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Hi, I'm moving into a new house sometime in the near future. Planning on a norco 4220 whs build. Was wondering if putting the whs in the garage was ok. I know during summer, temperatures can reach 90-100 (100 rarely) even inside of the garage. would i just need to turn up the fans to max? (i do plan on getting some quieter after market fans)
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Eh. I wouldn't.
Moisture could come into play.
& as you mentioned, heat.
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Originally Posted by mbudden;13718316 
Eh. I wouldn't.
Moisture could come into play.
& as you mentioned, heat.

i live in north california so it's dry heat. it never gets moist in the garage
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Make sure you have plenty of dust protection. You should be careful to not trip any of the sockets. Garage sockets are always hooked up on a GFI circuit which will trip at 15 amps. Make sure you have backup power.
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Originally Posted by kujon;13718304 
Hi, I'm moving into a new house sometime in the near future. Planning on a norco 4220 whs build. Was wondering if putting the whs in the garage was ok. I know during summer, temperatures can reach 90-100 (100 rarely) even inside of the garage. would i just need to turn up the fans to max? (i do plan on getting some quieter after market fans)

I eventually want to own a Norco 4220! Anyhow, test out one of your pc's. Leave it in the garage and see what kind of temps you see.

I would do it. That is my plan once I buy a house!

Crank up those fans
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If it has decent power provision, doesn't get damp and you have really good dust protection, it'll be fine. Decent means quality, most servers are pretty low power use unless you fold on them.

Edit: I'd put it as far away from the garage door as possible, and up off the floor, just in case. A wall unit modified to provide decent airflow would be perfect. Replace the door with a screen one and you're good.
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the new house has some 'shelving' that looks similar to this. good point about the dust though, i didnt really think of that. that would be kind of hard determine until i actually get there.

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Originally Posted by kujon;13718618 
the new house has some 'shelving' that looks similar to this. good point about the dust though, i didnt really think of that. that would be kind of hard determine until i actually get there.

ONRAX.jpg

Dust is pretty well-known. The GFI will kill the server. 15 amps is not a lot of power. My air compressor trips the circuit all the time. Make sure you run a ups.
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buy some silaca (sp?) gel and pour into the bottom of the server's tower. That'll solve any moisture issues.

Though about animal problems? Ants eat wire insulation... mice, cockroaches etc.

Isn't there anywhere else? Sounds like a plan fraught with potential problems, IMO.
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Originally Posted by makecoldplayhistory;13718947 
buy some silaca (sp?) gel and pour into the bottom of the server's tower. That'll solve any moisture issues.

Though about animal problems? Ants eat wire insulation... mice, cockroaches etc.

Isn't there anywhere else? Sounds like a plan fraught with potential problems, IMO.

i guess it would be a little hard to keep something like this inside the house rpc4220ff.jpg

i mostly wanted to keep it in teh garage since it seems like a good spot to keep it out of site (noise)
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