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20tb for less than a grand – part 02

Last time on The Marduk Report, we took a look at the parts that would go into building a great NAS for less than a grand.

In this second part, we go in depth with setting up the OS, getting the system ready for files along with sharing them, and talk about what was learned from this experience and where it will move to next.

This is a long video, so buckle up.


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Jonsbo comes out swinging with the VR1

The mini-ITX form-factor is really exploding with the current generation of  components.  Every major manufacturer now has a at least one motherboard that supports each of the three chipsets in the Intel 100 series. I’m sure there will be AMD ITX boards when ZEN finally launches.

But with the trendiness of the form factor, that may  leave some of us questioning what are we going to put our speedy compact builds in? Well, Jonsbo may have the answer you seek in the form of the VR1.

The VR1 sports aluminum and tempered glass shell, vertical motherboard layout, and support for GPU’s of up 320mm. That’s just the beginning of all the goodies that come built into the case.  We know that the Cyrorig OLA is everyone’s darling case, but the VR1 is capable of standing toe to toe.

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All glass everything – Rosewill Cullinan Tempered Glass ATX case review

If there’s one thing that anyone that builds computers loves, it’s showing off the sweet fruits of their labor.  It’s almost like working on that project car that’s been in the garage for the better part of the year- you spend all of your free time building it, then you finally get to show all of your friends. Will the Rosewill Cullinan be the platform for out new projects? Find out below. Continue reading All glass everything – Rosewill Cullinan Tempered Glass ATX case review

An InWin Chopin by proxy – The GameMax Mini Healer ITX case review

We really love the m-ITX form-factor. Its small components allow for some really interesting orientation combinations. We travel from the cylindrical tower of the White Knight to the minuscule comfort of the Gamemax Mini Healer. This case is tiny as it has a volumetric capacity of only four liters. That’s about eight cans of soda.

With even less space for components, how would the Mini Healer hold up on our test bench? Would it even be worth the time and effort to build one?  And what’s up with that PSU? Find out the answers to all of those questions in the video below.

 

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Rolling around – white knight pi itx case review

Most cases are some form of a box and with good reason – most components these days are still some form of rectangle. The only component that we can think of as uniformly not a cube of some sort are the cylindrical liquid reservoirs and the tubing that comes to and from them.

After seeing Apple’s unveiling of the current design of the Mac Pro, I patiently waited for a manufacturer to produce a round computer case.  I waited and waited and still nothing came to market. We had all but forgotten about the nition of owning a case that didn’t come in the shape of a shipping container. That is, until we stumbled across the White Knight Pi.

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