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If its like any other Supermicro chassis, the case fans are controlled by the motherboard depending on cpu temperature.
By adding an active cooler, you would technically be adding more noise. A passive cooler cooled by the system fans should be sufficient to keep the processors cooled.

Even if they are PWM fans? I figured that with 5 fans I could run them all slower than if I had 3 trying to cool 2 passive heatsinks ontop of 2 95W TDP processors running at 100% (folding at home)
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Even if they are PWM fans? I figured that with 5 fans I could run them all slower than if I had 3 trying to cool 2 passive heatsinks ontop of 2 95W TDP processors running at 100% (folding at home)

If those fans are connected to the motherboard, it will control them depending on CPU temperature. There are profiles in the BIOS where you can adjust fan speed but these are preset profiles and still depend on the CPU temp.

You might need to install a fan controller for what you are trying to do.
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What RAID level you gonna do?
    
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If those fans are connected to the motherboard, it will control them depending on CPU temperature. There are profiles in the BIOS where you can adjust fan speed but these are preset profiles and still depend on the CPU temp.
You might need to install a fan controller for what you are trying to do.

Yea I wanted them to be controlled depending on CPU temperature but I figured having a fan directly attached to the heatsink would help lower temps enough that all fans in the system would run slightly slower than if I used passive heatsinks. So I'm good on that front then =)
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What RAID level you gonna do?

As of now I am planning for RAID6 as my needs are more read intensive than write intensive and the extra redundancy without killing to much capacity is nice however I might end up doing RAID10 after doing some initial tests over a month or 2 with RAID6 and viewing the results.
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Honestly, I don't believe you will see much performance difference from these 1TB drives vs 7200rpm drives in a RAID configuration. I could be wrong but thats just my opinion.

IMO, the price of these drives vs performace is not worth it.

Seeing as how you are planning on keeping this server for a while, you would probably benefit from more storage space than the performance offered by these.
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post #16 of 42
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Honestly, I don't believe you will see much performance difference from these 1TB drives vs 7200rpm drives in a RAID configuration. I could be wrong but thats just my opinion.
IMO, the price of these drives vs performace is not worth it.
Seeing as how you are planning on keeping this server for a while, you would probably benefit from more storage space than the performance offered by these.

I will take that under advisement, but as of right now my primary concern is cooling, I am having a NIGHTMARE getting the bracket for my desired heatsink, just got off the phone with several of supermicro's resellers and they say 2-3 weeks after I order, and supermicro said they'd get back to me -_-
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if cooling is an issue, then the velociraptors will just make that worse.. the ones i used to have ran considerably hotter than my regular 7200rpm drives..
the performance between 10k and 7200 rpm drives is almost negligible anymore..
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Depending on how you arrange everything I would go for decent 7.2k for the file storage and ssd for wms. Even using 2xgbit ethernet ports on balance im pretty much maxing out the lan on 5 re4's in raid 5 with access from multiple clients. More storage at a lower price and still better wm perfomance. Not that I dislike raptor drives, wish I could reason myself into getting a heap!
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So, any suggestions for active 2U heatsinks or a place where I can get the bracket for my desired heatsink?
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For anyone who is curious I went ahead and purchased this heatsink for the time being as I didn't have time to wait for the bracket on the other, I will let you all know how it performs.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/6364/cpu-dyn-16/Dynatron_F557_2U_Server_PWM_CPU_Cooler_-_Socket_F.html?id=yhSnPC7v&mv_pc=989


I have the chassis, motherboard, 2 sticks of RAM, and 1 of the CPUs all set to come tomorrow so sometime mid next week I should have some photos/results to help the build along.
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