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Old 08-11-2016, 12:19 PM   #281
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I have no need at all for this but I'm still tempted. This is a lot of power for the money.

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Old 08-11-2016, 12:24 PM   #282
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It is a lot of power for the money.

But it's not a lot of power overall. Those E5520 Xeons are ancient- they barely outperform my 8 year old i5. And the video card in it is a joke.

Buy that machine, and you're really just buying an old motherboard, case, power supply and RAM. I can get a modern version of all of those for not a lot more money.
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Old 08-11-2016, 12:34 PM   #283
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why the freak out over 24gb of ram?

I had 16gb and doubled it, just because, but it was stupid cause even when i have like 20 applications running, i never am allocating more than 16.
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Old 08-11-2016, 12:35 PM   #284
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Yeah, not as powerful as I thought at first. I looked up the Passmark scores for that CPU but didn't notice it was the dual-CPU page:

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php...243&cpuCount=2

The single CPU score much slower than the i5 in my home desktop. The dual Xeon's are a touch faster than my i5, but probably not really in most real-world usage.

PassMark - Intel Xeon E5520 @ 2.27GHz - Price performance comparison

My i5: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?...70+%40+3.20GHz
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Old 08-11-2016, 01:03 PM   #285
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At work we sell 3.06ghz xeon cpus for 30 bucks. Still new in box

I've been looking forward to getting 2 or more and making some frankinstein **** but then when i think about it why do i even need it which i dont. I already have 2 desktops 2 tablets and a laptop.
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This is a map of FiOS deployment across the US:





I had no idea that such a tiny area was covered. Been spoiled living in red areas for the past (n) years. Really gonna miss it...
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What does that suggest?
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It suggests a failure of the free market to adequately serve the needs of the population, and would seem to argue in favor of a model in which communications services are provided by the state rather than by private business.
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Silly me, I thought you were suggesting you are no longer going to live in a FIOS area...

I quite like my fios internet:




meanwhile in state run internets:


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I'm getting fiber (not Verizon) installed sometime next week. It is expanding in our area as fast as they can install it.
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Finally got rid of my crappy L-Desk from staples I'd carried all through college. Pretty happy with how it all turned out.

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Cool desk, nice and simple
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IKEA p/n 501.067.73 (GERTON table top, beech) plus
IKEA p/n 702.179.73 (ADILS Leg, black)
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I ask because I was thinking of buying the same tabletop to use as a kitchen island, with either the OLOV or GERTON adjustable-height chrome leg. How do you like it?
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IKEA p/n 501.067.73 (GERTON table top, beech) plus
IKEA p/n 702.179.73 (ADILS Leg, black)
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I ask because I was thinking of buying the same tabletop to use as a kitchen island, with either the OLOV or GERTON adjustable-height chrome leg. How do you like it?
Yessir. I didn't like the chrome legs when I saw them in person, the finish just looked odd to me. I bought the cheapy legs for now and I'm going to do something on my own later on. Height wise they're fine though, I just don't like the way they look. Makes the butchers block look cheap.

Tower is sitting on their huge butchers block cutting board and some Captiva? legs. I'm out to lunch now or I'd post links.
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How's the countertop itself in terms of rigidity / surface durability? I always use a cutting board whenever I'm slicing anything, but it's going to be in a kitchen none the less.

I've got two other Ikea desks which I use for general office / PC stuff (they're the BEKANT series, with a laminated finish), and while they're fine for what I use them for, the surface does scratch / ding easily- they wouldn't last long in a kitchen.
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Old 09-02-2016, 08:57 PM   #296
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I built this for my work station about 3 years ago, still going strong.

Supermicro X10DAI workstation board
Dual Xeon E5-2683 cpus
128 GB ECC ram
2TB SSD main drive (recent upgrade)
8 TB raid 10 driven by 3ware raid controller
EVGA Titan Z graphics card
Dual LG MU97 monitors
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Bigass Lian Li black aluminum case
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System used for bioinformatics work, very ram intensive, a few programs are multi thread optimized. Wish they all were.
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I have killed yet another PSU. RIP.
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I have killed yet another PSU. RIP.
lol what kind of psus do you buy man? damn.
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lol what kind of psus do you buy man? damn.
https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-SuperNOV...eywords=850+gs
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Hmm weird man. It's a decent brand that should last you a life time lol
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