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Project Yggdrassil Dual Opteron ESXI Server

post #1 of 18
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This is the project log for Yggdrassil that will be replacing my 3 existing servers (Fileserver, Remote login/vpn, teamspeak and few other things)

The project is going to be a dual 8 core G34 Opteron 6128 and 32GB ram running ESXI for virtualisation.

Full build specs are the below!
2 x Opteron 6128
2 x Noctua NH-U12DO A3
1 x Asus KGPE-D16 Motherboard
1 x Fractal Design Define XL R2 Case
1 x Corsair HX1000
4 x 8GB PC3L-10600R (Low voltage 1333mhz)
1 x Perc 5i (From current fileserver)
1 x PCI Slot fan to cool the perc 5i
5 x 2TB HDD (From current fileserver will be raid 5 and ONLY used for the fileserver storage)
2 x 1.5TB HDD (from old PC will be used for virtual machine installations)
1 x 8GB USB stick for ESXI installation

Latest pics are http://www.overclock.net/t/1419094/project-yggdrassil-dual-opteron-esxi-server#post_20650090 that link, am just waiting to get time over weekend or evening to move the perc 5 and the 5x2TB
Edited by Norse - 8/23/13 at 6:47am
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Sapphire R9 290X 8x Samsung 8GB DDR3 1333 ECC 3TBx2 in Raid 1 Noctua NH-U12DO 
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120mm Fractal Design 1200rpm Case Fan Silent Se... Windows 7 Pro x64 1x24" 2x22" Corsair Professional HX1050 
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120mm Fractal Design 1200rpm Case Fan Silent Se... Windows 7 Pro x64 1x24" 2x22" Corsair Professional HX1050 
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post #2 of 18
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There be pics of the case now!

Titanium grey total pain in the butt to photo the front panel is "pencil lead" kinda colour wheras rest of case is black


Roomy.........for now until a E-ATX sized motherboard is put in it! and the side panel weights a lot, i think it weighs more than some cheapo matx cases!


First time i have seen this, the unused fan vents are blocked up so they dont allow dust in


The cat approves of my purchase

Edited by Norse - 8/17/13 at 4:25pm
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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 
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Sapphire R9 290X 8x Samsung 8GB DDR3 1333 ECC 3TBx2 in Raid 1 Noctua NH-U12DO 
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120mm Fractal Design 1200rpm Case Fan Silent Se... Windows 7 Pro x64 1x24" 2x22" Corsair Professional HX1050 
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post #3 of 18
There is some 6128's on ebay right now for like 70$ a piece ( SE's) just thought I would let you know (= As I am looking to build a few 2Ps for folding biggrin.gif
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There is some 6128's on ebay right now for like 70$ a piece ( SE's) just thought I would let you know (= As I am looking to build a few 2Ps for folding biggrin.gif

the issue is im in the UK and they are valued over here at like £150 so if import customs looked at them i'd be really screwed tongue.gif luckily the mobo has two CPU with it as its from AMD SLI Guru on here biggrin.gif
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120mm Fractal Design 1200rpm Case Fan Silent Se... Windows 7 Pro x64 1x24" 2x22" Corsair Professional HX1050 
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Now with build pics!, PSU should be arriving tomorrow so the thing might be powered up and at least running ESXI by tomorrow evening.

Heatsinks are ready to go on i am just leaving them off for ease of accessing things as they are not exactly small!



Never too early to start cable management and this case is amazing for it EVEN with a E-ATX sized motherboard




Back panel so far (the silver PSU extensions arent fixed down yet)
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Sapphire R9 290X 8x Samsung 8GB DDR3 1333 ECC 3TBx2 in Raid 1 Noctua NH-U12DO 
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120mm Fractal Design 1200rpm Case Fan Silent Se... Windows 7 Pro x64 1x24" 2x22" Corsair Professional HX1050 
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post #6 of 18
Love your 2P builds. I really look forward to seeing the final product.
post #7 of 18
Nice another build - I'm looking at building an ESXi homeserver as well so i'm super curious where you got the board from! I could only find them on ebay for £390+ thumb.gif
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Nice another build - I'm looking at building an ESXi homeserver as well so i'm super curious where you got the board from! I could only find them on ebay for £390+ thumb.gif

i got it from AMD Sli guru on the the forum

also the mobo in uk is about 390-420 but the cpus can cost a lot! On ebay a seller in latvia has ome 6138's for i believe around 40quid (am on mobile so cant check easily)

Also dont forget the heatsinks are 55-60 each too
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120mm Fractal Design 1200rpm Case Fan Silent Se... Windows 7 Pro x64 1x24" 2x22" Corsair Professional HX1050 
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Sapphire R9 290X 8x Samsung 8GB DDR3 1333 ECC 3TBx2 in Raid 1 Noctua NH-U12DO 
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120mm Fractal Design 1200rpm Case Fan Silent Se... Windows 7 Pro x64 1x24" 2x22" Corsair Professional HX1050 
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post #9 of 18
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Now thats over.......now for some pics!

Gotta love cable management huh? (Need to install ESXI then shift my SATA drives and Raid card over but wont be many cables)


With the heatsinks installed (top vents are going to be unblocked once i get a 140mm fan filter)


Another unusual thing i noticed on this case, the PSU is held slightly off the ground on little rubber stands


FEAR THE CRT MONITOR OF FLICKERY DOOM!

Edited by Norse - 8/20/13 at 12:49pm
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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 
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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 
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post #10 of 18

cheers.gif I'm glad I could help out! It's a pretty nice looking build and to think, the motherboard and processors were at my place not too long ago in Texas.

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