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About HKG

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  • Birthday 2002-03-12

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    WA, United States
  • Interests
    Building Desktops, Gaming, Programming, Servers
  • Occupation
    Self Employed


  • CPU
    Intel i7 7700K
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
    G.Skill TridentZ RGB DDR4 16GB (2x8GB)
  • GPU
    MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Sea Hawk EK X
  • Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 Snow Edition
  • Storage
    Corsair MP500 M.2 240GB NVMe SSD (Windows), WD Black 1TB HDD, Local Server for Mass Storage
  • PSU
    Corsair AX860 860W
  • Display(s)
    (2x) ASUS VE228H, (1x) ViewSonic VX2025wm
  • Cooling
    Custom Hardline Tubing Watercooling Loop (Both CPU and GPU included in loop)
  • Keyboard
    Razor BlackWidow Ultimate
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Core
  • Sound
    HE350 From Massdrop
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro (x64)

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  1. I am in the US. I got it locally at a place called 3R Technology (in south Seattle). They were doing a sale. The server was normally $699.
  2. So I totally scored on a DL380p G8 with duel Xeon E5-2670's, 384GB ECC RAM (PC3-12800R), duel 750W PSUs, etc. I also bought 4 300GB 10K SAS drives for $12 each. I have no idea what to do with all this power. Any suggestions? I'm barely utilizing my old R710 as it is.
  3. Oh. They are custom built for users. Guess that would be out of my price range.
  4. What rack mount chassis is that?
  5. HKG

    USB Raid Arry (really strange theory)

    Also, USB drives do not last long if you are writing data to them 24/7. Like a few months tops.
  6. HKG

    The Water Cooling Gallery

    Thanks. I am currently doing maintenance on my rig and I just added in some white sleeved cables to the GPU. I will post pictures after I finish maintenance.
  7. HKG

    The Water Cooling Gallery

    My main rig. Feel free to suggest a name for it. CPU: Intel Core i7 7700K RAM: G.Skill TridentZ RGB 16GB DDR4 (2x8GB) GPU: MSI Geforce GTX 1080 SeaHawk EK X Motherboard: ASUS STRIX Z270F OS Drive: Corsair MP500 240GB NVMe SSD Mass Storage Drive: WD Black 1TB HDD Power Supply: Corsair AX860 Case: Thermaltake Core P3 Snow Edition Cooling: EK Stuff
  8. If you are unable to determine if a server is worth it, you do not have enough experience to be renting out servers. People need to know that if the server fails, their data will be available and that it will be up 24/7 with little to no downtime.
  9. HKG

    Converting an old Dell to a NAS device?

    I'm using this old dell with a Pentium 4 and 1GB of RAM and it works fine as a file server. (but 32 bit processors make life hard) Just install CentOS and samba. Since it is running CentOS, it can be used for other stuff. It's so old, it has a PCI card that has phone line dial up connectors on it.
  10. HKG

    Getting into server with no usb available

    Steal the server's drives, connect them to an identical computer that has USB enabled with exact same specs as the server, and boot it.
  11. HKG

    General Server questions

    You could get a Dell R610 for ~$350. That would be dual 6 core CPUs and 16GB RAM. Rack mounted servers are just another form factor. If you wanted to, you could put consumer grade hardware in a rack mounted case and use it as a normal computer (might have to drill holes for a consumer motherboard and you should not do this as it is pointless).
  12. HKG

    Server UPS Recommendations

    What is your budget for a UPS and what is the server used for? Is this for a business or personal use?
  13. I have seen some REALLY cheap used server stuff on Amazon, so if you don't already have the computer, then these might be better options. Examples: More Space Efficient (Also has cool mini display thing. I am currently looking at a similar one with dual 6 core CPUs): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077H43B8D/ref=sspa_dk_detail_0?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B077H43B8D&pd_rd_wg=DcHcv&pd_rd_r=VHJ67F0WT3AYV0CWSCQD&pd_rd_w=gcjtP More Storage: https://www.amazon.com/HP-ProLiant-DL380-G6-2xQuad-Core/dp/B00OGMGECQ/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1517371698&sr=8-5&keywords=server Configure a custom one for cheap (I haven't ordered from this site, but it is trustworthy from what I have heard. I will probably order that dual 6-core CPU server here since it is from the same company that was on Amazon): https://techmikeny.com/ I would also like to mention that you should NOT use used hardware for anything that would be catastrophic if the server failed. Anything mission critical should be NEW!