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    my audiophile system.

    i dunno. my htpc with one spinner for media has lived on top of my cerwin vega RE30 mains with 160 watts rms from an onkyo receiver ( the CV has 12" woofers, and its set to no low cutoff for the mains as i also use the cerwin vegas 12s for low freq, they roll off around 35 hz i believe.. and i...
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    Xeon Owners Club

    cpu is soldered in this mobo. mine has a fan on the HS also, the pic here shows no fan. https://www.supermicro.com/en/products/motherboard/X10SDV-4C-TLN4F bit of a bummer but since the 1518s low power (25w) was around the max i wanted and the build must be a miniITX layout for my 2u...
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    Xeon Owners Club

    yup thats what i wanted, very solid with a bit of overkill for future/unforeseen tasks. then i more or less built the right system for what i want? huh. guess when hanging around here you really do learn stuff lol.
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    Xeon Owners Club

    thanks! 1st xeon for personal use, wanted something for more or less bulletproof network storage and was low power, this (built onto a supermicro x10 board with 2x10gb NICs, plus others) seemed to fit the requirements nicely. stuffed it into a 2U "switch depth" case in my 10U wall rack. old...
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    Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H reliability/quality

    im still rolling on my gigabyte z77x ud5h and 3570k since they came out as the daily driver. aside from one pcie slot giving problems (and that probably being my fault) its been very reliable, being on mostly 24/7/365. a bluesceen once a year maybe (win7). doesnt seem picky on ram either, ive...
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    Xeon Owners Club

    hey can i join the club with a baby xeon? its a Xeon-D 1518 (4c/8t @2.20 ghz, 25 watt SoC) that is my freenas box. 64 gb ecc ram, 4 spinners in Z2, and 3 SSDs in Z1.
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    The State of Cryptocurrency

    Nice increase. Don't forget to pull some profit here and there as you never know when a nasty correction can happen. Then again all I know (being in this since 2011) is every real bull run to a new ATH makes the previous ATH look pathetic.
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    VR build

    will probably do a 360 actually, a bit extra cant hurt. since the valve index wont be out till august anyway i will definitely wait on zen3. might pick up the monitor sooner just to drop into this system in the interim as this poor samsung is showing its age now. works but with my eyesight a...
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    VR build

    thanks! printed the list, looks pretty nice. the case looks good. i plan on at least a 240/280 AIW, or a 360 would be fine too, as long as it fits the case. i dont mind paying a bit extra for stuff that can actually make a difference as long as its not an exorbitant difference. cooling and...
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    VR build

    thats what im hoping, ill find something she likes. ill check out beat saber for sure. actually she does like some mobile games (shudder) mostly word games and such. only pc game she ever liked was plant vs zombies. she played that while recovering from a surgery. that game got me hooked too.
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    VR build

    thanks Mindweaver. exactly the info i was looking for. the valve index is more or less what i had seen when i briefly looked at vr gear.. room tracking (and the ability to add more base trackers if needed) pity i have to wait till august, preorders have always bugged me but valve is a pretty...
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    VR build

    thanks good to know. kinda disappointing in the puke thing only being if the hardware isnt up to snuff haha i will be doing some racing and aircraft sims too if there are games that support vr. i figure the aircraft ones would be a good puking candidates.
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    VR build

    yeah ive been hearing good things about zen3. the budget is simply the max but as it includes the monitor and vr gear i want to make sure it can cover some good stuff. i dont want to come across as one of those idiots that just blows money and buys the most expensive parts with no regard as to...
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    VR build

    So, after being out of gaming for like 10 years (since i got married) i am now am ready to build a dedicated gaming rig with the emphasis on VR. BUDGET (and country you are buying them in) maybe 5,000 USD, and all stuff will be bought in the USA.. probably overmuch but im buying pretty much a...
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    Crypto Exchange Binance Hacked, $40M+ Stolen in Bitcoin

    This. If you day trade youre forced into keeping some on an exchange, but be prepared to lose it. Hardware or paper wallet is considered the gold standard for safety. But a well vetted software only wallet is still preferable to keeping coin on an exchange or Web wallet.
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    Razer getting gamers into cryptomining

    Sure crypto miners will opt out, or set up the asus cards manually. But noobs with no clue may have no idea of the power usage, and I'm sure default pools give a big edge to asus. But i may be wrong on that. All most noobs will see is "free stuff" ignoring power cost. @Wizard I have seen tons...
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    Razer getting gamers into cryptomining

    Awesom, another way to increase power consumtion on a pc, for very little benefits to the end user. As with asus (?) Who wants to use GPUs, at much higher power levels, to do something similar. Guess all that noise of not covering rmas on mining cards was just a snap decision by some suit that...
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    Acorn GPU Accelerators

    The scene was different then, fpgas were a stopgap measure till asics came along, and it was mostly btc mining. Now it's algos vs asics, an asic for any particular algo takes time to develop, whereas an fpga can be reprogrammed for it in days. And some coins are dedicated to changing algos at a...
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    Acorn GPU Accelerators

    Well, the acorns are mainly gpu accelerators so not much of a gpu reduction there. Although some acorns can run standalone. May be a tossup as to how they are used. The big fpgas like the bcu1525 I have on order, now those guys will put the hurt on gpu mining.
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    Acorn GPU Accelerators

    Gpu hoarder has an alpha version of a standalone 215+ miner out. Just a quick and dirty unofficial miner but it runs. This is not the official squirrel miner, just a concept to test the hardware. Running both my 215+ on it. It has begun..
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    TPU's Nostalgic Hardware Club

    visited Ye Olde Dungeon recently to bring some old friends home. lotta 80s stuff. heres a quick look at one.. the LNW-80. its a TRS-80 model one (pretty sure) clone. i have a bunch more stuff.. few macs (original and an SE, plus a mac II, with a mac digitizer and mac hard drive) a full TRS-80...
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    Is Sandy Bridge Still viable ?

    Ivy bridge i5 3570k at 4.1 with r9 390. Runs Mad Max at 1080p with pretty much everything at maximum. Dont play much nowadays, so not much info.. sorry.
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    AZIO Puts up Retro Compact Keyboard for Discounted Pre-Order on IndieGoGo

    Indeed. I've always liked the steam punk look, and this could go in an office setting. I like the matching mouse too.
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    Do you think cryptocurrencies are the future?

    If you have money you can afford to lose, go ahead and invest a bit into crypto. Worst that will happen is you lose that amount of money. Best that can happen is you will make several times that amount of money. At the very least you will enjoy the ride. Well probably enjoy the ride. At least I...
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    Acorn GPU Accelerators

    I've ordered a few, I'll let you know how they run. Gonna run em in various combinations, with 1080tis, 1070tis, 470s. Got two 215+ and a 101 coming. Think I have the model numbers correct I'm on mobile out of state atm, so sorry if they're wrong.
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