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Old December 15, 2009, 04:28 PM
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SRP? Server Rack Project...

I have not seen too many rackmounts builds around here, and since I managed to grab a Buffalo Terastation Pro II rackmount for dirt-cheap, I told myself why not...

First, I must thank Gord and Paul (SugarJ and Cptn.Vortex) - Gord first, whom allowed me to work on a beautiful case, the Cosmos S. You did a wonderful paint job, and I am certain that another member will enjoy the case as much as I did. Second, Paul. Thank you for the quick replies and the fast shipment of the rack - I can't believe you had the part in stock, the exact shape I needed.

This will be a lenghty worklog - I estimate about 20 hours of work (and rework) to complete the installation. The kicker? The chips will still be water-cooled...

First, prepping the case. New fans installed (Gelids), and cutting away the rear fan grill to allow tubing passage. Luckly, I still had some edge molding from an earlier project.

The case: Norco RPC-220 2U (Newegg.ca - NORCO RPC-270 Black 2U Rackmount Server Case 1 External 5.25" Drive Bays - Server Chassis).

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Old December 15, 2009, 05:00 PM
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Where does Capt Vortex work?
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Old December 15, 2009, 06:25 PM
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He's at Frontier PC. And no problem 3.0, you provided a good home for the Cosmos so I could play with my TJ. Glad you enjoyed it.
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Can't wait!

But... what's going in it? Your dual-xeon system?
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Can't wait!

But... what's going in it? Your dual-xeon system?




Check fit with the rackmount.



SSDs, HDD and PSU installed. This is the worst case I have ever worked with, it's tighter than one can believe and I better watch out for cuts... more tomorrow.

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Wow...modular psu would come in handy there!
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No Kiddin!!.. Fasten your seat belts folks!!..

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The early returns are looking good! Can't wait to see how in the hell you're going to manage to get it wet.
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Will you be putting your main in it, or is this a whole new build by itself?
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