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    LIGISTX reacted to TudorF in Router that is actually capable of delivering close to 1Gbps on each individual LAN Ethernet port?   
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    This vid will answer the points raised about the possibility that this Ubituiti Edgerouter X would not be able to output 1Gbps for connected devices.
    It shows some tests done on this router using different configurations:
    tldr: if you enable hardware offloading via the console, then all the work is offloaded from the CPU onto other chips in the router, which gives you basically 1Gpbs speed.
    But this comes at the cost of not having enabled services like QoS or data pack inspection.
    But for normal home usage, it will do fine with hardware offloading enabled and will give you very close to 1Gbps connection speed.
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    LIGISTX reacted to Donut417 in Router that is actually capable of delivering close to 1Gbps on each individual LAN Ethernet port?   
    Here is what you gotta understand. Doesnt matter how many LAN ports you have. Most routers have a 1 Gbps switch built in so you can do local transfers at Gigabit speeds. At the end of the day your ISP gives you 1 Gbps. Thats not per device, that is 1 Gbps PERIOD for all devices in your home. All devices are on the same internet pipe. NAT only occurs when traffic heads out to the internet or comes in to the internet. Remember your router connects you to two networks. One is a private network inside your home. The second is your ISP's network. 
     
    If they claim 2 Gbps then hopefully it works for you. Keep in mind that certain features might not be able to be used. Deep packet inspection and stuff like that uses lots of CPU horse power, same thing with VPN's. So if you enable certain features that 2 Gbps will drop. If all your running is a basic internet connection and not doing too much other stuff then it should work fine. 
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    LIGISTX reacted to Levent in How/where can I plug 5v header cable on my motherboard that doesn't 5v header   
    You cant. You need a 5V argb controller.
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    LIGISTX reacted to HairlessMonkeyBoy in CPU Temps after adding GPU Block   
    Everything else being equal, an increase in CPU idle temp from 45C to 53C would indicate a fluid temperature increase by the same amount, namely +8C. What portion of the 8C is from adding the GPU, what portion is from changes in ambient temperature, and what portion might be due to differences in other conditions (power on time), I could not say. Without that information, these results are within the realm of expectations.
     
    It is normal for the idle temps of the GPU and CPU to differ. There are a few reasons for this, but it is primarily because the GPU is direct die cooled while the CPU has a heat spreader, so the idle temp of the GPU will usually be closer to the fluid temp.
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    LIGISTX got a reaction from yuqisong in Manual overclocking??? [HELP]   
    Overlocking RAM is one of the hardest things to attempt to OC... It can cause a lot of hard to diagnose issues that you wouldn't even think are RAM related at all.
     
    I really wouldn't recommend trying to OC RAM unless you have a good idea of what your doing and really put in the time to figure it all out.
     
    What are your other system specs? And what is your reasoning for thinking you need to OC the RAM?
     
    If you want to do some research.... this is a good bit of info to start with: https://github.com/integralfx/MemTestHelper/blob/master/DDR4 OC Guide.md
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    LIGISTX reacted to Ravendarat in 360mm rad????   
    Ok sorry can you explain this better? Im not sure exactly what you are talking about here. Can you show a picture thats not so zoomed in? I know you are wanting to fit a 360m rad in some unknown PC case in an unspecified location but I need more details before I can even begin to try to help
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    LIGISTX reacted to Filingo in Can't figure out how to open ports   
    Update: It's running successfully, thank you!
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    LIGISTX got a reaction from Filingo in Can't figure out how to open ports   
    Typically on those types of routers, you put the IP of the server, so 192.168.1.x, "x" being whatever your servers IP is. Set that for both source and destination.
     
    Then you need to know what port you need to open. Whatever port the game server needs.... you put as the start and end port. And if the server needs UDP or TCP, or both. 
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    LIGISTX got a reaction from Filingo in Can't figure out how to open ports   
    Connect to what server for what purpose? Opening ports unless the service behind the port is made to be exposed to the internet, will be a bad time. 
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    LIGISTX reacted to HelpfulTechWizard in Could you use integrated graphics and a dedicated GPU at the same time?   
    It's works on any CPU/gpu, just enable the igpu in the bios, and then the port on the motherboard is active.
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    LIGISTX reacted to OfficialTechSpace in will a higher resolution monitor lower frame rate / reduce performance?   
    Yes, higher resolutions are more demanding, but 1080p should run fine on a 1050 Ti on Medium Settings. 👍
    A second monitor would only reduce performance if you're trying to run games in ultrawide using both displays. Merely having two connected at the same time should not affect performance in the slightest. 🙂
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    LIGISTX reacted to Anon1799 in Interchangeable Corsair cables?   
    If I can manage to get an 850x unit I will absolutely go for it, however a lot of places sell out quickly and have very limited stock.
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    LIGISTX reacted to CaptainRye in Where does Riley get his T-shirts?   
    The plain, colored ones. I personally hate wearing clothes with logos or designs and I think Riley T-shirts would be perfect for me. They look nice and better than the typical Gildan or Hanes shirt. Anyone know where to get them?
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    LIGISTX got a reaction from Jarsky in Help with hardware RAID   
    That is my setup as well, I run ESXi, with a few ubuntu VM's under it, one with docker containers running one of which is pihole, I have plex running in one, Freenas next to those, etc. There are ways around the ESXi limitations.... but those ways are not allowed on this forum so I will leave it at that.
     
    You can't just pass drives through to ESXi, you have to pass your entire HBA (RAID card) or SATA controller through. Unless I am mistaken, this is the only option with Intel VT-d. I certainly do not see a way to pass drives through on my ESXi box. I pass through the entire HBA, no option for individual drives...

    So, sorta.... I WOULD NOT use the freenas datastore set up as a NFS or SMB share for the VM's or the VM's database data like in Plex. There is a lot of overhead in network protocols, and that will just.... suck. Obviously the data Plex is serving will be stored and access this way, but I don't think you want to plan to have your plex DB accessed this way. You can run iSCSI, but, that has its own headaches and overhead needs. You want to run your VM's and them hold their high performant data on their host OS disc, at least IMO. Thus the idea for a SSD for your boot drives. 15k RPM is not bad, but having multiple VM's doing multiple "OS-ey" things and running a plex DB, etc, 15k's will be fine, but for ~50 bucks a 256 GB SSD also may be a good way to just solve the problem before it exists, or ~80 bucks for a 500 GB. I run a single 256 SSD for my ESXi boot + VM's, and it gets the job done. And I use Veeam to back up the VM's to a NFS point in freenas so if the boot drive does die, I can always recover my VM's (through a bit of a PITA since I will need freenas up and running jsut to get the VM's data off the ZFS array... but I keep a backup of freenas .xml stored somewhere else for this reason). So, I do not have RAID 1 boot, which I admit is not the best idea, but, eh. I am not super worried about it... SSD are pretty resilient these days.
     
    Anyways, my way is certainly not the best, but just sharing some of my knowledge and reasoning. If you can get it working in RAID 1, may consider popping SSD's in for boot.... Also, you likely will never need a SSD cache drive for your use case. L2ARC or a SSD SLOG will likely not help you at all. You can EASILY saturate gigabit with just a hhd array. The issue comes in when your trying to run a database off of a SMB connected mount point. Can the array run the DB, 100% yes. Will it be fun doing it over SMB, no, it won't. Is the Plex DB that intensive.... no, but, still. And RAM also isn't "as" important as the FreeNAS forums make it out to be, not for you use case. I run my freenas VM on 16 GB, I have 10x4 TB in RAID Z2 + a single 10 TB drive just for "easily recoverable" data. Multiple plex streams, photo editing over SMB, really not much else is hitting the ZFS array, but 16 GB has never present an issue in the slightest; my entire homelab is running on 28 GB of RAM (I do with I had at least 40 GB, but, once DDR5 is out I will build a new Zen based machine as an upgrade). Hope that helps, like I said, my way certainly isn't perfect, or best, or even good, lol, but its just more data for you to make choices with. 
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    LIGISTX got a reaction from Teurce in Help with hardware RAID   
    Yea that is the general gist. Also, remember, this is homelab...... don't go in expecting to solve your problem right from the start - things will evolve and as you learn more and you better understand your needs and abilities, things WILL change, that is part of the fun.
     
    I started out with a bunch of drives in a wood case I made, running, shoot, open media server? That sounds wrong, I forget what the OS was called. But it was basically just a JBOD box. Then I got my new hardware, went to strictly Freenas with jails and really crappy VM's since back then FreeNAS had horrible VM hypervisor stuff (little better now, still not good). Then I evolved to ESXi and everything that entails and have had many things under ESXi along the way. Its a journey, as you learn you evolve.
     
    Back to your point tho, ESXi limitation I believe is per VM, and you can assign how many threads each VM gets. I run my entire homelab on an i3 with 4 threads...... I have a feeling you will be fine for quite some time with only being able to assign 8 threads to a VM, that is a lot of power, I give my Plex VM 2 threads of my i3 and I can do 3-4 1080p to 720p transcodes at once for reference. 99.9% of the time I direct stream anyways, which takes no CPU power since there is no "work" being done by plex besides just serving the data.
     
    Also, like I said, there are ways around that limitation..... But also, you can still use Proxmox. I just personally don't know much about it, but LOTS of folks do. It may be a better option, or maybe even consider unraid. If I started over today, there is a solid chance I would go unraid. When I started this project unraid was not nearly as good as it is now. A buddy of mine just built out his homelab using it, and he is enjoying it so far. So, really, there is no right or wrong, I would say just start doing things! The important thing to lock down from the start is how you want to manage your raw data, hard to switch from ZFS to unraid later on, basically need to backup all your data and start over.
     
    So I would say do a lot of thinking on unraid vs ZFS, and once you pick that definitively, you can change things after that. Like I said, I used to be freenas on bare metal. Then I realized I can just go ESXi and install FreeNAS under it, pass the HBA through, and effectively only have ~4 hours of downtime while I figured all of that out and set it up. FreeNAS "doesn't know the difference", so I was able to just go ahead and virtualize it after it was running bare metal for over a year, then start playing with VM's etc. 
     
    Then going virtual necessitated a SAS expander.... Originally when bare metal all SATA ports on the mobo are exposed to FreeNAS, so I used the HBA I had (didn't have enough SAS cables at the time to get all my drives plugged in via SAS, but didn't matter because it was bare metal) plus the mobo's SATA ports, and freenas was happy. Once I went virtual and had to pass HBA through, I got a SAS expander and more cables, booted ESXi, passed HBA through, and what do you know, my pool showed up in FreeNAS just fine.
     
    Its just fun and learning, and don't get stuck in the "host down" being a horrible problem mentality. Its not a prod system, its literally a "home-lab" "lab" "test". lol. Yea its frustrating when things go sideways, but ultimately thats part of the learning. Backup all your important data to backblaze (I use B2 through FreeNAS, so I have about 4 TB of critical data backuped up every few nights to Backblaze B2), so even if things go fully sideways, I have what is really important to me backed up offsite with a reputable company who's job it is to secure that data - also make sure you encrypt your cloud backups, B2 has a very simple way to do this, its encrypted client side so nothing leaves your box that isn't encrypted.
     
    So, yea. Some thoughts, some ideas, and ultimately lots of learning to do :). I am by all means a total noob at this, others may have much better input, but sometimes it can be hard to listen to someone who has years and years of very in depth experience and apply it to yourself. My advice, just start playing with it all 🙂
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    LIGISTX got a reaction from Leoplate25 in Having only an 8-pin CPU connector; which CPU should i pick? Gaming only.   
    10850k would be fine on 8 pin… but a 10700k would be plenty fast enough to keep a 2060s fed with data. No real reason to spend the extra money unless you know you need the extra 2 cores. I run a 10700k and it’s a great chip. 10850k is also a great chip, just hard to justify the price imo. 
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    LIGISTX got a reaction from CommanderAlex in Having only an 8-pin CPU connector; which CPU should i pick? Gaming only.   
    10850k would be fine on 8 pin… but a 10700k would be plenty fast enough to keep a 2060s fed with data. No real reason to spend the extra money unless you know you need the extra 2 cores. I run a 10700k and it’s a great chip. 10850k is also a great chip, just hard to justify the price imo. 
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    LIGISTX got a reaction from ShrimpBrime in Having only an 8-pin CPU connector; which CPU should i pick? Gaming only.   
    10850k would be fine on 8 pin… but a 10700k would be plenty fast enough to keep a 2060s fed with data. No real reason to spend the extra money unless you know you need the extra 2 cores. I run a 10700k and it’s a great chip. 10850k is also a great chip, just hard to justify the price imo. 
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    LIGISTX got a reaction from Kc7vwc in Family-Wide NAS   
    Oh man. Lol. Yes, is the answer. But there is a lot involved in that yes. I would suggest looking into synology nas’s. There are many ways to skin this cat, but some are more complicated and some are more simplified. 
     
    Synology has good offerings for decent prices. And they are solid, tried and true units. 
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    LIGISTX got a reaction from FakeKGB in Build a NAS in a normal case - Advice   
    The answers are... yes but it depends. You can add drives later depending on the filesystem being used and what RAID type you pick. There are many options here, but unraid may be a good option for your use case.
     
    To access files outside of your network, there are many ways to go about that as well. One option is nextcloud, another is set up a VPN connection and VPN in and then use normal network shares. You could also use SFTP. Lots of options, lots of learning to do :). Don't expect to just understand it all from the start and go down the correct road right off the bat; my homelab has changed many times to suit my needs, thats whats nice about this hobby - you are able to make it work FOR you as your needs change and evolve.
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    LIGISTX got a reaction from HairlessMonkeyBoy in Family-Wide NAS   
    Oh man. Lol. Yes, is the answer. But there is a lot involved in that yes. I would suggest looking into synology nas’s. There are many ways to skin this cat, but some are more complicated and some are more simplified. 
     
    Synology has good offerings for decent prices. And they are solid, tried and true units. 
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    LIGISTX reacted to WereCatf in Can i read files (movies, series, music etc.) from a NTFS drive through Apple, Android and Linux devices?   
    I'll have to try to remember that, just in case I ever need to answer similar questions again. I don't have any Apple-devices, so my knowledge of their devices and supported features is rather limited.
    I ain't a Murican and I don't speak English natively, either, and thus also make a ton of mistakes all the time. Let's just all be imperfect together, eh. 🙃
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    LIGISTX reacted to ATK422 in Good overclocking guide?   
    Okay got it!
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    LIGISTX got a reaction from Banned in iPhone passcode   
    Try and figure out who’s it was and give it back to them..?
     
    My 5 was stolen years ago, it had find my iPhone on it and is pending an erase. Probs in a landfill somewhere which is such a waste. If you can get it back to its owner, they can at least unlock it then sell it or give it to someone to keep it out of the landfill. 
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    LIGISTX got a reaction from Kilrah in iPhone passcode   
    Try and figure out who’s it was and give it back to them..?
     
    My 5 was stolen years ago, it had find my iPhone on it and is pending an erase. Probs in a landfill somewhere which is such a waste. If you can get it back to its owner, they can at least unlock it then sell it or give it to someone to keep it out of the landfill. 
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