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HighPoint, Motherboards & A Flashing Cursor

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I was lucky enough to take part in an Intel retailer incentive that netted me an Intel P4304BTLSFCN barebones system with an Intel Xeon 1230 and an Intel AXXRMS2AF080 on-board RAID module. I added some hard drives and 16 GB of ECC DDR3 RAM. This is my new home server and since it has plenty of horsepower I installed Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Home Server 2011 in a Hypervisor; not exactly sure what I would be using it for but WHS won’t use more than 8 GB of…read more

Nvidia 680i Windows Home Server

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I had retired my Intel E6600 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo and eVGA 122-CK-F68 Nvidia 680i motherboard combo last year when I upgraded to an Intel i5-750 and P55 platform.  At the time I didn’t need it for anything so it languished in my office closet. Recently I’ve been ripping my DVD collection and playing them back on my PS3 on one television and a Mac Mini with XBMC on another.  My existing WHS consists of four 500 GB hard drives in a dual Xeon 2.8 GHz server with 2…read more

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