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    GTX970 to GTX1070 worth it?

    Depends on what you´re doing with the GPU and what you expect, here is a comparison: http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-970-vs-Nvidia-GTX-1070/2577vs3609 My experience with Nvidia started with a MSI GTX275 Lightning, then swapped to Gigabyte GTX 670 OC. 2 years ago I ramped up with a EVGA GTX 1070 FTW ACX 3.0. So usually I don´t buy the direct successor. The coming next weeks the new RTX GPU´s (2080 and 2080 TI, 2070 will come later) will hit the market. So take a look what´s going on with the price of the 10xx. Or open your wallet wide and go for a RTX. Good luck with your choice.
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    Pass through of SATA Optical drive unreliable in the extreme

    Hi Jeff, sorry, I can´t help you with pass through of BD device in your VM. I´m sure there is a docker named makemkv, this is one of my future projects in my backuptower. A few years ago I tinkered around with vortexbox, a Fedora-Linux based ripper using makemkv. Worked like a charm. So my suggestion is, try the docker with makemkv or try a VM with vortexbox. https://wiki.vortexbox.org/available_images I know, the last image is 3 years old. But give it a try. http://makemkv.com/ Hope, you like this suggestion.
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    Gaming PC

    Hi there, in June/July I had to setup a gaming rig for the 12 year old son of a friend. They had a limited bugdet of around 700 EURO, so roughly 820 USD. See following compilation: MB - Gigabyte X470 Aorus Ultra Gaming AMD X470 So.AM4 Dual Channel DDR4 ATX Retai - Cost $130 - Amazon CPU - AMD Ryzen 5 2400G 4x 3.60GHz So.AM4 BOX - Cost $159 - Amazon RAM - 16GB G.Skill RipJaws V schwarz DDR4-3200 DIMM CL16 Dual Kit - Cost $153 - Amazon Power Supply - 550 Watt Seasonic FOCUS Plus Modular 80+ Gold - Cost $74 - Amazon Graphics - Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Mini ITX OC 6GB GDDR5 Graphics Cards (GV-N1060IXOC-6GD) - Cost $280 - Amazon M.2 - Intel Optane Memory Module 32 GB PCIe M.2 80mm MEMPEK1W032GAXT - Cost $58 - Amazon HD - HGST/Hitachi (HUA723020ALA641) Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 64MB 7200RPM 3.5" (Enterprise Grade) SATA III 6.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Cost $55 SSD - 500GB Crucial MX500 2.5" (6.4cm) SATA 6Gb/s 3D-NAND TLC (CT500MX500SSD1) - Cost $99 - Amazon Case - MasterBox 5 Mid-tower Computer Case with Internal Configuration - ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX Supported - Black - Cost $66 - Amazon ODD - LG Electronics GH24NSD1 DVD-Writer SATA Bulk - Cost $27 - Amazon OS - Windows 10 Home - Cost $99 - Amazon Total: $807 x2 = $1614 Yannick is completely satisfied with his rig, fast enough for his games like minecraft, fortnite etc. The system is really silent, almost noiseless. The MB is fit for the future, ready for Ryzen 7 2700X, if more power is needed. If more GPU power is needed just buy a dedicated one. OS Win 10 Pro was just around 5 bucks, in Germany we can buy legal keys of unused OEM-SW. Microsoft doesn´t like this, but it´s legal. And it works. I hope you enjoy this suggestion.
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    Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB (STEL8000200)

    Hey FreeMan, or should I say Gordon?😀 Nope, I don´t have any issues. As I described my usecase is just external emergency backup. Drive is still working fine.
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    upgrade / swap CPU

    Where are you located?
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    upgrade / swap CPU

    Are you sure that the i3 is the bottleneck? Or is it maybe not enough RAM? Before you buy a new CPU provide the experts here with the diagnostics. If you have to switch CPU: No need to reinstall anything. Just power down the system and switch off. Now remove the current CPU and install new CPU. Check twice or more to be sure that everything is okay (i recently crashed the mainboard of my gaming rig (changed from Intel to AMD), first time in DIY experience in the past 30 years). Now power on the system and be happy.
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    Worth trying to build around? xeon 5660 x2

    You can get following MoBo on Ebay for roughly 100€: https://www.ebay.de/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=Supermicro+X8DTL-iF&_sacat=0 Supermicro X8DTL-iF, see detailed info http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/QPI/5500/X8DTL-iF.cfm Try to get the right RAM for it But be aware that this will end up in expensive costs for energy
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    Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB (STEL8000200)

    So okay, drive is filled with 5,3TB Speedtest on gaming rig: copy of "Alien (1979).mkv", file size 26,3GB Win10pro (up to date) i7-6700k, 16GB RAM copy from external seagate to internal Samsung SSD 840 EVO roughly 145MB/s copy from internal Samsung SSD 840 EVO to external seagate roughly 180MB/s
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    Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB (STEL8000200)

    Short info to the community regarding this external disk: write speed started with around 190MB/s, disk is now filled with around 2,2TB, speed is between 170-180 MB/s copying around 5TB in one go of movies on mediatower to the external disk via USB3.0 think the bottleneck are the old internal disks in the array will check tomorrow on my gaming rig with some big files, disk then should be filled aroung 5,3 or 5,4TB
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    Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB (STEL8000200)

    1,5 h with preclear, average speed 193 MB/s, 13%, pre-read
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    Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB (STEL8000200)

    If anyone is interested, inside it´s a ST8000DM004. Will start preclear and post results when finished.
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    Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB (STEL8000200)

    Same here. Thunderstorms possible in the middle of next week, but only locally.
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    Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB (STEL8000200)

    Great. Same tropical heat like we have in Germany right now? Up to 35-38°C?
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    Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB (STEL8000200)

    Where are you located, Johnnie?
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    Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB (STEL8000200)

    Okay, will check this. It is only an additional backup of the data. As you can see I have a mediaserver and a backupserver, so the new external drive is just for emergency purpose. First copy of data will take some time, 99% of the data will never change. So in future there will be only minor changes like new rips of media. But I will inform our nice forum here with the results of preclear process and copy process of data. Also will check which internal drive is used.