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Red Squirrel

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Some power fluctuations going on in my city right now. I swear I actually felt that last surge. Like a magnetic impulse through my body, was weird. I thought I was going crazy or it was the wine talking, but I checked FB and people mentioned power loss right at the same time I felt it. I imagine when power goes out like that it probably sends a huge pulse of back EMF throughout the lines.

Would be interesting to have an AM radio of sorts running when that happens, probably hear a huge blast of RF on it.
 

Red Squirrel

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I'm starting to regret buying a truck. Almost twice a week I'm doing dump runs for family. Usually my sister. Getting annoying at this point. I just lied this time, said I'll be working. Really didn't feel like going anywhere tomorrow. It's technically true, she said "this weekend" and I am working Sunday.
 

Red Squirrel

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Finally watched Star Wars Episode 8. It somehow escaped me to go see it when it was out in theatres then I kinda forgot about it. My HTPC failed me though, started acting retarded so ended up having to watch it on the PC. I think I'm going to scrap that Kodi setup and just put a regular box with a wireless keyboard/mouse and use VLC. VLC never fails me.

Might try a Raspberry PI 4 and just Raspbian, if that does not work then a NUC I guess.
 

Barfo

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I'm starting to regret buying a truck. Almost twice a week I'm doing dump runs for family. Usually my sister. Getting annoying at this point. I just lied this time, said I'll be working. Really didn't feel like going anywhere tomorrow. It's technically true, she said "this weekend" and I am working Sunday.
pics of your sister?
 

Red Squirrel

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It's a desktop chip, you want Epyc for servers.
Can you even buy Epyc? Server stuff tends to be too hard to get so I tend to just go desktop route. Built a couple Supermicro boxes but I overpaid so much just so that it's "server grade". Next builds will be desktop parts. Nice thing with server grade is the boards can fit more ram though... But I think even desktop Threadripper boards can go up to 64GB.
 

Red Squirrel

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Ryzen (non threadripper) chips are decent enough though... I want to build a box similar to my mining rig then have myself a 2 node VM cluster. Want to switch to Proxmox so it will give me hardware to experiment on before I migrate to it. 3 (or any impair number) boxes is preferred but think 2 works too.

Should pay off my truck first though...
 

Barfo

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Can you even buy Epyc? Server stuff tends to be too hard to get so I tend to just go desktop route. Built a couple Supermicro boxes but I overpaid so much just so that it's "server grade". Next builds will be desktop parts. Nice thing with server grade is the boards can fit more ram though... But I think even desktop Threadripper boards can go up to 64GB.
pics of your sister?
 

sdifox

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Can you even buy Epyc? Server stuff tends to be too hard to get so I tend to just go desktop route. Built a couple Supermicro boxes but I overpaid so much just so that it's "server grade". Next builds will be desktop parts. Nice thing with server grade is the boards can fit more ram though... But I think even desktop Threadripper boards can go up to 64GB.

Why can't you buy Epyc?

 

sdifox

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Ryzen (non threadripper) chips are decent enough though... I want to build a box similar to my mining rig then have myself a 2 node VM cluster. Want to switch to Proxmox so it will give me hardware to experiment on before I migrate to it. 3 (or any impair number) boxes is preferred but think 2 works too.

Should pay off my truck first though...

16 core Ryzen 9 3750X

Differentiation is in memory channels.

Ryzen 2, Threadripper 4, Epyc 8.

As you go up in core count, memory bandwidth becomes the bottleneck.
 
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Red Squirrel

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Why can't you buy Epyc?

That's on newegg though. I'd hate to see the customs on that. :eek: Been a while since I ordered from there as it tends to be my last resort as it's American, but pretty sure stuff ships from the states. Or do they have a warehouse here?

But still, at that price I could build 2 Threadripper systems or like 4-6 Ryzen systems.
 

sdifox

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Newegg Canada. They have presence here now, though I don't particularly like the ownership.

I am waiting three years for off lease Epyc Rome servers 1P 1U 64 cores.
 
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