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Is it possible to find server parts like this?

We currently purchase render nodes that fit well into our server rack. They're 3U in height and 1.9/19inch in width and about 3 feet in depth. We're considering building these ourselves and ...
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Local authoritative DNS setup

Love this website and have learned a lot since I started lurking. This problem is confusing the hell out of me. If I want my local DNS server to be the authoritative of example.com how do I setup my ...
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Are branded backplanes useable without specific controllers?

I can't find a disk enclosure which I like, so I'm going to build a custom one (if nothing else, that'll teach me to be picky...). I've got a few HP SAS backplanes lying about, but I'm wondering if ...
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Hardware recommendations / parts list for a modern, quiet ZFS NAS box - 2011-Feb edition [closed]

I want to build some really reliable storage for my data, and it seems that ZFS is the only filesystem at the moment that does live checksumming. That rules out DroboPro, so I'm looking to building a ...
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Is there a good way to build a DIY LCD KVM?

I've wondered for some time whether it would be possible to build an LCD KVM. My server room has two KVM switches with CRTs, and I really don't want to shell out $1000+ on one of the nice 1U rackmount ...
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2U rack hardware, budget but stable, what to buy? [closed]

So, I'm tasked with helping buy motherboard/CPU/ram for a 2U server, that will be brought in luggage to China. The requirements are that the hardware is reliable/stable (read: long lasting) at the ...
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noise damping for rackmount servers on-the-cheap [closed]

The gist: Out-of-warranty rackmount servers can often be purchased very cheaply. The major downside to deployment outside a data-center (for instance, in one's garage) is the noise. I would like to ...
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Cheap or DIY Keyboard Overlays?

I am in charge to furnish a class with keyboards that have colored keys for special functions. It's for kids in their free time to learn video cutting and editing (mainly on Final Cut Pro). Now, ...
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What are the most important aspects to consider when building a new workstation?

To save some money I'm sure we would all prefer to build our own workstations. But this takes a lot more work than simply buying one off the shelf. With any luck, you'll end up with a better machine ...
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Why do I want to run DD-WRT firmware on my router?

What is the most compelling reason to flash your router to the DD-WRT firmware?
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Why do I want to run Tomato firmware on my router? [closed]

What is the most compelling reason to flash your router to the Tomato firmware?