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post #1 of 88 (permalink) Old 03-16-2016, 10:48 PM - Thread Starter
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[CASE MOD] Queen of Dreams. 2P Home Server. OG Stacker 830.

Now this worklog isn't entirely new. I've started and stopped this build twice before. Mostly due to me not having a need for a 16-core water cooled home theater PC . I do however need a server w/ more PCIe slots than my current one. So instead of using the space for water cooling, I will be focusing on space for storage.

If you aren't familar w/ my last couple builds you can find pics here:
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Forever Alone Server Edition

Pull it out of the closet and it mostly looks like this.



Reinstalled the air coolers so I could test to make sure the motherboard still works, which it does. The drive cages will need to be installed sideways as that is the only way they will fit.







Using a pair of Lian Li drive cages from my Black Pearl since they are rather nice. Had to trim off the stands.





I cut a big hole in the side panel to allow access to the drive cages as well as to let air through.





With the pieces reinstalled on the case . Next up will be cutting some aluminum to make a cover for this area.


This was done on the last work log. But I thought I should include pictures. I had cut a new clean floor cover as well as a clean drive cage cover.



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Today I nibbled 4 pieces of thin aluminum to clean up the visible drive cage area. 2 long pieces to cover the sides and then two other pieces to cover the top and the bottom. I used JBWeld to hold them in place. Will be sanding them before I paint it since some JBWeld did leak out.

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Yesss, another lowfat build, and 2p, subbed!! biggrin.gif
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Yesss, another lowfat build, and 2p, subbed!! biggrin.gif

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Haven't done much work since I've been watching Daredevil S2. However I did get the drive cages mounted in place. The rivets I bought are absolute junk. So I will be removing them and replacing them w/ better ones at some point. All the rivet heads will also be sanded and filled over for a cleaner look.

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The SATA breakout cables came in the mail today.

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@Spenning & dirty elf, I know you guys were curious about what happened w/ Mael. Well this is it.
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@lowfat What processor's are those? Also what mother boards are you using?

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@lowfat What processor's are those? Also what mother boards are you using?

Currently have engineering sample E5-2660s. But they have a few issues. Like no PCIe 3.0 and I can't ever update my bios. So a week or so ago I ordered a pair of E5-2670s from eBay. Price was too good.

The board is an Asus Z9PE-D8 WS.
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looking good lowfat! smile.gif

how much did ya pay for the E5-2670's?

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how much did ya pay for the E5-2670's?


$173USD shipped for the pair. They are crazy cheap on eBay right now.
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damn that's cheap sadly i can't spare any money atm so building a new fileserver will have to wait (my old one stayed in belgium before i moved to the usa frown.gif)

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