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Forum: Computers and Parts Great Found Deals!   03-07-2013, 11:26 PM
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Posted By drealit
Selling my old server set because I need to...

Selling my old server set because I need to upgrade to ESXi 5.0. For some reason this particular motherboard (and I found other instances with different hardware) has an incompatibility with ESXi...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   02-13-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 24,569
Posted By drealit
Your whole attitude has completely turned me off...

Your whole attitude has completely turned me off as a potential customer. I'm sure there are more like me and the others who have spoken up in the thread. Biases are very hard to break even if the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-20-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,011
Posted By drealit
I've been using TVRename for several years now...

I've been using TVRename for several years now (mentioned above). It works fantastic and I have it automatically renaming and copying my files as they download (it's all automated from start to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-10-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,759
Posted By drealit
I want to see some screenshots of some of these...

I want to see some screenshots of some of these usage figures along with what people are running during "average" use. My dedicated ESXi server has 4 VM's running with fairly decent usage at times...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-18-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 81,599
Posted By drealit
Haha ditto to everything said above. I've only...

Haha ditto to everything said above. I've only had motherboards die on me and 1 hard drive... and it wasn't from the many occasions of my manhandling that they underwent.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-18-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 81,599
Posted By drealit
Ya don't be scared of building... it's like...

Ya don't be scared of building... it's like putting building blocks together. If you've ever put together a lego set, you can put together a computer (IMHO).

As for the PSU, I haven't run into...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-17-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 81,599
Posted By drealit
Quote:Originally Posted by drealit...

Quote:Originally Posted by drealit http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21892499)

To start, I would sell off that junk PSU that came with the...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-11-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,949
Posted By drealit
At first I was fearful of the numbers... I'm...

At first I was fearful of the numbers... I'm very happy I was surprised http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/images/smilies/smile.gif. Including what's in my setup I bet I'm closer to $30 a year. Add in...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   04-10-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 81,599
Posted By drealit
Great builds guys! I love to see people pushing...

Great builds guys! I love to see people pushing the envelope with what can be accomplished with a limited budget. Hell I even see more cuts/subsitutions that can occur. To start, I would sell off...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-16-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,845
Posted By drealit
Ya I agree, the pooling itself is not what is...

Ya I agree, the pooling itself is not what is causing the slow down. The act of writing both to the drives themselves along with the parity disk is what slows it down. How else are you supposed to...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-15-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,845
Posted By drealit
dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge!

dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge!
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-12-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,845
Posted By drealit
Yes you have the ability to create shares with...

Yes you have the ability to create shares with it. Research for yourself on lime-technology.com, there's a lot more information there than what I'm willing to type out here haha.

It calculates...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   03-12-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,845
Posted By drealit
Depending on what you're trying to do... you can...

Depending on what you're trying to do... you can do the same with unRaid. Torrents, Usenet, blah blah blah there's options for downloading.

I too have been using unRaid for 4 years or more and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-29-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,140
Posted By drealit
Quote:Originally Posted by Mfusick...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mfusick http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21554832)

$300 is probably more realistic- and would overall give better...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-26-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,140
Posted By drealit
$200 is totally doable... don't listen to the...

$200 is totally doable... don't listen to the nay sayers (they're just lazy people who can't be bothered to shop).
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-20-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,243
Posted By drealit
Correct me if I'm wrong... but wouldn't the...

Correct me if I'm wrong... but wouldn't the price difference be fairly significant when all was said and done to go the CaseLabs route? That isn't a really good comparison if my suspicion is...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-19-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,243
Posted By drealit
In "most" cases building a comparable tower...

In "most" cases building a comparable tower based build will cost you more than to just buy a Norco. This is very clear once you surpass the 15 drive limit of a lot of tower based enclosures.
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Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-16-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,045
Posted By drealit
Quote:Originally Posted by Tesla1856...

Quote:Originally Posted by Tesla1856 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21503695)

If that old nVidia card won't cut it ... you can get something...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   10-21-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,213
Posted By drealit
huh?

huh?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-06-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By drealit
Yes MKV can hold lossless content. MKV is just a...

Yes MKV can hold lossless content. MKV is just a container (think of it as a zip file), the x264 encoder is what really counts when it comes to managing file size vs. quality. It allows very good...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-06-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By drealit
Encode them with x264 and store in mkv...

Encode them with x264 and store in mkv containers (much better format than avi).

But more importantly back them up somewhere other than those 2 hard drives. Online would be preferable but...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-01-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,119
Posted By drealit
That's interesting because I purposefully...

That's interesting because I purposefully upgraded my network to gigabit once I started playing back HD materials due to 10/100 being problematic for me. Maybe something else was going on that I...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   09-01-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,119
Posted By drealit
Quote:Originally Posted by cshaw88...

Quote:Originally Posted by cshaw88 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20892476)

MOCA is definately your best option. I use it at home to stream...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-31-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,119
Posted By drealit
Heh our minds work differently in terms of...

Heh our minds work differently in terms of money. $200 is not considered cheap in my mind. Hell, $100 isn't either for this. A proper gigabit switch and a few lengths of cable will be under $50. To...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   08-31-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,119
Posted By drealit
Rule of 3 (applies to just about everything): ...

Rule of 3 (applies to just about everything):

It can be any 2 of the following - cheap, quality or easy. If you went wired it would be guaranteed to be cheap and quality but you'd have some holes...
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