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About manikyath

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    keeper of the magical rowenta space heater
  • Birthday Dec 26, 1994

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    commonwealth in the former soviet banana republic of belgium
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Breaking stuff, to make it better.
  • Biography
    Microsoft Certified Ass..ociate.
  • Occupation
    IT support engineer, primarily medical sector


  • CPU
    i7 4790k
  • Motherboard
    asus Z97 mark 2
  • RAM
    32GB DDR3 1600 (corsair vengeance LP)
  • GPU
    asus GTX970 strix
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define R5 (black, no window)
  • Storage
    240GB sandisk Ultra II / 2TB WD black
  • PSU
    corsair RM750
  • Display(s)
    2x BenQ BL2420PT
  • Cooling
    Be Quiet dark rock advanced C1
  • Keyboard
    logitech G110
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    logitech G500
  • Sound
    hyperx cloud | pioneer vsx-c300 | PE HSV 40T
  • Operating System
    MSX brickware edition.
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  1. the short servers are sort of rare in terms of available models, and by the budget i'm presuming you're buying used.. which.. i've never seen one in use, or available second hand. there's plenty of 'half depth' NASes that do 4 drives.. but to find a server, and to find one cheap.. the thing is that the abundance of availability is sort of what makes second hand servers cheap. mind expanding a bit on the use case? chances are there's alternatives to figure out. the first thing that comes to mind is dig up some relatively cheap 2U chassis, and slap the components of some
  2. but gunnar optiks arent really orange. they got a bit of an organge shade to it, i'm talking propper LTT orange glasses here.
  3. some 70's style orange tinted glasses, maybe? the thing with dumb and merch is that it's really hard to find something 'dumb' for him to pose in... there's merch items that will obviously not sell well, and there's ideas that would be hilareous for him to pose in.. but are either of those really dumb?
  4. either windows finds it iself, or you check the manufacturer's website. that said, this being startech i'm damn sure they just use DisplayLink, because that seems to be the standard these days.
  5. yeah, you just plug that into a usb 3.0 port (get an adapter from that usb c port) and drivers do the rest, there's nothing hardware-specific past a usb port that make those things tick.
  6. well.. in terms of android app, as long as your e-mail service of choice supports IMAP you can use just about any mail client of your liking. as for self hosted mail applications with a web interface.. there's a bunch of options on the linux side of things, i suppose it's a matter of picking and choosing whichever featureset you like most. i suppose this could be a good place to start: https://www.ubuntupit.com/best-linux-mail-server-software-and-solutions/ also, if you're looking to replace other parts of the google suite, have a look at owncloud: https://owncloud
  7. it's probably described in detail in the manual somewhere, but essentially you put the bios files on a usb stick, put it in the white usb port on the back of your motherboard (take a look, there's a white one), and press the "Q-flash plus" button.
  8. with "USB visual adapter", do you mean one of those "usb to displayport" or similar things? as far as i know, most if not all of them just use a driver to do all the magic, and dont really have any 'compatibility' requirements past being able to install said driver, and having a USB port.
  9. last time i used a gigabyte motherboard, it became obviously clear that their dual-bios feature is broken AF, might be worth a try to just update the bios with the usb Q-flash thing. past that.. may as well try to give all the power connections a good "wiggle" to make sure they're well and properly in palce.
  10. someone at asrock rack found the stash of iffy weed again, and dreamt up a new motherboard..




    the quick specs:

    - socket SP3 (epyc)

    - 8 channel memory

    - dual 10 gigabit ethernet

    - all 7 PCIe slots are x16 gen4 electrical.

    - IPMI, obviously

    - two M.2 slots, gen4 x4 ofcourse

    - somehow squeezed onto an ATX motherboard.


    and i am once again considering epyc...

    serve the home sort of put it well,  in stating that the biggest issue with this motherboard, is finding enough pcie 16x cards to plug into it.


    now i come to think of it... "actually" 7 gamers ONE cpu? if they can do the silly thing they did with the "block of amd fury cards" again, this could possibly fit into a normal-ish ATX case.

    (both the RTX 3060ti and RTX3070 only have ports on the first slot.. so technically possible?)

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    2. Windows7ge


      1 hour ago, Spotty said:

      If you're buying a SFP+ NIC anyway does it matter what the onboard is? Could still get the board and just not use the onboard networking?


      Edit: Unless I guess the 10gig version adds significantly to the cost (I have no idea how much the board costs)

      You've piqued my curiosity to investigate the situation further. Testing with a built-in Intel X540-T2 on a Supermicro X10DRi it does appear not only does the temperature of the NIC drop significantly if not plugged in to a network but when running at 1Gbit only gets marginally warmer than an idle 51°C. (Note: This is still with aggressive active cooling. Still expect a much higher idle temp in a desktop chassis w/ no active cooling and ever more so if it has GPU's on top of it.)


      As for your Edit. Newegg is selling it for $578.00. Unfortunately ASRock Rack doesn't appear to have a Non-T2 version that I can initially tell so you're screwed but at least the heatsink is quite a bit larger and maybe the NIC model improvement (Intel X550-AT2) includes a heat efficiency improvement. As for another older model though that has both a 2T and Non-2T model the 2T adds about $57 to the cost of the board.


      1 hour ago, manikyath said:

      i guess on this board you need to worry more about the CPU VRM's airflow.. and past that, for 1st gen epyc they had both 1gig and 10gig options, i suppose for this generation either the other option is on it's way, or they took the engineer's pot away before he could make the second design.

      That VRM heatsink does look rather small doesn't it? I guess the lack of overclocking and higher RPM fans is how they get away with that. The VRM heatsinks aren't incredibly better on my server motherboard but I still manage to keep them under 75 degrees during full load.


      For an upgrade I'm looking at the Supermicro H11SSL-i. It's last gen to what you're looking at though so you're probably not interested. A 1Gig version of your board here though is the route I'd go. Supermicro might have one but I understand sourcing hardware is a trip and a half for you. 😕


      1 hour ago, Drama Lama said:

      I mean this board is mostly intended for use the in servers with these ( fingereating) x0.000 rpm fans.

      1U and mostly 2U enclosures yeah. You have to learn to adapt when using something in an environment it wasn't designed for.

    3. FloRolf


      @Windows7ge yeah no kidding, I installed the 540-T2 recently with both ports in used and it would just shut down the nix after a while because of overheating 😄 once you have a little bit of airflow it's fine though. Guess the 550 Chipset improves the situation quite a bit. 

    4. Windows7ge


      4 minutes ago, FloRolf said:

      @Windows7ge yeah no kidding, I installed the 540-T2 recently with both ports in used and it would just shut down the nix after a while because of overheating 😄 once you have a little bit of airflow it's fine though. Guess the 550 Chipset improves the situation quite a bit. 

      I just opt for SFP+ & fiber. An itty-bitty 40mm fan on the heatsink is all it needs and it'll do 10Gig all day long. I don't know how the 550 handles heat. I've not bought one to test it but if I had to guess I'd imagine the situation is probably the same.


      I REALLY wish SFP+ was more popular on standard form factor server boards. You can fine them on 1U/2U/4U proprietary server boards but not that frequently in the ITX/ATX/E-ATX/SSI-EEB form factors.

  11. describe "people"? aside from the occasional 'close minded person stuck in the past' the only cases i'm aware of where XP is still being used is on dedicated "retro" rigs, or in medical/industry where a 15 year old machine may still be mission-critical.
  12. the pro / evo thing: sure, but at almost double the IOPS and sequential read/write speeds. yes, they're theoretical values, but generally if they're double across the board, real-world tends to be better too... as for the wd sn850... not available at alternate, and the €20 difference doesnt warrant ordering from somewhere else. on the topic of the asus pro WS... it's asus being asus.. the "gaming junk" removed, and price increased.. for all the shout-y gaming features it doesnt include... there's not actually much to replace it, or to warrant costing 1.5x the cost of feature-c
  13. i ran trough things again, and bumped into this super specific detail on the crosshair hero... maybe ASUS really does know what they are doing: if this picture is accurate... that's an "open ended" 1x slot.. it'll take any odd add-in card i may want to shove in there. and i'm running trough alle the silly details the manual has to say about the pcie lane layout.. and it appears they are just hilareously miscommunicating that bottom 4x slot... it's sort of implied it shares lanes with the other 16x physical slots, but the math really doesnt make sense, so it can be assumed t
  14. motherboard choices for x570 are hard.. anyone got input?



    1. DarkBlade2117


      I won't lie.. Im just going to go up to microcenter and find one that's open box cause there's a few I can get for $130. I also know what day and time they have their trucks unloaded so hoping to snag something else also lol