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Re: Perpetual Hardware Suggestion Thread
« Reply #560 on: February 08, 2019, 03:14:32 AM »
how's the speed? compared sa past

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Re: Perpetual Hardware Suggestion Thread
« Reply #561 on: February 08, 2019, 07:40:31 AM »
past ay Pentium G630, 4 GB RAM, GeForce 650 Ti.

ang layo ng difference. dati medium settings Xcom 2 pero lobrang laggy at tagal ng loading screen. yung mga special effects di ko nakikita dati ngayon kita na. parang naglalaro ako ngayon ng Xcom 2 Remake lol.

nasubukan ko rin bago mag expire yung Resident Evil 2 Remake Demo. dun sa luma naka low na lahat eh choppy pa rin. sa bago naka high settings pero smooth ng performance.

zero regrets ako sa purchase ko na ito. :lol:

ang totoong test siguro yung Witcher 3, kasi dun sa dati nagrurun nga pero pag kinausap NPC eh parang may 1 minute delay bago lumabas dialogue. now downloading Witcher 3 sa Stream 41% currently.

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Re: Perpetual Hardware Suggestion Thread
« Reply #562 on: October 03, 2019, 02:10:25 PM »
Stroll down memory lane. Anyone recognize a part they used? How about Tt Boy?

https://youtu.be/nM5uNxtT0Mk

https://youtu.be/X8oUjNR863M

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Re: Perpetual Hardware Suggestion Thread
« Reply #563 on: November 03, 2019, 11:48:48 PM »
MS Natural Keyboard...that was a great keyboard
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Re: Perpetual Hardware Suggestion Thread
« Reply #564 on: June 14, 2020, 10:33:49 PM »
may nakagamit na ba sa inyo nito? salamat!

https://www.lazada.com.ph/products/ledstar-k28-gaming-keyboard-backlit-mechanical-87-keys-colorful-led-keyboard-i585708218-s1600546541.html?spm=a2o4l.searchlist.list.2.78af53afeWitzV&search=1

mukhang maganda pero not sure ako sa quality. nagloloko na CM Storm Mechanical keyboard ko pag naka on LED. nagdidisconnect. pag di naka on LED ok naman kaso di ko kita keys pag madilim.

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Re: Perpetual Hardware Suggestion Thread
« Reply #565 on: April 28, 2021, 10:40:44 AM »
Good day to all!

Bit of background: I got this 4790K rig (specs on the sig) that somehow had both RAM sticks die (as reported by the onboard Q-Code), but is otherwise working last I checked. I gave it to my sister as a WFH rig since I got my new R7 3700x rig up and running. It has served me well since 2015 but started acting up 3 weeks after my sis was using it. I was hoping it's just the RAM that has gone belly-up, otherwise..

Now to the present: I've been eyeing to make a DIY NAS since my dual-bay Synology is nearing full capacity and approaching its 3rd year running. I found an old mini-tower (NZXT Source 220) that has eight 3.5" bays, so the case is accounted for. So now I'm torn on either acquiring new DDR3 RAM for the 4790K in 2021 or just getting a newer set that will potentially be more power-efficient and has readily available parts. I'm thinking either Intel 10300/AMD R5 3400G, 16GB DDR4, NVMe, the bare essentials. This new rig won't need PCI-E GPU, but I might need at least a couple of full-size PCI-E slots for the HBA and potential, rather eventual 10GbE card.

So how do you think should I approach this: new rig or retrofit old one? I'll try either Linux or FreeNAS/UnRAID on it.

P.S. For drives, I got my sights on getting at least four 8TB drives, either HGST or Ironwolf. Got any suggestions on where to buy them for sub-10k per drive?



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Re: Perpetual Hardware Suggestion Thread
« Reply #566 on: April 28, 2021, 11:35:05 AM »

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HBA and 10gbe expansion cards only take up x4 slots.

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P.S. For drives, I got my sights on getting at least four 8TB drives, either HGST or Ironwolf. Got any suggestions on where to buy them for sub-10k per drive?

Shuck WD Elements/Easystore external drives if you want low cost large non-SMR storage drives (8tb for below PhP10k). just take note that the screw holes for large shucked drives will likely not fit your nzxt source 220 drive latches (they are missing the middle screw mount hole).
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Re: Perpetual Hardware Suggestion Thread
« Reply #567 on: April 28, 2021, 02:13:05 PM »

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So now I'm torn on either acquiring new DDR3 RAM for the 4790K in 2021

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HBA and 10gbe expansion cards only take up x4 slots.

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P.S. For drives, I got my sights on getting at least four 8TB drives, either HGST or Ironwolf. Got any suggestions on where to buy them for sub-10k per drive?

Shuck WD Elements/Easystore external drives if you want low cost large non-SMR storage drives (8tb for below PhP10k). just take note that the screw holes for large shucked drives will likely not fit your nzxt source 220 drive latches (they are missing the middle screw mount hole).

Missed out on a TPC listing at P2.5k, but found another at Carousel for P3.3k


As for shucking, Lazada/Shopee results are all 2.5" drives. I was apprehensive on the concept, but after finding some Amazon listings at the $150 range, I might consider going for it. Looks like I'll have to prepare some OMB paperwork just to avoid any hassle from their end.



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Re: Perpetual Hardware Suggestion Thread
« Reply #568 on: April 28, 2021, 09:20:07 PM »
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So now I'm torn on either acquiring new DDR3 RAM for the 4790K in 2021 or just getting a newer set that will potentially be more power-efficient and has readily available parts.
It's possible the mobo's about to give up too. I've had good luck buying refurbished RAM and a mobo from China through Shopee.

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Re: Perpetual Hardware Suggestion Thread
« Reply #569 on: April 28, 2021, 09:46:02 PM »
Might be worth trying to recap it? Barring destructive overcurrent/voltage events a mobo giving up is almost always down to failing capacitors.
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Re: Perpetual Hardware Suggestion Thread
« Reply #570 on: May 03, 2021, 10:41:01 AM »
Might be worth trying to recap it? Barring destructive overcurrent/voltage events a mobo giving up is almost always down to failing capacitors.

Might not be necessary, coz after installing a HyperX 16GB 1866MHz DDR kit (found at Carousel @3k+),  the 4790K is alive!!  :)
I had to reinstall my spare GTX 980 coz for some reason the iGPU is disabled after flashing the BIOS to the latest stable build, will remind myself to reenable iGPU shortly.

@barurutor

Good to hear that 4x is enough for 10GbE and HBA, to which I'll likely end up getting this, OK na ba sya?

https://www.ebay.ph/itm/132059450823



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Re: Perpetual Hardware Suggestion Thread
« Reply #571 on: May 04, 2021, 02:46:42 AM »
Might be worth trying to recap it? Barring destructive overcurrent/voltage events a mobo giving up is almost always down to failing capacitors.

Might not be necessary, coz after installing a HyperX 16GB 1866MHz DDR kit (found at Carousel @3k+),  the 4790K is alive!!  :)
I had to reinstall my spare GTX 980 coz for some reason the iGPU is disabled after flashing the BIOS to the latest stable build, will remind myself to reenable iGPU shortly.

@barurutor

Good to hear that 4x is enough for 10GbE and HBA, to which I'll likely end up getting this, OK na ba sya?

https://www.ebay.ph/itm/132059450823


That's a RAID controller without JBOD support. You may want to look for a JBOD HBA like 9211-8i (LSI 2008) so you can hook up differently sized disks without having to set up a RAID array.


https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001062620708.html


This was half the price 6 months ago when I got one, but it's got what you need for attaching 8 SATA drives. Already flashed in IT mode as well, so plug and play for Unraid/FreeNAS/OpenMediaVault/etc.
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Re: Perpetual Hardware Suggestion Thread
« Reply #572 on: May 05, 2021, 07:43:48 PM »
Might be worth trying to recap it? Barring destructive overcurrent/voltage events a mobo giving up is almost always down to failing capacitors.

Might not be necessary, coz after installing a HyperX 16GB 1866MHz DDR kit (found at Carousel @3k+),  the 4790K is alive!!  :)
I had to reinstall my spare GTX 980 coz for some reason the iGPU is disabled after flashing the BIOS to the latest stable build, will remind myself to reenable iGPU shortly.

@barurutor

Good to hear that 4x is enough for 10GbE and HBA, to which I'll likely end up getting this, OK na ba sya?

https://www.ebay.ph/itm/132059450823


That's a RAID controller without JBOD support. You may want to look for a JBOD HBA like 9211-8i (LSI 2008) so you can hook up differently sized disks without having to set up a RAID array.


https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001062620708.html


This was half the price 6 months ago when I got one, but it's got what you need for attaching 8 SATA drives. Already flashed in IT mode as well, so plug and play for Unraid/FreeNAS/OpenMediaVault/etc.


I did a search of that on eBay, it's the same HBA (sans cables), right?

https://www.ebay.ph/itm/192913325310?hash=item2cea87bcfe:g:9mYAAOSwiiBc1qe2&shqty=1&isGTR=1#shId




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Re: Perpetual Hardware Suggestion Thread
« Reply #573 on: May 05, 2021, 10:40:01 PM »
Might be worth trying to recap it? Barring destructive overcurrent/voltage events a mobo giving up is almost always down to failing capacitors.

Might not be necessary, coz after installing a HyperX 16GB 1866MHz DDR kit (found at Carousel @3k+),  the 4790K is alive!!  :)
I had to reinstall my spare GTX 980 coz for some reason the iGPU is disabled after flashing the BIOS to the latest stable build, will remind myself to reenable iGPU shortly.

@barurutor

Good to hear that 4x is enough for 10GbE and HBA, to which I'll likely end up getting this, OK na ba sya?

https://www.ebay.ph/itm/132059450823


That's a RAID controller without JBOD support. You may want to look for a JBOD HBA like 9211-8i (LSI 2008) so you can hook up differently sized disks without having to set up a RAID array.


https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001062620708.html


This was half the price 6 months ago when I got one, but it's got what you need for attaching 8 SATA drives. Already flashed in IT mode as well, so plug and play for Unraid/FreeNAS/OpenMediaVault/etc.


I did a search of that on eBay, it's the same HBA (sans cables), right?

https://www.ebay.ph/itm/192913325310?hash=item2cea87bcfe:g:9mYAAOSwiiBc1qe2&shqty=1&isGTR=1#shId


Yes its the same HBA.
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