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About ChristopherH

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  • Birthday 1992-04-27

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  • Location
    Sydney, Australia
  • Interests
    IT Infrastructure and Networking, web development, and playing Texas Hold'em Poker :p
  • Biography
    I am a Network and System Administrator who has experience working with the Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Windows Server family, Linux Servers, and most aspects of these operating systems, plus advanced networking (e.g. VLANs, routing and switching, BGP).
  • Occupation
    IT Network Administrator


  • CPU
    Intel Core i5-7400 CPU 3.0 GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asus Prime H270-PRO LGA1151 ATX Motherboard
  • RAM
    G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz Memory Red (2 kits)
  • GPU
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
  • Case
    Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 5 ATX Mid-Tower Case
  • Storage
    Intel DC S3520 480GB 2.5" SATA III SSD SSDSC2BB480G701 (System Drive), Seagate ST2000LM007 2TB SATA Hard Drive (Data Storage)
  • PSU
    Corsair CX750M 750W 80 Plus Bronze Modular Power Supply
  • Display(s)
    2 x Asus VS247 23.5" Monitors
  • Cooling
    Intel BXTS15A CPU Cooler, 4 x Corsair HD120 Fans & Controller
  • Keyboard
    Cooler Master MasterKeys Lite L RGB Mem-chanical Keyboard & Optical Gaming Mouse
  • Mouse
    Cooler Master MasterKeys Lite L RGB Mem-chanical Keyboard & Optical Gaming Mouse
  • Sound
    Creative SB0399 Audigy LS Sound Card
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Professional
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  1. As Radium_Angel said, There is a difference between "beta" and incorrect information. How did you upload the data to your site? I'd consider starting to look at https://ark.intel.com, it's essentially the Intel Bible for specs on virtually everything made by Intel.
  2. Not only that, but your specs are wrong. For example, you specify that the Intel i7-3970X cannot overclock when it can (see https://www.google.com.au/search?q=overclock+i7-3970X&oq=overclock+i7-3970X&aqs=chrome..69i57j0.2121j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8) and that it does support vPro Technology when Intel Ark says that it does not (see https://ark.intel.com/products/70845/Intel-Core-i7-3970X-Processor-Extreme-Edition-15M-Cache-up-to-4_00-GHz).
  3. I'd also consider proof-reading your site if you expect anyone to take it seriously. E.g. you have spelled "Specifocations" wrong.
  4. Didn't know you could transmit HDMI over water :P

  5. If the 60TB Seagate disk costs approx. $50k USD, then the 100TB disk should be about ~$85k USD if you look at it in a "cost per TB" method. So yeah, you would have to mortgage your house to buy at least 2. As Linus said in the video in my original post, if you're buying a disk like that, you ain't just buying one.
  6. Hey, With your OS, if you haven't yet purchased Windows 10, you can buy a Windows 10 license with a bootable USB. https://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-Home-Flash-Drive/dp/B01019T6O0 As for what your case can fit, any chance you could upload some photos? You could get away with a Nvidia 1050ti graphics card comfortably (but bear in mind that games like GTA V will run it at ~80%, based on my experience). https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Support-Graphics-04G-P4-6253-KR/dp/B01NBHXR8A?th=1 With SSDs, @JayzTwoCents recently did a few build videos where he recommended opting for a smaller SSD (128 or 256GB SSD) for the OS and critical files, and using a mechanical disk for games and longer-term file storage. This older NCIX Tech Tips video is good for this config: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMo8krAJd5Q and this one for optimization: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG4LXw4Nd5U This video from @paulshardware is good for how to build a system, everything from installation of parts to installing windows: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbpqkiaO7q4. You can skip to the Windows installation part here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbpqkiaO7q4&t=907s. With pricing, that will vary, depending on your location. In the US or the home of the Maple Bacon (for those north of the border), you can look at Amazon or Newegg for parts and costs. In Australia (where we all ride around in kangaroos, apparently) I prefer Mwave or MSY as the parts are well-priced, if my wholesale vendors don't have the parts I need. That's generally everything you should need to know and do to get the basic system up and running! CH.
  7. Any user account who has admin privileges can access Disk Management, same as Command Prompt as Admin
  8. For the record (and anyone else who might come across this in the future), you can right-click on the partition in Disk Management, select "Change Drive Letter and Paths", select the drive letter and click on "Remove".
  9. Hi Versti, Would be worthwhile checking Disk Management (accessible by "Start > Run > diskmgmt.msc" or right-click on Start and select Disk Management) to see if your physical disk had a hidden partition which was given a drive letter by accident. CH.
  10. I was looking online at SSD storage for a SAN array i'm planning to build, and came across this puppy - 100TB SSD!!! WHAAA??? https://nimbusdata.com/products/exadrive-platform/scalable-ssds/ Didn't think it existed, but clearly, it does. They also have an appliance that can squeeze 4.5PB (yes, PETAbytes) into 4RU. And it appears the 100TB is in a 3.5" form-factor. Looks like they beat Seagate to the party Wanna do a review Linus?
  11. Would anyone be willing to hazard a guess as to what 8GB DDR4 2133 ECC memory would be worth? I have about 20-30 sticks of the stuff sitting in a drawer at home going to waste
  12. Intel generally don't produce locked ES chips, and this to allow integrators and hardware manufacturers to complete system testing and compatibility testing.
  13. Hi Tippers, I have done some research into Intel Engineering Sample processors, and the benefits between them and production processors. I have seen some of them available for sale on sites like eBay, etc. Pros: Non-K processors are unlocked so they can be overclocked if desired. More features available than standard production variants. Cons: Are not "legally" available to the general population. No warranty and support is provided. More reasons listed on https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005719/processors.html - Need I say more? Now, what are everyone's thoughts on this? TBH, I'm quite surprised that eBay is allowing them to be sold given that technically they are "stolen" hardware ("Produced by Intel are the sole property of Intel" - See here), therefore those who are advertising them for sale do not have the legal rights to do so. And given that the support article was last reviewed as recently as 17 November 2017, it would still be very much relevant. What are your thoughts? Thanks, Christopher H.
  14. As this appears to be a carrier-branded router, you would need to contact PLDT Tech Support to ask what the setting should be. Otherwise the manual may have some more information.
  15. I would recommend something like this is you are going to be running RAID5: https://www.mwave.com.au/product/synology-ds918-4-bay-nas-4x-seagate-st4000vn008-4tb-ironwolf-nas-hdd-ac08440 Or this if you don't mind spending the extra ~$450 for RAID10 redundancy and the same storage spec: https://www.mwave.com.au/product/synology-ds918-4-bay-nas-4x-seagate-st6000vn0041-6tb-ironwolf-nas-hdd-ac08443 We use Synology NAS units at work (have a RS2416RP+ in our server room at out office with an identical unit in a DC for offisite, both loaded with 3TB Seagate IronWolf Pro disks) and have never had an issue with it since they were both deployed.