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2:31 PM
@JourneymanGeek Just curious and going from memory. I know you grabbed a GPU early on the week th?at they shipped, and even twittered about the progress. But which GPU was that? 3080?
 
Yup!
Found out on the local forum they were available, then just walked all of the local IT mall until I found someone who would sell me one
 
2:56 PM
Zotac 3080 (I wanted an asus)
 
3:30 PM
@Hennes most hardware purchases get mentioned on SERA or RA on matrix mainly cause I always forget when I do these things :D
 
Zotak seems to be very nice for small cases and HTCs
 
their bigger cards go nuts on fans
Its a nice card ;)
 
I tended to use a lot of windforce cards
 
It was literally the only card I could find :D
 
I would have loved a nocatua bases 3080... except for price and availability
 
3:32 PM
It'll probably also go into the 2024-25 build I'm planning ahead for
 
Also, star dev valley and similar runs perfectly on an aging 1080, and that is 90% if the ganes whic I play
 
By that time I also wil need 10Gbit
NAS already supports it, but only SPF+
 
I don't think anyone will need 10Gbit at home
 
ok, nbeed is a bad word
drives in NAS are faster that 1G bit
 
3:33 PM
I'd settle for cheap 2.5 gig cards
 
only by 25%
 
@Hennes SFP makes sense for most
I jus got a really wierd set of requirements
 
I got a pair of mellanax X2's (10Gbit, PCIe-2 V2 (!) x 8
 
and I'd go for a aquarian (sp?) based card for a mixed build
@Hennes my intels are about the same spec
 
So would I for modern setup
 
3:34 PM
but built in base T
 
2024 spec might include a passive colled switch with both 10Gbit standard
 
But it works 'fine' with one ort, one wy
@Hennes got one
bit expensive but unifi have one that's decent
Oh, that's base T only
Microtik have a cheap SFP based one
 
And the NAs with 1x1TB WD Red cache, 1x 10(? not even sure enymore) iron drive and maybe I'll add a second drive to boost read speeds
Prices for 10Gbit shoukd be down in a year or two
 
a NAS build's on my nice to have list
 
Both for old stuff and for modern
 
3:35 PM
yup
and 2.5g is standard now
 
I got a prebuild. SLOW SLOW CPU
 
Aye. even my 2020 mobo has 2.5
 
I like buiding stuff too much :D
 
I liked bullding, but not the maintenance
 
3:36 PM
I like that too tbh
 
Esp with softwaqre. Already running win 10, win11 and then would have added someling like freeNAS or a refular FreeBSD build]
 
and new place has (cheap to run) aircon so less dust
its just money that's the problem
I'm almost all standard on ubuntu and windows
so a NAS will be a ubuntu + ZFS build
 
Dust is a problem for me. I have grass pollen allergy (aaccording to the docs).
That means if I do not dust non pollen stuff often enough then my nose is stuck
 
Problem is cases. THe 'best' option I can find is 6 bays
@Hennes current place is dusty
 
twice the recommended dose of anti hayfever helps. Buy I cleaned yesyerda which meant that I slept well. So I uess the docs are half wong
 
3:38 PM
I just... give up and do a good clean every year or so
 
So I got a regular air cleaner in the room where I spent 13h per day
Which also has the NAS
Ansd all the computers
 
lol
I'm planning on putting as much as possible in the bomb shelter
 
Week without cleaning -> nose clogged, breathing though mouth, -> wake up witha piece of dried out leather (tongue)
 
ya I get
also most of my farm is SFF stuff :D
I've got 2 chinese industrial PCs, 2 NUCs, and 2 full size PCs ._.
 
My farm is unplugged (trio of dell R300's)
One desktop iunplugged (i5-6600)
 
3:40 PM
I can't afford real servers, nor do I need it :D
desktop gets lots of use
 
Only thing I am using is the desktop (AMD 5800x) and the laptop (I9-9900)
Those dells were very nice for their time (which was core2 era)
Nice and quiet
 
and the old desktop (i7 3700) is being used to test :D
 
Except onb power on where threy did imitate a 747 at take-off
 
I've been joking about getting a rack :D
 
Get a rack from Ikea for EUR 4.99 :)
Aka L A with umlaut ck table
 
3:42 PM
oh
a real rack is about 400-600 for a small one
I can swing that. Just not populating it
I'll be mostly wiped out buying the new apartment
and I need to spend a little on essential stuff (kitchen and lights)
 

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