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[Build Log] Project duOpteron rev: 32-core dual CPU, 16 DIMMs, E-ATX server board, in HAF XB EVO

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Dear community,

I would like to showcase one of my most satisfying build: project duOpteron.

Highlights
  • Performance-oriented extreme AMD build (yes it outcompetes X99 in many multi-threading jobs!)
  • Huge motherboard, loads of parts in a quite compact case
  • Server system in a consumer's interface, solution to heat and noise issues

The original version of this machine was completed last summer, and was demonstrated in a foreign forum: Expand (Click to show)
The original machine was displayed in a Chinese geek forum, 百度图拉丁吧. This forum is known for using and modding cheap old parts (especially retired server parts). They hold credits for inventing 771-to-775 mod, dual 1366 server board (not SR-2) OC mod, and many other so-called "dark techs".
http://tieba.baidu.com/p/3357317380
http://tieba.baidu.com/p/3400286310

Recently I made some modifications to the machine, including replacing memory sticks and CPU coolers, re-organizing drives and add-on cards, re-painting the case, and put it back to service. I am going to show you the updated version. This thread is a combination of old and new images.

Index
  1. Overview - post #1
  2. Part list - post #2
  3. Server board features
  4. Case modding
  5. Chipset cooler modding
  6. CPU cooler modding 1
  7. Version 1 finish
  8. CPU cooler modding 2
  9. Add-on cards
  10. Version 2 finish
  11. Benchmark results


Overview
Let pictures talk: (Click to show)









DBP

Thanks for your time!
Edited by thomasz - 9/5/15 at 11:31am
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Intel DG45ID Desktop Board Nvidia Geforce GTX 260 Core 216 8GB (4x2GB) DDR2-800MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
250GB HDD @ SATA2 3Gb/s 750GB HDD @ SATA2 3Gb/s Rosewill RCX-Z300 92mm Ball CPU Cooler Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 
PowerCaseOther
pre-installed Rosewill 450W standard ATX PS2 PSU Rosewill FBM-01 Mini Tower Rosewill RNX-G300LX Wireless Adapter 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Intel DG45ID Desktop Board Nvidia Geforce GTX 260 Core 216 8GB (4x2GB) DDR2-800MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
250GB HDD @ SATA2 3Gb/s 750GB HDD @ SATA2 3Gb/s Rosewill RCX-Z300 92mm Ball CPU Cooler Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 
PowerCaseOther
pre-installed Rosewill 450W standard ATX PS2 PSU Rosewill FBM-01 Mini Tower Rosewill RNX-G300LX Wireless Adapter 
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Part list

CPU: AMD Opteron 6276 (16 cores, 2.3-3.2 GHz, Bulldozer) (Qty: 2) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Motherboard: Supermicro H8DGi-F Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Memory: 16x 2GB no-brand sticks (later replaced by 16x 4GB Kingston DDR3-1333 ECC RDIMMs) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Graphics: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Storage: 240GB OCZ Agility 3 (SATA III) + 250GB Seagate Barracuda (SATA II, 7200 rpm, 8 MB cache) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Chassis: Cooler Master HAF XB EVO Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Power supply: Zumax Topower 1050W Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

CPU cooler (version 1): Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (Qty: 2) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
DBP

CPU cooler (version 2): Scythe Kabuto II (Qty: 2) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
DBP

Chipset cooler: Vantec CCB-A1C (Qty: 2) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Addon card: SYBA USB 3.0 / SATA III controller card (SD-PEX50055) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Intel DG45ID Desktop Board Nvidia Geforce GTX 260 Core 216 8GB (4x2GB) DDR2-800MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
250GB HDD @ SATA2 3Gb/s 750GB HDD @ SATA2 3Gb/s Rosewill RCX-Z300 92mm Ball CPU Cooler Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 
PowerCaseOther
pre-installed Rosewill 450W standard ATX PS2 PSU Rosewill FBM-01 Mini Tower Rosewill RNX-G300LX Wireless Adapter 
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Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Intel DG45ID Desktop Board Nvidia Geforce GTX 260 Core 216 8GB (4x2GB) DDR2-800MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
250GB HDD @ SATA2 3Gb/s 750GB HDD @ SATA2 3Gb/s Rosewill RCX-Z300 92mm Ball CPU Cooler Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 
PowerCaseOther
pre-installed Rosewill 450W standard ATX PS2 PSU Rosewill FBM-01 Mini Tower Rosewill RNX-G300LX Wireless Adapter 
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