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Sounds good to me :)

If only I could stop buying hardware lol :) I think I could start up a shop with what I have at home :laugh:
 
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Got myself a QNAP TS-431XeU! The plan is tot finally get my servers out of tower cases and into the rack mount ones iv had piling dust. During the xfer im going to move everything over to the new NAS.

It will be connected via 10GB Fiber. I bought the 2GB version and then just bought an 8GB (the max it will take) stick instead of paying the price premium for the 8GB model. I also took this time (having used another of the same model) to replace the fans in it with the same kind of noctuas I used when I replaced the fans in my USG4 PRo.

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The fan holes are not standard tap screws, and the noctua expects them so it was a bit of a mod to get them to mount correctly.

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All done!

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They are much more quiet but almost better as far as cooling goes which honestly is a bit surprising. I kind of messed up because I got the same FLX ones I got my USG I prob should have got the PWM model of the 40mm fans (4 pin vs 3) but the NAS didnt complain about it so w/e.

I use a silicon power 120gb SSD as cache for 3x 8TB seagate EXOS drives.

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You are not supposed to mount these to networking racks and you are supposed to use rails, but I like playing with fire.

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This LUN is just a test so I can beat the drives up before putting data on them.

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The NAS will be exposed via 10GB fiber to my server as an iSCSI target. From their I will Attach LUNs to by Virtual Machines. I Don't use the services of the NAS itself. Its just a Data device.

Over all I will get much faster storage and much more storage with the added benefit of power saving by removing all of the spinning rust from my production server and migrating it over.
 
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Got myself a QNAP TS-431XeU! The plan is tot finally get my servers out of tower cases and into the rack mount ones iv had piling dust. During the xfer im going to move everything over to the new NAS.

It will be connected via 10GB Fiber. I bought the 2GB version and then just bought an 8GB (the max it will take) stick instead of paying the price premium for the 8GB model. I also took this time (having used another of the same model) to replace the fans in it with the same kind of noctuas I used when I replaced the fans in my USG4 PRo.

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The fan holes are not standard tap screws, and the noctua expects them so it was a bit of a mod to get them to mount correctly.

View attachment 116526


All done!

View attachment 116527

They are much more quiet but almost better as far as cooling goes which honestly is a bit surprising. I kind of messed up because I got the same FLX ones I got my USG I prob should have got the PWM model of the 40mm fans (4 pin vs 3) but the NAS didnt complain about it so w/e.

I use a silicon power 120gb SSD as cache for 3x 8TB seagate EXOS drives.

View attachment 116529

You are not supposed to mount these to networking racks and you are supposed to use rails, but I like playing with fire.

View attachment 116530

This LUN is just a test so I can beat the drives up before putting data on them.

View attachment 116531


The NAS will be exposed via 10GB fiber to my server as an iSCSI target. From their I will Attach LUNs to by Virtual Machines. I Don't use the services of the NAS itself. Its just a Data device.

Over all I will get much faster storage and much more storage with the added benefit of power saving by removing all of the spinning rust from my production server and migrating it over.
This post deserves a +3. Thank you for the post. @Solaris17
 
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back at it (and in thumbnails ... )

for the PSC : it was listed as working ... doesn't work .... on Port 2 ...

BUT work on port 1! (the corsair micro USB to USB is practical when running a bit low on front USB )
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my etailer restocked the Doogee G1 gamepad ...

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notice the QR code? that app is fishy by the customers reviews, but that's for other phones than Doogee's own phone since it has a dedicated game launcher with gamepad configuration, in chinese but straightforward since you just drag'n drop the buttons layout.

surprisingly, way more comfortable than my Moga pocket (albeit less pocketable) and no need for AAA batteries or accu
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buttons placement is a tad odd but you still have 4 direct access buttons: 3 trigger plus 1 under the thumbstick and the 4 of the directional pads can also be separately assigned freely

and nother cheap fast Qi charge pad ... (i prefer my Corsair Dark core to be stand up rather than flat on the charger )
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What could possible problem?

So can't stop buying stuff. Like this. i won at auctions site yesterday for under £300. Seller says problem with all sata ports device not being recognised, Hopefully easy to fix when i get them...

Here what the seller says.

Note: this is being relisted due to non payment by previous auction winner.

I am selling my PC with case, motherboard, CPU, power, fans and DVD RW. There is an issue with the motherboard/CPU where the SATA drives are not detected, so it defaults to the BIOS dashboard. This may be a major or minor issue - but I expect someone with a bit of know-how can resolve.

Please note: this lot does not include any hard drives (and therefore OS), RAM or graphics card.

But it does include:

CORSAIR CARBIDE SERIES™ AIR 540 GAMING CASE -- in great condition (but big!)

Intel® Core™i7 Eight Core Processor Extreme i7-5960X (3.0GHz) 20MB Cache - working as far as I can tell

ASUS® RAMPAGE V EXTREME: ATX, HSW-E CPU, USB 3.0, SATA 6 GB/s - drives not being recognised, but otherwise working ok.

24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM

CORSAIR 650W CS SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET

Corsair H60 Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler

All items purchased new from pcspecialist.com in Feb 2015 at a total cost of c.£1,800 (with the original RAM and hard drive - not included)

Would make an excellent base for building a powerful gaming machine, or as parts.

Paypal only please.

will update once it's arrived


i7 5960x Cpuasus rampage v Extreme
Asus rampage v extreme
corsair 540 case etc etc
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Last year I was searching for them for months and now they just keep showing up! Found 2 more waterblocks for the GTX295, one single pcb (EK) and one for the dual pcb version (heatkiller).
I already had two, but after I had so much trouble to find them I decided to grab them where I can. Might collect them all while I´m at it.
 

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Today I swapped my tower cases for my old rack mount ones. This way I could make it look much nicer and shed the extra disks.
Everything is going on the QNAP I posted about earlier. However, first things first since this are decom cases I had to replace the bad intake fans 6 in total. I grabbed some noctua NF-R8 80mm fans for the job.

Already did the primary server things are VERY quiet great stuff for $10 a piece!

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What could possible problem?

So can't stop buying stuff. Like this. i won at auctions site yesterday for under £300. Seller says problem with all sata ports device not being recognised, Hopefully easy to fix when i get them...

Here what the seller says.

Note: this is being relisted due to non payment by previous auction winner.

I am selling my PC with case, motherboard, CPU, power, fans and DVD RW. There is an issue with the motherboard/CPU where the SATA drives are not detected, so it defaults to the BIOS dashboard. This may be a major or minor issue - but I expect someone with a bit of know-how can resolve.

Please note: this lot does not include any hard drives (and therefore OS), RAM or graphics card.

But it does include:

CORSAIR CARBIDE SERIES™ AIR 540 GAMING CASE -- in great condition (but big!)

Intel® Core™i7 Eight Core Processor Extreme i7-5960X (3.0GHz) 20MB Cache - working as far as I can tell

ASUS® RAMPAGE V EXTREME: ATX, HSW-E CPU, USB 3.0, SATA 6 GB/s - drives not being recognised, but otherwise working ok.

24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM

CORSAIR 650W CS SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET

Corsair H60 Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler

All items purchased new from pcspecialist.com in Feb 2015 at a total cost of c.£1,800 (with the original RAM and hard drive - not included)

Would make an excellent base for building a powerful gaming machine, or as parts.

Paypal only please.

will update once it's arrived


i7 5960x Cpuasus rampage v Extreme
Asus rampage v extreme
corsair 540 case etc etc View attachment 116561 View attachment 116562 View attachment 116563
What an absolute bargain :) I won't mention what I paid for my 5960X, it brings tears to my eyes, even had the Rampage 5, was an interesting experience for sure.... Please let us know how you get on with the setup :)
 
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What an absolute bargain :) I won't mention what I paid for my 5960X, it brings tears to my eyes, even had the Rampage 5, was an interesting experience for sure.... Please let us know how you get on with the setup :)
Hi yeah what a bargain. It' coming today between 12-1pm. My table is clean right now only on top are screwdriver,usb flash disk with new bios, ddr4 ram GPU and SSD. Will be updated very soon with photos. Cooking whilst waiting for them. Can't wait

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Not that I was stalking or anything lol :)

Is that plugged into the motherboard slots??
 
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all connected i just plugged my gpu,ram and hdd and viola running sweet now.
 
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Well someone has a bloody decent setup for sod all money!! :) Nice one!! Any ideas on the CPU at all, good clocker etc? :) Or was it clocked when you turned it on?
 
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No not was stock speed. So I think not been abused.

I'm taking them now. As I don't like this case, photon 270 reservoir will not find on it.

Will be updated again very soon.

Got my hands dirty. Loads of dust.
 
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If you find out what the VID (I think that's right, for the base voltage for the CPU) that'll give you an idea of how good the CPU is :)

The Corsair cases I have found aren't the greatest.. The 5960X is a massive steal at that price, ironically a 1700X or such, is about £150 or so.. I sadly didn't get along with the Rampage very well.. After it was caught spiking my 5960X with 1.6vcore, I was not using it... Apparently it happened with a few people and a few Asus boards as well.. Very frustrating. Using an MSI X99A Xpower thingy, it's ok but I can't lock the PCIe speeds with it and therefore my M.2 drive is useless..

Can't wait for the update :)
 
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Before that, last night I bought x99-a Motherboard for £20. I prefer to use this Motherboard over the r5e. I might sell this r5e soon.

Here
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Benchmark Scores It's not to bad.. More importantly, it works!!
Looks promising I think :) If I recall correctly, my 5960X at stock will run at 0.920vcore full load, but it will boot at 5Ghz also :) Sadly not very stable but then I don't run it at that either :)

I'm not sure if you'd be able to push it very far on that heatsink mind but :) :laugh:

You are Mr Bargain hunter, very impressive :D Maybe I should ask for your help trying to track me down a few things, might get change out of £100!! :laugh:
 
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I have friends who working at IT company he is IT technician there so everytime his company need upgrading instead of all hardware being disposed to recycling site he take them all and make money.
 
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I have friends who working at IT company he is IT technician there so everytime his company need upgrading instead of all hardware being disposed to recycling site he take them all and make money.
What I try and do at work also :) Can't bin good stuff!! :)
 

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Picked up this i5-9400F. Now to find a 300-series board that can boot with the damn thing out of the box. Hadn't thought that part through. Unlike AM4 platform, very very few Intel 300-series motherboards offer BIOS Flashback feature.



Intel appears to have idiot-proofed the box well against RMAs due to no output from the onboard graphics.



 
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Picked up this i5-9400F. Now to find a 300-series board that can boot with the damn thing out of the box. Hadn't thought that part through. Unlike AM4 platform, very very few Intel 300-series motherboards offer BIOS Flashback feature.



Intel appears to have idiot-proofed the box well against RMAs due to no output from the onboard graphics.



Once your up and running are you going to try overclocking?
 

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Once your up and running are you going to try overclocking?
No unlocked multi. At best I'll try to max out 102.5 MHz bclk and squeeze as much as I can from the memory. But it would depend on the board I buy. I don't want to buy anything pricier than a B360/H370.
 
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