Overclock.net › Forums › Specialty Builds › Servers › Identify my 1u case?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Identify my 1u case?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
So I picked up a 1u server I was originally going to use for parts for a folding rig but the thing turned out to be pretty darn cool and really isn't working out as a folding monster so I may either pass it on (sell again) or cut into the case to make it work for my needs.

What I wanted to know is if anyone knows who makes the case. I would like to get some more hard drive racks since it only has two. It also has an LCD screen mounted in the front connected to a serial header on the MB. Any ideas?

Any idea on worth or value?

Anyone ever try connecting to an lcd like that? I found a program called LCD smartie that may work or make it easier.

Specs:

- 1u Cases with Sunon Fans
- 160gb SATA 7200rpm HDD
- AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600
- 1GB Ram
- SPI 250w Full range Active PFC PSU
- DynaTron Cooler
- Matrix Orbital Serial LCD








    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Gigabyte P35-DS3L EVGA GTX465 1024MB SC Patriot Viper 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 500GB Samsung 20x DVDR w Lightscribe Vista 32bit LG W2600H 25.5" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Comfort Cordless OCZ GameXStream 700w Antec 900 Logitech Laser 
Mouse Pad
"SIZE DOES MATTER" 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Gigabyte P35-DS3L EVGA GTX465 1024MB SC Patriot Viper 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 500GB Samsung 20x DVDR w Lightscribe Vista 32bit LG W2600H 25.5" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Comfort Cordless OCZ GameXStream 700w Antec 900 Logitech Laser 
Mouse Pad
"SIZE DOES MATTER" 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 11
Pics block at work.... some cases are properitary but generally there should be some sort of model number on it.
Once again...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 [4.28GHz, HT] Asus P6T + Broadcom NetXtreme II VisionTek HD5850 [900/1200] + Galaxy GT240 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaw X [1632 MHz] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower New 750W Li Lian PC-V2100 [10x120mm fans] Logitech G9 X-Trac Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
Once again...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 [4.28GHz, HT] Asus P6T + Broadcom NetXtreme II VisionTek HD5850 [900/1200] + Galaxy GT240 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaw X [1632 MHz] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower New 750W Li Lian PC-V2100 [10x120mm fans] Logitech G9 X-Trac Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Pics block at work.... some cases are properitary but generally there should be some sort of model number on it.
Awe bummer bout the block, I am starting to wonder if it was pull from some proprietary setup, there are no serials, brands, or anything listed on the actual case. It is an ASUS motherboard. Anyone else seen one of these before?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Gigabyte P35-DS3L EVGA GTX465 1024MB SC Patriot Viper 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 500GB Samsung 20x DVDR w Lightscribe Vista 32bit LG W2600H 25.5" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Comfort Cordless OCZ GameXStream 700w Antec 900 Logitech Laser 
Mouse Pad
"SIZE DOES MATTER" 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Gigabyte P35-DS3L EVGA GTX465 1024MB SC Patriot Viper 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 500GB Samsung 20x DVDR w Lightscribe Vista 32bit LG W2600H 25.5" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Comfort Cordless OCZ GameXStream 700w Antec 900 Logitech Laser 
Mouse Pad
"SIZE DOES MATTER" 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 11
its a custom build (the whole server) as few servers would run that er "messy" cabling due to it blocking air.

the case is interesting though seeming how none of the drives are on sleds/hotswappable and the fact its red
Ragnarok
(15 items)
 
Yggdrassil
(8 items)
 
 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Opteron 6272 Opteron 6272 Asus KGPE-D16 Sapphire R9 290X 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveCooling
Sapphire R9 290X 8x Samsung 8GB DDR3 1333 ECC 3TBx2 in Raid 1 Noctua NH-U12DO 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
120mm Fractal Design 1200rpm Case Fan Silent Se... Windows 7 Pro x64 1x24" 2x22" Corsair Professional HX1050 
CaseAudioOther
Fractal Design XL R2 Titanium Grey Asus MIO 892 Purple and white Braided/sleeved cables 
  hide details  
Reply
Ragnarok
(15 items)
 
Yggdrassil
(8 items)
 
 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Opteron 6272 Opteron 6272 Asus KGPE-D16 Sapphire R9 290X 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveCooling
Sapphire R9 290X 8x Samsung 8GB DDR3 1333 ECC 3TBx2 in Raid 1 Noctua NH-U12DO 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
120mm Fractal Design 1200rpm Case Fan Silent Se... Windows 7 Pro x64 1x24" 2x22" Corsair Professional HX1050 
CaseAudioOther
Fractal Design XL R2 Titanium Grey Asus MIO 892 Purple and white Braided/sleeved cables 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 11
looks like a firewall appliance or similar.

The LCD is Matrix Orbital - you should be able to find something from them to get that working.

What mods would you intend to do? If it's nothing major then that's probably the best thing to do - it ain't worth much resale TBH.
post #6 of 11
Beast has it --looks like a 1U case used for a network appliance (e.g., Internet filter, firewall, or something else). Most devices like this are configured either through a web interface or a console port, and run headless, though yours appears to have video out. The red color is also a key, generic ones are usually basic black.

It should take about any mATX mainboard that matches the same port pattern as long as you don't exceed the power supply constraints. It probably isn't worth a lot though, the value comes in the custom-configured software that exists on such systems, which can be support subscription-based (i.e., doesn't transfer from owner to owner when it changes hands). 1U servers are also often noisy; there's a reason I stick with 2U servers now, the fans aren't nearly so whiny, and there are more flexible storage options.
LEVIATHAN
(21 items)
 
 
BORGCUBE (Server)
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon E3-1265L v2 HP Matrox G200eh (linked to iLO4) 16GB (2 x 8) Kingston DDR3 ECC unbuffered 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
2x Crucial M500 240GB SSD in RAID-0 4x Western Digital Red 2TB in RAID-5 Matsushita UJ-862 DVDR@ Windows Server 2012R2 Standard 
CaseOtherOtherOther
HP Microserver Gen8 HP SmartArray P222 RAID controller with 512MB c... MacAlly USB3 enclosure with WD Red 4TB (backup) APC BackUPS ES 750 
  hide details  
Reply
LEVIATHAN
(21 items)
 
 
BORGCUBE (Server)
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon E3-1265L v2 HP Matrox G200eh (linked to iLO4) 16GB (2 x 8) Kingston DDR3 ECC unbuffered 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
2x Crucial M500 240GB SSD in RAID-0 4x Western Digital Red 2TB in RAID-5 Matsushita UJ-862 DVDR@ Windows Server 2012R2 Standard 
CaseOtherOtherOther
HP Microserver Gen8 HP SmartArray P222 RAID controller with 512MB c... MacAlly USB3 enclosure with WD Red 4TB (backup) APC BackUPS ES 750 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by LoneWolf15 View Post
Beast has it --looks like a 1U case used for a network appliance (e.g., Internet filter, firewall, or something else). Most devices like this are configured either through a web interface or a console port, and run headless, though yours appears to have video out. The red color is also a key, generic ones are usually basic black.
this is almost certainly just because the board had onboard graphics, and it was cheaper for them to mount it that way and have the internal NIC accessible from the case (note the 2 square holes to the right of the case, where the dual-port low profile NIC would have been mounted, to give the 3 ports required (either for failover WAN/WAN/LAN or for LAN/WAN/DMZ)).
post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_beast View Post
this is almost certainly just because the board had onboard graphics, and it was cheaper for them to mount it that way and have the internal NIC accessible from the case (note the 2 square holes to the right of the case, where the dual-port low profile NIC would have been mounted, to give the 3 ports required (either for failover WAN/WAN/LAN or for LAN/WAN/DMZ)).
Total agreement. Preach it to the choir, brother.
LEVIATHAN
(21 items)
 
 
BORGCUBE (Server)
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon E3-1265L v2 HP Matrox G200eh (linked to iLO4) 16GB (2 x 8) Kingston DDR3 ECC unbuffered 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
2x Crucial M500 240GB SSD in RAID-0 4x Western Digital Red 2TB in RAID-5 Matsushita UJ-862 DVDR@ Windows Server 2012R2 Standard 
CaseOtherOtherOther
HP Microserver Gen8 HP SmartArray P222 RAID controller with 512MB c... MacAlly USB3 enclosure with WD Red 4TB (backup) APC BackUPS ES 750 
  hide details  
Reply
LEVIATHAN
(21 items)
 
 
BORGCUBE (Server)
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon E3-1265L v2 HP Matrox G200eh (linked to iLO4) 16GB (2 x 8) Kingston DDR3 ECC unbuffered 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
2x Crucial M500 240GB SSD in RAID-0 4x Western Digital Red 2TB in RAID-5 Matsushita UJ-862 DVDR@ Windows Server 2012R2 Standard 
CaseOtherOtherOther
HP Microserver Gen8 HP SmartArray P222 RAID controller with 512MB c... MacAlly USB3 enclosure with WD Red 4TB (backup) APC BackUPS ES 750 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
Wow thanks for all the responses! I did end up figuring out some more additional information, apparently these were server units from a company out of San Francisco called Capicorn Technologies. I did get the little lcd screen up and running and can display any information you could think of, very cool!

I am learning it is pretty noisy even with Cool and Quiet enabled and the cpu fan being controlled by the motherboard. I still think I am going to just sell it try see if I can get $140 shipped.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Norse View Post
its a custom build (the whole server) as few servers would run that er "messy" cabling due to it blocking air.

the case is interesting though seeming how none of the drives are on sleds/hotswappable and the fact its red
I too thought it was a bit weird the wring was so messy, I think I will put a couple stick zip ties down to organize it a bit and clean it up.

The drives are on sleds, but there are only 2 of them. They come out with a single thumb screw.

Quote:
The LCD is Matrix Orbital - you should be able to find something from them to get that working.

What mods would you intend to do? If it's nothing major then that's probably the best thing to do - it ain't worth much resale TBH
Yah I did get it working via a program called LCD Smartie, it was really easy and works awesome!

Well originally I was just going to pull the MB, PSU, and HDD and then put a old 8800GTS with it, run it open air and get it folding. But the PSU isn't going to cut it at all and I was just going to strip the case. But I did think it would be cool to run a flexible riser card and make the case fit and cool a full dual slot graphics card!
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Gigabyte P35-DS3L EVGA GTX465 1024MB SC Patriot Viper 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 500GB Samsung 20x DVDR w Lightscribe Vista 32bit LG W2600H 25.5" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Comfort Cordless OCZ GameXStream 700w Antec 900 Logitech Laser 
Mouse Pad
"SIZE DOES MATTER" 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Gigabyte P35-DS3L EVGA GTX465 1024MB SC Patriot Viper 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 500GB Samsung 20x DVDR w Lightscribe Vista 32bit LG W2600H 25.5" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Comfort Cordless OCZ GameXStream 700w Antec 900 Logitech Laser 
Mouse Pad
"SIZE DOES MATTER" 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Madmagudaman View Post
Well originally I was just going to pull the MB, PSU, and HDD and then put a old 8800GTS with it, run it open air and get it folding. But the PSU isn't going to cut it at all and I was just going to strip the case. But I did think it would be cool to run a flexible riser card and make the case fit and cool a full dual slot graphics card!
Better to find an Intel mATX mainboard and a low-voltage processor, with a 1U fan, but too expensive to be worth it. 1U cases aren't meant for gaming graphics cards, nor are 1U power supplies. You'd have both power issues and heat issues with the particular system you have.

Also, even if the system supports Cool-n-Quiet, the real issue is with those tiny 1U fans, which are usually 40mm high-RPM units so they can move enough air to keep a 1U box cool in a crowded server rack. As I said, I don't buy 1U servers any more; I buy 2U servers, and concentrate on virtualizing a number of systems so that I don't need as many physical servers. If you use a 1U server at home, you pretty much need to keep it in a closet to keep from being annoyed by it.
LEVIATHAN
(21 items)
 
 
BORGCUBE (Server)
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon E3-1265L v2 HP Matrox G200eh (linked to iLO4) 16GB (2 x 8) Kingston DDR3 ECC unbuffered 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
2x Crucial M500 240GB SSD in RAID-0 4x Western Digital Red 2TB in RAID-5 Matsushita UJ-862 DVDR@ Windows Server 2012R2 Standard 
CaseOtherOtherOther
HP Microserver Gen8 HP SmartArray P222 RAID controller with 512MB c... MacAlly USB3 enclosure with WD Red 4TB (backup) APC BackUPS ES 750 
  hide details  
Reply
LEVIATHAN
(21 items)
 
 
BORGCUBE (Server)
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon E3-1265L v2 HP Matrox G200eh (linked to iLO4) 16GB (2 x 8) Kingston DDR3 ECC unbuffered 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
2x Crucial M500 240GB SSD in RAID-0 4x Western Digital Red 2TB in RAID-5 Matsushita UJ-862 DVDR@ Windows Server 2012R2 Standard 
CaseOtherOtherOther
HP Microserver Gen8 HP SmartArray P222 RAID controller with 512MB c... MacAlly USB3 enclosure with WD Red 4TB (backup) APC BackUPS ES 750 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Servers
Overclock.net › Forums › Specialty Builds › Servers › Identify my 1u case?