12/24 and M6 refer to the thread, it has nothing to do with the screwdriver used. The most common in the US is #2 phillips. It isn't hard to find torx head screws outside of computer shops, just search for the thread, length and drive head. A button head or truss head style would be similar to...
It should cool the CPU better than a 1u passive or active heatsink but its no where as large as a desktop sized radiator. You may be able to do some light overclocking depending on how hard you push stuff and how good your CPU is.
Hopefully this helps someone, there was vary little information I could find when I started this build.
Background: I am using this as a Blue Iris server and upgraded to an i9-9900k so I can play around with AI a bit more. I was running with a 1u active heatsink rated for 73w which inspired...
Located in Pinal County Arizona
Selling off some of my home equipment
1u X9DBL-3F system
$400 shipped to the lower 48 with Fedex ground
Subtract $50 if you want just the MB/CPU's and RAM (no case)
i7 8700k CPU SOLD
$200 shipped to the lower 48 with Fedex ground...
Depends on how far you are scaling out. Past 64 cams and you would end up with multiple servers. The spec guide is useless. I have about 2/3 of the camera MP you list at 10 fps on a 8700k recording 24/7 and am around 8% on the CPU. I was virtualized on a 2697 V2 before substreams came out and...
Have you tried BI 5. There is support for sub streams now which significantly reduces CPU usage and eliminates the need for HW decode. There was also a webinar recently with one guy running 64 cam BI VM's.
I would be worried about electronics next to things that create heat and hold water. That being said, I am building a dedicated closet for some of my equipment that doesn't have an exterior wall. For venting I am going with a mini split AC unit.
Thats exactly how it worked last time I tried it. Single standard host with GUI activated then two standard guests activated without issue using the same issue. I did have to do it by phone due to lack of internet access so I can't confirm online activation works the same.
I built a server for my father using a X11SCA-F and a i9 9900 a while back. The big thing that got me by surprise is the NVME does not support RAID through RST. Use case is similar with drivepool and MediaPortal 2 but I put 2019 server on the host and virtualized MP2, PFsense, DC and Blue Iris...