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  1. It seems iperf requires elevated privileges on both the local computer and server, which I don't have on the server. Otherwise though, this is the type of software I'm looking for.
  2. Does anyone know of a good software to measure data transfer speed between remote machines? I'm accessing a server remotely through my desktop and may need to download ~5TB to an external hard drive, so I'd like an idea how long that will take. The server is on a much higher network speed (5 or 10 Gb) than my desktop (100Mb) so I know the desktop will be the bottleneck, so I could estimate with a standard network speed test. However, it would be useful to have a better estimate if there is software designed for this type of use-case.
  3. I'm trying to find some games that would be reasonable to play while working, mostly writing. I have a hard time focusing on one task for very long, so ideally I'm looking for something that could be on a small window over whatever I'm working on and is fine to minimize and reopen frequently. Preferably not something that needs to be full screen so I can quickly switch back and forth. Also free or very very cheap is nice since I'll likely try lots of different options instead of sticking to one game. I play most types of games, and for this I would imagine RTS games make the most sense, but I'
  4. I've already looked through what I need to do for that and tried going through the process but I didn't have any luck. I'm not concerned about a refund or anything like that though in this particular case. I'm really not sure what went wrong. I did find that the SATA connector on the HDD I was booting from was loose, and when I tried to take it out to test which part had failed, the connector broke completely. Maybe that caused something weird? Alternatively, I found out much later that the surge protector it was plugged into wasn't really functioning as a surge protector (frequ
  5. I'm pretty confident it's dead dead, so these are the kind of ideas I'm going for! Got any other creative thoughts? I was thinking maybe attaching it to something as just an accessory, like a bag or something.
  6. I have another build with an identical CPU so I just popped the "bad" one in and that build crashed too. In the build with the bad CPU, I was suspicious that the motherboard may have been what fried it, so I just bought a new motherboard and PSU to be safe. Originally I did go kinda cheap on both of those parts, lesson learned.
  7. I've got a Ryzen 7 3700X that's dead. I've already checked off the possibility of returning it and I have a replacement. I'm not sure what went wrong in it exactly, my system started crashing and after testing every component in a separate build, the CPU was clearly the problem. Is there anything I can do with what is basically a paperweight at the moment? Right now my only plans for it involve practicing removing and soldering pins.
  8. Can you give some kind of starting point? Discussion can go wherever, but what has you interested in learning about servers?
  9. I'm searching but no luck. Suggested keywords? I don't even know what to call the system
  10. To get back to the original topic of the thread, what about a single machine system for a home actually makes it more expensive? Compared to say 4 PCs, each with their own motherboard, cpu, power supply, etc. which components make the single machine system more expensive? I mean ofc the threadripper is expensive, but its like $1200 compared to 4 Ryzen 7 3700Xs at around $300 each, it seems the CPU price is at least comparable. Still more for the single machine since thats 24 cores vs 32, but it doesn't seem like an absurd difference for the cpu at least.
  11. That helps so much. I'll have to read up on it, but you may have just made my workstation obsolete... if I can just use my gaming rig as a workstation from the other room. Though I'm not sure that video calls would work well for that. Still though, that opens a whole new set of possibilities for my rpi4 I didn't even know existed, so Thanks!
  12. It looks like this thread on NAS is for storing movies etc. to harddrives, which is what I was thinking of with NAS. I was more interested in the streaming shows and playing games. I have a similar setup to what you described with my gaming PC upstairs and my TV downstairs, so when I want to watch netflix or other streaming service, I'm stuck using my OLD xbox 360. I actually originally bought the rpi4 for streaming but could never get it working for that on its own, but I never considered using it as an intermediate between my PC. Is this the kind of thing you're talking about?
  13. That sound really interesting, I didn't know rpi could be used for something like that. I don't even know what you would call that though, can you link to any webpage explaining that? I'm sure I can find more from there, but I don't even know what to google to start.
  14. This point has come up again about a NAS server, but I don't really know what use that is. What would people typically use something like this for outside of a business setting?
  15. Would it be possible to freely move core allocations around too? As in, could you set up a system like this where you could easily claim cores for a VM under heavy use from a different VM that is not in use at all? One of my biggest problems with separate devices is that I have a work PC with 8 cores that is often not in use at all, and never in use when I'm gaming. So if feels like I'm always wasting performance since something is always not in use. Thanks for your input, and if after looking at prices its obvious that its much more expensive I may not go this route,