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post #1 of 6
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Anyone using a Caselabs case for a server?

I just realized that if I decide that I want something smaller for my gaming PC the M8 that I have would make for a really awsome server case. Especially now that WD is coming out with the Helium filled 6TB hard drives....that means 144TB in the M8 using all 24 drive spots.

I cant recall if the Pedestal can also hold more drives or not...But I bet you could mod it to if not....
post #2 of 6
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I guess no one is doing it.

Well instead of creating another thread I thought I would just post this here.

My mother in law called me and wanted to know if there was something I wanted for xmas that is $100 or less.

Now, I have yet to be able to afford to put any watercooling into my M8 due to the lack of funds as I bought my case, lost my job, and now am in a job that doesnt pay as much....gotta love it

So I was thinking I would ask for a 120.3 radiator.

However, I could also get a mechancial keyboard-SteelSeries 6gv2 with Red switches

or an AIO loop from Corsair or Thermaltake etc.

The only other option that I could ask for for xmas that is in that price range is a nice leather wallet from saddleback leather or some PCBs for building some tube amplifiers(my other big hobby).

Anyways I am leaning toward the idea of asking for water cooling parts but I dont know if my mother in law is willing to take on the stress of ordering stuff for my computer for me.

So anyone else have any ideas.
post #3 of 6
why not make a short list of pc w/c parts or part, for her to buy ?

or I'd take the money and run ;-)

not much w/c gear you can buy for $100. Ask for cash. That will let you decide how to spend.
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Yea I could get a single 120.3 rad like the UT60, XT45, or XSPC AX rads and then try and talk my wife into getting the other stuff for my bday.

sucks not having any moneys.

The other option would be to just get the money haha!

Edit: I got to giggling last night about how at my age I am asking for advice on what to ask for for Xmas....
Edited by madbrayniak - 11/15/13 at 7:53am
post #5 of 6
I'm sure there are quite a few server builds out there, not to mention that our OEM side manufactures cabinets FOR servers. Since you're looking to do a home-server, you aren't going to need top of the line cooling or parts as the demand for data isn't near what an actual server would be in a large corporation.

Sorry to hear about your job, it's never easy when things like that happen.
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Odds are I'll be going with the M8 for our HTPC. Nice and spacious, plenty of room for components, and it has absolutely gorgeous looks too.
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