOPS compute task if parallelized. Not only do I need octa-channel memory, but also NVMe SSD, to keep my dual Xeon E5-2680 fed.
  5. maxtch

    The Pure Solid State Server Build Log

    Nitpick: you will lose memory performance if you are using just one stick of RAM per processor. Those Xeons uses quad-channel RAM, so with two of them you need 8 matching sticks of memory for best performance.
  6. maxtch

    Junk Bin Build for Mom

    The MacBook Pro I gave my mom is acting up. I decided to build her a replacement using junk bin parts I currently have, plus one or two uses parts bought online. Specs: CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 (4C/4T 2.5GHz) CPU Cooler: Lenovo OEM cooler Mobo: Colorful C.P45K (bought used) RAM: 4x Kingston KVR DDR2-800 2GB Graphics: Gigabyte GTX 1060 Gaming G1 3GB SSD: Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB HDD: Samsung SpinPoint 1TB ODD: PATA DVD-RW burner HBA: Siba SATA 6Gb/s AHCI HBA Wireless: Atheros 802.11a/b/g/n PSU: Huntkey Panshi 500 (nom. 400W, bought used) Case: EATX case used to hold my server Display: Sony 1080p 3D TV over HDMI 1.4 OS: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS My mom is a light gamer and from time to time edits photos on her computer. Parts are already ordered, and they should arrive tomorrow.
  7. My board has a Windows 10 license tied to it and I am currently not willing to sell that.
  8. Should I go for the K version here? I do have a Z97.
  9. My mom might do some light Photoshopping so she may need some GPU power for that.
  10. I don't really game... I want something cheaper for my mom really. Her other alternative is me buying a Socket 775 motherboard to build a machine for her with my junk bin Q9300 and four sticks of 2GB DDR2-800, then either a GTX 650 Ti or that GTX 1060 3GB. The OS will be either Windows 10 Pro or Ubuntu.
  11. I am replacing the motherboard on my main rig, giving me a spare GA-Z97M-D3H board with a Windows 10 Pro license on it. And a previous upgrade left me with a GTX 1060 3GB. What is a good match for GTX 1060 3GB that also fits Socket 1150? Since I am using a Z97, overclocking is an option. Is G3258 + sky high overclock a good idea?
  12. My current rigs are bought in years 2013 and 2015, making them 6 years old and 4 years old respectively. However they are still going strong to this day, after a few spot upgrades like NVMe SSD, newer graphics card et al. On top of that I still has my 2012 MacBook Pro 13-inch Core i5, 2011 MacBook Pro 13-inch Core i7 and even a 2004 Dell Latitude D620, all of which still kicking. How old are your current rigs, and how long do you expect them to last?
  13. maxtch

    PCIe x16 to 4 4x

    For a server it might be cheaper to just use the integrated GPU. Then you can use your PCIe slots for other things.
  14. Those Apple drives do speak NVMe over PCIe, but they used a special physical connector. You may be able to install your M.2 drive into your iMac using an adapter board that gives you a M.2 2280 from the proprietary Apple connector. Or you can hunt for MacBook Pro parts, which are often compatible.
  15. maxtch

    Can your Keyboard do THIS??

    Challenge accepted: since I need a customizable keyboard anyway, I am going to create one for you Taran. Specs: Circuitry is actually based on STM32 Discovery series development kits, so there are two ARM microcontrollers each with a USB link, one of which implements the keyboard scanning and RGB, and the other is a dedicated programmer and in-circuit emulator targeting the first. On-board emulator means you can write and overwrite firmware (the hex files) directly and you can debug the firmware if it is acting up. Built-in USB hub for connecting everything through one USB cable and provide two additional USB ports. I am still debating if I should use a USB 3.0 hub here. There is a pin multiplexer if you need PS/2 compatibility. Although PS/2 mode does mean losing the USB hub and the prgrammer/debugger chip.