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About phoenix3dfx225

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  • Location
    Lancashire - UK
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Computers, Cars, Cycling
  • Occupation
    IT Technician


  • CPU
    Intel E5-2696 V4 (22C/44T)
  • Motherboard
    Asus X99-S
  • RAM
    16GB Corsair DDR4 Vengeance 3000MHZ
  • GPU
    EVGA 980 ACX 2.0
  • Case
    Inwin BW135 Black Mid Tower
  • Storage
    4x256GB Samsung 850 (Raid 0)
  • PSU
    EVGA G2 1000W
  • Display(s)
    Benq W1070 Project (90" Fixed Wall Mount Screen)
  • Cooling
    x3 Noctua F12 3000RPM
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 x64

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  1. Ok to rule out network adapters etc, I took a different approach. I passed through the x4 SSD Drives through to the Gaming VM on a ESXi NVME Virtual Controller. Striped them using Windows Disk Manager and assigned a Drive "D:\" and got the speeds up to 790mb/sec still short of 1.5gb/sec The NVME drive the Gaming VM runs (c:\) from has throughput of 3.5gb/sec so its not like the throughput cant be achieved within a VM.
  2. Would it not all just be the stock VMware esxi virtual network adapters as they are both just VM's within ESXi? Will I have to look at multipath and create several virtual NICs to improve the performance? Also a correction about it wasn't using Storage Spaces that netted me 1.5Gb/s I was getting mixed up with a different pool. Those speeds were achieved via the motherboard onboard raid controller.
  3. Afternoon all, Making good progress on my home server which is to run several VM's i.e. Gaming PC/VPN Sandbox PC/CCTV/FreeNAS/ etc Today I've completed creating several Pools in FreeNAS. One of the Pools is x4 256GB Samsung SSD's striped for around a 800GB Pool. This pool is then setup for iscsi to my gaming VM. Was going to be used for Steam Games / Applications. The FreeNas and Gaming Machine are both VM's on the same ESXi 6.7 Host. Transfer speeds using DiskMark come back at only 300-350MB/sec? This x4 SSD Striped arrange when previoulsy setu
  4. Hmm not quiet iDRAC that I'm used to on my production servers but some out of the box thinking there guys. ooh, just thought about IP KVM (https://www.kvmswitchdirect.co.uk/acatalog/Remote_access_products.html?crtag=IPGoogle&gclid=CjwKCAjw34n5BRA9EiwA2u9k38UuckpNjzipBZh4D22CkU-zDfb_iJZq5RtUqnrIPhI3KY79ZtmObRoCCCcQAvD_BwE) but at over £300 I could swap out the mobo most probably for a SuperMicro with built in LOM no doubt.
  5. Morning/Afternoon all, Currently my PC which is based on a Asus X99-s motherboard platform (e5-2696 v4), been going strong for over 5years. Currently lives in the garage, and all the I/O is trunked through the wall into my mancave. PC's gets to remain super chilled in winter and helps keeps the garage warm and dry, all white keeping my room noise free. However on the odd occasion the PC locks up, it means getting up and going outside to reboot the machine. Is there a way via an add-on to add LOM? I ask because if the garage was a PITA, I'm considering movin
  6. Morning all, Quick query. I've built a Win98 PC for retro gaming and was wondering if there was a safe way of having it connected to the network but without any internet connectivity. Would it just be a case of not adding an IP address in the gateway settings and assigning it a static IP. I dont think my router/switch has VLAN or support for creating them. It would just be easier to transfer files to it rather than having to run back and forth with a usb stick, or to be able to store more ISO's than the drive may be able to hold. As mentioned I
  7. This is where ideas started getting developed and questions prompted. I played around with the iSCSI on FreeNAS. Would be good to incorporate as the VM OS's would see it as a physical drive so installing and running apps from the storage pool would work well. So OS C:\drive would still be on the high speed NVMe 2TB drive, yet a D:\ (Data drive) could come from a iSCSI rather than just SMB network NAS sort of share. As a side note, I had a problem on my current setup installing Oculus software as it would only install on NTFS and at the time I was running Storage Spaces, which is Re
  8. Afternoon, Looking for advice on planning a build. I currently have an Asus X99-s Mobo with a Xeon E2696 22c 44t CPU. I have a VMWare ESXi 6.5 licence and have played around with getting a VM system to work with GPU Passthrough on my bench successfully. (128GB RAM will be installed, currently only 16GB) I want to build out this system some more to combine all my other requirements into one box. The systems I plan to have are: Daily Driver / Gaming (including Plex and DVR(Tv Tuner) OS (Windows 10 8core / 32GB RAM) CCTV (Windows 10 8core / 16GB RAM)
  9. Evening all, Any thoughts on what decides the max amount of RAM a system can handle? I'll eventually find out in person why I can do some testing, but just thinking ahead. My Asus x99-s mobo supports upto 128GB DDR4, however I have a Xeon E5 - 2696 v4 which supports 1.5TB So after xmas, and into the new year looking to replace the 16GB I have with 128GB, at £550 I dont think it seems all that bad considering it'll max out the platform and future proof for some time to come. Cheaper than a graphics card! I'll be going for 4x32GB and the board has 8 slots. I'
  10. Run a Xeon E5-2696 v4, as I managed to find one on ebay for £1k and made a little back selling the 5820k. Why? Because I've purchased Xeons for systems in the past. Because its the max the asus x99-s can handle Because why go quad core when you can go 44core I'm high on the leaderboard for Seti (dont ask why, just been doing it since 1999 each to their own) I'm ready to consolidate everything into one PC. I recently tested VMware esxi and GPU Passthrough successfully, so plan on making my PC and all in one box to include: CCTV PC (8cores 16GB RAM)
  11. I made about £120 from Gridcoin. I've been running seti@home since 1999 starting on my Pentium 1 200mhz (oc/'d to 225mhz), however only discovered Gridcoin about a year ago I think. I would have been running seti anyway so now I consider anything generated into GRC a bonus! Was able to use an exchange to convert the GRC in BTC but then I learnt that getting BTC into actual cash in the bank is expensive with wire transfer fees, however www.scan.co.uk accept Bitcoin and I found a voucher website that also accepted BTC so I used that to buy £100 of amazon voucher (instant code sent to
  12. https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=63070 Also if you were to install boinc using http://lunatics.kwsn.info/ then you might be able to not select the CPU options. Regards