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I just got another 2600K in today with a motherboard. I'll more than likely install this one later in the month. I'm going to try and use a 2u case instead of a 4u to see if I can make it fit. When that happens, I'm going to try and organize the rack a bit better. I'll also use the flashdrive as a hard drive to save money on more laptop HDD's.

The next project is to build a 12 HDD 24TB unraid rack unit for storage.
For what, arggggg?
 
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Maybe he is saving all the screenshots of you trolling on it

In that case, better get 2.
 
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Maybe he is saving all the screenshots of you trolling on it

In that case, better get 2.
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That was slightly creepy.
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For what, arggggg?
I'm looking to have a solid backup system for my place. Right now, I've lost a bunch of stuff from failed hard drives. So what I'm going to do is use Unraid to build a backup system dedicated to all my stuff. It will also act as my streaming server to my PS3 so I can stream my content. That way if I loose a HDD, I'll never loose that data.

plus, it looks awesome. I'm gonna take the whole case apart and have it Anodized.
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FreeNAS and ZFS w/ RAID-z, that's all you need.
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3 Weeks is too long!
 
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good idea mbudden! I'll have to give that a look see and figure out what I can do!

I do want to let everybody know, I have posted an updated photo on the build log so you can see the current state of things right now. It's on the OP.

Update: So I know it's been awhile since I've posted anything so I will give the lowdown right now.

I've been trying to figure out what I want to do next. I have a few problems which have come to light that I knew were going to be problems BEFORE I started this build.

1) Problem: the 4port KVM switch wont cut it for the additional builds. I can remote into them to manage them, but i really like the all in one solution of KVM switches since it's easier for me to go into the bios and what not.

Solution: get a 12 port Ethernet KVM switch. These aren't cheap folks. I need to do my homework on them to make sure I get one that suites my needs of having USB function. Since the KVM will be a rack mounted component, It will take up 1u of space. Cost $700+

2) Problem: NO UPS. Shocking I know, but when I started this, I didn't think this part through. Now it's coming to the forefront and needs to be addressed.

Solution: find reasonable solution to have some kind of protection. Currently, I'm using a cheap cheap powerstrip and a nice HP Surge Protector. I need to get something that will be beefy enough to handle the loads AND have more power connectors.

3) Problem: Cheap stock fans in the chassis make far too much noise. The GPU's tiny fans cause a bit of a high pitch whirl which needs to stop.

Solution: Aftermarket 80mm fans and convert GPU's to a passive cooling system. They are cheap GPU's: 9800GT, 9600gs, and an ATI 4650 so hopefully I can find a good solution for those w/o water.

4) Problem: No case for AMD x6 1090T. This is my Team Folder and since this is on air cooling, I need a case that is 4u. The issue is I don't want a 4u case due to large footprint in the rack for such low ppd compared to the 2600k's.

Solution: Figure out a air cooling solution that is a low profile for the AMD chip that will allow it to fit in a 2u case. Also, 2u case needs to be quiet. since it will have little fans that need to pump a good amount of air, It will have to be a good design to keep things the way I like it

This is my list so far. I have many many plans to add to this rack but certain things need to come first, second, and so on. On top of all of this, I still need a good backup solution for everything which I WILL be doing. It just takes a lot of good planning before you jump into each project.
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Most of this stuff is out of my realm, but those GPU fans are something I can comment on. You can try to lubricate the bearings or get some Artic Cooling kits for them. Artic Cooling sells these kits directly for about $7.99 with free shipping from Hong Kong. People sell them on Amazon and so on for a $5 markup plus shipping. I feel those would work on every card you have as long as you are not overclocking them. The 4650 does not need a fan. I think you could just unplug it.

CPU Heatsink on the X6 that will fit in a 2u could be this I would replace the fan though.
 
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