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Your running ESXi for personal servers? Holy jesus.

Subbed. This is gonna be insane!
yea gonna host some linux stuff, few workstations, an exchange and DC. Basically going to build a small home network infrastructure virtually. I have another older PC that is going to get a small bump in hardware as well (better CPU and more ram) that might act as a NAS or just a standalone DC... Not sure just getting started, maybe virtualize that too and do both!!

Going to dual boot as well to Win7 x64 for games as well.

Not planning on going to crazy with the OC of build. Probably something between 4-4.5Ghz.... or whatever it can reach nice and safe with this cooling setup.
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They arent the prettiest I know... but I'm going to rock them how they are. People "in the know" will see them and realize what brand they are, plus I like the different look of them sorta lol.

Yeaaaa... I always call them Silverstone for some reason lol.
I was more concerned about the case and the looks inside it. Caselabs really done it again
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So started tonight! Spent like 3 hours getting going, got alot more to go. I'm confused as hell with all the parts for my case labs case haha!!!.... But I will figure it out. Once I start mounting the drives i'm sure it will be quite intuitive......

Few problems I ran into... I cross threaded a screw on the motherboard mounts... its in but not perfectly straight, ah well no biggie but kinda sucked!!! Also have to figure out how I wanna mount the Noctua fans. I dont think i want to use the plugs they provide, at least not for them all, but I dont have screws for them that fit either. Going to have to figure that out in the near future.

All the cards fit GREAT! The GT580s provide just enough room for the RAID controller and the Thunderbolt audio/NIC card (might remove it dont really need it).

Had to remove one heat sink from my Corsair Dominator ram to fit the Noctua heatsink, the other 5 dimms were ok.

In order to install the heat sink I had to remove the mother board... that sucked. I totally forgot to do that first, once I pulled the heatsink out of the box I remembered lol... Not the worst only had 8 screws to remove but still annoying none the less.

HERE ARE THE PROGRESS SHOTS!!!

Case dismantled and off to the side:



Mother board tray pulled and mother board installed... BEFORE the heat sink Yea thats me in the mirror hehe



Another shot of the tray with the processor installed, followed by the ram installed. This is before I removed the heat sink from one of the dimms for the heatsink.





Mother board pulled to install the heatsink.... This thing is HUGGGGEEE I read online about how big it was, but this thing is as big as a sofball, probably a tiny bit bigger! lol







Now the cards are being installed. They all fit perfectly just enough clearance, very happy about that!!! Almost time to re-insert the board into the case!







And some pics of the parts left to be installed, the big pile of trash around the Case Labs case.





Thats it I will have more tomorrow hoping I get this **** done soon!! I wanna get it together and start running SOMETHING lmao!!
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Looking good!

Now where did I leave that bucket?
Edited by Casz - 7/30/11 at 3:59am
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Made some more progress tonight . Still have a decent amount left to do before I turn it on..

Installed the mother board which went in without a hitch:


Added a few fans to the case:


BROKE OUT THE BIG GUNS!! haha, my girlfriend came down to help put all the grommets on the hard drives. : (LOVE YOU!) Mounted the hard drives in the bays and installed the fans:






And finished up the night running some more wires, installed the SAS/SATA cables and have them partially ran... Going to wait till I get all the wires in there before i route them properly..., installed the blu-ray burner.



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you are going to Air cool?
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you are going to Air cool?
Yea I dont do the water thing. Maybe in the future but not for now. Is there a problem with that? I dont wanna doit, my build I do wha t I want .

Ran into a problem today right at the end... the PSU I dont think will mount to this case grrrr..
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Epic build. Quick question, why RAID 0+1 on the HDDs instead of 5?
 
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Epic build. Quick question, why RAID 0+1 on the HDDs instead of 5?
Bit faster access is all. Although 5 would read good too... I'm up in the air with that configuration, I might do a RAID 5.

Got my PSU mounted. I will have more pics later on!
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Originally Posted by Frankiebonez View Post
Yea I dont do the water thing. Maybe in the future but not for now. Is there a problem with that? I dont wanna doit, my build I do wha t I want .

Ran into a problem today right at the end... the PSU I dont think will mount to this case grrrr..
Not a problem for me, but if I was going to Air cool, I would not pick that case.

your choice though
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