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  • Very close now, just have to replace the CPU cooler fans and a few more items. This was a puzzle for sure as everything had a specific order and so many things barely fit! The good news is that the system booted right up and everything was detected. Woo-hoo.











    Last edited by Laithan; 01-08-2020, 04:53 PM.
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    • That is looking sexy, glad that you got it up and running, that first boot is always nerve wracking haha.
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      • Originally posted by Laithan View Post
        Very close now, just have to replace the CPU cooler fans and a few more items. This was a puzzle for sure as everything had a specific order and so many things barely fit! The good news is that the system booted right up and everything was detected. Woo-hoo.
        SPOILER











        Almost at the finish line, very nice presentation ! btw, how close will you be sitting to this system (...wondering about the Delta fans as I have 'experience' with them) ?

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        • Originally posted by ENTERPRISE View Post
          That is looking sexy, glad that you got it up and running, that first boot is always nerve wracking haha.
          Ty. It sure is nerve racking More so than ever this time, if I had to troubleshoot, both drive bays would have to come out (they cannot just slide forward) and getting the 10 sata cables plugged in when they are on the bottom of the enclosures wasn't joyful the first time.. I am not looking to ever revisit that again. <No Jynx!>


          Originally posted by J7SC_Orion View Post


          Almost at the finish line, very nice presentation ! btw, how close will you be sitting to this system (...wondering about the Delta fans as I have 'experience' with them) ?
          Ty. Oh I'm not sitting anywhere near this thing . I have a small rack in my basement with my network/server gear (You can see some pics here). These Delta fans wouldn't be the loudest fans I have lol. The rack fans (two on top and two on bottom) are beasts and are running 100% 24/7. I have the Deltas using Q-Fan (which I don't like) so they are not running at full load all the time and should only ramp up when temps get higher. I have to do some experimenting with this however I understand that once in the O/S (windows) I should be able to define a custom fan curve. One of those features I just never paid any attention to but have had it on dozens of boards.

          One of the interesting things I didn't anticipate is the weight of this server. Without any drives installed in the bays it is easily 40-50lbs (I should actually weight it somehow). The entire case is flexing considerably if I attempt to pick it up. I would think that 60Lbs would be a low estimate when fully loaded. Due to this reason I had to install some additional support on the rack to hold the extra weight lol.

          EDIT: I weighed it and with only 2 drives installed it is 46Lbs :P
          Last edited by Laithan; 01-08-2020, 12:41 AM.
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          • That is a heavy boy, but to be expected, not surprised you have to reinforce the rack to accommodate, crumbs you would not want that falling to a heap on the floor !
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            • Originally posted by ENTERPRISE View Post
              That is a heavy boy, but to be expected, not surprised you have to reinforce the rack to accommodate, crumbs you would not want that falling to a heap on the floor !
              Nope, that would not be a good day... I weighed it with the drives and NIC installed and it is just about 60lbs total. Of course as soon as I installed the fan for the cards I remember that I didn't plug in the HDD led for the controller lol. The array is initializing now..




              All that remains for the build itself is a single fan, should be in Monday or Tuesday. I managed to brute force the chrome fan guard on to the CPU fan because there is just something about chrome and beige lol.










              Comparison of the old fans and the replacement A9
              Last edited by Laithan; 06-08-2020, 11:57 PM.
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              • I cleaned up some of the wires as best as I could and bending some things uncomfortably :P

                I've also got both RAID controller batteries installed. The fan for the cards are just an insurance policy as the 10GB nic and especially the LSI controllers get quite toasty.











                Last edited by Laithan; 07-08-2020, 12:04 AM.
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                • Originally posted by ENTERPRISE View Post
                  That is a heavy boy, but to be expected, not surprised you have to reinforce the rack to accommodate, crumbs you would not want that falling to a heap on the floor !

                  ...components can add weight up quickly ! I have one HEDT workstation_+_fun build that weighs over 90 pounds (a lot of w-cooling equipment with redundancy, dual w-blocked GPUs, some copper tubing, and a seriously heavy PSU...). It keeps temps low though no matter what ...then again, so does a little refurbished AIO retro system I just finished that weighs just over 28 pds... the first has w-cooling to deal with 1170W heat dispersion, the second only around 160W.

                  Laithan - impressive build - though you finally may be out of room inside that case
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                  • Watercooling components are killer for adding weight. No idea how much my workstation weighs, but its certainly much heavier now with all the WC gear, not to mention a full mobo coverage block.
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                    • The 140mm fan isn't doing a good enough job for the controllers so I am going to add this Delta 60mm fan directly on the spot. LSI 9271 cards (most LSI cards) are really undercooled...they will overheat without some kind of cooling.. but they perform excellent so as long as you're aware they are a great choice. I'll post some benchmarks once I get Winderz installed.

                      https://www.delta-fan.com/AFC0612D-SP07.html




                      I guess I never really showed the controller so here's a couple pics with the battery backup and the cachecade 2.0 chip installed.

                      http://www.ssdworks.com/MegaRAID-SAS-9271-8i.asp


                      If you have the room, this is a great fan (I use them on all my LSI cards) and is the "proper" one
                      https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Cooling...YAAOSwxu5ZOB81

                      Intel 10GB
                      https://www.silicom-usa.com/pr/serve...erver-adapter/



                      Last edited by Laithan; 07-08-2020, 02:42 AM.
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                      • Originally posted by Laithan View Post
                        The 140mm fan isn't doing a good enough job for the controllers so I am going to add this Delta 60mm fan directly on the spot. LSI 9271 cards (most LSI cards) are really undercooled...they will overheat without some kind of cooling.. but they perform excellent so as long as you're aware they are a great choice. I'll post some benchmarks once I get Winderz installed.

                        https://www.delta-fan.com/AFC0612D-SP07.html




                        I guess I never really showed the controller or the Intel 10GB (Intel X550-T2) so here's a couple pics with the battery backup and the cachecade 2.0 chip installed.

                        http://www.ssdworks.com/MegaRAID-SAS-9271-8i.asp


                        If you have the room, this is a great fan (I use them on all my LSI cards) and is the "proper" one
                        https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Cooling...YAAOSwxu5ZOB81

                        Intel 10GB
                        https://www.silicom-usa.com/pr/serve...erver-adapter/



                        LSI controllers...or any controller for that fact that is dealing with the traffic of multiple devices tend to run on the hotter side. It still surprised me that we do not see these more actively cooled, or at the very leas a more capable passive cooling solution.
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                        • Originally posted by ENTERPRISE View Post

                          LSI controllers...or any controller for that fact that is dealing with the traffic of multiple devices tend to run on the hotter side. It still surprised me that we do not see these more actively cooled, or at the very leas a more capable passive cooling solution.
                          Exactly... I mean it is not like they MIGHT overheat, they WILL...
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                          • Well, this is an interesting one I didn't see coming...

                            After reviewing driver/hardware compatibility I decided to go with Windows Server 2016 Standard. It is based on Windows 10 and the license was cheap. I loaded the ISO up as a bootable USB drive and away I went.. I got almost all the drivers installed, some disk benchmarks, everything was going great until it came time to install the video drivers.. The drivers were not having it.. I tried standard vs DCM drivers, I tried studio drivers, I tried older drivers... until I finally came a across a post that seemed to say that TURING GPUs require a higher build than 1607... and since we're talking about the Windows 10 "server" flavor, that turned out to translate into "I must have Server 2019".... so in server land the only way to get the latest updates is to pay 2x where on the desktop the same updates are free... gotcha...

                            <FACEPALM>

                            So, it looks like I'll need to go ahead and load up Windows 10 instead. There I go wanting to make a server a server lol...

                            EDIT: Winderz 10 is installed/updated (and shutup) and all drivers are installed. I've also got the new CPU fan installed. I can start doing some overclocking now :P

                            Side Note: I am pretty impressed with the rebuild time (initialization). It is a RAID 5 array and the rebuild is just about done, 26-27 hours total... which if you think about it for 10x4TB spinners that's not too bad..
                            Last edited by Laithan; 03-08-2020, 04:10 AM.
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                            LSI 9271-8i
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                            Corsair AX1500i
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                            • Originally posted by Laithan View Post
                              Well, this is an interesting one I didn't see coming...

                              After reviewing driver/hardware compatibility I decided to go with Windows Server 2016 Standard. It is based on Windows 10 and the license was cheap. I loaded the ISO up as a bootable USB drive and away I went.. I got almost all the drivers installed, some disk benchmarks, everything was going great until it came time to install the video drivers.. The drivers were not having it.. I tried standard vs DCM drivers, I tried studio drivers, I tried older drivers... until I finally came a across a post that seemed to say that TURING GPUs require a higher build than 1607... and since we're talking about the Windows 10 "server" flavor, that turned out to translate into "I must have Server 2019".... so in server land the only way to get the latest updates is to pay 2x where on the desktop the same updates are free... gotcha...

                              <FACEPALM>

                              So, it looks like I'll need to go ahead and load up Windows 10 instead. There I go wanting to make a server a server lol...

                              EDIT: Winderz 10 is installed/updated (and shutup) and all drivers are installed. I've also got the new CPU fan installed. I can start doing some overclocking now :P

                              Side Note: I am pretty impressed with the rebuild time (initialization). It is a RAID 5 array and the rebuild is just about done, 26-27 hours total... which if you think about it for 10x4TB spinners that's not too bad..
                              Been here before when it comes to Windows and drivers, it is one of the smallest but most annoying snags as it can stop you in your tracks ! Complete plain. That being said I would imagine you can achieve what you need to under client Windows 10 ? That or use Windows 10 to test and bench the system and then you can look into getting server 2019 now...or later when price is more agreeable.

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                              • Originally posted by ENTERPRISE View Post

                                Been here before when it comes to Windows and drivers, it is one of the smallest but most annoying snags as it can stop you in your tracks ! Complete plain. That being said I would imagine you can achieve what you need to under client Windows 10 ? That or use Windows 10 to test and bench the system and then you can look into getting server 2019 now...or later when price is more agreeable.
                                What I also find very interesting is that Windows 7 (released in 2009) drivers are provided for Turing... but there are no compatible drivers for Server 2016... yet apparently Pascal and below will work just fine in Server 2016...
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