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May i ask what was the previous Xeon ES? tongue.gif Any particular model numbers?
I love that sleeving job. It's to kill for tongue.gif
The one in the X79-UD3? It was a 3.2GHz quad w/ hyperthreading. Locked. I still have it sitting on the shelf somewhere.
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At one point I actually had more cases. But I traded a 650D and a Lian Li PC-V352 for one of the Stackers.

And yes the PC-A77F is ridiculously expensive, almost twice as much as similar other Lian Li's. But at the time it was the only case I could find that would fit a 3x140mm + a 2x140mm internally.
How long ago was it tongue.gif
We have "budget" but really well-built options like the Switch 810 these days wink.gif
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How long ago was it tongue.gif
We have "budget" but really well-built options like the Switch 810 these days wink.gif

About 2 years ago. But honestly I don't like the Switch 810 or most other cases these days. I hate all the cable management holes in modern cases. If I want a hole I'll make it myself. tongue.gif
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Finished the 8-pin and added a few expansion cards.





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Reminds me of an ancient server I found in our school that ran EVERYTHING off of expansion cards, no outputs for anything on the motherboard.

I've got a question though, why such a nice case for a server? Just had it sitting in your closet after the initial build? Sorry if previously mentioned.
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Reminds me of an ancient server I found in our school that ran EVERYTHING off of expansion cards, no outputs for anything on the motherboard.

I've got a question though, why such a nice case for a server? Just had it sitting in your closet after the initial build? Sorry if previously mentioned.

I could live w/o any expansion cards. But I should get better network performance and file transfers w/ more NICs.

I tried to sell off all my server stuff since I really don't NEED it. But I had no bites on any of it including the FT02BW. Even after this I still have another one of the exact same motherboard and a few more unused Opteron 6128s redface.gif. So since no one bought it, I thought I'd might as well use it.
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I could live w/o any expansion cards. But I should get better network performance and file transfers w/ more NICs.

I tried to sell off all my server stuff since I really don't NEED it. But I had no bites on any of it including the FT02BW. Even after this I still have another one of the exact same motherboard and a few more unused Opteron 6128s redface.gif. So since no one bought it, I thought I'd might as well use it.
Ahh, I see. I'm looking for an older/bigger case, there's a Lian Li V1000B for $65 on my local CL, thinking about getting it.

I do love the up and down layout of the components in the FT02, makes a lot of sense airflow-wise, as drawing cool air from underneath and exhausting it all out the top seems to make a lot of sense imo.
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Ahh, I see. I'm looking for an older/bigger case, there's a Lian Li V1000B for $65 on my local CL, thinking about getting it.

The PC-V1000 isn't very big. It can't even fit EATX motherboards. But it is a beautiful case. It was the second case I ever owned. I'd love to be able to get one (or preferably a V2000) now.
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The PC-V1000 isn't very big. It can't even fit EATX motherboards. But it is a beautiful case. It was the second case I ever owned. I'd love to be able to get one (or preferably a V2000) now.
The biggest I'd go is ATX anyway. I doubt I'll be able to get it, I have no way of getting there and my dad has no extra gas money to spare at the moment. I do love Lian Li's old, big, aluminum cases though.
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The biggest I'd go is ATX anyway. I doubt I'll be able to get it, I have no way of getting there and my dad has no extra gas money to spare at the moment. I do love Lian Li's old, big, aluminum cases though.

The old Lian Lis are significantly higher quality than the stuff made today. The aluminum is twice as thick. The V1000 has those awesome side panel releases. Not the crap Lian Li uses these days.mad.gif
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