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Taking suggestions for personal server hardware

Question: Taking suggestions for personal server hardware

So, I'm thinking of building a personal (file-)server. I have some ideas about what I should get, but seeing as I currently don't have money for building it, it's still in planning stage.

I'm thinking of building a RAID5 server, which runs on Linux (which distro, I do not yet know, but I'm considering later Ubuntu versions). While I say 'personal', I will still allow my family (and closest friends) access to it (maybe over LAN only, for security reasons, if this is possible).

Seeing as I have many, many large files, there is also a great need for disk space.

Therefore I am thinking of buying five hard disks (one terabyte each) for RAID5 (where one will be 'lost' for parity) and one small(ish) hard disk for the O/S to run from.

I also am thinking of running software RAID, so I am *not* going to use money on external RAID controller, unless absolutely necessary.


Requirements for hardware are:

Chassis: Must be able to house six hard drives and at least one CD/DVD rom drive. Does not need floppy. Must be able to install sufficient cooling. May or may not include PSU.

Motherboard: Integrated sound/graphics/network card. RAID5 support. DDR2 800MHz (or higher) RAM support. At least six SATA connectors. Also at least one IDE connector for CD/DVD rom drive.

CPU: Probably dual-core with decent frequency. Not sure what to say here. Obviously must be supported by mobo.

Memory: Two or four gigabytes of 800 (or higher) MHz DDR2 RAM.

Hard drives: Five hard drives with at least 1 TB each (Used in RAID5). One (cheap) hard drive with preferably 10000RPM (for O/S). All of these must be SATA/SATAII drives. No Samsung drives (had enough troubles with them in the past). EDIT: May start with less drives in RAID5 if I understood the "mdadm" command correctly (as in that you can add additional drives (semi-)easily later on)

CD/DVD drive: IDE drive. No other requirements. Used mainly for installing the O/S, not much else.


All of this should not cost more than ?1,000 (little less than $1,600). Some extra may be used for cooling (and possible PSU). Absolute maximum is ?1,150 ($1,800).


Taking suggestions, will probably build this in November (as a personal birthday present for myself )

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Answer: Taking suggestions for personal server hardware

What did you deside on?

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(This is actually my 2nd attempt at posting this due to the fake Antivirus infiltrating my dad's computer in the Safe Mode w/ Networking as well. So I'm using my laptop now because the internet is completely inaccessible now from the computer with the malware, virus, whatever it is. Anyways I'll be posting my original post with the HijackThis log, as well as replying with a 2nd HijackThis log due to my dad taking it upon himself to delete some of the sites that looked like they were bad ones, but it'll be apparent which ones are missing. So everything I do will probably be back and forth from my laptop to the computer using my jumpdrive. But any and all help will be greatly appreciated!)

A couple of days ago, the search browsers went haywire and were redirected to nonsense sites as well as the search engine turning into something called Gala, that looked similar to Google, even though this computer is set for a Yahoo search engine. Also, the program Personal Internet Security 2011 showed up on our computer and continuously had popups. From everything I researched on it, this program is fraudulent, but I cannot get it removed from my dad's computer. Right now I'm running it in Safe Mode just to be able to go online because we can no longer access the internet due to this malware, virus, whatever on earth it is. I have ran every program I can think of (Malwarebytes, AVG, Spybot, Symantec, etc.) and still have not been able to get it off our syst... Read more

Answer:Personal Internet Security 2011 and fake Antivirus program taking over computer!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:57:29 AM, on 1/14/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell4me.com/myway
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cus.../sbcydsl/*http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/sbcydsl/*http://www.yahoo.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dell4me.com/myway
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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Hi all,

I'm looking to build a machine to serve multiple purposes for the best price. I have two main goals: file server and VM server (running VMware workstation). The file server is only going to be used for backup purposes. For the VM part I'm considering running pfsense, web server, and maybe a few other things, probably at most 3-4 virtual machines.

This is what I'm currently looking at getting:
1x Western Digital Caviar Blue WD1600AAJS 160GB
2x Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARS 1TB (I have a 3rd one in my NAS server I'm getting red of)
3x Intel PWLA8391GTL 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI PRO/1000 GT
1x CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V
1x G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
1x GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
1x Intel Core i3-530 Clarkdale 2.93GHz LGA 1156 73W Dual-Core
1x EVGA 256-P2-N711-LR GeForce 7200GS 256MB

I'm not quite sure of the os yet either Win XP or Win 7.

Right now I'm looking at a total of $718 including shipping.

Ideas? Suggestions? Thanks!
 

Answer:File server/VM/network server build suggestions

You are going to want a good bit more of RAM. I'd go with at least 8GB. Are you going to use any sort of RAID card or just use the onboard? Is the file server going to be in a VM?
 

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Hey guys! So I'm a student and I've figured out that with certain classes, digital note taking may be the most efficient way in taking notes. I got the idea from a friend who uses her iPad to take down notes. (I believe she uses the adonis stylus, the stylus with the clear disk at its tip)  I had originally just bought the Yoga 2 pro just so I had access to a smaller, lighter laptop that's easy to bring to school however, I had realized it has much more potential than that. Unfortunately, I've been reading reviews (a little to late for that, honestly) on note taking with Yoga 2 pro and one major let down for many users is that it is not compatible with "active digitizer" pens. So I sort of have many questions regarding my situation: 1. Does the Yoga 2 pro really, REALLY not work with ANY active digitizer pens? Nothing? Nada?2. Are there any pens that come with some sort of "palm rejection" feature so note-taking is a breeze? E.g. Wacom or adonis or anything! If so, what's the BEST pen for the Yoga 2 pro? (I've read suggestions where you can put a microfibre cloth underneath your hand so that the laptop doesn't detect it but that's not the most ideal fix in my opinion)3. How about this pen? Has anyone tried this with their Yoga 2 pro? http://hex3.co/products/yufu 4. In your honest opinion, did I buy the wrong laptop for the job?  Thanks very much guys!

Answer:Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro note-taking stylus suggestions ASAP

1. Nope. 2. Nope. Best net is to use a pen like your friend (the one with a little disk--be sure to try hers on your laptop before buying the same one) and use a cloth (even if it is not ideal for you.... at least you will be cleaning your screen as you write).3. Not sure.4. Yes, look at the Thinkpad Yoga.

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I have Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Bit. I just began using it. It came loaded on an older NOS HP G60 Series Notebook I recently purchased. I had Windows XP 32 Bit on my older system, and was a fan of Auslogics Disk Defrag Free. I liked it's speed and it's optimization strategy. At their site, it says it's only compatible with Vista 32. I've been digging around forums and the web but it's still not clear who's got a compatible Defrag... I don't want to wreck my file system or anything like that. I would like to get some suggestions for Vista 64 Bit Defrag Applications... suggestions that are 100% verifiable... and of course I'm looking for something other than the Defrag function that comes with Vista...

Enjoy Your Moments,

John B.

Answer:Taking Suggestions for a Compatible Defrag Program for Vista Home Premium 64 Bit

Try Puran. It's free. I used it on my Vista64 system for years.

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When I attempt to access My Computer, it takes 8 seconds before it is fully rendered.  I only have one hard drive, and a card reader. When I attempt to access the Control Panel, it takes 6 seconds to render. When I right click on an item, it can take as many as 5 seconds to render the right-click menu. When I attempt to delete an item, it can take as many as 5 seconds to render the confirmation dialog. I know one potential culprit in terms of hogging system resources is Firefox 3.  I have a number of browser windows open, and it is consuming 900,000 KB of memory.  Is there a way to constrain or fix that?  I literally have zero add-ons installed. Here are the specs for my computer.  It's just hard to understand why my laptop is performing so slowly given these specs.  Did I just pick a bad graphics card? Basic Specs OS: Windows Vista Ultimate SP 1 32-bitProcessor: Intel Core2 Duo CPU T9400 @ 2.53 GHzMemory: 3.00 GB RAM  Performance Information Details  More details about my computer  Component Details Subscore Base scoreProcessor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9400 @ 2.53GHz 5.4 4.6 Determined by lowest subscoreMemory (RAM) 3.00 GB 5.9Graphics ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400 Series 4.6Gaming graphics 1260 MB Total available graphics memory 4.7Primary hard disk 225GB Free (287GB Total) 5.4 Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate System    Manufacturer LENOVO   Model 2764CTO   To... Read more

Answer:Very basic Windows tasks are taking 6-8 seconds to complete on a T400 - Suggestions welcome

Is this a new Vista machine you just started to use? If so, could it be the indexing service doing the initial index of the hard drive? Could it be the defragment automatically running in the background? Automatic backup, as set in ThinkVantage Rescue & Recovery ? I don't think Firefox has a lot to do with this, given your spec (assuming the browser is just opening ordinary webpages). For your reference.

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So I got a HP G62-224HE with 3GB of RAM. It runs really slow and I couldn't figure out why. I went to Control Panel > System and it says :

Installed memory (RAM): 3.00 GB (763 MB usable)

And if i go to Resource Monitor it shows:

Hardware Reserved: 2310 MB
In Use: 602 MB
Modified: 1 MB
Standby: 161 MB
Free: 0 MB

How can I take RAM out of the Hardware Reserved?

My computer specs:

Product Name G62-224HE Product Number WQ848UA#ABA Microprocessor 2.1GHz VISION Technology from AMD with AMD Athlon II Dual-Core Processor for Notebook PCs P320 Microprocessor Cache 1MB L2 Cache Memory 3GB DDR3 System Memory (2 DIMM) Memory Max 8GB Video Graphics ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 Graphics Video Memory Up to 1405MB Hard Drive 320GB (7200RPM) Multimedia Drive LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD?R/RW with Double Layer Support Display 15.6" diagonal High-Definition HP BrightView LED Display (1366 x 768) Network Card Integrated 10/100 Ethernet LAN Wireless Connectivity 802.11b/g/n WLAN
Sound Altec Lansing speakers
Keyboard 101-key compatible keyboard with One touch launch keys Pointing Device Touch Pad with integrated On/Off button and 2-way scroll pad support External Ports 5-in-1 integrated Digital Media Reader for Secure Digital cards, MultiMedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture cards
3 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
1 HDMI
1 VGA (15-pin)
1 RJ -45 (LAN)
1 Headphone-out
1 Microphone-in
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Answer:Hardware Reserved taking too much RAM!

Usually when there's a lot of RAM being hardware reserved it could mean that there are some misbehaving device drivers on your system that are gobbling up that RAM on boot-up..

To confirm this phenomenon could you download RAMMAP (RAMMap), run it and check the section of use counts, specifically Driver Locked? Try to take note of the sections that have high totals.. It'd be even better if you could take a screenshot of the application on the usecounts page to give a clearer view of where your RAM is going to in detail from the application..

Hope that helps!

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I need some help with hardware brand names. I am new to actually worrying about what is going on inside of my computer (instead of just reformating everytime I have a problem) so I need some help on brand names, I know about a few brandnames, but I don't know enough. I don't want to spend any more money than I have to while building my computer. Any brand name suggestions would be appreciated.

Also, lets say ive chosen an Intell pentium 4 3.06 GHz CPU, what kind of motherboard do I need to go along with it? I am completely lost.

If anyone is feeling charitable, my AIM and Yahoo handles are UKpumper, I would appreciate any help.

Answer:Hardware suggestions

What parts?

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I'm obsessed with airpano.ru. When viewing a place on high resolution, my system's temperature rises to within eight degrees of TJ max (72 degrees). Each core is running at 100%.
Would a new graphics card solve the problem or do I need a whole new system ?
Suggestions, please.

Answer:Some Hardware Suggestions Please

uySounds like your system needs more ram because its pushing itself to the limit. I see you have 8gb; however it appears that is not sufficient to power the graphics card. I would up the amount of ram thats in your system and see if that does anything. Also; as for the temps; take the fan off the cpu and make sure the thermal paste hasnt degraded. The reason i say that is thats what happened to me about a week or so ago. The temp of my cpu was spiking to dangerous temps. I had to replace the processor anyways so at the same time i put new thermal paste on the heat sink and that took care of the issue; so i would check that as over time the paste degrades from heat.

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I have a budget of ~500$, what should I buy for my system? I am planning for some new memory (current 2GB) a new graphic card (curr. GeForce 7600 GT), a new processor (curr. 2Ghz if I remember correctly) and/or a new motherboard (because USB 3.0 is coming).

What should I buy?
Oh, and it should be shippable to Finland.
 

Answer:Hardware suggestions?

What do you use the computer for?
 

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Hi. It's possible that I may upgrade to a better computer sometime this year and I wanted some suggestions on hardware based on my preferences.

I'm currently running the following:

OS: Windows XP Professional SP3
Motherboard: Asus M2A-VM
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ 2.1 GHz
Memory: Crucial 1 GB DDR2 PC2-5300 (667 MHz) x1, Samsung 512 DDR2 MB PC2-5300 (667 MHz) x2
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO 256 MB
Power Supply: Ultra 500 W X-Finity

I mostly multitask with Web-browsing, light gaming, office productivity (Word, Ecel, etc), and occasionally an audio player. I frequently find myself with several Notepad, Word, and Excel documents open, as well as 1-2 Firefox browsers with several tabs each open, and occasionally a game and/or audio player running, and that's the kind of situation I'm looking for a computer to be able to handle smoothly and without slowdowns.

I am dissatisfied with my computer's speed when multitasking (even though it has a dual-core processor) as well as graphical glitches like minimizing or closing a window that was overlapping another and the former leaves a blank outline over the window that remains, slow startup (1.5 to 2 minutes cold; my wife's running Vista and her's seems to start up much faster compared to mine) which includes a couple lengthy black screens in between the motherboard screen and Windows XP loading screen and finally to the desktop (I see that as time wasted) - is XP slower than Vista/7 on ... Read more

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How do you think I would best upgrade a dec. of 1999, here are the specs:

AMD Duron ~800MHz
GeForce 2 MX400 64MB
sound: heck if I know, but everything usually sounds fine, so no worries there
CD drive
CD-RW drive
320MB RAM (I forgot which kind, but it's the newer kind, not DDRAM though... I don't think... =\)
3.5" floppy drive
heck if I know the mobo, or will ever know it.

if you need anymore info ask and I'll try to put it up here if I can find it, and try to keep the prices reasonable, I'm poor, hehe.
 

Answer:Getting new hardware, need suggestions

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I'm WAY outa the loop these days as too what is good and what isn't, and what prices are good and what aren't.That being said, I have a tower case, fans, nice hard drive, and a nice DVD drive that have been collecting dust for 5 years with a 500 watt power supply waiting to be finished.I'd like to know what is the best CPU, Motherboard, GCU, and about 4 gigs of ram combo that I can get for this setup keeping in mind that I have about 300 to 400 dollars to spend on all 4 components.Any suggestions would be HUGELY appreciated.  I've tried to troll through information to get up to speed again but I'm soooo far behind what is going on in the computer component world atm, that I just figure I'll ask for suggestions from those who know.

Answer:Need Hardware suggestions pls

On a limited budget, the first question is about the OS.Getting the a 64 bit and 32 bit system can take a lot of your money.If you are not going 64 bit, not much point in going with 4 GB.And if your favorite programs are only 32 bit, there is not much advantage to getting a 64 bit CPU. Unless you someday are going to be rich again.

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Well, I will be slowly upgrading my computer, and need help choosing the right hardware! (gaming)

What i need is a motherboard which will run intel core quad and i7 (can be both???), and have ddr3 ram slots. Nothing expensive Im studying. ATX .

Graphics cards? i heard the newer ATI ones are better than the nvidia ones. Now i dont want to spend more than 80 pounds on the internet.

I think i can handle the rest.
 

Answer:Suggestions on new hardware?

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I've read a few threads on this problem but none of them really solved my problem.

This has never happened before on my laptop but after I did a clean install of Windows 8 Pro, this problem started to show up. I went back to Windows 7 (Factory default) but the problem still persists.
I used to game with no problem but now when I game for around 10-20mins (when laptop starts heating up) my hardware interrupts shoot up to 20-30% of my CPU (process monitor), ive used latencymon to try to find the problem and it seems to be "ACPI.sys". Read around and tried disabling some device but did not fix the problem?

I've tried:
- disabling anything that was able to be disabled in device manager
- re installed drivers/ checked drivers
- updates

Is there any other solutions I can try to fix this problem? (I want to leave updating my BIOS as a last option as this problem was never there before)

Answer:Hardware Interrupts taking 20%-30% of CPU after gaming

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Taking on rootkits with hardwareBy Joris EversStaff Writer, CNET News.comPublished: December 13, 2005, 4:00 AM PST ...What's more, Intel's labs aren't just looking to protect computers against rootkits...company hopes it can also help stave off the more familiar threat of worms and viruses. Intel is working on a combination of hardware and software to help protect computers...the chipmaker's Communications Technology Lab have devised a way to stifle sophisticated attacks by monitoring the operating system and critical applications run on a computer.Right now the project, named System Integrity Services, is very much in development. Schluessler talked to CNET News.com about how the hardware-based approach works and how it could help keep pests off home PCs.news.com

Answer:Intel Taking On Rootkits With Hardware

Don't Hold Out Hopes For Anti-Rootkit ChipsBy Larry SeltzerDecember 16, 2005Opinion: What can a chip really know about application/OS interaction in order to identify it as malware? Not much.security.ithub.com

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can the hardware cause slow startup/shutdowns

cuz i have a p4 3.0ghz 1gig ram and it like takes forever to shutdown, and at times restart. The boot is fast except for when the IBM logo is visible after that its smooth.

Also randomly my mouse cursor stops working however the mouse is still functional with an invisible cursor. I'm using the Logitech mouse driver which my mouse came with.

CrisCr0ss
 

Answer:shutdown taking forever..Hardware??

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Have previously bought the D-link DSL-G604T DWL-G122 bundle pack and then had a nightmare time getting a wireless signal to work. I have now returned that kit and am looking to order something else. After my bad experience with the USB adaptor (I think it was to blame!) I want to get a PCI card and router instead. Any recommendations for which kit is worth it? Should I be wary of mixing makes or does that not matter. Is a PCI card easy to fit (I take it this is my only other choice and will work?)It is for my desktop PC which runs XP Home.Thanks

Answer:Wireless hardware suggestions

try the 3 com wireless bundle which includes a usb dongle. click here have them.By the way i don't think you need a pci router a the one i mentioned above uses your ethernet connection and the usb dongle plugs in to any computer you want to share your internet with.hope this helps

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I currently have Win Xp working on my PC which is a P4 2Ghz.It all works well but i would like to know what the most efficient configuration of connecting the hard drives and optical devices should be to the motherboard.Currently my configuration is this:-pri master = 160Gb hard diskpri slave = NEC 3540 DVD drivesec master = 40 GB hard driveSec slave = NEC 3540 DVD driveIs this the best way to connect these devices or is there a more efficient way to get the best performance.

Answer:hardware configuration suggestions please

No Both Hard Drives should be on the same cable with the 160 gb as master.Its because the drives will only run as fast as the slowest on each IDE cable and as the dvd drives are much slower than the hard drives they should be together on the secondary IDE cable

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hi i'm not sure if this ? should go in hardware or networking, cauz its a bit of both...
anyway ->
i currently have a 2 PC lan (wired router w/ dsl modem) and want to add a laptop to the configuration, but i want it to connect wirelessly and i have a couple of questions.
1. can i keep the current config and add some type of wireless router/switch/something to the wired router in order to communicate with the laptop? or will i have to switch to a wireless router all together? The desktops would be nice to have connected wirelessly, but it's not that important and i realize i would need a wireless pci/(usb?) card for the desktops (extra expense!)
2. i'm thinking about a dell laptop, and want something that has wireless integrated so i dont have to stick a pcmcia card in the laptop, and something at low-mid price range. any suggestions on laptop/card/router/etc?

gracias!

 

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Presently using a hosted VOIP PBX for company telecoms needs, but they're dropping the ball pretty bad lately, so looking at potentially pulling it back in house.

I've already got around 60 Cisco SPA 504g's w/ SIP firmware, and a few Lifesize teleconferencing systems (H.323), and some polycom IP phones (SIP), as well as sufficient switches, as we're already 100% VOIP. I've got 3 branch offices (two in different states, and our development center/ data center in canada) as well as a dozen or so remote workers that telecomute to do mainly data entry and customer support.
I was thinking of getting something like a Cisco UC560 w/ 1 or 2 PRI's in my datacenter (i don't think i need mroe than 23 lines simultaniously, but might be close, but 47 is overkill) , and have the remote employees and branch offices route VOIP traffic over VPN back to the datacenter. I've got 100Mb EDI here, and bonded T1's (3Mb) at one of the branch offices, and a 5Mb EDI at the other, all offics have HA clusters of Juniper SRX firewalls at the edge.

would also like to look into shoretel, but don't know much about it.

suggestions?
 

Answer:VOIP hardware suggestions?

Berg0 said:





Presently using a hosted VOIP PBX for company telecoms needs, but they're dropping the ball pretty bad lately, so looking at potentially pulling it back in house.

I've already got around 60 Cisco SPA 504g's w/ SIP firmware, and a few Lifesize teleconferencing systems (H.323), and some polycom IP phones (SIP), as well as sufficient switches, as we're already 100% VOIP. I've got 3 branch offices (two in different states, and our development center/ data center in canada) as well as a dozen or so remote workers that telecomute to do mainly data entry and customer support.
I was thinking of getting something like a Cisco UC560 w/ 1 or 2 PRI's in my datacenter (i don't think i need mroe than 23 lines simultaniously, but might be close, but 47 is overkill) , and have the remote employees and branch offices route VOIP traffic over VPN back to the datacenter. I've got 100Mb EDI here, and bonded T1's (3Mb) at one of the branch offices, and a 5Mb EDI at the other, all offics have HA clusters of Juniper SRX firewalls at the edge.

would also like to look into shoretel, but don't know much about it.

suggestions?Click to expand...

are you looking to build your own or buy a product ?
 

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I have never put together a system from scratch, would like to do it for the experience sake. I have done other hardware work, installed drives, etc.

I have a barebones case with a power supply. What exactly do I need to buy next, motherboard I assume....suggestions on kind without going extreme for pricing sake. And a good place to buy?
 

Answer:Newbie on Hardware looking for suggestions

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Doing custom build for trial of Linux distros having kernels 2.4.31 to 2.6.29. I will be using AMD processor, and three mobile-rack dedicated hard disk drives (500 to 750GB each). Prefer Nvidia graphics card, if possible (but it must not be 'HDCP-compliant' or 'HDCP-ready'). No Intel or Sony products. Price is not a consideration. Other than these provisos, I'm open to any specific hardware recommendations or general guidance, in choosing components best suited to this build.
 

Answer:Hardware suggestions sought

Good luck with that graphics card ... ? :S
 

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I am looking into redoing my network setup, and I have some questions.

1. Where do I buy Racks for servers/switches, and where should I buy server cases for these racks?

2. Where can I find rackmount switches? I want it so that I can setup servers on the rack, and have a small, inexpensive switch to connect all the servers to the network.

3. What are some good inexpensive racks/server cases to buy?
 

Answer:Where to buy netowrk hardware/suggestions

no one's ignoring you; you just posted around when people were getting off work, and doing dinner/beer/etc..


business? cdw.com

personally, I've used starcase.com for my company's rack. It was cheap, easy to assemble, and completely customizable.
 

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I have a Dell Dimension 3100, and am looking for ways to speed it up, hardware wise. I have all ready upgraded to 2gb of ram, 32mb cache 320gb hardrive. I also am using Windows 7, as I have found for me it is MUCH faster than XP. I haven't upgraded the CPU or Graphics card. If I upgrade the CPU, I think I have to upgrade the Graphics as well, as it is built in, I think??

I currently have an un-upgraded Celero 3.06Ghz and am on 32bit.

What's the next thing I should do?
 

Answer:Hardware suggestions to boost PC?

The Celeron is your main problem. It is a major bottleneck in your system. For gaming, you would need a video card upgrade as well, but you can only use a PCI-E x1 card or a PCI card. I recommend a GeForce 6200 PCI card for all-around good performance, but the best possible PCI card right now is the 9400GT PCI.

I would not recommend upgrading that system for gaming though. A new system would be much better suited to that. You can replace the motherboard, CPU, video card and RAM for $300-400. The performance increase compared to upgrading your current system will be very significant.
 

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I have started searching around for the correct docs on how to do this but haven't had much luck finding one that addresses what I'm trying to do.

I have an existing Windows 2000 server and am going to replace it with a server running Windows 2003 Server R2.

I would like to know the best way of doing that. Most of the docs I have seem talk about it as though you're keeping the same server hardware in place. That's not what I'm trying to do.

So, you don't have to go through all the steps I need to do. If you could just point me to the correct doc and give some helpful hints I would appreciate it.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Help Needed To Migrate Windows 2000 Server To Server 2003 On New Hardware

Need to know what services you are running on the server to be able to help you further.
 

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Hey everyone, I have a Compaq SR5050NX desktop with Vista Premium. Here's a link to the specs: http://review.zdnet.com/desktops/hp-compaq-presario-sr5050nx/4507-3118_16-32399105.html?tag=ut

I want to know what I should look to upgrade first to improve overall loading times and performance for everyday stuff. I just want my browser to run a bit faster and programs to load faster. I also play some games like WarRock. Basically just upgrade the performance. I know by the computer performance utility that my graphics power is the weakest part, so would I want to do that first, since I know Vista can take up a lot of video memory resources? If someone could suggest some hardware I should get that will boost the performance, I'd be thankful.

-John
 

Answer:I want to improve performance, hardware suggestions?

*Bump*

Anyone??
 

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Hello Everyone, I'm new to this forum so please forgive me if this post is in the wrong threads.

Anyway, I'm looking to do some gaming, not really high graphic demanding games but decent. Id like for some good advice on hardware upgrades, Ive listed my system specs below. I think i need a new graphics card ,but im not sure seeing as Ive never play a game on this computer.

Motherboard: ASUStek Model:Salmon Chipset: HPSIS760 Anthlon 64
Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3000+
Graphics Card: SIS 760
RAM:1.2GB
OS: Windows XP Service Package 3

Let me know if any other information is needed to make the suggestions.
 

Answer:Computer hardware suggestions for gaming

Assuming your PC has a PCI-Express slot you could upgrade the graphics but you may also need to upgrade your power supply and your CPU is pretty low end so you want to find a video card that would match the CPU.

What's your budget for upgrades? What games do you want to play?
 

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I am going to set up a small business server with sbs 2011 essentials. there will be about 8 workstations connected to the server. The applications are not too resource intensive. It is for a financial services firm (accounting/tax).

I need a reliable server that will last. What would you suggest for hardware? Can you load it on a desktop setup w/ an i5 sandybridge config?

What hardware would you suggest?
 

Answer:sbs 2011 essentials - hardware suggestions

Yes, you can. I'm running the Standard version on a Core2Duo 2.66 with 8GB's of RAM (lower than min specs on CPU and min on RAM). It runs fine with 4 workstations - more are coming soon.

The i5 will do great for it, just make sure you have at least 8 GB of RAM. Mine ran good with 4, but had to up it to 8 for the business needs.
 

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Hello all,

I was wondering if you could give me some suggestions on a hardware-based firewall? I don't want to spend more than $30 or so. I use a cable modem currently.

Thanks for the suggestions!!

-fro
 

Answer:Hardware Based Firewall Suggestions?!

Your gonna have to spend a bit more then that to get a decent firewall.

That being said, the routers from NetGear, D-Link and Linksys would do a good job with their basic firewalls. I have a Wireless Linksys WRT54g with newest firewall firmware and it kicks ass.
 

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My computer, although was fast in the past, is getting old (~2-4 years... can't remember).

I think some of the hardware is getting old and 'broken'.
Video card is going out I think. Ram as well. Maybe CPU.

I can not tell though.

Might just be a virus.
I need to either replace the faulty hardware while simultaneously upgrading some things, or determine if it would be better to just get a new computer.

There is a game coming out (hopefully soon (SWTOR)) and I will need my computer to be in better operating condition than it is now. I am certain I will upgrade the video card but if everything else needs to be replaced too then I will just get a new computer and upgrade the video card in it...
I do not know how to determine what is faulty though.

Is there a tool (benchmark type thing) that can test my hardware to see if it is getting old and needs to be replaced?

Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Suggestions on how to determine what hardware needs to be replaced?

You could start by posting the details of the problem or problems you're having. If your video card, RAM, and processor were all broken, your computer wouldn't even power on.

Viruses are software problems and can either be fixed with software and configuration changes, or they can definitely be fixed by reinstalling Windows. Viruses don't damage hardware, and replacing hardware won't fix a virus problem.
 

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I need to play games on a basic HP Pavilion 753n Comp. Nothing yet has been upgraded, I want a new motherboard for under 100$, one that can support the following (which is also wanted):

RAM-US Modular Cold Fusion Dual Channel 2048MB PC8500 DDR2 1066MHz Memory (2 x 1024MB)
this is a link to the page with the RAM I would like to have "http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2948163&CatId=2531"

Processor-3.0Ghz or higher.

Video Card- at least 512mb, not for modeling, but games.
Hopefully I can keep this around 300$ (excluding the processor, so only adding RAM, Motherboard, and Videocard)

I AM NOT AN EXTREME GAMER so I do not want top of the line hardware.

Thanks so much!

mike
 

Answer:I need to update my PC for games, hardware suggestions?

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Suggestions all

Using Google Voice now just with our desktop pc and would
like to use it like a regular phone--handset and all.
Familiar with the OBI and OOMA but would like
a few more ideas that are a little cheaper...any suggestions?
Thanks for any ideas?
 

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Hi,i'm gonna upgrade my satellite P20-S203 'cause i've got now an unespected budget of 500 euro.
I just would like to have some suggestions.
First of all: is it mad to think changing the motherboard?And if it doesn't sound too crazy,which one(Obviously from toshiba,as it has to fit perfectly with all the rest of the equipement,or if you know any other name that would still fit good into the notebook...).
Second,a REAL sound card,with externals line in & out(yes i do play guitar... :-))),any suggestion is welcome,even if i've got already some names in my mind.
Third,a wireless card,as this model has got a dedicated place...my thought woul be obviously for a toshiba one,what you think?would i have any problem if i chose the 100 Mbit/s one?
That's it,i hope you'll help me decide...any personal experience on the upgrade of this model is really welcome.
Thank you
Cheers

Answer:Some suggestions for a hardware upgrade on P20-S203

Hello Nerd,

you only can upgrade a few things on a notebook, like memory or HDD. A notebook is not a desktop. The most components are specially designed for one model and they don't fit in any other model.

So I'm sorry to say that you can't upgrade your motherboard and sound card.

But you can put a wireless card in your laptop.
WiFi Standard 802.11b
The best way is to buy it from a Toshiba service partner. There you get the right card.

Hope this was helpful.

Bye

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hi

sorry this maybe OT or not in the right place but this is one of the few places i could think to post this question
along time ago i started to read Peter Norton's Inside the PC 7th edition,which i had loaned from the library sent it back and due to work commitments i didn't carry on with my research. i know its a much criticized book. i want to know if there exists now a book that would cover the modern PC at the level that the above mentioned book did ?
i know there probably isn't such a book but i was wondering if there's a series of books (not necessarily by the same author) that would start off like the norton book and then go on to explain the hardware /software i.e. operating system of a modern PC (lets say windows 8) in great detail and its relationship to a PC's hardware-

even if someone could give me a mixture of books and internet resources both free and paid for that would give me a deeper understanding of the workings of a modern PC,like norton attempted to do.
cost is not a problem but i would like the material to be comprehensive and reliable and from trusted authors.
please help.

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I am running PWS on p4, 256 ram, OS98se is it enough, it kind of slow moving.
 

Answer:Personal web server

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I want to host my own web site, just for the hell of it, so I installed Abyss Web Server X1 2.0.6.
I used Macromedia Flash 8 to create a simple flash page (.swf)
I got a free domain name from dyndns.org (milkytech.homeftp.net)
I think I configured the server properly as far as ports, and directory locations.

I cannot log on to the website from a computer outside my LAN, but works fine with computers within LAN

Windows Firewall is configured correctly (port 80 is open by default anyway)
I even tried configuring the server to use port 1024 internally and port 80 externally...same thing...works locally, but not remotely.
I've opened the ports on my router as well.
Seems to me that if it works within my LAN it should work from outside it as well since my domain name in resolved to my public ip address.

Remote Desktop works fine using that same domain name both with RDP Client and TSWeb. I have no problem accessing my ftp server (running on the same pc) with that domain name [However: I cannot seem to access my ftp server through a web browser, only with ftp client software (LeapFTP)]

What am I doing wrong? I don't know too much about websites, just some basic html. Does the homepage have to be an index.html or index.htm file?
the only file I have in the root folder is "Untitled-2.swf" (Flash).

I know that file itself is good because if I go to another computer on my LAN and open internet explorer and type http://milkytech.homeftp.net i... Read more

Answer:Help with personal Web Server

Did you forward the correct port to the right computer on the router? Your ISP may be blocking port 80 - try using something >1024.
 

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I had posted a request many months ago (December or so, I cannot find it in the archives) about this topic. I finally have a solution that I wish to share with anyone who may have to go through the wonderful maze that the all-mighty Microsoft will put them through!!

The basic problem was that if you were using FrontPage98 AND Personal Web Server with SQL 7.0 and Windows98, the PWS would not always auto-start when the machine was booted. It should.

The solution comes from about the 3rd level of MS tech support and is as follows:
"1. open up msconfig (Start/Run/msconfig), go to the startup tab, and clear the check boxes for
pwstray.exe and inetinfo.exe
2. Apply, OK, No to restart
3. Add shortcuts to c:\windows\system\pwstray.exe and
c:\windows\system\inetserv\inetinfo.exe -e w3svc to the startup group
4. Shutdown and re-boot for settings to take hold"

I hope that this will help someone to avoid the hassles that I have had to endure to solve this problem.

Shaun
 

Answer:Personal Web Server

Thanks for sharing the resolution. Dan-O
 

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Hi
Can somebody help me what to choose. I want to make my personal web server on my PC (mostly to allow downloading files from my pc and to publish web sites).
I want to know what kind of software and hardware I need. I have Win XP home edition so I?m not able to have PWS or IIS.
Thanks
Daniela
 

Answer:Personal Web server

war ftp
http://support.jgaa.com/index.php?cmd=ShowProduct&ID=3
 

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Question: Personal Server?

I'm not sure if this is the correct forum cat. this question should be in, but I could not figure out which one best fit to my issue/questions.

I would like to setup a way to access the files on my computer (in certain folders) threw the web browser, just by typing in the url. Kinda like a Web Server.

I tried programs like XAMPP. But those only allow you to access file within the "WWW" folder of the program. I would like to be able to access the files in my Documents/Downloads/Pictures/Music/Etc without having to make copies of them in the XAMPP "Www" folder.

Is this even possible?

(and I'm aware of programs like teamview, and sites like DropBox. But I don't want a "cloud" based system, nor a program that requires both PC to be running it. I would like to just be able to have my family log into a my website, and download any files or pictures they need)

Thank you for any assistance provide, very much appreciates.
and Happy Holidays to all.
 

Answer:Personal Server?

If on your LAN they can just type file:////<your computer name>/<path after C:> into the address bar of their browser.

If you want to allow internet access set up a web or ftp server.
 

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I want to run my website and upload files for people to download. Is this fast enough .
 

Answer:Is 3.0 MBS okay to run a personal server ?

Make sure your ISP is ok with you running a personal server (some forbid it).

That number you quoted is likely your download speed, which won't matter much; a personal server will be uploading files to the Internet, so your upload speed will be the biggest bottleneck. But even at 56k upload, it'll function, it just won't be quick.
 

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Sometimes the Dell Latitude D830 will shut down normally, but 80% of the time it may take 1/2 hr or more.

1/2 of the time need to do forced shutdown.

Doesnt seem to effect startup.

Not sure if hardware of software problem.

Problem started a couple months ago.

How to trouble shoot, where to start ?

Answer received at Dell forum was...

"From personal experience it is software in nature.
My suggestion would be to use the MSCONFIG Utility and set the system to a diagnostic startup, and then test the shut down speed.
Next enable about 5 more services each reboot to try to isolate the software.
If we are unable to determine which one it is, I would then recommend updating your backup and prepare for reinstalling windows.
As generally doing a reinstall is a more efficient use of time than further efforts to determine the software thats causing the delayed shutdowns."

Does that sound reasonable ?
Not really up for 're-installing' WDOs !

Ideas ?
 

Answer:WDOs 'shutting down' taking forever, hardware or software ???

When it seems slow to shut down, do ctrl + alt + del and see if anything is using a lot of CPU cycles.

I run a program called EndItAll (Have not tried it in XP), which I can kill off everything non-essential before I go to turn off a computer.

The program was a PCMag utility, was free, but now I believe Ziff-Davis charges for it.

I found a site where it is hosted
http://www.docsdownloads.com/Tier1/enditall.htm
It looks like it works in XP.
If you download it from the link, please scan it with your antivirus and malware detector because I don't know that site.
 

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I have a client with a web server running Windows 2000 Professional. They also have a server on the network running NT 4. They have been told that there is a device that will route requests to the NT server if the 2000 server is down that costs about $100. I have not heard of such an animal, and if anybody can shed some light on this I'd really appreciate it. The device should somehow, I suppose, automatically detect that the machine at IP address A is not responding, and route the web request to IP address B. Anybody?
Thanks,
Michael
 

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Hello, so thanks to Microsoft I've got the replacement order for the Band 2 because a hardware issue has been found: no more sync with the cloud dashboard nor with the app.
But I'm a running nerd, I bought that device with the only purpose to have some stats, you know, heartbeat, calories, NEAT, etc, and now everything is and will be messed up because since yesterday and until the day that the new device arrives I haven't any data and stats to add.
In short my disappointment is about:
- you can't import** / editing / delete any activities or data, so I'll have ten days (until the replacement) with just the estimated metabolism consumption (I'm not wearing it) and nothing more and I'm burning at least 3200 kcal per day
**because we are not allowed to import anything (let's say from Strava, Runkeeper, Run*anyApp) we are recognized as a newbie where maybe we have 1500 km at 5 min/km
Do you have some suggestions about that?
Thanks

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I am looking to build a gaming rig and it's been a while. I was hoping someone could point me to two things:
1) The hardware that is recommended
2) A reliable place online to get the parts

Based on my limited knowledge, I am guessing at things like;

10,000rpm drives - Raid 0

SLI or Crossfire video cards(2)

650 Watt P/S

2GB Memory, not sure what memory is low latency or how to tell, I'm guessing numbers like 2 2 2 2 2 is best?

Windows XP Pro

Intel quad processor

No clue about what motherboard brand to go with. I have had bad luck with Gigabyte, I know that...

Thanks so much in advance!
 

Answer:Computer Build Hardware Suggestions - Gaming Rig

Go with an ASUS board. I've been runing them for about 4 years and haven't haed a problem with them and I've run about 3 of them. Do yourself a favor though, make sure you run DDR2 Dual channel. You'll thank yourself for it.
 

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I am looking to build a gaming rig and it's been a while. I was hoping someone could point me to two things:
1) The hardware that is recommended
2) A reliable place online to get the parts

Based on my limited knowledge, I am guessing at things like;

10,000rpm drives - Raid 0

SLI or Crossfire video cards(2)

650 Watt P/S

2GB Memory, not sure what memory is low latency or how to tell, I'm guessing numbers like 2 2 2 2 2 is best?

Windows XP Pro

Intel quad processor

No clue about what motherboard brand to go with. I have had bad luck with Gigabyte, I know that...

Thanks so much in advance!
 

Answer:Computer Build Hardware Suggestions - Gaming Rig

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Hello All at MG! I'm building myself a rig that I will be using for professional photo editing (mostly photo processing...I'm a photographer). However this will also be my main use computer for pretty much everything else. I want it to have the capability of playing demanding games, and also be able to run demanding software. The software I will use or may use on it is listed below:

Photoshop, Digital Photo Prof., ULead, UniGraphix, Fluent, AutoCAD, MatLAB and games: Flight Sim., BF2, CSS, etc. you get the picture.

Basically the biggest challenge here is reducing time it takes to compile something, such as an image or a CAD drawing. HOWEVER, I am not planning on Overclocking this rig for safety reasons. I need a stable, reasonably cool system to ensure the safety of my work. With that being said, lets hit it.

I. CPU - Quad core or Dual core? I assume quad core will give me more capability to multitask (edit images while others are processing). I am eyeing the Q9550, as I'm impressed by the 12MB cache and 1333Mhz fsb. However how much will I lose with a Phenom X4? Is AMD good enough for what I need? I assume dual-core will be outperformed by either. So Q9550 vs Phenom 9950

II. RAM - DDR2 or DDR3? Will I gain performance where I need it, or will my experience be unaffected? DDR2 will probably give me more memory from the start due to price. However with faster FSB (intel) will the whole system run smoother? I'm probably looking at 4GB DDR2 - 106... Read more

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So I have been having some pc problems and I can't really pinpoint the source. Last week my pc broke down. It would't turn on. When I tried this message appeared: "Reboot and select proper boot device.". I thought to myself, it's probably the hard drive. I took to a local store that I always go to get my pc fixed. They run the tests and told me it was really the hard drive. So I bought a new one.

PC works fine for 2 days then problems start to show up again. Whenever a I try to run some high end games like Fallout 4 or Witcher, problems start to appear. I play the game fine, no fps drop or anything, then outta of nowhere trees or whatever it is on the eviroment stops loading and the game freezes for awhile, then it comes back later. I can tell the game will freeze, normally because the background music in the game stops. However, I did not have any problems playing some other not demanding pc games, like LoL, or using the internet. Problems seem to start to show up after I play those high end games.

I don't know if the problem is on the new HD that I bought, maybe my i5, the motherboard or just some cables. I cleaned my machine and unplugged the cables to see if it could get any better but it didin't.

Specs: Windows 7 x64
Gtx 780
I5
1TB HD
8 RAM

Any help would be appreciated, sorry for the long post.
 

Answer:Hardware problems. Possible power supply, need suggestions

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If you will look at my system specks you will see what my present system consist of. My plans are to replace my mobo with a Z68. Add 120 gb SSD. Up my memory to 16 gb's. Upgrade my video card (I probably will not go crossfire or SLI). Add higher wattage PSU. Also buy couple more HD's.

Here is where I need help. I have never setup an SSD for quick sync, I have never setup a RAID configuration. I am presently researching exactly what Brand and Models of Hardware I want.

Before anyone asks I will explain why I am doing this. I am a student in computer science about one more semester away from associates degree. My needs with this system is to learn more by doing. I want to experiment with overclocking both ram and cpu. This is what I simply want to buy and do. I don't want to have many questions unanswered while I am rebuilding my system to minimize issues with the setup process. If you have suggestions or know of some links that will explain step by step what to do first to last I would appreciate it.

Answer:Suggestions for Steps Setting Up My new hardware (Upgrading)

As most new MOBO's now have a uEFI BIOS.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI BIOS:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with


For more info on uEFI:
Windows and GPT FAQ
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
UEFI and Windows

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First off Iíd like to say what a great and informative board, Iíve learned a lot here.

In the last few years Iíve had Gateway and Dell machines. Have installed HDís, vid, sound and network cards, memory-etc.

I think Iím ready to build one myself now. But picking individual components is one thing. Getting them all together at once AND making sure they are compatible is what if feel I need help on.
I plan on moving a 120GB Maxtor, 40 GB Maxtor, 250 Maxtor USB drive, DVD burner, CD burner, keyboard, mouse, LCD monitor from my Dell 8100 1.3 P4

I plan on doing a lot of VHS, VHS-C, Hi8, transfers to DVD. Also all our photos are now digital. Also want to do LP to CD transfers.

Loved playing the early DOOM games, would like to be able to play D3-other than that Iím not a full time game player.

This is what I have looked at so far, and want to know if my selections are OK.

I would like to stay around 600 bucks, but would go as high as 800.

Suggestions on memory brand, speed, etc would be nice-still a little unsure on that. Would like 1GB, but budget wise 512 might have to do.

If Iíve left anything out, or if one brand would be better suited with another, please let me know,

TIA, Tom

AMD Athlon 64 3000+, 512KB L2 Cache, Socket 939 64-bit Processor - Retail
Model# ADA3000BIBOX Item # N82E16819103501 Specifications:
Model: Athlon 64 3000+
Core: Winchester
Operating Frequency: 1.8GHz
FSB: Integrated into Chip
Cache: L1/64K+64K; L2/ 512KB
Voltage: 1.5V
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Answer:Building first box, need suggestions on hardware picks so far¬Ö.

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For about a year now i have been reconsidering my decision to get a laptop prior to going off to college, thinking that the portability of it will be more important to me considering my degree plan and the need to take it to classes and the library. Well i will admit that it is handy to take it and write papers in the library, but thats about it. I have never taken it to class, and i find myself wishing that i had gone with a desktop pc instead. Mainly due to its higher power and "umpf" factor. So this year i have been looking around on all the big computer sites building computers trying to get an idea of what i want/needed. i ended up seriously considering a dell xps system, but then experimented in the barebones kit area on tigerdirect.com. I ended up building(or choosing parts) that wound up being about 600 dollars cheaper than the dell, with about the same performance (atleast what i could tell). Now my big concern is really if this rig that i have "assembled" will do what i need it to do.

What im looking for is a computer that will be able to handle most of the games out there with very decent graphics, speed, effeciency. I will also need it to be able to do all the other school related stuff.

With that being said, here is the rig:

Barebones Kit: Ultra Blue Aluminus ATX Full-Tower Case with the Intel D975XBXLKR Motherboard, 600 Watt X-Finity PS & (2 x 512MB) Ultra DDR2 PC4200 Memory

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Answer:first time building comp, need suggestions on hardware

for now you should certanly stick with AMD on a socket AM2(Fx-62?)
and stay away from that video card it uses only GDDR2(not really high end card,cant handle full detail games) memory it's a 512mb but you can get better FPS with a 256mb GDDR3 card.
7800GT 256MB ; ATI X1800XTX ; 7900GTX ; ATI X1900XT
It's like the best you can get. Oh...and 7950 GT <- the dual card.
Of course only if you have enough money for the hardware i just mentioned.
 

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I'm looking for a very solid, safe and easy-to-use/understand hardware firewall/router (wired, not wireless) for home usage.

Only two PCs will be connected to it.

Preferably something that doesn't make you pay extra for the "extra features" of "advanced" QoS etc. and I've got to be behind NAT.

I've tried a Neatgear Pro hardware firewall, and I suppose it's doing it's job, but I'm looking for something a little more high-end that I can also get into and see internally what's it's been blocking, doing etc.

Reasonably priced, though.

Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Hardware Firewall/Router: Suggestions Needed

IPCop on an old pc.
 

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Hi guys, need some help once again.

Heres my situation. I have 2 computers, a laptop and a desktop. I do a majority of my schoolwork on my desktop, but when I'm at the library I'd like to vpn into my desktop from my laptop to do some of the work when needed.

My desktop is behind a linksys router, and I've forwarded plenty of ports...1723, 500, 50-51, to the desktop computer, and I've set up a VPN connection thing on the desktop.

Now, I can connect through a VPN connection to the desktop, except I cannot do anything once I'm connected except browse the web. I can't access the desktop by computer name, I can't access the printer on the desktop, I can't do anything.

How come I cant browse anything? The desktops name is jbove, so when I drop a start, run, \\jbove, it just gives me the "can't be found etc" message.
 

Answer:Help with VPN server/client - personal use

Have you tried to map a drive etc. with IP address \\192.168.1.1\share
 

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Hi..
I want to start messing with PHP and Perl, and don't really want to buy hosting for it at the moment.

How do I set up server on my computer (I am using Windows XP)?

Are there any tutorials online about this (to install Apache, MySQL.. etc)?

Answer:Personal Server on Windows XP

Here is a good guide on installing those.

A Guide to Installing Apache, PHP, MySQL, and PHPMyAdmin on Windows

Perl isn't included in that but you can get it here.

ActiveState ActivePerl Free Download

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I am trying to set up a personal webserver. I have read tons of information and I thought I would give it a try. Here is what I did:

Installed WinXP
Installed IIS
Registered with a dynamic dns hosting site and created a domain name
Installed DynSite and setup the software

Last night, all was good, I could type in my domain name and my index.html or index.php page would be shown. So I found this website and I thought I would try some additional installs.

Installed FTP Serv-U
Installed MailEnable
Installed PHP

After a while, I started to have a problem. When I would type in my domain name, I would be prompted for the username/pw but this is the username/pw to my linksys router. No matter which machine I use, it would take me to my linksys router config page, not my webserver page. In trying to correct the problem, I did the following:

Uninstalled MailEnable
Uninstalled FTP Serv-U
Uninstalled PHP
Removed all port forwarding settings from router
Deleted domain name and created new domain name

Nothing so far has worked. What did I do wrong? How do I fix this problem?

Additional information: I am running two machines, networked, on a Linksys router. Last night, everything was working well, this afternoon after all the installs and changes, I am forwarded to my router signon.

HELP!!!!!!!
 

Answer:Solved: Personal Web Server

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At long last I'm about to take the plunge and get an machine with XP, now that it has had time to bed-in ;).The machine I expect to get comes preloaded with XP Home. As XPHome does not come with Internet Information Services / Personal Web Server (unlike XP Pro which comes with IIS 5, I believe).Does anyone know which earlier versions of IIS, if any, will work Ok with XP Home?

Answer:XP Home and IIS / Personal Web Server

try here click here tbh there was a few results all the same by typing IIS + xp home into google but it does seem to be a bit involved and not guaranteed, can you upgrade to pro instead?

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Can anyone explain to me how to go about changing the default port that PWS runs on.

I followed some instructions form Microsoft's site and changed the port value in the registry but I still could not get access to my Website from a computer outside of my LAN.

Some specs:

O.S. - Windows 98/se
Internet Connection: Shared DSL line through a linksys router
Side note:
I have Versizon DSL and I'm positive they block port 80. After trying Microsoft's instructions on changing the port number and making the necessary changes in my router I was still unable to gain access to my website.

Any and all help would be appreciated
 

Answer:Microsoft's Personal Web Server

closing duplicate, please don't post the same thread twice

view this thread
http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?threadid=53328
 

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I have recently bought Windows XP Home and to my shock discovered that you cannot run Personal Web Server on it. I use PWS to test my Active Server Pages websites. What do I do?

Is there any way to run ASP's on XP Home?
Or do I have to buy XP Pro?

One solution I have thought about is having a second HDD with Win98 on it just for ASP's. How do you go about creating one of those menus that allows you to select from which HDD to boot from? I mean those ones that give you so many seconds before it boots itself.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Answer:XP Home & Personal Web Server (ASP's)

Well, if you formated all your drives and started over, installing Win98 first, then after thats done, install WinXP and WinXP will automatically set up the boot sequence with a boot menu for you. It has to be done in that order though.

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My OS is Windows 98 SE.
Personal Web Server can be installed from the CD on this path
add-ons\pws\setup.exe
Here is where the problem starts because a menu with several installation options is opened.
You must install Microsoft Transaction Server in order to have several other components dependent on it, including ASP.
Now, this installation keeps prompting me for the path to a server which of course is not installed on my system yet.
If it doesn't find the path it will give all sorts of installation errors.
I am aggravated because now I get error messages at start up and the whole system is unstable.
Can anybody help me on how to perform a full install of PWS?
I really need to do this for my job.
Thanks in advance.

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Pikoro
 

Answer:Help on installing Personal Web Server

Moving to application forum.

Hopefully someone there will have an answer for you.
 

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Hello

I have been asked to install a personal FTP server to receive a big file
How can I do that?

Any help appreciated

Answer:How do I install a personal FTP server

Hi,

How big is the file? there are many services out there that allow the transferring of large files for free.

If you can advise how big the file is we can possibly find a service that allows files of that size... other option would be to zip the file up into separate parts (i.e. if the file was really big, lets say 10GB, the original file could be zipped up into 5 x 2GB parts and transfer through https://www.wetransfer.com/)

It is possible to create an FTP server (Free too) but seems a lot of work for one file, you would need a PC/Server to install the FTP Server on and you would also need to set up Dynamic DNS access to it.

Regards,
Jamie

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I'm using Windows XP Professional on my laptop & I wonder if anyone could possibly point me in the right direction in setting my own Personal Web Server, for the purpose of uploading my personal website on it, which can be accessed from any other computer, just as any website.

Start >> Control Panel >> Add/Remove Programs >> Add/Remove Windows Components

Select Internet Information Services (IIS) & then Next

Then I did the following:

Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Internet Information Services

From the "Web Sites" folder, I right-clicked & selected properties in the "Default Web Site" & the "Default Web Site Properties" box opens.

I assigned the "Website Description" name & then in the "Home Directory" tab, I wrote C:\Web_Root in the "Local Path", AFTER creating a "Web_Root" directory. Then, in the "Documents" tab, I checked "Enable default content page" & clicked "Add" & then typed in "index.html" page, which is a page, I designed & saved in C:\Web_Root.

I've done everything as per the intruction given on one of the website.

I finally typed in "http://localhost" but am getting the page saying:

"You are not authorized to view this page
You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials you supplie... Read more

Answer:IIS Personal Web Server setting ???

give the IUSR_COMPNAME user read access to the folder.

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ok, i'm wanting to set up my own website server here on my desktop pc. it's always connected by cable internet and is never used except to download stuff. it's a decent comp, p4 2.4ghz, 1024mb ram, 120gig harddrive. i'm running winxp home. anyway, i want to be able to connect to it and update the site from school or from my laptop. how can i do this?
 

Answer:how do i set up a small personal server?

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Hey. My job blocks a lot of websites on their network, Even [H] is blocked for some reason. Is there a way I can set up my home server to be a proxy server, where I log in to it, and I search the internet from there? So My server is accessing the website, and then sending it to my work laptop? I don't care if I have to type in my IP address. I would require some kind of login so some random person doesn't use it. I might tell some of my friends the IP if they need access, so it would need to support 5-10 people MAX. Also, What kind of security issues would something like this have? What would I need to do this?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Personal Proxy Server

Try RDP, its the easiest thing.

www.dyndns.org - grab a free dns name for yourself. Get the client that runs in the taskbar for updating the IP for you easily.

Open port 3389 on your firewall and your router to direct it to your PC.

Connect, profit.
 

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I had started an Apache Web Server on my WinXP machine, and wanted to get everything working before I attempted it on a Red Hat Linux machine as a full time web server. So here we go:

1)I'm running Apache under WinXP, and I am behind a router
2)My problem HAS to be with my router
3)I contacted help/support with my ISP (Road Runner cable) and this is what they had to say about me with my web server:

Yes, you can use Apache to my knowledge. I know there are customers who set up Apache server and use PHP and MYSQL database with it. I just asked our technician, you can set it up but it will not work on port 80. You do not need a ?Business class account? to set your own web server up, you can run Apache server if you have even a standard residential account.

4)So I have my Apache httpd.conf file configured for port 888 since I can't use 80. My site comes up when I type "http://localhost:888", and "http://192.168.1.101:888/" - which is my internal ip and the correct port

5)Since my ISP confirmed that web servers are allowed (but not on port 80) and since my website comes up on my internal IP, behind the router, this leads me to believe that I am not forwarding port 888 properly.. correct?

But to my knowledge, I have forwarded them properly, and I took screenshots of all three windows of my Linksys router/firewall software, you can see them HERE

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Hi all,

I have some webspace on a shared server. The mail server is only set up to send and receive mail for my base domain. I want to be able to send & receive mail for another domain that I am hosting, is this possible? I have looked for a personal/small mail server but can only find them for windows (my space is on a Red Hat server).

Can anyone help?
 

Answer:Personal Mail Server

We have only used sendmail - but I know kerio has a package. http://www.kerio.com/kms_home.html Prooly not going to be able to install it though without root. Your isp should be willing to configure sendmail for your extra domains though.
 

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I'm using Windows XP Professional on my laptop & I wonder if anyone could possibly point me in the right direction in setting my own Personal Web Server, for the purpose of uploading my personal website on it, which can be accessed from any other computer, just as any website.

Start >> Control Panel >> Add/Remove Programs >> Add/Remove Windows Components

Select Internet Information Services (IIS) & then Next

Then I did the following:

Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Internet Information Services

From the "Web Sites" folder, I right-clicked & selected properties in the "Default Web Site" & the "Default Web Site Properties" box opens.

I assigned the "Website Description" name & then in the "Home Directory" tab, I wrote C:\Web_Root in the "Local Path", AFTER creating a "Web_Root" directory. Then, in the "Documents" tab, I checked "Enable default content page" & clicked "Add" & then typed in "index.html" page, which is a page, I designed & saved in C:\Web_Root.

I've done everything as per the intruction given on one of the website.

I finally typed in "http://localhost" but am getting the page saying:

"You are not authorized to view this page
You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials you supplied... Read more

Answer:Iis Personal Web Server Setting ?

Here is a good break down on setting up IIS on Windows XP. It is more designed for people to get to your web site. After Service Pack 2 it seems that the security on IIS was significantly ramped up so this may be causing your difficulty.

I might suggest an easier way to update your websit. Most good web development programs have a module for moving the web page(s) you have created or modified to your web server. It is generally easier to update your web site this way.

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Are there any open source, free or very affordable alternatives to Microsoft Exchange Server? Maybe something web-based so I can just throw it up on my web space host?
 

Answer:Personal Exchange Server

Try Bynariís Insight server & webclient. Their webclient works with Outlook and provides sharing of calendars, contacts, and folders. Their server can be used for hosting.

www.bynari.net
 

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I have a wireless setup as a guest network in a fairly large church. the network is as follows:

Internet comes into a WRT54G. This broadcasts out an open SSID in full view, no security, so simple simple.

I have 1 network run going to the other end of the building and wired into a WAP54G. This is setup to repeat that no-security-SSID that the WRT54G uses.

I have another network run going to the other end of the building connected to another WAP54G doing the same thing.

This allows only one SSID to be broadcast, and the clients will connect to whatever is the strongest. This has worked great for 2 years now, but recently, the church has been doing some classes where a lot of students are bringing in laptops, enough that it crashes the connection. We've checked to make sure they weren't doing bandwidth intensive things like bittorrent, etc. I think we might just be at the limit of this hardware.

The church administrator bought a Dlink DIR-655, and DAP-1522 to try to have the same setup put in, but the DAP's don't support repeating. I'd have to make separate SSIDs, which is not what is really wanted.

I've toyed with just dropping DDWRT on all 3 linksys devices, but I wanted to make sure that I could replicate the same setup and that i'm not just at the limit of the hardware.

Note that i'm not repeating a wireless signal wirelessly, the WAPs are hardwired to the WRT54G. I've poor success with keeping fully wir... Read more

Answer:WRT54G + WAP54G as extenders, need newer N hardware suggestions

Because you started with Linksys routers, the feature you need (a single SSID for both router and it's AP bridges) may well be brand/firmware-specific; fortunately, Linksys/Cisco *does* make wireless-N routers and APs (for routers, you would use E2xxx and/or E3000, depending on if you need dual-band and.or NAS).
 

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Hey guys, I know how to assemble a computer and everything. I've just been out of the game when it comes to hardware and everything. I already have a 1TB harddrive from the current system, but I was hoping someone could link me to some quality parts. My budget is at 800 USD (remember, no harddrive), and it will be used for gaming/media.

The main things I need are a GPU and motherboard...

Amazon links please, im a premier customer there.
 

Answer:amazon customer, building computer, need hardware suggestions

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Hi:

Technology see me finally replacing SCSI RAID 5 on my workstation with SATA RAID 1 (Looking for reliability, better performance, and quiet-cool). At the same time I am going to replace the SCSI DVD with an EIDE or SATA DVD+R (DVD-RW).

There in lies the problem. Can you guys tell me what is the most up-to-date DVD+-R(RW) with CD-R(RW). I have no idea what the + and the - mean. Would this drive on egghead be a good choice, or is there something better I should consider. Cheaper is of course better:

(I can not post URL, but this is on newegg)
SAMSUNG Black IDE DVD Burner Model TS-H552U/BEBN BLK - OEM

As for the hard drive I first mentioned, I want to go to a mirrored setup. I have an Asus MB with EIDE, SATA, FW and USB2.

?What is better, SATA-150 or SATA-3GB?
?7200 RPM should be fine, right?

How about this one:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3250823AS 250GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

I want to edit video with Adobe Premiere, and have a 3.2 GHz P4 and 2GB PC3200.

What do you think?
Thank you:
Matthew
 

Answer:Hardware Suggestions - DVD Burner and SATA Hard Drive

ThreeDL said:

Hi:

Technology see me finally replacing SCSI RAID 5 on my workstation with SATA RAID 1 (Looking for reliability, better performance, and quiet-cool). At the same time I am going to replace the SCSI DVD with an EIDE or SATA DVD+R (DVD-RW).

There in lies the problem. Can you guys tell me what is the most up-to-date DVD+-R(RW) with CD-R(RW). I have no idea what the + and the - mean. Would this drive on egghead be a good choice, or is there something better I should consider. Cheaper is of course better:

(I can not post URL, but this is on newegg)
SAMSUNG Black IDE DVD Burner Model TS-H552U/BEBN BLK - OEMClick to expand...

That's fine--the - and + is a different format--some DVDs are - and some are plus--most today burn to both formats and I would get a drive that burns to both formats. You don't need a CD-RW if you have a DVD-RW. I only have one drive. You may want one for CD to CD copiesa and if you have the room.

ThreeDL said:

As for the hard drive I first mentioned, I want to go to a mirrored setup. I have an Asus MB with EIDE, SATA, FW and USB2.

?What is better, SATA-150 or SATA-3GB?
?7200 RPM should be fine, right?

How about this one:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3250823AS 250GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

I want to edit video with Adobe Premiere, and have a 3.2 GHz P4 and 2GB PC3200.

What do you think?
Thank you:
MatthewClick to expand...

I think you should go with a WD Raptor 74 Gig 10,000 RPM drive--its really fast, then g... Read more

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I've setup up Server 2008 in the past as a home domain controller for filesharing. I like having a domain controller for filesharing because it makes the security decently simple.

However I would like the autoback up feature that Windows Home Server has. I was wondering if Server 2008 can do this or if Windows Home Server can also be like a domain controller?
 

Answer:Personal Home Server Setup

Windows Home Server cannot be setup as a DC, not without some serious modification.

Server 2008 can do backups, but it would have to be with 3rd party software, and would NEVER be as easy/seamless.
 

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Quick question,

Is there a reliable way to setup a secure dedicated webmail server at my home using a dedicated computer and a DHCP cable line (15m-D,2m-U)? If so, what is the difficulty level of this on a 1-5 scale (5 - able to write your own drivers, 1 - can hook up a computer)?

Also, where is a good place to read about how large scale network infrastructure and management works? I'd really like to learn about how server grade routers, firewalls and the like work. The most I know is to connect to xx.xx.xx.xx (ip) to configure my linksys router. I appreciate all your direction and thought (and time).

Guitto
 

Answer:DHCP + Personal WebMail Server

Are you looking to become an emal service provider? Have you looked into using a service provider like godaddy or something like that. They have email hosting packages that are very reasonably priced.

Ihave not set up a webmail server but there will be a few software packages you will need to install and configure. What do you consider your level of expertise?
 

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My friend is running a website through some free host. Well, I want to do it for her on my own server. I have a old Gateway and Dell laying around so I want to do it on one of there. Anyone know of any good "guides for dummies". I also ran acrross this (Host a Website - IIS7.5[2]=Networking%20Internet) and said that I would need to "register a DNS Host from here for free". So would I still need to do this?

Answer:hosting website on personal server?

No, you only need the internet connection obviously. I'll post you a good start site in a sec...Let me know.

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We are looking at a new application that will require two dedicated servers.

They suggested:
4 way cpu and 8gb ram for the app server
2 way cpu and 4gb ram for the web server

I'm not one to waste money on over powered systems just for grins. I am just getting into server administration so I am still ignorant to a large portion of this grade of gear.

Other things I could use suggestions on!
Database server utilizing MS SQL Server 2008 Standard. Our current database is about 2.6GB and will grow about 2GB per year estimated.

Network attached storage solution. Something redundent that has good I/O speed.

Battery Backups

2 24U racks. Our server room is on the second floor and putting everything in one rack concerns me with the weight. Currently I have no rack

My budget for this project is around $15k and will need to include O/S license but not user CAL's. I have those currently.


Current network
Dell T610 DC Server 2008 with 100 user cals
Dell 2900 Server 2008 Exchange Server
HP Procurve 24 port switch with 2 gigabit ports
Barracuda spam filter appliance
Sonicwall Firewall
20MB Fiber optic internet connection


I talked to Dell but I just feel like the quotes I'm seeing are overboard but maybe that is just the nature of this. Is $5,000 a server without O/S typical for an application server that will have maybe 50 concurrent users? I am considering building the servers so that I can have a N+1 environment instead of buying from ... Read more

Answer:Need some suggestions for app/web server

runningincircles said:





I talked to Dell but I just feel like the quotes I'm seeing are overboard but maybe that is just the nature of this. Is $5,000 a server without O/S typical for an application server that will have maybe 50 concurrent users? I am considering building the servers so that I can have a N+1 environment instead of buying from dell/hp.Click to expand...

dont know about the rest, but from what ive heard you are paying a premium for service/support when buying servers from hp/dell, if you build it yourself, granted it would be cheaper, but can you manage it?
 

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Okay, I need your help. Let me start off by saying that I am the sys admin but I have no formal training or experience in a server environment. I am the Manager for a good size doctors office with three locations. Our main core application runs on a unix server running SCO and everyone connects to that server with there XP machines using an emulation program. I have 35 workstations and one XP Pro machine acting as a server which hosts all of our files and documents. The XP Pro machine also hosts our collections software.

We have two other locations across town that connect to the unix server and to our windows network via linksys VPN routers. For the most part this set-up works great. But now I have more than 10 people connecting at the same time to this pro machine so it is maxxed out as far as connections are concerned.

Also, the unix server is backed up to a seagate tape drive with no redundancy. Bare with me, I know nothing about unix, The unix server appears to be just a desktop woth no raid contoller and just one SCSI hard drive. So as far as I know, if the hard drive crashes and the tape back-up does not work, then we are screwed. I am currently looking at a windows based medical software that I can manage myself so I'm not that worried about a solution for my UNIX box.
Okay, my main question is this: Should I buy a raid solution (external SCSI RAID box) for the current machine (2.5GHX P4 512MB SDRAM, 2-80G IBM deskstar hard drives) that is acting as a server... Read more

Answer:Server set-up suggestions.

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Hiya.

I need some suggestion on good DNS servers that I can connect to and not find myself with problems all the time, I've used FF, Chrome, Edge and Comodo Dragon but all seem to have issues especially with the DNS that I'm connected to.

I'm currently using the Google one, but if you know any good ones then please suggest it!

I've also read about having my own DNS server but that just seems as a big crambamboli.

And if you think that it's my internet that is having a stroke or something:
Cheers, Boris

Answer:DNS server suggestions.

OpenDNS is very good; fast and safe.

IPv4
208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220

IPv6
IPv6 | OpenDNS

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Hiya.

I need some suggestion on good DNS servers that I can connect to and not find myself with problems all the time, I've used FF, Chrome, Edge and Comodo Dragon but all seem to have issues especially with the DNS that I'm connected to.

I'm currently using the Google one, but if you know any good ones then please suggest it!

I've also read about having my own DNS server but that just seems as a big crambamboli.

And if you think that it's my internet that is having a stroke or something:
Cheers, Boris

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I'm looking to purchase a home server to virtualize my current environment. I have 7 servers serving specific roles such as a dedicated MySQL server acting as backend for a Apache/PHP server, a OpenBSD box configured with Dansguardian and Squid for content filtering and routing and a mixture of FreeBSD/Linux boxes performing various operations.

I need a pretty beefy server but I want something quiet. Noise is a BIG concern for me. I plan on sticking this server in my closet where my current rack is setup. I'm also trying to do all this on a shoe string budget of under $2k.

I have some servers in mind, I'd just like to see what others would recommend in this instance.
 

Answer:Need Server Suggestions

Dell Poweredge 840 and the SC are pretty quiet. Even teh Dell 2900 is quiet cept for startup.
 

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Hi All, I have had this message appear several times this evening, and on previous recent occasions. With the new PCA Server,I thought this would have been a thing of the past. Is anyone else getting the same, or is it just me?

Answer:PCA - Server taking too long to respond ...

There was obviously a problem between about 11am and 1pm today - I got a message saying that the connection to the server had been reset - but since then everything has been just fine.

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Hi

I work in a school and have 2 windows 2000 servers which take an zawful long time to shutdown. around about 15 mins. I was wondering if anyone knew what could pose the problem.

any help would be much appreciated.
 

Answer:Server is taking very long to shutdown

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Hello.
I need a help.
Four days i cant enter many websites, getting this error:
The server at www.....com is taking too long to respond.
Maybe my laptop infected?
Please help.
Thank you

Answer:The server at www.....com is taking too long to respond.

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While I am Taking a print out, the error appear show that "RPC server unavailable"

I am using XP operating system.

Can anyone tell me how to fix up this problem

Answer:RPC Server Unavailable while taking print out

Hi and welcome to TSF!

Here's a couple of things to try.
1: Go to Start -> Run and type in 'services.msc' (no quotes). Scroll down and try to find 'Remote Procedure Call (RPC)'. If it says stopped, click on the 'Start the service' on the panel to the left. Then double click its entry in the 'Startup Type' column and set it to 'Automatic'.
2: If that doesn't work or you can't find the RPC entry, post back and then we can try some registry changes. (I didn't post the registry changes yet because modifying the registry may leave you with a unusable Operating System which needs to be reinstalled)
Thanks.

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Hey,
I am trying to get apache working but I am having alot of trouble. If I had no virtual servers and only the default server, it works fine. It response to all the domainnames that refers to it. Problems start when I need to get virtual servers working. When I add the first virtual server, it completely takes over. I set the virtual server to www.domain.com and domain.com but it also takes over other hostnames on the machine such as server.domain.com. When I set the servername in the default server to server.domain.com, the virtual server for www.domain.com and domain.com is there. When I create a second virtual server to handle server.domain.com, it is completely ignored and goes to the first virtual server. When I swap the two virtual servers in the config file, which ever one is first in the file is the one that responses.
Any ideas what is causing this?

Thanks,
Robert
 

Answer:apache virtual server is taking over

The first virtual host in the config file becomes the default virtual host for all hostnames, not specified for another virtual host.
 

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24x7 - Low Power Consumption ? Internet Download Machine

I want to build a System that has LOW POWER Consumption.

Use:

Mostly Downloading Stuffs , Might Host Own Cloud too , Email Clients , IRC Clients , Other Internet Connected Apps

I was thinking of a Kabini System

Athlon 5350 (25 W TDP) & Some AM1 Mother Board

http://products.amd.com/en-us/DesktopAPUDetail.aspx?id=105

Again I was thinking about the Intel G3258 Anniversary edition processor (But it has Much Larger TDP)

It should be A Windows 7 Machine . Not Linux or other what nots !

But I am Here for some Advice. I already told you my requirements.

Advise me - What should I do ?
I only want to buy

Processor + Motherboard + RAM

&

SMPS (PSU) + HDD

I have the rest
 

Answer:Hardware Suggestions - 24x7 - Low Power Consumption Internet Connected PC

Hmm; Why is power consumption a hi priority issue - - are you running off a solar powered system or portable generator?
 

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Hi, I am at a boarding school with my own laptop. I have tried to set up VNC Server on my home desktop computer and VNC Viewer on my laptop but unfortunately whenever I try to connect to my Ip Address, the server always times out... my Ip Address on the desktop is static. anyways.......

I was wondering if anyone else knows of any other solution to bypass my schools firewall or to even set up my desktop as a server.

Almost all of the proxies that you enter in on the URL are blocked along with the proxy programs. Including the fresh proxies...

Basically, is there any other programs that allow for a remote connection or something similar where I can connect from my laptop at school, directly to the desktop in order to bypass the firewall and connect to facebook


Your help is greatly appreciated!!!!!
 

Answer:Bypass School Firewall with personal server?

I was wondering if anyone else knows of any other solution to bypass my schools firewall or to even set up my desktop as a server.Click to expand...

Majorgeeks will not assist you with this Hope you understand why
 

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Hi, 
 
This is my first posting and I apologize if I am doing this incorrectly or in the wrong place! I have a major issue and have now for about a year. Last August maybe sooner, my boyfriend installed something called Keylogger Spy 7.1 on my laptop. I purchased my laptop brand new from HP in June 2015. It is a personal laptop for home use only. Since then so much has happened I could not even begin to explain it all. I know that I have been able to click on things like inspect and see people typing from something called "chromium" in one instance I was typing in a quickbooks application and a comment was typed asking if they were sure it was a good idea to share this with the entire web. , I also do not appear to be the administrator of my computer and have a domain account somehow registered to it, also my hard drive now seems to be crashing and it happened after I uninstalled one of my external hard drives from my computer, (I have three external hard drives all of which became inaccessible after the keylogger installed) So I believe my boyfriend also did something to stop me from accessing them. I know whatever is happening is happening through my windows account and I believe some form of active directory. It also accesses my telephone I believe as well. Malware and virus scans show nothing and I am at my wits end, I think that somehow it may also involve my internet router. I've restored to factory settings several times, but it keeps coming back. How do I ge... Read more

Answer:Personal Laptop is being controlled by someone else/remote server etc.

what I recommend is turning pc on press F11 repeatedly go into troubleshoot hp recovery manager perform a system recovery without backing anything up (to help eliminate the keylogger and other installed programs by him) once done the pc will be as if it is brand new
 
this is the simplest way to reclaim your PC for yourself and by far the easiest, there are other alternatives that im sure other people may offer you but if your willing to start from scratch this is your best option

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i have a system: PIV 3.0, 2GB RAM, Hyperthreaded, with other necessary components. i wanted to use my PC to host PHP pages and MySQl databases running on Windows XP, i'm not a Linux Expert. could you advice m on how i set up my sftware or if i've to take another version of windows for that, because i want to run my own website from home and make use of the activ functionalities of the Opensource utilities in dvloping applications.i'll be very grateful for any king of assistance in accruing to a conclusion on how to execute the activitythank you,Godbless

Answer:how do i setup personal server to host php pages?

Are you intending to host a website and give outsiders access or are you just going to use it for development purposes?If the latter, try XAMPP click here .This is very easy to set and use. You get php and MySQL plus a lot of tools to help you manage the server.

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I have a dual core AMD computer (4GB RAM) that i want to use as a basic file server (basic file shares)...

using gigabit (w/ jumbo frames)

which OS would you install? Which would provide faster transfers?? The main box accessing these files has Vista 64 installed...

i have access to the following OS:

Vista 64bit?
Windows XP?

what about searching? Does the vista workstation take advantage of the file servers index (if vista is installed?
 

Answer:small personal file server, vista or xp?

I'd throw server 2003 on there if you had a license, otherwise vista/xp is probably a wash. Vista would probably want a bit more ram int he box though.

And on the question of searching, no.
 

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hey guys,

I recently uninstalled some web programs, and accidentally removed the personalwebserver.

So how do i re-install it back again?

PLZ help.
 

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