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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. For Plex, a simple sync is fine. But for the NAS, I want a version history, ie incremental, differential, full all with image compression.
  2. I am running a copy of Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC as a home server. I picked this version as it supports the ReFS file system. My Plex storage is a stripped set of 3x3TB drives and my NAS is a mirrored set of 4TB drives. I had a spare copy of Acronis. I first set those up via Storage Spaces, only to find out that Acronis doesn't support that. So I removed them from SS and created them the old fashioned way, as Dynamic Disks via Disk Management. Well guess what, Acronis doesn't support Dynamic Disks either. What backup solution can I get either for free or for a small charge that supports Dynamic Disk and/or SS backups as well as can setup multiple jobs, ie different backup tasks. I tried Veeam, but their free tool only supports a single job. Any other recommendations?
  3. I am building a home server that will run Windows 2016 Server Essentials and be used for Plex, NAS, and NVR(Blue Iris). I have multiple HDD's that will be used to store Plex media files, NAS data, and NVR recordings. I have 3 SSD's that will fill the roles of OS Drive, Plex program/transcode/artwork drive, and Stoarge Spaces R/W cache drive. I have the following SSD's: 512GB Adata XPG SC8200 Pro NVMe M.2 SSD 500GB Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" SATA SSD 256GB Samsung 860 Pro 2.5" SATA SSD My question is which to use for which purpose?
  4. My new server has a Ryzen 7 2700X on an Asus Prime X470-Pro mobo with 32GB DDR4-3000 RAM. Only making the switch as caught that CPU for $130 at Microcenter and the mobo on sale for $125. Makes for a good upgrade over my Xeon E3-1271v3 system.
  5. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GZ1LP9T
  6. I am rebuilding my current home server and would like a M.2 SSD as the main OS drive, either NVMe or SATA. This server mainly runs Plex, NAS, and NVR(Blue-Iris) applications on Windows 2016 Server Essentials and is a 24/7 server. I don't have the funds for a high end SSD and really don't need the speed of a NVMe SSD, but want a mid-tier M.2 SSD with a long warranty & endurance. 500GB would be ideal, but 1TB would also work if not too expensive. Plex media files are on a separate HDD, but the actual program, transcode directory, and artwork files all reside on there own SSD currently. However, if I get a 1TB M.2 drive, I'll likely put them back on the main drive. Blue-Iris(NVR) program is on the main OS drive, but it saves the recorded files to a separate HDD. The NAS is run by the OS, but uses separate HDD's for storage. My main contender is the MyDigitalSSD BPX Pro 1TB for $129.99 on Amazon. It has a 5 year warranty and a huge endurance at 1665 TBW. I don't care if it's not the fastest SSD out there, quality/stability, warranty, and endurance are key for me as it's a server. I know that Silicon Power makes a very similar SSD for a bit cheaper, but their quality seems to be a bit lacking. Any other recommendations for a good mid-tier M.2 SSD that would suit my needs?
  7. Server will run Plex, NAS, and Blue Iris(NVR), so will rarely be pushed hard. Will be housed in a FD Define R4 with 2x 140mm intake and a 140mm exhaust fan with an air cooler on the CPU. I plan on getting 10G NIC for this board, but for now, Intel 1G NIC is preferred.
  8. Upgrading my home server and scored a cheap 2700X for it. I already have 32GB of DDR4-3000 CL16 RAM, so just need to grab a mobo for it. Budget is $150 or under and I will NOT be overclocking as this is for a home server. However, I do want a board that could handle the new 3950X 16-core CPU if I decided to upgrade the CPU in a few years. What I mean by that is one with a solid VRM & cooling that could handle that CPU running 24/7. Right now, my main choice is the Asus Prime X470-Pro. Anything better within my budget?
  9. I know that both cards will do what I need. My question is if it's worth the a base model card and/or $100 extra for the 2080 over the 2070-Super?
  10. I generally play at high settings, not ultra, and do follow various tweak guides. 100+ FPS is my target min w/o RT.
  11. B360 mobo with a non-K CPU. Correct me if I am wrong, but I thought I was locked in at a MAX of 2666 memory speed?
  12. My goal is at or near 144 FPS with non-RT games and at or near 60 FPS with RT games.
  13. Look at most newer AAA game benchmarks and most of them won't reach 144 FPS at 1080p on anything outside an RTX 2080 Ti. So while a 2070S is overkill for 1080p@60Hz, but NOT for 1080p@144Hz! On top of that, you generally lose 30-50% when you turn on Ray-Tracing. So saying a 2070S is overkill for 1080p isn't true!
  14. RAM in question: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HPBV5RT I recently upgraded my gaming system's RAM and moved old RAM to my bedroom gaming system that has an i7-8700(non-K) on a Asus B360-I mobo. This system locks my RAM in at 2666 with the same timings it had before. If possible, I would like to reduce the timings to get a little more performance, but not sure what I should target.
  15. Considering the upcoming Black Friday sales, if you had around $600 to spend, would you go for a lower-end RTX 2080 or a higher-end 2070-Super? And yes, I will OC them. Eyeing an EVGA FTW3 2070-Super as the high-end 2070S, and will just see which 2080's go on sale this month. To be used on a 1080p@144Hz monitor using Ray-Tracing as often as possible as my other system has a GTX 1080 Ti on a 1440p@165Hz monitor.