[rescue] Cheap, fast, PC server
alaric at metrocast.net
Tue Jan 22 11:22:21 CST 2008
Aaron Finley wrote:
> Peter Corlett wrote:
>> That spec is slightly behind the curve, except for the RAM requirement. You
>> might need to compromise on "only" 4 or 8 GB unless you spend a lot on a
>> server motherboard.
> Well, I just looked through my parts bin, and I have 2 Xeon 3.2/533s
> sitting around. Looking on eBay, looks like a SuperMicro X5DPR-8G2+
> would run me about $30. So all I'd need was the case, drives, and RAM
> (12GB). Can anyone recommend a quiet EATX case, or does such a thing not
Thermaltake's Tsunami Dream case will hold an EATX board, is available
without the nerdboy window, and is (in my experience with mine) all but
silent. With a good quiet CPU fan (in my case, a Thermaltake K8 Silent
Max) it's all but inaudible sitting two feet to my left. If I stick my
head under the desk next to it, I can just about hear it running.
Literally the loudest sound it makes in normal operation is the Samsung
SATA hard disk seeking, and that's a quiet disk. The only time I ever
actually *notice* a mechanical sound from it is when the NEC DVD drive
Froogle finds five vendors selling it for $105 or less.
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