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Welcome to Gesetzlos, which is German for Lawless. Why did I name it that? Not really sure, a lot of things in this build where made under the influence of alcohol and thusly I do not really remember. I believe it had something to do with my recent acquiring of Lederhosen and the fact I named my other build Unruhig. Either way welcome to this build log. Join me in the joys of making an awesome server and hopefully we both learn something on the way.

Goals
  • The purpose of this build is primarily to build a server for [email protected]
  • The second purpose of this build is to have a server. I am pretty shallow and I have recently concluded that having things is nice, especially when you have more things than someone else. Every party I go to I can make reference to my dual E5-2680s, how I probably have quadruple the number of cores as their laptop, and how I have many, many, many virtual machines running all on one device. At the end of the night, it will also be an easy way to get people back to my place. Simply mentioning the "Awesomeness" of my "beautiful 25U server rack with 4U case" will send them charging into my largely dented, and barely running, four door Accord. I am convinced this is how one wins over the women.
  • The third reason is the aforementioned virtual machines. I am currently in an internship at Parallel's. I am consistently thinking to myself "I have no idea what I am doing so I am just going to push buttons and hope this works". On a daily basis I am having to play around with products such as System Center Configuration Manager. Never heard of it? Neither had I. Turns out It sucks yet CIO's think its the greatest thing since sliced bread. Playing around and setting up things such as Active Directory at home will be loads of fun for the full family. I am pretty sure I can also turn this into sometype of wooing device. Active Directory is pretty hot and sexy right?

Why Intel?
I like low electricity bills and comparable AMD servers are huge power sucks.
Also Intel is more expensive so its kind of like a who do you think I am? Some type of poor person? Pssssh. I should mention this project was done on a college budget so I am broke. Its all about the image though right?

The Goods

Phase 1:
  • Processor: 2x Intel E5-2680s QB79[
  • Mobo:Supermicro X9DR3-F
  • Case/Chassis: ARK IPC
  • PSU: Seasonic 850-X
  • Memory: 4x G. Skill Ripjaws 2 x 4gb
  • Coolers: NH-U9DXi4
  • Harddrive: *Temp* old 80gb laptop drive
  • Server Rack: Tripp Lite SR4POST25 25U Rack
  • Switch: Either TP-LINK TL-SG3210 or D-Link DGS-1024D
Phase 2:
I will fill this out soon.
  • Watercooling
  • Ideas?

While I know the first phase might not be the most exciting, I hope you will follow along. Feel free to comment as I go and ask any questions you might have. I hope to make interesting build log. I will continue to make posts through the software installation as I feel like this might benefit some people. Finally, I will try to update this as much as I can.

Updates

Update one: Mobo in case

Update]http:///t/1430722/build-log-gesetzlos-a-dual-e5-2680-server-build/0_50#post_20930336]Update Two: Misfitting coolers and Proccesors[/URL]
 

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So this post is basically to get this log up to speed.

For Reference this is the "Office"



And the closet where I will be fitting the server rack



The case, the PSU, and the motherboard have arrived



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Case/mobo shot



Mobo shot



The motherboard did not line up perfectly with the case standoff holes. Took me about a half hour and some rum to figure out that is why they included these plastic standoffs.
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That is all I have. I ordered the CPUs today. Time for
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If you build half as entertainingly as you write your opening posts, this shall be rather fun!
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Subbing in!
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Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Two people watching!

In other news I bought 4 sets of G. Skill Ripjaw 2x4gbs sets... I will upgrade it to something cooler later.
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Chicks are really gonna dig your uh, large core count!
 

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Update

So this morning I was dealing with a blistering hangover after a night of drunk bowling. For a pick me up I decided to drop by the post office to retrieve my processors that the post office was holding hostage because I was not at my place to sign for the package. The is no better pick me up than a aging and busy post office at 9 in the morning



These processors where pretty hilariously packed. They were literally put in anti static bag, then stuffed into an a bubble wrap envelope, and then that was stuffed into "If it fits it ships" box. There was absolutely no protection from them knocking around and hitting each other. Oh well they are here and hopefully working.

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So out of my excitement I decided that I should just run to Frys and fit some Coolmaster 212 Evo coolers. I had read that these will fit in the narrow ILX pattern of these motherboards, however it seems there is a slight height issue.
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So lesson here is that if you buy this case don't buy huge air coolers.
 

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Yep, sadly most (all?) tower HS with 120mm fans are too high for 4U cases. You could cut holes in the top cover though.

Good that the CPU's are working, now get on with it!
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I know I wish I would have known this ahead of time. I am waiting for the 90mm coolers, the server rack, and the 32gbs of ram. The ram managed to get backordered somehow
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I am going to test the processors today to make sure everything is working though with the coolers I do have. I also stole some ram from my desktop so it boots.
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I am working on it! I am working on it!
 

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Well Gesetzlos is up and running partially. She has been folding like a champ today
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I put together the server rack last night and also installed the Memory. Although I could not install all the memory because the Coolmaster coolers are too big
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When I finished with all that I decided it would be interesting to try closing the case with the Coolmaster coolers. The temps rose up from 50c to 69c-70c in about 5 minutes. No idea what it would have gotten to had I left it there longer. I am hoping this is not the same with the Noctua coolers installed. Mind you that the coolers where touching the top of the case causing there to be limited airflow.

I will upload pictures when I get home. Have to stay late to talk to someone in Novosibirsk
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The Noctua Coolers should be coming tomorrow
 

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Update 3 - Rack building/Cooler Installation/Other fun stuff

Tripp-lite package




All laid out


All put together



Ram arrived too



So this is where this build gets a little ghetto. With the heatsinks on the ram did not clear the cooler, so that had to go.
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All I can say is

Finally I was able to get the cooler installed
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With blue lights cause we can



So thats all I got for now.

The combo of Noctua coolers/case are slightly disappointing. They are super quiet, but the temps for one of the cpus is above 70c. I am almost certain this is the back cpu. I am pretty sure this is due to poor case design.

Speaking of case design, you can tell the person who made this case was drunk. I am not sure why they thought it was a great idea to have the PSU blowing directly where a second CPU would logically go. This is combined with the fact that there is only two tiny 80mm fans to drive exhaust out the back. Not too mention you have to disassemble half the case to get the drive cage out or that while the front locks, you only have to undo two screws to get the top off.
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Speaking of case design, you can tell the person who made this case was drunk. I am not sure why they thought it was a great idea to have the PSU blowing directly where a second CPU would logically go. This is combined with the fact that there is only two tiny 80mm fans to drive exhaust out the back. Not too mention you have to disassemble half the case to get the drive cage out or that while the front locks, you only have to undo two screws to get the top off.
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Ah yes, that reminds me of the glorious ergonomics of old PC cases
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great write up man!
 
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