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New Build for my Housemate

09 June 2014 - 11:49 AM

Hey All, My housemate is thinking of putting together a new rig for gaming and video editing. He has a budget of (just over) $2000. I was wondering if you'd be able to help me out with some comments or suggestions. This is what he has come up with so far... CPU: Intel Core i7 4770k $380 MB: Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H $220 RAM: GSkill Trident-X 16GB (8GBx2) DDR3-1600 F3-1600 C7 $200 HDD: Western Digital Green 3TB $130 SSD: Samsung EVO 250GB $160 GPU: MSI R9 290X Twin Frozr $690 PSU: Thermaltake 850W EVO Blue 20 $180 ODD: Pioneer BDC-207-BDK $60 Case: Thermaltake Armor Revo Full Tower $170 Total: $2190 He already has a keyboard, mouse, screen, speakers and a copy of Windows.

Powering A Second GPU

30 October 2013 - 09:11 PM

Hey All.

So I currently have a Corsair HX620 and running one 7970, which is being powered by both of the PSU's PCIe power connectors - once 6 pin and one 8 pin.

I've done some research and calcs I think my PSU will have enough power to run a second 7970, however I'm not sure it I can power it, physically.

Since both of the PCIe power connectors are in use, I would need to use the 2-Molex-to-6-Pin and the 2-Molex-to-8-Pin power connectors that came with my original 7970.

My question is: Since I will need the equivalent of 4 Molex connectors, can I power two of them off one 5-pin connection and two of another 5-pin connection - see the top row of connectors on the 3rd image down here.

I would much prefer to do this than have to lay out another $300 odd for a new PSU.

Remote (Local) File Copy, With GUI?

02 August 2013 - 04:55 PM

Hey All,

So I have a small headless Ubuntu server running at home. It runs a SAMBA server which shares a huge collection of TV Shows on a RAID 5 array to anyone connected to hour home network.

I am using a Flexget and a Deluge deamon to download said TV Show torrents which are placed in the "Downloads" folder on the OS drive of the server. I then manually transfer them to RAID array and place them in the appropriate files.

Sidenote: Yes, I am aware that Flexget and Deluge can automagically place them in the appropriate folder, but that's beside the point.

I currently transfer them from the OS drive to the RAID array using my Windows PC connected to the SAMBA share folders. This means that the files are actually transferred from the Server OS drive to my computer then back to the RAID array, at least is looks that way by the huge amount of network activity and bandwidth usage that occurs when I copy said files. This means that my transfer rates are about 35 MB/s, which I presume is limited by my wired gigabit ethernet connection.

So, what I'm wondering is, is there some kind of program out there, that either runs on my PC or can be run remotely through Putty, that will allow me to remotely copy local (server) files, and provide me with some kind of GUI to do so? Therefore copying directly from the OS drive to the RAID array. I can obviously do this through Putty by using the cp command, or using rsync to recursively copy files, but a GUI would make it much easier.

I guess the best explanation of the function would be like running Windows Explorer on the Sever and connect to it on my PC via VNC.

Anyone have any ideas?