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Final pictures.


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Pulled the case out of the closet. This is now going to be the housing for my ESXi server. Rebuild starts here.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1206604/the-forever-alone-build-thread/80_20#post_21234065
Finished pics of original build (Click to show)









Started a new gaming rig here recently. This thread will document its process.

Forgot to take a pic of the case before I started pulling it apart. But it is a Silverstone FT02BW.
Old revision build pics (Click to show)
Case interior after I removed the fans/shrouds.


Drive cage has been stripped. Mounted motherboard + PSU.


The Rasa that I'll be reusing. I used some Koolance 38mm radiator fan mounts to secure the block since I haven't been able to buy the actual mounting.


Must say that the IO shield for this board looks fantastic. But look at all the steel rivets. Those definitely are going to need replacing.


HD7970 all nekkid & sexy. Block is back ordered. Hope to buy two more here soon.


Fusion-IO ioXtreme. 80GB. My gaming and application drive.


Crucial M4. 64GB. OS drive + less important applications.


Titanium HD which will be my headphones card.


And then the trusty Auzentech Prelude for analog 5.1.


Did some testing for a few days. Can we say ghetto?


Yup, that looks secure.


Desk at the moment. I have two U2711's that will be used for some serious eyefinity. Just waiting for the mounts to arrive.


And a few of the rigs I've done earlier this year.








Edited by lowfat - 4/23/14 at 3:38pm
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How much did you pay for that fusion-io drive?
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Forever alone but awesome.
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How much did you pay for that fusion-io drive?

$900USD + duty/shipping about 2 years ago.
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Looks like it will be a great build... but why the Fusion-IO?!
 
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nice, im looking forward to seeing the final build. what did you build the other systems for? for friends/self/profit? and why didnt you use the fusion-io drive when you first got it?? lol i cant imagine spending that cash and not using the thing asap is all
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Pics/cliffs on how the drive cage came out?
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nice, im looking forward to seeing the final build. what did you build the other systems for? for friends/self/profit? and why didnt you use the fusion-io drive when you first got it?? lol i cant imagine spending that cash and not using the thing asap is all
I build the other systems for myself. I either sold or rebuilt them when I got bored of them. I've had the ioXtreme for 2 years and have been using it for that long. I just keep transferring it over to my next build.
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Looks like it will be a great build... but why the Fusion-IO?!
Because it is fast. 2 years old and nothing can come anywhere near close in terms of low queue depth read/writes.
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Pics/cliffs on how the drive cage came out?
You have to remove the steel unibody chassis. Which is just a bunch of easily accessible screws. Then just drill the rivets out. 2 of them are difficult to reach though. I would suggest a rather small drill. I use a monstrous wired hammer drill w/ 1/2" chuck. Wasn't all that easy.

No idea how I am going to reinstall the cage though. I am going to wait until the radiator arrives to see what I have for clearance before I decide anything. I don't need any of them. But it will look too barren without it there.
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Kind of OT, but what are the specs on it?
 
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