ATX case for LGA1366 build

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  1. Navy_BOFH

    Navy_BOFH Member

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    I'm trying to make a QUIET and tower-based server for my house, which I am hoping to keep on a budget as well. Right now I have:

    Supermicro X8DTL-3F motherboard
    2x Intel L5639 CPU
    24Gb DDR3 10600 ECC RAM
    5x WD Se 3Tb drives
    4 port Intel i350 NIC
    IBM M1015 HBA

    I want to put it all together into a quiet ATX tower case, preferably with hot-swap so I can see drive failure indications, and keep it next to my desk. I am also concerned with power usage but haven't seen a E5 system I can gut and do this with (just yet).

    My other concern is cooling - I have the stock Supermicro 1u heatsinks on it, but do not know if there's an option for adding a fan - or if I just need to spring for a LGA1366 compatible cooler and hope I don't run into spacing issues.
     
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  2. CreoleLakerFan

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    I put a dual x5670 in a corsair case, used two of these:

    Amazon.com: Intel E97381 / E97381-001 / E97381-002 / E97381-003 Socket 1366 Cooler: Computers & Accessories

    Good heatsinks, cheap, and have a blue LED which everyone knows makes your system run much cooler.
     
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  3. Navy_BOFH

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    I like those coolers. I think i was just holding on to the idea of the stock coolers since I originally had to buy them when I was going to put all this in a 1U case - but they just need to go.

    What case did you use? I have seen a handful out there but haven't seen many reviews of them.


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  4. T_Minus

    T_Minus Moderator

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    I read OP then immediately googled the motherboard... sure enough, 1366 dual processor and ATX sized!!

    The motherboard is fun to look at with the size and ram setup going on :)
     
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    I've run a similar setup - dual 5520 on an asus z8na-d6c board in a fractal design xl case. Used noctua heatsink and fans. Could barely hear the system when under full load. No hotswap drives in that case though.
     
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    Get at least one fan in the front blowing air over the iohub heatsink (the grey heatsink near the pci/e slots), they get really hot and could affect the system stability.
     
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  7. CreoleLakerFan

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    I have it in an old Corsair Obsidian 800D. Those things are built like tanks and will last forever. Not sure I'd use it as a workstation case these days since it lacks USB3, but for a server it's perfect.
     
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    Sometimes I think that I should go with Z10PA-D8, just because of a case choices.
    Personally I'd go with Phanteks EVOLV or Caselabs BH7. In my case it will be placed on the table and I don't mind a little bit of show-off (dual CPU ;-P).
     
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