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    stevv got a reaction from marten.aap2.0 in Experiences with non-techies   
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    Missing Icon = no internet... :rolleyes: 
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    stevv got a reaction from Roll_Like_Rollo in Experiences with non-techies   
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    stevv reacted to iHardware Shelden in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    So yesterday I spent a good part moving my system back into the InWin Q2000 after having 3x120mm fan mounts modded and removing the Hard drive cage for better airflow, so much more quiet now :D


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    stevv got a reaction from matrix07012 in Experiences with non-techies   
    People who buy the cheapest ($300-$400) "PC" for themselves or their kids....  then buys a $1000+ mac a few years later, saying they are better and faster.
     
    edit:  Same with phones 
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    stevv reacted to NeatSquidYT in pfSense DIY Router Build Log pt 1   
    Socket 1155 and 1156 are physically the same.
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    stevv reacted to Izera in pfSense DIY Router Build Log pt 1   
    So first time posting but I work in IT for a living and I really enjoyed this a lot!  It was quite amusing really!  I am going to post what parts I think would would better for your build and go into detail why I think they are smarter buys then what you currently are using.
     
     
    Heat Sink (URL)
    first off I would like to point out that your 1U passive CPU cooling is for an LGA 1156 and NOT an 1155 ( the socket type for your CPU)  This is why in the video you had to cut parts of the back plate off to make it fit onto your motherboard.  You should get a different passive heat sink.  I would Recommend this one. It is expensive because it is made almost entirely of copper.  When you are dealing with passive heat sinks you shouldn't skimp on price and you should be getting the best.
     
     
    This is the only major Change I would make to the build if you wanted to keep costs down and not replace more parts but that being said I do have a few more recommendations.
     
    1U rackmount Chassis (URL)
    The next thing I would consider buying is a new chassis to fit into your 1U server rack.  This Case comes with pre-installed with a 200W Power supply and I know that a lot of people dislike that idea and I also have the feeling you liked the idea of having a Redundant power supply option on it.  A redundant Power Supply I feel for this kind of build is not necessary.  It will be a waste of space, excess heat and noise.  My last point for recommending it is This case is not as Long as the one you currently have so it will use up less space!
    Chassis Specs
     
     
    Mother board (URL)
    Last but not Least I would Recommend a Larger form factor for your Motherboard.  I have server things I dislike about your motherboard pick and the big one is airflow.  More fans will not make up for the lack of airflow over the passive Heat Sink.  Yes I did notice that you got the smaller form factor to make up for that but the CPU will run a lot warmer that it needs to because the RAM is in the way.  By using this Motherboard you have the Ram off to the side where it won't get in the way.  The SATA ports are to the other side of the board for better cable management and Board near the CPU socket is generally devoid of any major obstructions compared to the MoBo you picked that is so compact that The heat sink was impossible to install correctly.  Also this board comes with more features than the one you picked up and also for the same price!
    Mobo Specs
     
     
    Closing Thoughts
    One thing to keep in mind is that the Motherboard and Case both came from the same company.  This means the Motherboard is Optimized to for specific cases.  I did not pick the best optimized case for this build and opted for a different case instead but the form factor remains the same regardless.  In terms power you should be ok for the system but if you fear 200W is not enough I would consider upgrading to one of their other cases then.
    Overall i really Enjoyed watching this video and I hope this info was helpful to you!
    PS: If you need a systems admin let me know!
     
    Edit:
    If you decide that after all this You want a powerful switch with all the things a Systems admin would need then I would recommend the following Managed Switch.
     
    TP-LINK TL-SG3210(URL)
    why This Switch?  well it is a very high quality Level 2 Managed Switch with enterprise style features without the enterprise style Price.
    It supports QoS, has options to prevent Typical DoS attacks, has ACLs (access Control Lists) and will even allow you to setup your own VLAN.
    And Finally the switch supports 802.1X authentication whitch is used in conjunction with a RADIUS server (as mentioned in the Comments).
    I know a PFsense Router is a cool idea but this is ultimately what you need.
     
    Edit2: This Switch can be rack mounted with Mounting rack ears so it will fit!
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    stevv got a reaction from RedWarrior in Thinkpad Appreciation Thread   
    Speaking of dual screens...
     
    My x301 with the GeChic portable monitor.  Monitor is works with standard video inputs (vga or hdmi... ) and uses USB for power.   Try this with them other flimsy notebooks! B)  
     

     


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    stevv got a reaction from .deco. in APOLLO (2 CPU LGA1366 Server | InWin PP689 | 24 Disks Capacity) - by alpenwasser [COMPL. 2014-MAY-10]   
    Check the time in the IPMI... it's not synced with system clock so it might a bit off (most likely due to how IT management can vary in locations).  I couldn't get the NTP setting to work before, but after I just upgraded my IPMI firmware it finally works! using pool.ntp.org.
     
     
    *facepalm*... for some reason I kept thinking that was cpu temperature. 
     
     
     Great thing is that you can update while system is up and running .  Use the web interface and uncheck "retain settings".  
     
     
     Looks like your right, IPMI just reads from a subset.  I guess it's more for IT management and not tweaking purposes.  It was easy to check if system is running ok.
     
    Looking at HWinfo64, there's a separate figure for IPMI and the Nuvonton chip (left part of screenshot).

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    stevv got a reaction from TomvanWijnen in Experiences with non-techies   
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    Missing Icon = no internet... :rolleyes: 
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    stevv got a reaction from Kawaii Besu in Experiences with non-techies   
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    stevv got a reaction from CyberHusky88 in Experiences with non-techies   
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    stevv reacted to UnMonk in Worst Tech mistake you have ever made?   
    Tossing an old thinkpad
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    stevv reacted to Recon97 in Worst Tech mistake you have ever made?   
    Am I the only one around here who wants a new video of that?
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    stevv reacted to Deli in Filco's new Cherry MX keyboard With Bluetooth connectivity   
    No backlight, no deal.
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    stevv reacted to ShearMe in The Audio Board's Frequently Asked Questions, Pre-answered!   
    It's part of the experience man.
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    stevv reacted to Bkido in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Here a few pics of my current setup:
     

     

     

     

     
    More infos at: 

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    stevv got a reaction from TheKDub in Experiences with non-techies   
    People who buy the cheapest ($300-$400) "PC" for themselves or their kids....  then buys a $1000+ mac a few years later, saying they are better and faster.
     
    edit:  Same with phones 
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    stevv reacted to Ethnod in Corning 100ft USB3.Optical Cable   
    Decided to tweet Corning, you never know but would be cool for Linus to test out the Thunderbolt cable.
     

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    stevv reacted to ubuntusuperuser in Corning 100ft USB3.Optical Cable   
    usb optical cable + kite + webcam = a lot of ariel spying i want to see a video
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    stevv reacted to vikeyev in Worst Tech mistake you have ever made?   
    Pulling apart my partners laptop to reapply the thermal paste (following the manual, why do laptops have to all be different :angry:), putting it together again, turning it on and seeing "CPU fan not connected"


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    stevv got a reaction from Allahu Snackbar in Experiences with non-techies   
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    stevv reacted to GoodBytes in Nvidia releases new SLI bridges - Looks Nice   
    Nvidia releases new SLI bridge connectors that matches the reference designed of their high end tier GPUs.



    You can get them through Nvidia Store only.
    The 2-way SLI bridge model is $29.99 U.S
    The 3-way SLI bridge model is $39.99 U.S
    Nvidia Store: http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/sli/bridges
    It is designed to work with any cards, but the look is designed to match the reference design of:
    GeForce GTX 770, GTX 780, GTX 780 Ti, GTX TITAN, GTX TITAN Black, GTX 970 and GTX 980.
    The light of the SLI bridge, can be controlled via GeForce Experience (v: 1.7 or later).
    Source: http://www.anandtech.com/show/8565/nvidia-announces-sli-led-bridges
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    stevv reacted to ObeseWalrus in Worst Tech mistake you have ever made?   
    I downloaded boobies and got a virus.
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    stevv got a reaction from MayflowerElectronics in The Audio Board's Frequently Asked Questions, Pre-answered!   
    Good o'l velcro.
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    stevv reacted to DanTheMuffinMan in Tablet/Ultrabook/Laptop Recommendation Thread   
    For future Googlers I ended up going with the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga with the 4500U. Got it with employee pricing through SPC (Student Price Card Canada) for $1800. It is indeed running everything I need it to butter smooth so far. Still have to try Photoshop but I'm not anticipating any problems.
     
    Steam Streaming works great and connecting to a tv is as effortless as it should be. It's a little too heavy for most tablet uses but propping against a couch or something works good for e-reading (comics look amazing). If anybody has any questions about the Yoga I'll be following this thread.
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