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  1. Its about time Intel started making something worthwhile again. A big thank you to AMD for lighting a fire under their ass and scaring them a little bit. 8th gen is a big improvement and 9th gen is promising.
  2. Thank you everyone for the generous prizes as well as the work you put into organizing this. Hope everyone had a good holiday season!
  3. I've been debating getting a GPU to add to the mix, but given that I'll be moving abroad sometime in 2018, I'd rather not buy things I'll have to deal with the hassle of selling later on. Some cards would definitely speed up the mining process though that's for sure!
  4. I've been thinking about switching to another cryptonight coin, Monero profits are starting to slow down drastically now that its value has spiked. I'll check out Verium and perhaps others, thanks for the tip.
  5. Congrats to the lucky winners, and good luck everyone for tomorrow's drawings!
  6. I just thought I'd share my very different setup. I'm mining Monero on three dual-socket HP servers. I have 70-80 threads running on 3 Debian VMs depending on load. I mine with cpuminer-easy, a fork of cpuminer. At full tilt, I can get 2000 H/s. It doesn't make much money, especially with the diminishing Monero rewards, but I don't pay for power as my servers are racked at work. Here's a screenshot of CPU resource usage on vSphere.
  7. Well, this certainly may not be the weirdest, but I am definitely proud of what I've accomplished. Here is the French AZERTY keyboard in my wife's laptop. She absolutely hates it, so I purchased a QWERTY model online to swap in. All went well during the swap, but I forgot to account for one huge issue. I purchased an ANSI QWERTY and the bezel on the laptop is for an ISO keyboard. I did what any sane, level-headed being would do and busted out some files, clippers, and got to work. Making some pretty good progress... Finished product. Looks nearly OEM to me. Wife is happy, and I didn't have to purchase another keyboard so I'm happy as well.
  8. Sold my cluster of Dell 7040s and replaced them with some real server hardware. Bought an HP DL360e G8 (2x E5-2630 V2, 32 GB DDR3) and 4x WD Re 4 TB drives. Slightly higher power draw, but much better overall. Only came with 32 gigs of RAM, gonna be getting some more soon...
  9. Manjaro is a pretty good one. This conversation reminds me of this old meme:
  10. Arch for a beginner isn't the best idea. Things will break and the poor guy will be left with a non-functional OS and not enough knowledge to remedy it. It might be a great distro (and I agree) but it isn't suited in this case.
  11. I'll throw another suggestion in the pot - Fedora 26. It is the only OS on my laptop and I am extremely happy with it. Updates are frequent, meaning you tend to get the bleeding-edge stuff before other distros. Runs on gnome which is great (so great that ubuntu decided to abandon its unity desktop environment in favor of gnome for the 18.04 release). It is based on Red Hat linux and is sponsored by Red Hat, so you really get a damn good OS.
  12. Finally took the time to do it and got my RHCSA certification. Cost a pretty penny, but hopefully it'll pay off when I job hunt later this year after I move.
  13. 4x WD RE 4 TB drives for RAID 10 in the server.
  14. HP Z620 workstation with 2x E5-2660s (8 cores 16 threads each clocked at 2.2 GHz and turboed up to 3.0 GHz), 96 GB of DDR3 ECC ram, and a quadro 4000 GPU. Storage is just a couple old SSDs for now, but I'll have some HGST 4 TB drives in there soon. Kicking up the home network a couple notches and using this bad boy (paired with ESXi) as a file server, plex server, seedbox, webhost (love the gigabit fiber at home), domain controller, and much more! The majority of these services were running on my desktop PC and prevented me from doing any gaming for quite some time.
  15. Bad news... My last Samsung was the note 4. Before that, I had an LG G2, and a galaxy s2 before that. I should have just stuck to the LG because the Samsung was so disappointing and slow.
  16. I'd have gone for the Evga SuperNOVA G2. I did a ton of reading about PSUs on overclock.net, learned a lot. Check out their PSU section if you're interested.
  17. Porque no los dos? The price difference between my 16 GB of DDR4-3200 was very slight between some 2400 mhz stuff. 3200 was actually cheaper than the same brand and model of 3000, which was kind of funny at the time of purchase.
  18. Bear with me, the last thing I OCed was a Q6700 and a Q9450... I'm using the Asus software to overclock my i7-6700K. The tool is pretty hard to understand and has no descriptions for anything, so I'm a bit confused. So far, I've managed on getting it stable at 4.6 GHz on 1.328 volts. BLCK: 100 MHz Ratio: 46 CPU Cache Ratio: 41 X CPU Core Voltage -0.060 V Ram is at 3190 MHz at 1.3530 V. Temps are good, 30 minutes of OCCT and the max temps for each core didn't go over 75 degrees, and hovered around 65. I'm perfectly happy with 4.6 GHz, but would like to know if there's a more efficient way of achieving the same speeds. I'm gradually dropping the vcore during the stress test (1 notch every 5-10 minutes), but the voltage doesn't seem to change even after I modify the setting. More importantly, should I even be doing this via software, or should I just do it in the bios? Also, solely basing myself off this, it seems I got lucky and have a chip that overclocks nicely! http://www.hardware.fr/articles/940-21/cpu-overclocking-pratique.html Edit: Decided to try something a little tougher. Prime95 heated things up a bit and I'm getting a little closer to 80 degrees. Running stable at 4.6 GHz with only 1.296 volts, though. I'll keep bumping it down and see how low it'll go without crashing.
  19. I've yet to understand why some people won't torrent but don't mind downloading from someone's FTP. Its the same damn thing, and the same file.
  20. A tad over budget, but its possible to bring it down a bit. This is a pretty solid build that would last her a while. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Newegg) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($18.80 @ Amazon) Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($157.98 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($94.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($84.89 @ OutletPC) Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card ($324.99 @ B&H) Case: Fractal Design FD-CA-CORE-3500-BL-W ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US) Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US) Total: $1051.62 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-08 13:10 EST-0500
  21. Onion

    The Onion

    Didn't get to do any work on the rig this weekend because I've been super busy, but I did test sleeve one of the Noctua fans with some arctic camo paracord. Shitty cell phone picture, but I adjusted the colors so that the paracord looks the way it looks in person. CPU comes in tomorrow, at which point I'll fire it up for the first time!
  22. GTX 970 will do you well. Best value for money is the Gigabyte Windforce GTX 970 model. Its overclocked higher than a lot of the cards (PNY, Asus, etc), has excellent cooling (massive open heatsink and 3 fans), and has that sweet Gigabyte warranty and customer service.
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