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I've got a very similar one from racksolutions.com in my basement. They're hellu nice, but around 350 + shipping.
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Will your 500w PSU support the 20 drives that case can support? I was thinking you would need something in the 800w+ range.
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Huh?

I am only using one drive, and went with a 400w drive which came with the case...Blade has been 100% load for the past week or so, holding up just fine..

I guess I should update my first post...
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Originally Posted by Vinovvi View Post
First of all MXjunk127 thank you +rep for creating this thread. I've been searching around the web for months now trying to find info on setting up a low cost render farm and only found the Helmer setup.

Now with that out of the way I've been looking at this setup for business purposes:

Gigabyte GA-G33M-S2L

Intel Q6600 OEM

2 Sets of these for a total of 8GB

Dynatron P199

All stuffed into this 1U blade chassis

All this comes in at around $500 shipped. My only concern would be heat as I do want to overclock the Q6600 to 3.0 Ghz. I wanted the 1U form factor to maximize performance in the smallest space as possible. Any input you have on my setup would be greatly appreciated and thanks ahead of time.
Hey, if your still around, have you ordered yet?

Its about time to order the 2nd machine so I was wondering how it was working out for you?
Edited by MXjunk127 - 8/9/08 at 4:09pm
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Sorry accidental doublepost...mod please delete!
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Sorry still haven't ordered due to school finances, but have changed my case recently to the Ultra MicroFly case, and removing the internal bracket that runs above the cpu to allow for a bigger aftermarket heatsink. What are you thoughts?
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post #37 of 68
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Yeah I feel you, I just paid for classes, about to get books...

Looks pretty good, a real good deal, just don't melt your case! lol

I think I may go 2U for a taller heatsink/lower noise as well...lookin at this, with the xeon....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16856999304
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MXjunk127 you still around? If you are how's that server setup going?
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post #39 of 68
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Yep...It is fast, I am loving it so far, I have been so busy I have not been able to use it much yet...

I have been so busy with work and school I have not been able to add anything to the rack, but I have a 24 gigabit switch and the 2u system to build and put in it. Will try and do a build log this weekend. Some of it is still in the mail but hopefully Newegg will get it here by friday.

I went with this case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16856999304

This heatsink:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835114072

and this processor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819117127

I am done adding machines for now due to lack of work...thinking I may post a build log in the regular section or do a FAQ on how to build a rackfarm...
Edited by MXjunk127 - 8/28/08 at 7:54am
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So two weeks ago I got all my stuff in for my 2nd renderfarm box, I put it together and got it running but neglected to post on here for some reason...

The build:
iStarUSA Black 2U Rackmount Case (350w)
Intel X3220 Xeon 2.4ghz
Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L Mobo (EP= Energy saver/green)
80gb Western Digital
8gb Ocz Gold ram

So, the build went pretty fast...I went with a Xeon because I thought the price trade off from a Q series chip was well worth the 15c variance in thermal specifications, that is, the Xeon can take hotter temperatures (turned out coming in VERY handy). The chip is just like the Q6600 in other respects.....

So, here is a pic of the main parts:



So after I got everything from the post office, I came back home and put it all together:




Since I was not running a videocard on final assembly I ran one while I OC'd, networked, and installed stuff...




I finally got it configured and running right. The power supply is by far the loudest thing in my room, over my 4 other computers and window AC unit, its like an F14 on the tarmac, the worthless heatsink doesnt help either...I may need to do some modding down the road...My load temps are around 65c well within the range of the chip, and the temp of the server rack is about 95F...After I got the machine up and running I put it in the rack with the new router (nice, but slow) and did some cable management...Here is the result...



And for anyone wondering, so far the rack pulls 330w at peak, and by my extremely loose estimate costs about 65 cents a day to run at 100% load.
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