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ToTouchAnEmu

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  1. I have the EVGA 980ti Hybrid. She's getting a bit long in the tooth, but still runs all of my games well so I still have no plans to upgrade quite yet. However, the AIO is just trashed out now. Long story short, I am a dummy and didn't realize I put low speed adapters on my radiator fans (I was trying to attach them to my CPU aio) and was assuming the GPU aio was just low on coolant (because my GPU was running about 15C hotter than it did before). After trying to flush/refill the AIO, I stripped a lot of screws and had to use silicon to seal the pump assembly (I didn't have the right tools to disassemble it and was too impatient to buy them and wait.... also I didn't even need to open the pump assembly but I was inexperienced with this so whoops). It slowly evaporates coolant now and needs to be refilled every couple of months. I am using hose clamps on the radiator and that hasn't helped, so it's definitely leaking from the pump assembly (although not visibly). So I need a new AIO. I contacted EVGA and they said they don't make the kits anymore. I tried asking them if the pump/rad assembly was the same on the new cards and they couldn't help me with that. Any way to check on that? Also is there a good guide on just sticking a regular old AIO on the card? I have seen the kits that come with a fan for the vrm and everything, but those are overkill for me since my card already has that part covered.
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    Migrating a RAID 5 to a new PC

    Yesterday, I went to boot my PC like any other day and I was greeted with a USB overcurrent error. Fast forward through a few hours of troubleshooting (even tried both of my bios options and reset both also) and finally ripping the motherboard out of the case and running minimal hardware (video card, cpu, and ram only), and I still am greeted with the same error. So from what little information I can find on the topic, it seems that the motherboard has just gone bad. I have ordered a new motherboard (it is the exact same model) and it is on the way. However I am a bit worried. I have some extremely crucial data that isn't backed up (due to space limitations and stupidity). I have a RAID 5 with three 3TB hard drives. I was wondering about the difficulty in moving this raid to a new motherboard. Even though it's the same exact motherboard and presumptuously the same raid controller, is there a step process I should follow to ensure that the data isn't accidentally erased when setting up the raid again? I cannot find much information on this topic. Thanks in advance! Motherboard is MSI X99S and I use the built in raid controller with Intel Rapid Storage sofware.
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    Migrating a RAID 5 to a new PC

    Very cool! Yeah I do have a cable that is longer than 30m, but it's a cat7 so that shouldn't be an issue. I actually just learned that 5e can also do 10Gb/s recently. I always figured that the networking devices could tell which type of cord was plugged and would adjust accordingly. I have some old 5e cables lying around too and may put them back into use. So finally, I have a guy nearby who is selling this system for 90 dollars. https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/servicetag/126w6y1/configuration Seems like a fair deal, and seems like it may have the power needed to run a nas. (albeit maybe an updated networking card is necessary) Do you have any thoughts?
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    Migrating a RAID 5 to a new PC

    Thanks! I have already begun some research into this! Your help is super appreciated. Seems like some people say you can just buy an older PC and throw some hard drives inside, as long as the specs are decent. May look more into that. Should I be worried that I'm using 1Gb/s networking in my home? I am using all cat6 and ca7 cables running between my routers and switches, but those are all rated for 1Gb/s max (supposedly). I am just worried that upgrading to 10Gb/s networking is a hidden cost.
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    Migrating a RAID 5 to a new PC

    Thanks! I have already begun some research into this! Your help is super appreciated. Seems like some people say you can just buy an older PC and throw some hard drives inside, as long as the specs are decent. May look more into that. Should I be worried that I'm using 1Gb/s networking in my home? I am using all cat6 and ca7 cables running between my routers and switches, but those are all rated for 1Gb/s max (supposedly). I am just worried that upgrading to 10Gb/s networking is a hidden cost.
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    Migrating a RAID 5 to a new PC

    You have any experience with network attached storage? I have always wanted to get one and this may be the push I need to just do it. If so, I am curious about diy nas vs prebuilt nas. Which is best?
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    Migrating a RAID 5 to a new PC

    Yeah unfortunately that's the issue with this solution, is 9TB isn't cheap and I am not sure what I'd do with the HDD's afterwards. You think I could I get away with buying 2 5TB drives and set them up as a single drive with three 3TB partitions (and a 4th for the final TB).
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    Migrating a RAID 5 to a new PC

    Unfortunately I do not have another system, otherwise I'd love to try it out first. I will look into making images of the disks before doing anything first, that's pretty smart. Do you have software you prefer for doing that? I've never done that sort of thing.
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