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About Jarsky

  • Title
    I love lamp
  • Birthday Mar 29, 1983

Profile Information

  • Location
    New Zealand
  • Gender
  • Occupation
    Engineer / Support Analyst


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 2700x
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte Aorus X470
  • RAM
    32GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 3200Mhz
  • GPU
    EVGA RTX2080 FTW3
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Pro M
  • Storage
    1x1TB Curcial P1 NVMe, 1x500GB Samsung 870 EVO, 4TB WD Black
  • PSU
    Corsair RM850x V2
  • Display(s)
    LG 32" 1440p 144Hz G-Sync (LG 32GK850G-B)
  • Cooling
    Corsair H105 / 3 x Corsair SP120's / 3 x 120mm case fans
  • Keyboard
    Ducky Shine 3 (MX Blues w/o-rings)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502
  • Sound
    Microlab Solo 7C's | Steelseries Siberia 350's
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. "Worst PC ever" Man....my first PC was a 12.5Mhz 80286 with 4MB of memory, 50MB HDD and a 14" 8bit display with Windows 3.11. Not sure why you think your 2008 PC is the worst PC ever... If you're young, save up your own money and buy one? I did part time work after school to buy my Pentium II myself.
  2. Keep in mind for a gaming PC GPU is the most important item, followed by CPU. Best to work out what your budget is, and do a build up on something like PCPartPicker, and post it in the build forums here on LTT for input on the best balance going forward. As far as actually building, there are 100s of video tutorials out there, the hardware is basically the same for the last decade so any guide is pretty accurate. If you have somewhat of a restrictive budget and aren't in a rush for a Gaming PC, consider holding off until prices have re-stabilised. The price of GPUs and PSU's are
  3. The Video , Download, etc...folders are part of the desktop environment so they won't be there if you just installed the lite version of Raspberry Pi OS. As for git not cloning there, git should clone to whatever your current working directory (cwd) is. Are you using the default 'pi' user? make sure in terminal you go to ~ (which is home of the current user) e.g cd ~/ git clone <gitlink.git> ls -la
  4. You don't need WiFi 6 if you're just watching video over the network. Even if I direct stream my largest 2160p (4K) HDR Dolby Atmos rips over WiFi they still only peak at around 200Mbps, average is around 50Mbps (~6MB/s) which 802.11AC wave2 can easily handle. I know the newer Airport Extremes and iPads do 3x3 MU-MIMO, not sure about the iPads though. But yeah you dont *need* WiFi 6 for a single client, just need to work out where your restriction is. Of course if you're looking to replace this gear anyway then yeah WiFi 6 is the best upgrade.
  5. UnRAID 6.7 ESXi 7 x 3 Windows 2019 Between all 5 of the servers, around 30 VM's...but my primary server (UnRAID) has 3 Powered on 24/7. In maintenance time? I've written automation scripts for everything....so probably around 20 minutes a week on average for general tidy and checks. Keep antivirus/malware agents up to date on Windows. Strict user permissions to shares. I use "service accounts" for applications such as qBitTorrent that should be able to write to the shares, my PC's that run nightly backups to the backup share use their own service accoun
  6. You should create users for accessing your files, not using the default root user. In UnRAID under Users, you can add a user. Then go into Shares, click on the share you want to work with. Scroll to the bottom to SMB User Access, and give the user the Read/Write access to be able to modify. Then mount the share with your user. You can do this through "Map network drive" and "Connect using different credentials" Or you can run this in CMD Prompt. net use <driveletter>: \\tower\<sharename> /USER:tower\<username> <p
  7. A few things. Make sure IOMMU is enabled In BIOS make sure you're booting in Legacy (BIOS) boot mode (Not UEFI). You can disable UEFI boot by permitting it in UnRAID (Main > Flash > Permit UEFI Boot Mode This screen will also show what Server mode you're currently booted in. Try binding the GPU to VFIO-PCI at boot. Tools > System Devices > Select GPU's IOMMU > Bind to VFIO I have found though that binding to VFIO isn't particularly helpful for VM's, I
  8. Yeah I understand they use QuickBooks which is why I mentioned that Intuit offers subscription cloud solutions for it, which can be cheaper than buying a server and paying for a maintenance contract, IT support, server backups, etc... Also if you're using SQL Server you shouldn't need any form of NVMe cache. SQL Server can utilize memory for OLTP. As for 10gbE, I can't see any reason to be going to that expense? especially given you're using local storage on the server.
  9. Quick question....do they even need to run their own on-premise server? Have they looked at the TaaS pricing for Quickbooks? Pretty sure they offer a subscription cloud solution, which saves $$ on hardware and the server support. And there are plenty of cloud storage solutions as well. If they use Email and Microsoft suites, then theres Microsoft 365 which includes cloud storage, otherwise Dropbox, Google Drive, iDrive, pCloud, etc...
  10. theyre less than 25W idle? even less if you have a 0dB fan card, or a card you can load a 0dB bios onto then it should be under 15W idle. But yeah there are better cards for this than the GTX970 anyway, a GTX960 is better with the newer architecture; or better still a GTX1030
  11. Not sure who 'everyone' is, but for the most part UnRAID is pretty decent. Can see mine in my signature. I think people just get a bit sore over how "simple" it is for most people to use, because you don't have to be a tech wizard to manage it via shell/ssh. It does have some shortfalls but overall it works pretty well.
  12. I'd be happy with US "inflated prices", it's still cheaper than our regular prices.
  13. I wouldn't say server hardware is more reliable, we have plenty of failures to deal with. Drives & RAID batteries often. Memory, mainboards and PSU's at least a couple times a year. Depends on the purpose of the server, seems he has a lot of automation including a Plex Server which can put substantially more load on the server. Personally my main server at home is an UnRAID server that runs a host of VM's and Dockers for automation and media. I'd recommend just going the consumer route with X570 or X299, and looking at the Innovision chassis if you need a lot
  14. I second NextCloud. You can drag/drop and it has plugins for previewing/editing documents and playing media in your browser.
  15. Think you need VMDirectPath I/O for it to work properly, which is a ESXi function. UnRAID is just a Linux distro, theres no reason to move away from it if you can make it work under UnRAID, which generally is easier. Especially with the enhancements to the VFIO binding under UnRAID 6.9.x UnRAID is designed as a NAS. Just boot it up, create a share, and transfer it from another machine on the network. Under Settings > VM Manager, you define your default ISO location and VM storage paths. I then make a share called "I