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  1. I happened to come across an older HP ProLiant DL360 G7 8-Port that i picked up. Currently i am running Win 10 pro on it but i had to use 1 of the drive bays to put the os on. I have 2 3.46 GHz Hex-Core Intel Xeon Processor and 64 gigs of ram in it. It has a 1 x Smart Array P410i 512MB raid card in it. I have searched everywhere and have found nothing on putting Unraid or FreeNAS on this machine. I currently have 4 2 tb drives and will be expanding to 4 more. so i want to get the drive that has the OS out of the hop swap slot. I plan on running at least 1 if not 2 windows 10 vm's. 1 for my camera server and 1 for my plex machine if plex doesn't run nicely by its self on these systems. This system is just for speed of media i have a 16 tb WD NAS i use for long term storage / backups So I'm looking at both but not sure what to go with. Questions i have. Setting up the drives do i need to set up the drives individually with the raid set up? or to i just set them up as 1 big drive "Raid 0"? it has a usb2 slot internal should i use that or the internal sd card slot? Any help with this would be awesome.
  2. I purchased 2 ASUS XG-C100C 10G NIC’s and they work decently well. My one worry with them is it looks like the stand-off’s are a little tall because the thermal tape does not seam to be in full contact with the chip or heat sink. Has anyone replaced the stand-off’s on these yet? Or could someone point me to a place where i could get shorter stand-off’s once i measure the existing ones.
  3. So i just got a set of these used that have quite a few scratches on the heat sink. I was thinking i should lap the heat sink but it has 2 holes in the top of the heat sink. I know they don't produce much heat but still would rather a flat surface. Can i fill those holes with 2 part epoxy so i can lap them?
  4. I just got in my new Asus Z10PE-D16 WS im still waiting on my 2 Intel Xeon E5-2683 V3 to come in but i just realized i ordered 2 sets of CORSAIR 64GB (4 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM 2133 NON-ECC ram when it came in. I know this post is old and i saw you have got the same board. I just wanted to find out if you have this board running with NON-ECC ram or should i send this back and find ECC ram.
  5. After much back and forth and now constant crashes on my existing AMD FX 8350 tower due to cpu maxing out and not being able to handle it. The Wife has let me order all my parts for a dual cpu build. Final parts list is this. Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Series case Asus Z10PE-D16 WS (2) Intel Xeon E5-2683 V3 SR1XH 2.0GHz 14Core 35M (2) Corsair Hydro Series H80i V2 (2) CORSAIR 64GB (4 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 2133 Corsair Certified HXi Series HX1000i Mushkin Reactor 1TB 6Gb SATA III reusing Samsung 850 EVO 1 TB and my old R9 270X 4gig untill the new AMD Vega card comes out then i will decide on a video card I will do a build log with testing numbers comparing video recording times for old and new. Yes i know these cpu's wont be great for gaming but i do little to no gaming so i am not that worried about it. I mostly use my tower for recording 1080p video, Autocad and Revit and programming along with running Linux VM's.
  6. I'm an over kill kind of person. Always like to have more than enough than not enough. So I'm hoping with those coolers i'll stay right around 50c at full load.
  7. just would like to keep it under $2500 so new may not be the way to go.
  8. ya ebay Xeon but as long as they run i don't care. The Picture of them doesn't have an ES on them but who knows. Ya I've played one game in the last year. lol. Gotten old need to work more than play games. Plus i'll be keeping the AMD i have going just encase i do want to game. Not planning on over clocking the ram but from what I've read this board runs perfectly with Non-ECC ram as long as it is at the correct speed. 2133 works with the cpu specs so i should be ok just cant see the need for ECC not running a NAS off this i have a separate NAS. Well deciding on a power supply was some back and forth. I want to make sure I'm able to run 3 SSD's and up to 5 4tb Hard drives plus 3 Blu-ray burners. and possibly 2 video cards so i figure spend the money once and i wont have to worry about buying another one.
  9. Yes i do. Im looking to upgrade just asking which way i should go
  10. I'm new to this forum but not new to computers. So i'm not sure if this is where it belongs. I have been using an old AMD 8350 on an ASUS Sabertooth board and it definitely not cutting it any more. I don't play many games any more but I transcode a lot of videos and use a lot of Autodesk programs all that eat CPU usage like crazy. I have been back and forth on this countless times do i wait for AMD Zen to come out or do i go with a dual CPU Xeon build. Here is what i was thinking for a Xeon build and would like your options to decide to build it or not. Asus Z10PE-D16 WS Workstation Motherboard 2X Intel Xeon E5-2683 V3 SR1XH 2.0GHz 14Core 35M 9.6GT/s LGA2011-3 Processor (3.0 turbo plan is to run at turbo all time with the coolers i am going with) CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 128GB (8 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2133 (PC4 17000) (Dont need ECC ram for my stuff) Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Series PH-ES614L_BK ATX Full Tower Computer Case, Black 2X Corsair Hydro Series H80i V2 Water / Liquid CPU Cooler (i know overkill) Corsair Certified HXi Series HX1000i 1000W High Performance 80Plus Platinum Full Modular Power Supply I'll be running my old R9 270X 4G until the new Vega AMD video card comes out then ill decide on a 1080 or the RX490 (rumored number) Do you guys think i should go with this build since I've been able to find all this stuff and keep it around $2400? Or wait till next year and hope that AMD comes through.

    The Blade specs i like better