What does 1U, 2U, 3U Mean? Rack Units Explained

If you've spent any time in data centers or around IT people, you've probably heard talk of something being a "2U server" or a "1U switch". In my most recent video I built a really cool 1U server. I was a littl...

What is ECC RAM?

I recently built a 1U rackmount server for my home theater closet.  A debate shortly ensued over whether or not I should use a Core i7 or a XEON for my build. This started a second but much more civil debate ov...
XEON vs Core i7

XEON vs Core i7

I recently did a video and article on Building a Bad Ass 1U Server.  I chose to build this server with an Intel Core i7-6700K.  The YouTube comments immediately erupted with naysayers commenting on my CPU choic...

How VMotion Works! (VMotion Explained)

You have to admit that VMWare created some really cool technology back in 2003 when they released VMotion.  So before we talk about how VMotion works, let's quickly cover what it actually is! I still routinely ...

Venting a Server Closet (The Right Way)

A lot of people these days are building homes or buying homes that have network or A/V closets in them. On many of the higher end homes, these builders will hire audio-visual companies to actually do the instal...

Building a 1U Server (Bad A** 1U Server Build!)

This build is not about building the biggest, baddest, and most redundant server we can build, rather this one is about building the biggest and baddest server that we cram in to a 1U case that is only 19” wide...
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Review of the Synology NVR216

Surveillance systems are something that used to be considered a nice-to-have. With today's crime rates, and lawsuit happy customers it just makes sense to have something like the Synology NVR216 in your persona...

Drilling your Arcade Speakers, the Right Way

All of The Geek Pub plans coming with drilling templates. These templates make it super easy to drill out the holes for many of the components. In this case, the speaker holes.  However, there are some tips and...

Backboring Arcade Controls

When using smaller 24mm arcade buttons, it can be an exercise in frustration when using 3/4" material.  The material of choice for most arcade cabinets. The problem is that the 24mm buttons are just not quite l...