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post #11 of 50
Not if it's a "real" server. They are meant to be in the AC.
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Originally Posted by kujon;13719029 
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)

I do keep one of these in the house tongue.gif
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No, this is just a bad idea. It will overheat and die. Also you might trip the breaker...

In california, i think they have no basements their? put it in a closet or something.
    
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post #13 of 50
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 8ight;13719094 
Not if it's a "real" server. They are meant to be in the AC.



I do keep one of these in the house tongue.gif
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yeah, it's not quite a 'real' server. just an average whs. it wont be on 24/7 either
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Originally Posted by iCrap;13719156 
No, this is just a bad idea. It will overheat and die. Also you might trip the breaker...

In california, i think they have no basements their? put it in a closet or something.

basements aren't the norm around here. it's because we dont get tornadoes or anything. my house will be on a concrete slab frown.gif it makes wiring a pain in the ass when i wire the house for ethernet
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post #14 of 50
My machine has been in the garage for 2 years. I wouldn't even think twice about it, its not going to be a problem really. Just keep it off the ground, and as far back away from the big garage door as possible. It'll be just fine.

And why would you worry about getting "quieter" fans? It's in the garage...crank those fans up to the max! Not like you'll ever hear them anyway in the house. smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud;13719196 
My machine has been in the garage for 2 years. I wouldn't even think twice about it, its not going to be a problem really. Just keep it off the ground, and as far back away from the big garage door as possible. It'll be just fine.

And why would you worry about getting "quieter" fans? It's in the garage...crank those fans up to the max! Not like you'll ever hear them anyway in the house. smile.gif

that's true. so you've never had problems with summer heat? anything else i should know about? i guess getting quieter fans was on my priority list since i dont want to work inside of a garage with a hair dryer on all the time biggrin.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kujon;13719306 
that's true. so you've never had problems with summer heat? anything else i should know about? i guess getting quieter fans was on my priority list since i dont want to work inside of a garage with a hair dryer on all the time biggrin.gif

100*F isn't that hot for computer equipment really. So no, not any serious issues. Just have to back the overclock down during the summer, that's all. At bone stock, everything is MORE than cool enough though.

My sig rig, CPU loads at 60*C, GPU loads at around 85*C. With the clocks and voltages in my sig. This is in the garage...and roughly 90-100*F temperatures (at least) out here. I'm actually only downclocked and lowered my volts right now, because I'm moving....so I'll have to pay the power bill now. tongue.gif I was at 4.8GHz, 1.44v and 925 core, 1.15v (CPU / GPU). And I wasn't overheating with that either.
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post #17 of 50
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud;13719823 
100*F isn't that hot for computer equipment really. So no, not any serious issues. Just have to back the overclock down during the summer, that's all. At bone stock, everything is MORE than cool enough though.

My sig rig, CPU loads at 60*C, GPU loads at around 85*C. With the clocks and voltages in my sig. This is in the garage...and roughly 90-100*F temperatures (at least) out here. I'm actually only downclocked and lowered my volts right now, because I'm moving....so I'll have to pay the power bill now. tongue.gif I was at 4.8GHz, 1.44v and 925 core, 1.15v (CPU / GPU). And I wasn't overheating with that either.

do you keep the area around the server relatively clear so it gets adequate air flow?
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post #18 of 50
I would personally say if its in dry heat, and off the ground its fine. And if its in the air then air flow should be quite adequate unless you got crap around it. And as previously stated I personally would get a Uninterpretable Power Supply with auto voltage regulation.
 
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I had a folding rig in the garage (with temps in the mid 90's in the summer inside the garage, humidity in the 80-90% range at times) with no problems. I just kept the fans on high. It was loud, but it is the garage.
Yea it ran hotter than in a house, but I did it for 2 years (a AMD x2 and 2 9600GSO's) and they survived.

Here is a pic of it (it was in a case for a while, then I just hung it on a pegboard)

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And here is what I had last summer:

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edit: Found this pic of my server in the garage (although it was from December to March, it then got put in a case and is beside my desk now).

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post #20 of 50
I have a machine in my garage...I only use when I am working in the garage though. Never had any issues. It is an old pentium D system so I don't worry about it, but those ran rather warm and it doesn't have any trouble. I cut a lot of wood and metal out there...use a drill press every now and then. The dust doesn't seem to hurt it. I just blow it out every now and then. Dampness and sub freezing temps have never caused a problem either.

However, that doesn't mean it won't ever cause a problem for a server in a space like my garage. For my servers I put exhaust and Intake fans pushing/pulling air from the wall space in a closet. Intake at the bottom pulling cooler air and the exhaust blowing out near the top. The ambient temp with the door shut stays only a couple degrees warmer than regular ambient temps. It works great and the hardware is easily accessible.
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