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[Build] The Elysium Beast V4.3

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Current Pics 2/25/2015






Current Installed HDD Storage Capacity 18.0TB
Current Installed SSD Storage Capacity 384GB
Current Configured HDD Storage Capacity 13.5TB

CURRENT SYSCONFIG 2/25/2015
CPU 2x Intel Xeon L5640 (2.267 GHz, 60W, 6C/12T)
CPU Heatsink all-DIY industrial heatsinks
System Memory 6x Kingston KVR16N11S8/4 (24568MB, 6 channels)
Motherboard Supermicro X8DTH-6
PSU Enermax EPM1000EWT Platimax
CPU Fans Noiseblocker BlacksilentPRO PL-PS (600-1500RPM)
Exhaust Fan Noiseblocker BlacksilentPRO PK-2 (1200RPM)
Storage Controllers Fans 2x Noctua NF-A6x25-LN (2400RPM)
Main Storage Department Fans 2x Scythe Slip Stream Slim SY1212SL12SL (800RPM)
Front Storage Department and Chipset Fan Noctua NF-P12-PWM (500-1200RPM)
Graphics Card EVGA Geforce GT630 Supercooled Edition DIY (SLOT6)
Firewire IOI FWB-PCIE1X20 (LSI 2+1 ports) (SLOT5)
Superspeed USB Startech PEXUSB3S4V (Renesas D720201) (SLOT4)
Audio Device Asus Xonar Essence STX (SLOT3)
Storage Controller 0 Promise Supertrak EX8650 (SLOT2) Bays: 8x2.5" front
Storage Controller 1 Promise Supertrak EX16650 (SLOT1) Bays: 16x3.5" bottom
Storage Controller 2 LSI MegaRAID SAS2008-IR (onboard X8) Bays: 4x3.5" front+4x2.5" SSD side

Storage Controller 0 P1,2,4,5 WD5000BEVT-00A0RT0 (500GB)
Storage Controller 0 P3,6 WD5000BPVT-22HXZT3 (500GB)
Storage Controller 1 P1-4 WD5003ABYX-01WERA0 (500GB)
Storage Controller 1 P5-8 WD10EFRX-68PJCN0 (1.0TB)
Storage Controller 1 P9-11,13-15 WD10EADS-00L5B1 (1.0TB)
Storage Controller 1 P12,16 WD10EACS-00D6B0 (1.0TB)
Storage Controller 2 P1 Samsung 850PRO MZ-7KE256BW 1B6Q (256GB)
Storage Controller 2 P2 Samsung 850PRO MZ-7KE128BW 1B6Q (128GB)
Storage Controller 2 P5-8 WD2500HHTZ-04N21V0 (250GB)

RAID Group Storage Controller 0 ports 1-6, RAID6, 2.0TB
RAID Group Storage Controller 1 ports 1-4, RAID5, 1.5TB
RAID Group Storage Controller 1 ports 5-8, RAID5, 3.0TB
RAID Group Storage Controller 1 ports 9-16, RAID6, 6.0TB
RAID Group Storage Controller 2 ports 5-8, RAID0, 1.0TB

Optical Drive HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH10LS30
Optical Drive HL-DT-ST BD-RE GGW-H20L
Optical Drive HL-DT-ST BD-RE GGW-H20L
Optical Drive Optiarc BD-RW BD-5730S (USB2.0)
Optical Drive Optiarc BD-RW BD-5740H (USB2.0)
Optical Drive Optiarc BD-ROM BC-5500A (USB2.0)

External Backup System, Optical MATSH|TA DVD-RAM SW-9576S (IEEE1394b)
External Backup System, HDD Startech DRW115SATBK professional 3.5" metal mobile rack (IEEE1394b)
Backup Cartridges WD1003FBYX (x3), WD5000HHTZ

Data Exchange System Icy Box 2.5" HDD box docking station (eSATA handled by internal IEEE1394b)
Data Exchange Cartridges 2x Icy Box IB-290STUS-B boxes containing 2x WD3200BEVT

Main Display HP LP2475w (DVI_0)
Preview Display Eizo Flexscan S2243W-H (DVI_1)
Aux Display Onkyo TX-NR906 (HDMI_0)
Keyboard Logitech Illuminated Keyboard
Mouse Logitech Trackman Wheel
Card Reader Lian-li CR-26U3B integrated in light control module (USB3.0)
Card Reader Delock Firewire CF reader (IEEE1394b)
Near-field Audio System Rotel RA-935BX and Solid Solutions S100 (rebuilt)

Firewire Bus Daisy-chaining Card reader connected to DVD-RAM writer, available FW800 cable on table connected to 3.5" mobile rack


ORIGINAL THREAD
Note: I DIY-mod almost everything PC-related I get my hands on biggrin.gif

First, let's get the thing out of the box and remove everything not needed during the building process.


Modding a Lian-li BS08B slot cooler: replacing stock fans with 2x Scythe Slip Stream SY1225SL12SL (500 RPM), taking fans out of the frame and removing the dual-slot bracket.


Testing placement. As you can see, this cooler will be used for expansion cards compartment, except the Quadro 4000 on slot#1, mainly for SAS controller on slot#7. I use the pre-drilled liquid holes for exhaust. Thumbscrews for testing, flush screws for definitive mounting (to allow side panel fit)


I'm afraid this setup will touch higher than normal cards (i.e. Sound Blaster), I may have to remove grilles or rubber mounts...


To be continued... thumb.gif
Edited by pm40elys40 - 4/2/15 at 8:37am
    
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I'll be watching this... closely. I intend to get an Elysium soon... I'm tempted to see what I can unleash upon it. Got my TH10 to do first though...

I would sub... but I'm subbed to the entire Case Mods forum... so it's kinda pointless. Lol.
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Placing some industrial-grade wheels on key junction and weight-bearing points, to get the best strength. Stock wheels were crap and placed oddly. Plate fixing with M5x10 stainless bolts.


Enhancing and tidying top ports compartment, now the first 5.25 bay should've become usable for standard devices (this is a common issue on the Elysium)

Edited by pm40elys40 - 3/4/13 at 5:44am
    
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Update: I took some measures of the bottom compartment, and using a EATX board it should be able to accomodate three Lian-Li EX-H34B hotswap SATA backplanes, stripped of front doors and rear fan, HDD handles pointing towards side panel. That means 12 HDDs with all front bays free thumb.gif could be even 16 using the bottom three front bays... tongue.gif. Natural convection cooling from floor or maybe a couple of Scythe Slim series (1/2" thick) can be housed under the cages. biggrin.gif Now if I only had something like a Promise EX16650 controller... tongue.gif
    
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seems as you've had a look inside the Front I/O panel, is there any way of changing the USB 3.0 cables?
I want to source one with a header on the inner end.. so I can use it on an upcoming motherboard.



also, your build sounds interesting (in terms of a ton of HDDs with no 5.25"s used.. ) but I take it you wont be watercooling? tongue.gif
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The USB3.0 cables are simple extensions: male to female, only the female end has the two screws to bolt it to a panel. You could replace them with a USB3.0 bracket, if you can find a compatible one (for holes distance and dual separated ports), then remove ports from slot bracket. I checked compatibility with a Delock code 82942 (dual stacked USB3.0 ports with internal header connector) and it almost matches with a little plastics filing, but on the underside it protrudes more than the stock ports so renders bay#1 unusable for ODD devices. And with that Delock thing you'd need an internal USB3.0 extension cable since it has only a 46cm (18") long one. IMHO if you want internal connectivity and cable hiding, simple route the blue cables behind the mobo tray, then use an internal header-to-plug converter, usually USB3.0 headers on motherboards are close to the edges, use one of the cable passages or if it's far from the header, drill one wink.gif Ø20 mm (3/4") should be enough.
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A Quadro 4000 and two E5520 Xeons don't need extreme watercooling, on my current Stacker T01 build I have two Prolimatech Samuel-17, which are some of the smallest i5/i7 coolers around, adapted to Xeon mount, and my CPUs stay pretty cool (max 76C/170F on full load) with very low overall noise. biggrin.gif Never used watercooling on my rigs, that's for gamer systems, not for a plain old Xeon workstation intended to be highly reliable IMHO.
Edited by pm40elys40 - 4/9/12 at 5:26am
    
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PS: wanting to do it, watercooling with entire bottom area filled with HDDs, PSU on top bay and keeping 5.25 bays free would still be possible: using a 140 rad on rear exhaust and a 240 on rooftop, moved towards the front as far as it can go to fit the power supply. wink.gif
Using the front bays, well that'd make for a nice 480 and no free bays, 360 or 420 and 1-2 free bays, 280 and plenty of free bays biggrin.gif
    
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Enlarging rear liquid holes


Enhancing exhaust port of side cooler (enlarging and grille)


A lot of M3/M4 stainless bolts, a fully charged drill...


To proceed with de-riveting and get an (almost) fully bolted Elysium biggrin.gif for better torsional rigidity. M4 bolts when space allowed them to fit, M3 otherwise, flat and anti-loosening washers on all junction points. Now only rivets left are in the corners


First simulation with a 4x HDD cage taken from a Lian-li PC-C34 (i.e. first glimpse at "ton of HDDs and no front bays occupied" biggrin.gif), it should be the same as those sold separately for 5.25 bays. I can get 16 mm (5/8") clearance under the cage before touching the side cooler, that would allow for a 1/2" thick fan but max. 100x100 in size, since the four M3 holes on the bottom are too close to fit a 120x120 fan and a sturdy bar to anchor the three cages together. So the only choice would be Scythe Slip Stream Slim 100x100x12 x3, but I have in mind recycling one of the front doors to house a 120x120x25 fan and a piece of water pipe (Ø125), with some metal ducting it should be fine. thumb.gif

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Dismantling fan and door from the EX-H34B cages


Clearance test... wink.gif


And after some hours of work, here it is: 12 HDD hotswap cage, fully bolted, extreme rigidity biggrin.gif


With a slight modification to three handles (drilling out the center indentation) inserting a HDD in the lowest bays becomes almost easy...

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Round support bar in case of very heavy tower heatsinks (i.e. Noctua U12, TR HR02)

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