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  1. Why not run Linux Mint on the hardware and make...

    Why not run Linux Mint on the hardware and make use of Virtual Box to create a PfSense and Windows VM?
    Virtual Box is the open source version of VMware Workstation, haven't used it for a few years,...
  2. If you have supported CPU (VT-d on the intel...

    If you have supported CPU (VT-d on the intel side, if I recall correctly) you can give certain hardware directly to a VM.
    Not sure if your other hardware needs to support it aswell.

    I use this on...
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    I remember just running Microsoft Security...

    I remember just running Microsoft Security Essentials on my 2008R2 VM's. Don't have any sitting around atm or I would check for you.

    But if you have your hosts under control with good AV, your...
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    And as always being said in this forum. It...

    And as always being said in this forum.

    It doesn't matter how much you contribute.
    It matters that you DO
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    Summer is coming, people are hiding :cool:

    Summer is coming, people are hiding :cool:
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    You would sadly empty WCG of GPU WU's in about a...

    You would sadly empty WCG of GPU WU's in about a day though :P
    Alternatively they could be sitting mostly idle as it chokes your internet connection while getting new WU's.
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    If you router can do OpenVPN, have a go I would...

    If you router can do OpenVPN, have a go I would say :)
    But be sure what kind of VPN it is, haven't heard of a router doing OpenVPN.
    And research if it is doing encryption etc, so you are sending...
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    I run an OpenVPN Server to get access to my home...

    I run an OpenVPN Server to get access to my home network.
    I chose the server version because I only had my ISP's provided router at the time (and still) which sucks for anything other than providing...
  9. As far as I know your pc needs to be able to...

    As far as I know your pc needs to be able to detect the drive to do a firmware upgrade.
    Didnt even know drives had BIOS.

    Did you or the techie remove the drive from its enclosure and test it that...
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    Sounds more like you need a sync script/program...

    Sounds more like you need a sync script/program or something along those lines.

    Most back-up programs create their own folder structure to help with keeping multiple versions of files and...
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    I run an ESXi box using direct hardware...

    I run an ESXi box using direct hardware passthrough of a HBA controller to a VM. (Full story of my machine here)
    You need hardware support, but also it needs to be enabled in the BIOS. As you said...
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    I checked the licensing about 2 years ago when I...

    I checked the licensing about 2 years ago when I got that system :P
    So it might have well changed since then.

    Quick google says ESXi free is without CPU limitations, not on cores or cpu's
    You...
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    I personally run a home brew ESXi box and I will...

    I personally run a home brew ESXi box and I will give you some observations.
    Purchased this box about 2 years ago now.
    - Keep in mind licensing, free ESXi License only supports 4 cores if I...
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    I use Logmein for both professional and personal...

    I use Logmein for both professional and personal use.
    Main advantage to me is that even if you have access to the webinterface, you will still be asked for valid account credentials that are valid...
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    Depending on what their default settings would...

    Depending on what their default settings would be, wouldn't it a bit iffy (for lack of a better word) to run WCG on laptops?
    Reduced battery time, hotter running, stressing components harder and...
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    In my experience most brands are ok these days....

    In my experience most brands are ok these days.
    If you want safety, just go for a RAID with redundancy (1,5,6,etc) and / or a back-up of your disk. Preferably off-site.
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    I personally use Oops!Backup. Have been using it...

    I personally use Oops!Backup.
    Have been using it on 3 systems for about a year now and not a hitch.
    I backup from local system to local network share. Not sure how it works for remote location...
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    From personal experience I will say they compare...

    From personal experience I will say they compare like this:
    NAS Box:
    - Cheaper
    - Slower for same amount of disks
    - Less configuration and hassle (setup in an hour, including un-boxing)
    - Less...
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    Signed up and joined the team :) Perfect to do...

    Signed up and joined the team :)
    Perfect to do while idling behind my pc or during boring classes :)
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    +1 on the Dell monitors. Once you go Dell...

    +1 on the Dell monitors.
    Once you go Dell Ultrasharp you just don't go back.

    +1 on a 256GB SSD aswell, these days only a small bit extra money (for this build atleast xD).
    And as OldChap says,...
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    I just keep running full speed on all 8 threads....

    I just keep running full speed on all 8 threads.
    Occasional fps drop though when heavy graphics and heavy WU action seem to occur on the same moment.
    Guessing this has something to do with...
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    Had my 1 year crunching anniversary a few months...

    Had my 1 year crunching anniversary a few months back.
    semi-actively following the forums, although I often have little relevant to add, so I don't.

    Only an i7 2600k for me, but every thing...
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    Got the same problem here :(

    Got the same problem here :(
  24. Personally I would get IB or atleast get an i7...

    Personally I would get IB or atleast get an i7 2600k (the HT diff is said to be around 40% increase in points for WCG).
    And 16 GB of ram. Cost you extra $46 but if you are aiming for long lasting it...
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    Sticky: My first million :D Took me only 14 months....

    My first million :D
    Took me only 14 months....
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