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  1. Thanks for your suggestion Benson. Unfortunately, I'm not an electronics specialist, so I think it would be best for me not to go messing around with things like these. I don't want to risk damaging my costly equipment, or setting the house on fire. 😃 So I'm more looking for solutions using parts I can just purchase made by qualified specialists in their fields.
  2. Thanks a ton Energen! I was quite charmed by the dual-system PSU you mentioned. In fact, I was so taken by it that I forgot to look at the Phanteks power splitter you mentioned until after I already placed a purchase. Thing was, I looked around for other dual-system PSU units, but couldn't find any but this Phanteks Revolt X model. Then I looked at availability and it's sold out in most places and the ones which do have it don't ship to UK. Except for one! WaterCooling UK had the 1200 Watt model in stock. And they currently offer free shipping, so I couldn't resist placing the order, all the m
  3. I've asked this question on another forum as well, but unfortunately didn't receive any replies, so I'll give it a shot here. Is there a way to configure a fan controller with two separate systems? If you'd build two computers into one single case, they would of course share the same air circulation system for cooling. (unless you go for watercooling obviously) So the air intake fans and exhaust fans of the case should be operational if either of the two systems (or both) is running. Normally each system would run their own fans, but in this case they would have to shar
  4. Thanks again! I checked out the other UPS models on their UK website and it seems they offer far less variety than for the US models. They do offer bigger ones, but that price range gets way out of my league and those products appear to be geared more towards enterprises. Of the lower class models, the one you linked to for example offers 6 UK power sockets, judging from the picture. This range however uses a simulated sine wave, instead of true sine wave like the CP1500EPFCLCD. Also their capacity is lower. This PowerWalker brand you mentioned looks intriguing. The price of that 2000 VA model
  5. After looking around some more, I'm thinking the CyberPower CP1500EPFCLCD is probably the best way to go for me. I'll just plug in one or two power strips to plug the devices into. The computers could probably be plugged into those IEC ports directly if I get the appropriate cables. What I'm wondering about now is those Ethernet ports on the UPS. Apparently they offer surge protection as well and they're 1 Gb ports. What I'm not getting is what to use them for and how to use them. If the router is already connected to a surge protected power socket, are the network c
  6. I was looking at a Cyberpower UPS already, this one... But this UK version seems to only offer two regular power (UK-style) power sockets and four IEC C13 sockets, the latter of which aren't used by any of my devices. Preferably I'd find a model with at least 5 regular sockets on power backup + surge protection. That would allow for the two computers, the TV, the PS5 and the router to keep functioning for a while on an outage. The US version however appears to offer eight US-style sockets, four
  7. Thanks! You basically already answered a follow-up question I was gonna ask, if it's possible for a UPS to shut down two separate computers. With "Windows on top of Unraid" I indeed meant in a virtual machine. I've seen people do that, and I was thinking of doing it the same way, but now, after replies I received on the other thread I posted today, I think it would be more sensible to build two separate computers rather than running Windows as a VM. Could you perhaps enlighten me a bit more about this master-client setup you have with your UPS? This UPS with network thi
  8. So technically, this could still be done on the Windows 10 system itself?
  9. Now I'm considering two systems in one case, another thing I'm pondering on is how to arrange fan control. I guess since the Unraid system would be most likely the one running continuously, it might be best to have this system control the fans for the entire case. But then, let's say this system is not running, and the gaming system is running, there would be no airflow to cool the gaming system. Is there a way to have a fan controller configured to run on multiple systems?
  10. I'm intrigued by this but am not sure what you mean exactly. The idea was to just have a gaming system in the living room. If I'm interpreting what you said correctly, using Unraid, my stepdaughter could for example play a game in her room on her laptop, which is actually running on the system in the living room?
  11. Thanks! From the arguments you made, plus my own argument of family members having to be able to use the system, it seems I would be better off running two separate systems. This would mean I'd have to re-think my current design, but thankfully this is all still possible and I haven't started fabricating anything yet. That said, I'd be happy to see more users weigh in with their thoughts and experiences. I was kinda expecting this to potentially be a "loaded" subject, but perhaps it isn't at all.
  12. I've seen videos of Unraid running and Windows being started from Unraid. Maybe by means of a docker? I'm not sure how it all works really because I've been focusing almost entirely on hardware and design so far. I'm happy to take on advice or suggestions about this in any case.
  13. For the build I've been planning, I've basically been thinking of having Unraid as the base OS and running Windows 10 on top of it. The system would function both as a media server and as a gaming system. I know this can be done and that you can even setup which CPU cores to dedicate to Unraid and which ones to leave for other functions, as I've seen this done in a Youtube video. Now that I'm getting further along with my planning, I'm starting to wonder if this would be the best setup to do. As I have no experience with Unraid or with setting up any server at all yet, I'm hoping the community
  14. I'm scouting for a UPS (uninterruptible power supply) for my planned build of an Unraid server / gaming PC. Because I have no prior experience with Unraid, some questions came up, which in this case are not specifically hardware related, but because they tie into it I thought this would be the best place to put them. The idea is to run Unraid as the base OS and run Windows 10 on top of it. The build would feature a bunch of hard drives hosting all my media content, but would also feature a fairly beefy CPU and GPU for gaming. Once I complete the project, the total cost will surely
  15. Nice card, but I looked up the price and o man, nice price too. (440 quid or so) I just placed an order on eBay for an Adaptec ASR-71605 for 50 pounds after a member confirmed here that he's using one and only had to change a BIOS setting to make it work.