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  1. Nothing more to say, agreed completely. Yup, usually 4 ports only. Maybe one of the new upcoming boards for Ryzen 3000 in mini ITX. Yes, this would be the cheapest solution. Search on Ebay for a better socket 1150 CPU as well as cheap RAM, the board is ready up to 32GB. If you´re not going to use it for VM´s for gaming try to find cheap CPU and RAM on Ebay. If you want to go for the future try to sell your stuff and go with new hardware. It´s up to you to go with Intel or AMD. Are you fixed on mini ITX due to your case? Because then you always have to compromise somehow. Anyway, keep us informed what´s your decision. Might be helpful for somebody in a similar situation.
  2. Hi guys, a big big thumb up for jordanmw for posting and trying to inform the owner. But also to the community here where everybody can get a solution for different problems.
  3. Here you are: https://www.nanoxiausa.com/collections/spare-parts Sorry for that, available just in EU https://www.icydock.de/goods.php?id=139 Again sorry, EOL https://www.caseking.de/en/lian-li-ex-36a1-hdd-rack-silver-geli-478.html Maybe have a look on ebay for Lian Li EX-36A1 http://www.fractal-design.com/home/product/accessories/hdd-drive-tray-kit-type-a http://www.fractal-design.com/home/where-to-buy?continent=n.america Good luck with your search
  4. Depends on your purpose. Just usual stuff like office, internet, youtube, etc. or gaming? If daily use just for office, internet, youtube, etc. I would suggest a Turing GPU, starting at approx. 150€ (GTX 1650) or Radeon GCN 4 (RX 570/RX 560D) starting at 115€. If gaming the decision is somewhat difficult. It depends on games (old ones or new ones/triple A/Block Buster) and your resolution, FHD, WQHD or even 4K UHD? As an example see my signature. The GPU in my physical gaming rig is from October 2016 (price was 460€, still in warranty til October 2021). Still good enough for FHD or WQHD in max. settings with Wolfenstein 2, Far Cry 5, Battlefield 1, just to name some games. My monitor is an old BenQ XL2420T, a FHD TN-display with 120 Hz, but still okay. Usually I use dynamic screen resolution if possible, so games will be rendered internal with WQHD/4K UHD or even greater.
  5. Why don´t you make an order from Germany or any other country? I did this in the past for some parts, ordered in UK, USA or other countries. Here´s the link to Mindfactory (direct to the mentioned board), a german shop: 55€ incl. VAT, around £47 https://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/Gigabyte-GA-AX370M-Gaming-3-AMD-X370-So-AM4-Dual-Channel-DDR4-mATX-Reta_1229296.html Just put it in your basket, proceed to pay and see what happens when you enter a british address. Or try the german Amazon site (direct to the mentioned board): 69€ incl. VAT, so roughly £60 https://www.amazon.de/Gigabyte-GA-X370M-GAMING-Mainboard-PC4-25600U-DDR4-3200/dp/B079JTRWPC/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_de_DE=ÅMÅŽÕÑ&keywords=GA-AX370M-Gaming+3&qid=1554974084&s=gateway&sr=8-1 If you have an account on Amazon, just login to www.amazon.de with your credentials, it works. I did it on the US-site as well as on the UK-site. The system will welcome you with your name. If you have any trouble with translation use Google Translator or much more better this one: https://www.deepl.com/en/translator It´s worth a try to safe you a lot of money.
  6. Hi there, have a look on my sig. I´m really satisfied with my Gaming-Rig based on the mentioned Gigabyte. If you´re not in a hurry I would wait for the upcoming Ryzen 3000 and see which existing boards will support these new CPU´s. As for sure I read that B450 and X470 willget BIOS updates to run the new Ryzen. I don´t know if B350 and X370 will get these updates too. If you don´t want to wait you can go with following: https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-AX370M-Gaming-3-rev-1x#kf It´s the cheapest one here in Germany selected by what you mentioned. It also comes with 6 SATA ports and of course M.2, supporting SATA and PCIe. Price here in Germany incl. VAT is 55€. Next more expensive boards are at least in a 10-15€ higher price range. Will go up to 130€.
  7. That´s what I would do. The advantage is (thinking ahead) the ability to replace your 4TB drives with bigger ones in the future.
  8. Google is your friend, my german fellow (saw your link will guide to a german webshop): https://www.aquantia.com/products/aqtion-nics/aqtion-aqn-107/ So the NIC should be supported by Linux. Maybe there are some users in this forum using this MoBo respectively the NIC. But take a look on https://geizhals.de/asrock-x470-taichi-ultimate-90-mxb7h0-a0uayz-a1804397.html Much more cheaper on other webshops😎🖖
  9. Depends on you purpose. My PlexMediaServer is running via Docker as well as other apps like Krusader (filemanager via webgui). Docker and VM´s are on my cache SSD. The prices for SATA SSD´s are decreasing, here some examples (incl. VAT) from the cheapest ones in Germany: 120GB for approx. 20 USD 240GB for 30 USD 480GB for 57 USD 1TB for 110 USD 2TB for 260 USD So you can get a lot bang for the buck. And you have the full speed of your GBit-network while copying big data to the storage, for example copy a few movies like you mentioned in a single slide (100, 200, 300 or more GB). I would spent a few bucks for a cache SSD, especially with a view to expansion in the future. See my sig, 480GB Cache SSD on main rig, 120GB on backup.
  10. That´s a very good advice. KODI is one of my future tinker projects. I don´t have an audio setup like this, just a soundbar below TV. I use Plex on my Shield (bought mine in 2015) and I´m still very satisfied with it. Runs flawless and the support from Nvidia is really good. Look at the release notes (model 2015): https://shield.nvidia.com/support/nvidia-android-tv/release-notes/1 Starting with Android 5 we are now on Android 8. They added more and more apps over the time.
  11. Yes, that´s no problem. See my sig. Mediatower is housing 1x 4TB-Parity, data drives for the array are 4x 2TB, 2x 3TB and 1x 500GB. Cache is a 480GB-SSD Sandisk Plus. As long as my drives are healthy I won´t replace them. Oldest disk (WD20EARX) has almost 21000 power on hours. So, Idon´t have any problems.
  12. Don´t you have a possibility to use USB 3.0? I´m sure this will triple the speed.
  13. I´m not really sure, but I would go the safe way: 1) Start your VM, remove HDxx, shutdown VM 2) Shutdown server and replace GPU, startup server 3) Edit XML and pass new GPU to VM 4) Start VM, Windows will detect the new GPU, install driver For safety reasons, hold a backup of the old config
  14. Hi fmp4m, I apologize for any inconvinience, that was really not my intention. I just wanted to point out the possibility for recertified drives. So I´m very sorry. Won´t happen again.