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Forum Lobby / Re: (TIL) Today I Learned...
« Last post by deanwebb on Today at 09:20:48 AM »
TBH you're probably worse off than with a higher clocked 4/6C. Them xeons don't hit the same heights as a 7700k or 8700k and for gaming workloads, a smaller number of very high freq threads is the go

RAM makes practically no difference once you have 'enough' (which is usually 16Gb)


What are you playing?

16 cores is better than anything my kids have on their student-grade laptops. :lol:

I'm playing Cities:Skylines, EU4, HOI4, Ticket to Ride... not very FPS-intensive games. I need the RAM more than anything for C:S. 64GB does the trick like a dream.
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Forum Lobby / Re: (TIL) Today I Learned...
« Last post by wintermute000 on Today at 02:17:55 AM »
TBH you're probably worse off than with a higher clocked 4/6C. Them xeons don't hit the same heights as a 7700k or 8700k and for gaming workloads, a smaller number of very high freq threads is the go

RAM makes practically no difference once you have 'enough' (which is usually 16Gb)


What are you playing?
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Forum Lobby / Re: (TIL) Today I Learned...
« Last post by deanwebb on Yesterday at 08:25:21 PM »
TIL that a Dell T320 server doesn't take a GeForce 1030 card, but it will take a GeForce 730 just fine.

Also TIL that Windows Server 2016 runs Steam and Steam games just fine, especially if the underlying hardware is running a proper video card instead of the Windows Default Display Driver for the embedded onboard controller.

Also also TIL that a good video card coupled with 16 CPUs and 64GB RAM makes for a helluva gaming rig. :smug:
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Forum Lobby / Re: PCI card for IP KVM
« Last post by ggnfs000 on February 15, 2018, 04:45:49 PM »
 i also had a need to remotely power up the PC systems at home (doing crypto mining) and needed to power up the client PC moherboard at will since they dont have a BMC.

Webrelay switches came to rescue and ordered one with 4 connectors and just arrived. I did partial setup yesterday and it was neat. Just connect the rj4 to local network and power up. (it even came with the screwdriver to secure the cables!) and default ip o monitor/on/off the devices.

https://www.controlbyweb.com/webrelay/

Sure there is a possibility of using wake-on-lan and RTC but decided not to power.

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Forum Lobby / Re: PCI card for IP KVM
« Last post by ggnfs000 on February 15, 2018, 04:43:42 PM »
I can't find a conclusive answer: can these devices be used with just an ethernet connection from the dongle, or do you need to connect each dongle to a special ATEN box?

i doubt if it works, if it does, it doubt it will be reliable. Based on the assumption that most mouse, kvm and display drivers are writen (be it a BIOS or OS driver) to interact iwth their dedicated PS/2 USB or VGA ports. To send those peripheral signals in RJ45 IP format, I think serious hacking is needed in those drivers.

Years ago, I worked with another vendor called amulet hotkey, their device has an conventional ps/2 and vga interface that plugs into the PC system then other end there is their own terminal box which will convert all these signals into TCP/IP format and send it over IP network.

https://www.amulethotkey.com

similar to KVM swithhes only in that it has additional nice addition of being able to send the KVM over Ethernet.
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Forum Lobby / Re: Wintermute Can't Be Trusted
« Last post by ristau5741 on February 15, 2018, 07:10:51 AM »

I just got onto this show. I cannot believe I haven't seen it yet, given I'm such a sucker for black comedy (Arrested Development, Archer, Bojack Horseman, Rick and Morty, Peep Show, Trailer Park Boys etc).



If you can find 'em,  repeats of the old sitcom 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' are pretty good in that genre.
with Will Smith

Here's a tasty tidbit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCOjDwbP-e4



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Forum Lobby / Re: Wintermute Can't Be Trusted
« Last post by deanwebb on February 15, 2018, 06:52:17 AM »
I'm working through Season 5 now, having finished off 1-4 and 10. WILD CARD!

Some episodes I had to cut out of early, they got a bit too off the rails.

Thankfully, most of them stay within the bounds of... well... not really... but they're funny as hell. Frank getting stuck in the playground was classic.
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