Category Archives: Hardware

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VTX3D Radeon HD 7970 X-Edition

After getting a new screen I needed some more GPU power to play games in 2560×1440, my trusty old Radeon 5870 Eyefinity6 was just not going to cut it anymore. So I went ahead and got me a new Radeon 7970. Now before you go on reading, this is now thorough review with many Benchmarks and comparisons, this Article will simply contain my impressions of the card compared to my old 5870. Continue reading VTX3D Radeon HD 7970 X-Edition

Linksys SPA 3102 – Making it Work with Asterisk

I wanted to look into asterisk a little, but that only makes sense if I have some kind of telephone line for it. I don’t have a VOIP line that I could simply move to an asterisk install, but I do however have an analog telephone line which don’t use so far. Naturally I wanted to use that and since this was mostly for messing around a little I wanted to keep the costs low. Continue reading Linksys SPA 3102 – Making it Work with Asterisk

ASUS K53TA Overclocking

I have an ASUS K53T AMD A6 3400M Laptop. I bought it almost a year ago, because I wanted a cheap machine with some gaming capability. Recently the video encoder I am using, gained the capability for distributed encoding of mkv source material. Distributed encoding is great since it speeds everything up and I don’t lose as much time when I stop encoding on my main Machine for some gaming.
Unfortunately the A6-3400 is not the fastest processor, it is in fact only a 1.4GHz Quadcore. So naturally I looked into my overclocking options. Continue reading ASUS K53TA Overclocking

Building a ZFS Fileserver

I decided to finally split my File-server from my Hypervisor. Mainly because there were some issues with my the System not liking one of my RAID Controllers resulting in all kinds of funky error Messages.
I found some nice used Hardware at a good enough price but i still had to decide on the Software. After asking around in the forums and reading up on it a little, it was clear that at this point the only real option was something with zfs. Continue reading Building a ZFS Fileserver