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by Icecold
Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: My new (to me) Plex Media Server build
Replies: 8
Views: 36

Re: My new (to me) Plex Media Server build

Could always add something like this to get extra air blowing on the power delivery :lol: computer-fan.jpg It looks like a pretty sweet build, though, and I would imagine chews through Plex transcode workloads really well. I would maybe try to hang a couple fans with cable ties pointed at the power ...
by Icecold
Sun May 30, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: The Market
Topic: SOLD Ryzen 5 3600
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Ryzen 5 3600

Good price, should go quickly. If I had a need for a Ryzen 3600 I would jump on this.
by Icecold
Sat May 29, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine looks encouraging
Replies: 25
Views: 2535

Re: Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine looks encouraging

They had to offer a million dollar lottery just to try to get people to get vaccinated. Is it working? Seems like it. I looked up some numbers and this was the headline on one of the news articles - Ohio sees COVID vaccination rate soar 45% since announcing Vax-A-Million lottery . There's definitel...
by Icecold
Sat May 29, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine looks encouraging
Replies: 25
Views: 2535

Re: Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine looks encouraging

There's a lot of anti-vax misinformation going around my state as well as a lot of people apathetic about getting the vaccine even if they're not actually anti vax. They had to offer a million dollar lottery just to try to get people to get vaccinated.
by Icecold
Sun May 16, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: 3-2021 Big Core Options under $2,000.
Replies: 25
Views: 1006

Re: 3-2021 Big Core Options under $2,000.

My primary concern has been in points per watt given that I have a limited amount of solar power and electricity past that is 17.7 cents kw/h. I haven’t moved up to any true server grade components, and It’s pretty tough to beat the 5950x in eco mode on points per watt. I really want to see the new...
by Icecold
Sun May 02, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Weird issue with hard drive
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: Weird issue with hard drive

I would recommend storing any Linux distros you're seeding on a separate drive or drives than what is being accessed through your plex library. It's probably not your issue but once your have a lot of Linux isos being accessed at the same time as well as trying to act as a file server for plex it's ...
by Icecold
Sun May 02, 2021 6:00 am
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Weird issue with hard drive
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: Weird issue with hard drive

Windows also has the "shut down drive after ___ minutes" setting in the power management options which could be worth disabling.
by Icecold
Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: big coolers
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Re: big coolers

I've transitioned almost all of my PC's to Noctua for their CPU heatsink/fan. I still have a lot of less expensive case fans, though. I'm not generally super concerned about how loud my PC's are, but I put a few PC's in my bedroom where I would definitely notice if they're loud, and they've been an ...
by Icecold
Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: big coolers
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Re: big coolers

Most of their development seems to be on visual changes to the color of fans and CPU coolers and stuff. I do have one 'Chromax black' NH-D15, and it doesn't seem to cool any better than the original ones that are silver with brown and beige fans. I only purchased it because at the time it was cheape...
by Icecold
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: The Market
Topic: 4 x Raspberry Pi Cluster on Hardforum
Replies: 15
Views: 803

Re: 4 x Raspberry Pi Cluster on Hardforum

Interesting, I didn't know the fans were that bad. Maybe in 6 months if they start to fail it'll be a good time to buy another Pi and put them all in a 4x Pi case like this one - https://www.amazon.com/GeeekPi-Raspberr ... B083FDHPBH
by Icecold
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: The Market
Topic: 4 x Raspberry Pi Cluster on Hardforum
Replies: 15
Views: 803

Re: 4 x Raspberry Pi Cluster on Hardforum

I have 3 of these kits and bought them from this seller - https://hardforum.com/threads/fs-raspberry-pi-4-4gb-kit-s.2007467/#post-1044993430 It took awhile to get, but it was when the US had real bad weather, so I don't fault the seller and once I got them they were as described. They had sd cards w...
by Icecold
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: The Market
Topic: 4 x Raspberry Pi Cluster on Hardforum
Replies: 15
Views: 803

Re: 4 x Raspberry Pi Cluster on Hardforum

If there were even a single project known to work on the GPU cores, I would really like to pick up an NVidia Jetson Xavier board to test out. Its CPU should be built on a 12NM node - https://www.anandtech.com/show/13584/nvidia-xavier-agx-hands-on-carmel-and-more/3 An Nvidia Jetson Xavier is $400 USD...
by Icecold
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: b-games
Topic: Cost of building the site.
Replies: 6
Views: 419

Re: Cost of building the site.

Are there ongoing development costs anticipated if features need added or parameters changed in how the competition works, or you're expecting to be able to control anything needing changed from whatever admin portal you'll have available?

I can throw in some money as well.
by Icecold
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: The Market
Topic: 4 x Raspberry Pi Cluster on Hardforum
Replies: 15
Views: 803

4 x Raspberry Pi Cluster on Hardforum

There's a 4 x Raspberry Pi cluster that is setup to be POE and has a POE switch on Hardforum for $550 if anybody is interested. I made an offer of $400 but it was too low. It's a pretty sweet setup though - https://hardforum.com/threads/fs-4x-rpi4-cluster-kit-with-poe-switch.2009445/ endgame124 any ...
by Icecold
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine looks encouraging
Replies: 25
Views: 2535

Re: Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine looks encouraging

I was able to get my first shot of the Pfizer vaccine on Tuesday of this week. I wasn't in an age bracket or have health issues that would have gotten early access to the vaccine, but my state opened it up for everybody and I was able to get right in by scheduling in a far away rural area. As far as...
by Icecold
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: b-games
Topic: b-games.org
Replies: 21
Views: 1306

Re: b-games.org

That all sounds good. I also meant stuff like restarting the server instance(or whatever maintenance options exist on the web host for restarting apache and stuff?), ensuring hosting fees are paid, etc. The proverbial "would this continue if I were unexpectedly hit by a bus tomorrow" $3k sounds reas...
by Icecold
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: b-games
Topic: b-games.org
Replies: 21
Views: 1306

Re: b-games.org

The sport events idea is good. I looked up a few online sports calendars, and if you include international sports, and things like golf, bowling, wrestling(not WWE), tennis, you can basically choose any date you want almost and there will be events on close to that day. My other suggestion, and this...
by Icecold
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: b-games
Topic: b-games.org
Replies: 21
Views: 1306

Re: b-games.org

I was thinking. Let teams choose which "league" (any ideas on what to call each besides league?) They want. To help keep the powerful teams from dominating a lower tiered league I intend to have stats similar to how SG does the Pent with hourly update totals, -12H, -24H, etc... For the big league, ...
by Icecold
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: b-games
Topic: b-games.org
Replies: 21
Views: 1306

Re: b-games.org

The first season would be difficult to decide leagues. It's definitely not as simple as looking at FB output since a lot of teams don't participate. Based on the FB ranking Seti Germany for example was position 9 overall last year, but they certainly have the output to place much higher if they care...
by Icecold
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: b-games
Topic: b-games.org
Replies: 21
Views: 1306

Re: b-games.org

Locks only "keep honest people honest", as would the code of conduct if you decide to put it in. I think more than anything it would separate the wheat from the chaff a bit, and at least give people a concise list of things that if they violate they know they're breaking the rules. A code of conduct...
by Icecold
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: b-games
Topic: b-games.org
Replies: 21
Views: 1306

Re: b-games.org

Looks good Skillz My only suggestion would be to have a clearly posted code of conduct. There are shady things that can happen that are impossible to control or even necessarily notice due to fake accounts, etc., but I really think if there were more defined rules on what is allowed(even if there's ...
by Icecold
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: 3-2021 Big Core Options under $2,000.
Replies: 25
Views: 1006

Re: 3-2021 Big Core Options under $2,000.

I have had good luck with CPUs, but not perfect luck. I've had quite a few Haswell Xeons get to me with at least one memory channel bad. Looking at prices, performance, and power use, according to my little spreadsheet, the best bang for the buck is simply the 3700X right now. All the Zen3's and Ze...
by Icecold
Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: 3-2021 Big Core Options under $2,000.
Replies: 25
Views: 1006

Re: 3-2021 Big Core Options under $2,000.

Fwiw I've never had an issue with a used CPU I've bought and over the years I've probably bought 50-100 used CPU's. I've bought them from Anandtech FS/T, Hardforum, eBay etc. It's pretty hard to cause noticable degradation on CPU's and I don't overclock anything I use for DC projects.
by Icecold
Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: 3-2021 Big Core Options under $2,000.
Replies: 25
Views: 1006

Re: 3-2021 Big Core Options under $2,000.

I just looked on eBay again, and couldn't find anything that seemed worth it in the way of Epyc processors available QS/ES or otherwise. I just checked my eBay purchase history, and I had put together a 28 core/56 thread Dell Precision T7810 in October for the following prices: Matrox PCIe x1 video ...
by Icecold
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: The Camp Fire
Topic: F@H Challenge thread, 2021
Replies: 33
Views: 4189

Re: F@H Challenge thread, 2021

motqalden wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:40 pm
So this is starting at 7:00 AM PST tomorrow yes?
It should be 7AM EST tomorrow, so 4AM PST.
by Icecold
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Tripping the Breakers
Topic: Low power video card
Replies: 43
Views: 4919

Re: Low power video card

Maybe Nvidia was watching this thread, I just read they're releasing a GT 1010 :lol:
by Icecold
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Remote access of networked machines
Replies: 13
Views: 1623

Re: Remote access of networked machines

There's definitely something more to it than what I've figured out so far since it only affects some machines. The performance with Teamviewer in Windows isn't too bad for me without the HDMI dummy plugs, but it won't let me change the screen resolution unless a monitor was connected during boot or ...
by Icecold
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Remote access of networked machines
Replies: 13
Views: 1623

Re: Remote access of networked machines

I'm not sure if these are the exact ones I purchased, but it's what I'm talking about. It doesn't seem to affect all machines, but especially ones that are Intel onboard video with no other video card run absolutely awful through Teamviewer if they are not booted up with a monitor attached. Like un...
by Icecold
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Remote access of networked machines
Replies: 13
Views: 1623

Re: Remote access of networked machines

I have all my DC machines set to auto ogin and not to lock the computer after any time period. I don't have anything on them other than BOINC so there didn't seem to be any security concerns in doing so. The only performance issues I've had with TeamViewer are mostly related to not having a monitor ...
by Icecold
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: DC Projects setup and tuning
Topic: Remote access of networked machines
Replies: 13
Views: 1623

Re: Remote access of networked machines

I appreciate the replies. I rarely need to connect through the internet it's mostly on the local network, but it definitely is nice to be able to connect through the internet when there is a need to. I'll take a look at Anydesk. I was somewhat expecting replies like "Oh man I can't believe you're us...