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lowfat October 29, 2011 11:58 AM

Stacker 832 Revisted
 
Doing my first build in this case in a couple of years. Decided to upgrade and watercool my server.

This is what the build was like last time I used it.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ified-Full.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ed-Close-2.jpg

I didn't like the powdercoated glossy interior. And since I was cheap I decided to remedy it myself. Brought out my favourite 'paint' in the world, Plasti-Dip. I also finally decided to mount the radiator properly. In the past I just used 3M tape to hold it under the case. :biggrin:

Also have the Koolance 770ml reservoir mounted. Don't mind the stains in the first pic of it. Oxiclean and a toothbrush were able to get most of them out. I also bought back my old GTX460. Cleaned the block out, then decided to give it a nice black touch before I put it back together.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...r/radiator.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...oirmounted.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../plastidip.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...cker/zotac.jpg

p3t3rson November 5, 2011 09:38 AM

Any updates? Curious what hardware you are going to use for the storage/server......I am planning on changing mine around and could sure use some ideas :whistle:

lowfat November 5, 2011 10:48 AM

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Originally Posted by p3t3rson (Post 565024)
Any updates? Curious what hardware you are going to use for the storage/server......I am planning on changing mine around and could sure use some ideas :whistle:

I've been waiting on my RMA from Asus. I guess I waited too long to do the P67 upgrade to the B3 stepping. They don't offer advanced RMA anymore. So I really can't do much until the board comes back to me.

As for hardware it will be using a 2600k and a P8P67 Pro that I stole for my main rig while I wait to upgrade to SB-E. The rig will be used for folding@home, which is why I am using the 2600k.

For storage I'll be using my two Sans Digital TR8M-B external drive enclosures and a RocketRAID 2314. Performance sucks but not something I am interested in for mass storage. I have five 3TB drives so far for main storage and eight 2TB drives for backup. I will have three bays open for storage later on. And since I am going to be using the Drive Bender software, I can easily expand later on.

martin_metal_88 November 5, 2011 10:59 AM

Dude, those are gorgeous!

p3t3rson November 5, 2011 11:21 AM

Thanks for the input. Would you be running this in your family room as a HTPC as well? Or just a server in another room?

lowfat November 5, 2011 01:42 PM

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Originally Posted by p3t3rson (Post 565093)
Thanks for the input. Would you be running this in your family room as a HTPC as well? Or just a server in another room?

It will sit in the corner of my bedroom. It will be used as my 24/7 until I get an SB-E rig operational. After that it will just be a server. I live alone so I just use my regular PC as my HTPC.

martin_metal_88 November 5, 2011 01:58 PM

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Originally Posted by lowfat (Post 565151)
It will sit in the corner of my bedroom. It will be used as my 24/7 until I get an SB-E rig operational. After that it will just be a server. I love alone so I just use my regular PC as my HTPC.

So you touch yourself :P maybe you should fix it ;)

lowfat November 5, 2011 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by martin_metal_88 (Post 565158)
So you touch yourself :P maybe you should fix it ;)


http://smiliesftw.com/x/embarasseddance.gif

lowfat November 6, 2011 06:03 PM

This is what 46TB looks like.
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...ker/drives.jpg

3.0charlie November 6, 2011 07:15 PM

And that is a lot of money these days.


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