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About jameyscott

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  • CPU
  • Motherboard
    EVGA X79 Dark
  • RAM
    Gskill Ares 2133Mhz 16GB
  • GPU
    Dual 780 Classiffieds (1358mhz @ 1.35v)
  • Case
    Corsair Air 540
  • Storage
    Crucial MX100 512GB, 3 3TB Seagate
  • PSU
    Corsair AX1500i
  • Display(s)
    QNIX2701 2 ASUS VG248QE
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    Custom loop
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    Corsair K70
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    Corsair M95
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    ASUS Xonar Essence STX+ AKG Q701
  1. Definitely in. Have been thinking about streaming for awhile.
  2. I ended up going with this switch because it was a great price and included all 16 transceivers. I also bought two of these. I hope they work together.... If not, then I'll have to hunt down what will work with the unit. Still haven't purchased the fiber cables, because I'm not sure which transceivers are in that unit, so I emailed the seller. Once I know that, I can find the cables I need.
  3. Not without swapping your motherboard. You might be able to lessen the effect with a ferrite choke, but those rarely work.
  4. The WRT54G is the hackacble router. I'd suggest looking up DD-WRT and going from there. You'll be able to configure it after loading a better firmware (DD-WRT) onto that unit.
  5. I personally use SpaceSniffer. It's always helped me eliminate unnecessary files. You may also want to run a program like KingSoftPC Doctor or CCleaner to clean up old installation files, old restore points, etc etc.
  6. This is your issue. I have the same problem with my system. It's just EMI by poor grounding contacts on the motherboard.
  7. With that in mind, I assume this would be a functional set up.. This switch with these SFP transceivers and which NICs? I'm sorry for all the questions. When it comes to server grade stuff, there doesn't seem to be that much information for a consumer. I just want to make sure I get this right. EDIT: Looking at that switch again, the one I linked is actually 2Gb and not 4Gb. Finding information on these units is proving to be fairly difficult.
  8. I've been reading up a bit, and it seems that certain sfp modules are not compatible with just any switch. Will those SFP modules that you linked work with the switch you linked? I can't seem to find a compatibility matrix for the switch.
  9. Wow... That would be perfect... Ill look into that more. Thank you so much for the suggestion.
  10. The switch I currently have is capable of Link Aggregation and so is the one I plan on switching to. I think we are having a bad time communicating due to my lack of knowledge when it comes to networking. I've been trying to learn as much as I can, though. I've emailed TP-Link about the SG1024DE to see if it can do what I want, if not I also asked for what switch they would recommend for what I need. As far as the card I'm going to use, I figured I would just go with the one I linked above since I have actually seen above the 125ish MB write speed that I would be bound to if I was running a single gigabit connection, although I can't truly test it unless I threw in an SSD to see if my current configuration is doing what I think it is. I'll try that and see if my current gear is actually capable of what I think it is. Do you have suggestions on switches/NICs that I should use? I'm really open in both learning about what I need and actually getting what I need, because I need/want this set up. If you need more details about what I currently have, or what I"m trying to do, please let me know. I really just want to get this done right.
  11. Correct me if I'm wrong, but as long as the device(s) support Level 4 Load Balancing, I'll be able to achieve what I want, which is as follows. With as many devices as I have connected to my NAS, I want to increase the overall throughput it can put out. I have multiple Plex streams going at the same time, and I have all of my game library on my NAS as well. I want to be able to access all of that without a hitch. Yes, I do want to increase overall transfer rates (better loading times in games), but I'm not expecting to be able to get a full 6Gb out of LACP.
  12. No, I completely understand that. As I stated in my OP, "I understand the true design of LACP was to increase throughput for multiple devices, which is the main reason I am upgrading. " I have many things going on in my home office, and I'm not expecting 6Gbps transfer rated between all of my systems. I know that just isn't going to happen unless I go with 10Gb NICs and a switch.
  13. Yes, that does help me. The switch below is the one I am looking at getting. http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/?model=TL-SG1024DE#spec This is the quad Ethernet card that I will be getting as well. Intel PRO/1000PT Quad Port Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter EXPI9404PTBLK I currently have the two port version in my NAS and using the dual intel NICs on my X79 Dark for connectivity. I have tried teaming my two port version with the onboard intel NIC in my NAS and it works just fine, but the onboard didn't support Receive Side Scaling, so I left it at the current connection, so it is possible to team two different, but similar cards. If not, 4Gb should work well enough. For my new network, it would be that quad ethernet NIC in all three of my systems connected to that switch I linked above. If I am able to run the dual NIC card I currently have teamed with the quad NIC I plan on getting, that's great, if not. Oh well. I have been doing some research, but network connectivity is a bit above my head. I'm trying to keep my solution as simple as possible, but there is a bit of a learning curve as far as this goes.
  14. So, I've currently got my three computers connected via a TP-Link SG2008. It's a great switch, especially for the price I paid, but at this point I was thinking of upgrading to add addition gigabit connections between all systems. Now, I know that it technically won't give me 6Gbps if I have 6 gigabit Ethernet cables going from all devices, but how much could I feasibly get assuming that I am not bottlenecked by drive speed? This is just a lower cost alternative to going to 10Gb, which is just not "consumer" ready yet. I would definitely prefer it, but 3 NICs + a switch would take a pretty penny that I don't want/have to spend. I understand the true design of LACP was to increase throughput for multiple devices, which is the main reason I am upgrading. (Multiple Plex streams, plus back ups from my two main desktops to the NAS (third computer), and all of my media is located on the NAS.) However, I would like to see increased speeds as well since I will be adding a 8TB Raid 0 array to it as well. Which feasibly could put me at over 300MBps, but I was just wondering if that's something that is something that is feasibly attainable via 4Gb/6GB interconnection. If I need to explain further what I'm trying to do, please let me know.