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About Gerr

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  • Birthday 1972-08-04

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Phoenix, AZ
  • Occupation
    Network Engineer


  • CPU
    i7-4790k @ 4.6Ghz
  • Motherboard
    ASRock Z97
  • RAM
    16GB G.Skill Ripjaws-X 2133 CL9
  • GPU
    MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G
  • Case
    FD ARC Midi R2
  • Storage
    2x250GB(RAID-0) Samsung 850 EVO
  • PSU
    Rosewill Capstone 750W
  • Display(s)
    Asus VG248QE
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15
  • Keyboard
    Razer DeathStalker
  • Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Preview

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  1. Same cache or different? NM, previous posted answered this.
  2. In games, how would a 9600K OC'ed to 5.0Ghz compare to an 8700K also OC'ed to 5.0Ghz, but where it's HyperThreading is turned off? Intel CPU's have had a LOT of issues lately, most around their HT technology, so getting a CPU without HT or getting one an turning it off, which would be the best option other than a 9700K?
  3. My home server that runs Plex has a Xeon E3-1271v3 CPU, which is basically a Haswell i7. It transcodes H.264 1080p video files fine, but I want to start using H.265 1080p video files to help save space, so was wondering if my CPU can handle realtime H.265 transcoding duties? Usually 1 stream at a time, never more than 3 and most are direct play, but some do get transcoded.
  4. An option would be to use the parts I bought for their original intention, ie upgrade server, then wait for Ryzen 3000 to come out and upgrade my gaming rig then.
  5. Bought parts to upgrade my Haswell based home server, decided to use those parts to upgrade my gaming rig instead. Current gaming rig... i7-6700K OC'ed to 4.6Ghz. 8GB DDR4-3600 CL17 Asus Z170 Gene VII mATX Current home server(PLEX & NAS)... Xeon E3-1271v3 (basically a non-OC'ed Haswell i7) 32GB DDR3-1600 CL11 ECC Asus P9D WS C226 ATX Parts bought to upgrade server, but thinking about using in gaming rig instead... 8700(non-K) 32GB DDR4-3000 CL16 EVGA Z370 MATX I currently have a GTX 1080 Ti in my gaming rig with a 144Hz 1080p monitor as I like high refresh gaming. Right now, the 6700K is bottlenecking the 1080 Ti a little, so would like a CPU upgrade so it doesn't at all. Because the upgrade parts were originally bought for a server, I didn't get anything overclockable or targeted at gaming. Caught the mobo on a super sale, only reason I went with a Z370. While this will be a decent upgrade to my gaming rig, it still leaves my server as fairly old and might struggle with HVEC Transcoding, which is the original reason I wanted to upgrade. However, waiting 6-12 months on that isn't a big deal. What I am considering doing since I have a good OC'ing mobo, is to get a 9600K and 16GB of Samsung B-die RAM and OC'ing it heavily. That frees up the 8700 and 32GB RAM for the server upgrade and I would just need to pick up a basic mobo for that. While I would prefer a 9900K, 9700K, or 8700K, considering what else I have to buy, those are just above my means financially as it's a squeeze just to do a 2nd upgrade to begin with. Thus my primary question is if an OC'ed 9600K with 16GB of Samsung B-die RAM(3200 CL14 or 3600 CL15-16) will match the gaming preformance of an 8700(non-K) and 32GB of 3000 CL16 RAM?
  6. Same generation, 200Mhz speed increase, 50% bump in cores. Short answer is yes, you will see an improvement. However, it won't be night & day and would be dependant on if the game can take advantage of the extra cores or not. If no cost, I would probably do it, but wouldn't want to spend a lot of money to do so.
  7. Gerr

    Home server NAS HDD setup.

    The only way there is an option 3 is if I add another 4TB HDD at a later date. I could RAID0 or JBOD the two 3TB drives into 6TB of storage and then do my back ups as normal to the 4TB drive. As the 6TB NAS starts to fill and I start to run out of backup room, I can just add another 4TB to my backup for an 8TB JBOD. However, with that said, I still like option #1 for the extra protection it provides and doesn't rely on any RAID0 or JBOD. I could always upgrade it at a later time as 3TB will likely be enough storage for a while. I could add a pair of 3TB drives and turn the RAID1 into RAID10 with 6TB of storage, then add another 4TB drive to my back up to make an 8TB JBOD. But that's later down the road.
  8. Gerr

    Home server NAS HDD setup.

    My external backup enclosuer also does JBOD, so that might be better. Does that change any opinions?
  9. Gerr

    Home server NAS HDD setup.

    I want a revision history on the backups, so if I make changes to a file, then need the original file a week later, I don't just have a single backup copy. This is why my backup size is larger than the NAS itself. Raid0 as the NAS isn't going to happen, but in the backup, not nearly as worried.
  10. I am upgrading my NAS storage on my Windows Home Server. I have two 3TB WD Red drives(5400RPM) and one 4TB HGST NAS drive (7200rpm) to use. I have two options on how to set these HDD's up.. Option #1: Setup the NAS with the two 3TB HDD in a mirror(Raid1) and use the 4TB as an external backup. Option #2: Setup the 4TB as the single NAS HDD and use the two 3TB as a 6TB(Raid0) external backup. The first option gives me redundancy as well as a backup, but at a cost to total NAS size, slower NAS drives, and a smaller backup ratio(backup is 33% larger than NAS). The second option gives me a larger NAS size, faster NAS drive, and a higher backup ratio(backup is 50% larger than NAS), but no NAS redundancy and a higher risk failure on the backups(Raid0). Thoughts?
  11. Gerr

    Which RAM upgrade?

    Videocards bought and NOT going anywhere, so no comments on that please. When I did install them in SLI, I could run a low CPU benchmark, but anytime I ran a game or anything that required a decent amount of CPU, it crashed, so pretty much ANY game. After doing some research, read somewhere that SLI needs the pagefile, so created a 16GB one and wham, it worked. Not sure why, so if anyone has any info on that, please share. I don't NEED to upgrade my RAM, just thinking about it while prices are cheap. Probably replacing CPU & Mobo with a Ryzen 3000 during Black Friday sales.
  12. I have an OC'ed 7700K system with 16GB of DDR4-3000 CL15. I recently added a 2nd 1070 Ti for SLI and had to turn back on my page file to get it working correctly. I have been thinking about a RAM upgrade on this system for a while since RAM prices have dropped, so wondering which upgrade path will produce more FPS in games. Option #1: Add another matching pair of DDR4-3000 CL15 sticks for a total of 32GB of RAM. Option #2: Buy a higher speed 16GB kit, likely DDR4-3600 CL15 or DDR-3200 CL14, and sell my existing RAM. Normally 32GB won't provide any additional preformance in games over 16GB, so the higher speed RAM would be a better choice. However, now that I am running SLI and had to turn on my page file and create a 16GB page file, I am wondering if upgrading to 32GB of RAM would actually help there, not sure. Thoughts?
  13. I am building a new system with a i7-8700(non-K), so only need an air cooler. With 2x120mm front intake fans and 1x120mm exhaust fan, is there any difference if that exhaust fan is top or rear mounted? I would install the air cooler so it blow towards the exhaust fan. Just wondering if there is any difference in cooling between the two options?
  14. Both my AP & bridge are true AC-1300, so 3 channels of 433. Total they claim 1300-AC & 300-N for 1600 total, but I am only using the 5Ghz AC.
  15. My bedroom PC will soon double as a Blu-Ray ripping & encoding PC. Once the files are encoded, I then need to copy them to my media server elsewhere on the network. I was wondering if Wifi or Powerline would be faster for that as at the moment, I can't run a wired connection to my bedroom. Wifi: Good quality 1300-AC AP connected to a Wifi bridge of the same speed, then wired into my PC. I have other AP's in my house, so the bridge is the ONLY connection that is on that AP so it's not sharing bandwidth. My pings to the router are 2ms. Powerline: Good 2Gbps set only using two of them. Old house(1977), so all power connections will go through the main breaker. Both units are plugged directly into the wall. My pings to the router are 3ms. While it looks like the Wifi is faster, I wonder if the nature of Wifi might actually be slower for large transfers. Anyone know?