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About GoblinKiller

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  • CPU
    Dual Xeon E5-2620 v4
  • Motherboard
    Asus Z10PE-D16 WS
  • RAM
    128GB DDR4 Samsung ECC
  • GPU
  • Case
    INWIN 909
  • Storage
    M951 NVMe SAMSUNG 256GB
  • PSU
    EVGA 1000W G3
  • Display(s)
    3x SAMSUNG C24FG7 1x SAMSUNG UE49MU6670
  • Cooling
    2 Deepcool Captain 120 EX
  • Sound
    Onyx Artist 1-2 with JBL LSR305
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. Hello, Hoping someone could provide some guidance. I have been running a workstation with following specs: Motherboard: Asus Z10pe-D16 WS RAM: 128GB DDR4 ECC CPU: 2x Xeon E5-2620 V4 GPU: Asus Strix 1070 OS: Windows 10 Pro VM Software: VMware Workstation 15 Pro The machine is mainly used for running several VM's for basic office and web browsing purposes anything between 15-20ish machines at a time however my CPU generally tends to be running to max these days and was looking at upgrading the CPU's now and this is where I need to advice. saying within the V4 variants of the E5's drives the price up very quickly if you look at upgrading to at min a 12c/24t option but if looking at some within the V3 variants the price is at times way less than half (both v3 & v4 I look at are second hand). What i would like to know is how big a performance impact will dropping to the V3's have versus staying within the V4 is the massive price jump worth it? Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Cheers
  2. I am curious to know peoples feedback on using threadrippers for vm based work. I have built myself and a helped a couple mates out with building vm orintated machines but have mainly used the ASUS z10PE D16-WS with some variant of the E5-26** V4 with anything from 128-256GB of ram. Normally you can get most parts especially the ram and cpus from ebay second hand at very good prices at least here in the UK but from my searches it seems the CPUs are even cheaper in the US. To expand on this prebuilts were on average a fair bit more then self built, Some of the builds are using VMware esxi and some are just running Windows with VMware Workstation or Hyper-V.
  3. for anyone interested I managed to build this machine, below are the specs and some pics. Ultimately I will do a proper water cooling loop, setup a dedicated network based storage to move it off the local machine and as it was a second hand case will do a few mods to make things look a bit better because as is I had to make some changes to just to mount the 3.5" drives https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/29kHcc
  4. https://www.reddit.com/r/jailbreak/wiki/escapeplan/guides/jailbreakcharts are you looking at jailbreaking?
  5. try ireb from ih8sn0w or redsnow may still have the feature?
  6. software unlocks on the iPhone as fair as I am aware have not been around for a very long time, the way it was done in the past with a jailbreak. at one stage you could buy a special sim adapter to try use as a work around but again not sure those even work anymore.
  7. http://prntscr.com/fz98jw there are plenty sites out there to check with and see where it is locked too, and plenty places online to paid to get unlocked and the cost will vary depending on the carrier. http://www.imei.info/
  8. https://mnpctech.com/nzxt-h440-front-panel-mesh-grill-mod.html
  9. I have seen it modded but as standard no I do not believe you are able to get it like that. Can't say I have had any issues with heat and this case.
  10. I had consider this, but buying new will blow the budget and Ideally want a tower as I do not have the space for any rack mountable machines. workstations as well new are crazy priced and second hand ones I have looked at the cpus are of an older generation I was originally looking at getting the HP Z620/840 Ideally would have liked something like the Dell C6100.
  11. NZXT H440 is pretty spacious inside.
  12. 1. Budget & Location Budget is between the £1500.00 - £2000.00 mark, the current specs I have drawing up are slightly and would like to bring the cost done. Located in the UK 2. Aim The machine is going to be accessed via RDP and I will be running several VM’s on the machine, the ideally situation would be to have at most at any one time 10 VM’s running. The VM instance would be varying between Win 7 – Win 10 but generally will be Win 10. There will be no specially software or hardware running on these machines other that a web browser and the sites that will be accessed will be loading flash based games. I currently use my current PC and can get at most 3 machines running before my system starts taking a knock. The VM settings are 2/2 2GB-4GB and the VM the system is maxing out the CPU and as long as I have an SSD and not using the VM on a HDD the disk usage is fine. As far as I can see the load is handled by the CPU & not the GPU. 3. Monitors As this system will not be accessed physically none except for setup. 4. Peripherals Will require VMware on the machine. 5. Why are you upgrading? As my current machine is not able to handle this and need to increase the number of VM’s being run. The current list I have specc’d out is this, the case was just put there for a rough costing purpose and would like to change it to something nicer and the GPU I am unsure of what to go for and what would be best fit for my use, I had originally intended on following the 40 Thread Xeon monster guide but I have my concerns about the ES cpu’s and further unable to find the steppings listed 40 Thread Xeon Monster UK pcpartpicker