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Cramming a i7-4930 into 1u chassis... crazy?

Poll Results: i7-4930 inside a 1u chassis

 
  • 0% (0)
    That could totally work..
  • 12% (1)
    Crazy dont do it..
  • 87% (7)
    Good luck.. let me know how it goes..
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post #1 of 9
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Hey guys.. im planning/hoping i can cram a i7-4930 CPU into a 1u chassis case and hopefully with adequate cooling, this rig will survive?

looking into this Dyantron Heatsink/fan 1u setup...
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006MNC4P8/...=IX003YZLML0TO

this 1u chassis from Athena Power w/400w PSU..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811192212

and a Asus micro-ATX MoBo...

i would love to hear anyone/everyone's thoughts and opinions...
i'm hoping to build a high-power render node(s) for my home office..
post #2 of 9
Of course you can. Just have to ensure you have proper cooling. My question to you is why the i7-4930? Check out the Xeon E5-2620 v2 instead. Sure, it has a lower clock speed but it has 6 cores and 12 threads, instead of 4 cores and 8 threads. The E5-2620v2 supports up to 768GB of max RAM, vs only 32GB of the i7. The E5 has double the memory channels, double the memory bandwidth, supports ECC RAM, better PCIe support, and will generally performance better for virtualization and multi-threaded applications. Should be about $100 cheaper, too.

More power? Check out the E5-2630v2 for a 2.6GHz clock speed (turbo to 3.1GHz) for around $650.

If you're building a server that will run multiple services, you can do better for your money.
post #3 of 9
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Hey TycoonBob...

im looking for best bang/for buck for 3d rendering... (renderfarm)
i have two dell workstations with dual e5-2620... i also have 2 x i7-3930 render nodes inside a 3u chassis..
my i7-3930's consistently match or out perform my Dell workstations in rendering speed...
so with the i7-4930's they are rated to match/beat dual E5-2630v2's based on CPUbenchmark's ratings, which have been spot on..

Dual E5-2630v2 = $650 x 2 = $1300
i7-4930 = $560


so im looking to consolidate bang/buck inside a smaller form factor...
post #4 of 9
I don't think that cooler would work well enough for the 4930k. I have a 3930k and its a hot one. My 2cents for what it is work. Linus did a video with similar cooler on a 3970x? and it idled insanly high.
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Of course you can. Just have to ensure you have proper cooling. My question to you is why the i7-4930? Check out the Xeon E5-2620 v2 instead. Sure, it has a lower clock speed but it has 6 cores and 12 threads, instead of 4 cores and 8 threads. The E5-2620v2 supports up to 768GB of max RAM, vs only 32GB of the i7. The E5 has double the memory channels, double the memory bandwidth, supports ECC RAM, better PCIe support, and will generally performance better for virtualization and multi-threaded applications. Should be about $100 cheaper, too.

More power? Check out the E5-2630v2 for a 2.6GHz clock speed (turbo to 3.1GHz) for around $650.

If you're building a server that will run multiple services, you can do better for your money.

The 4930k is 6/12 as well, but obviously with a higher clock than the 2620.
    
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post #6 of 9
It should work the cooler is rated for a CPU 150w and the processor is rated 130w. The only thing is it's going to loud as hell probably if it is going into a home office.
post #7 of 9
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haha... yeah im expecting it to sound loud as hell..
Fortunately, ill be dropping these in my garage inside a 24u server cabinet..
And will be dropping in a AC cooler directly into the cabinet at some point as i have other gear in the cabinet..
post #8 of 9
I didn't realize it was the i7-4930K (seems Intel doesn't make a i7-4930, non-K). What I referenced was the Intel i7-4930MX, by mistake, which is a quad core.

For rendering, you're right in that the higher clock speed will do better. In just about any other scenario, the E5 would outperform the i7.

If it's going in a 24U cabinet, can you not do a 2U chassis or are you limited on rack space?
post #9 of 9
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I have about 16 U's left... i was hoping to see if this 1u rendernode will work efficiently... if it does, i may build 7-8 more
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i could do 2u's.. would be better for such a heat-generating chip... i currently have 2 render nodes with I7-3930k's inside 3u enclosures with liquid cooling, and are completely silent.. but hoping to build a smaller form factor render node... noise wont be an issue since its sitting in my garage..

need more CPU render power!!

thanks guys for your input... i might be pulling the trigger soon on the parts... should run be about $1500...
ill update you guys if/when i get everything...
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