EPYC3251D4I-2T build

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  1. csp-guy

    csp-guy Active Member

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    Hi Guys.

    I successfully bought my new mini itx server motherboard, so I started to build my replacement server instead of HP N54L Microserver.

    Motherboard: ASRock Rack > EPYC3251D4I-2T

    RAM: 2x32GB SKHynix HMA84GR7MFR4N-UH ECC REG RDIMM (I will get another 2 modules, I will have 128GB total ram).

    Updated: 128GB ram installed :)


    HDD: 4xWD RED 5 TB.

    SSD: 2x Intel 730 480GB, 1x Intel S3700 800GB, 1x128GB Sandisk (boot), 1x Intel optane 900p 280GB.

    Updated: boot drive has been expanded to mirror using another sandisk drive.

    Total number of drives: 10

    Controller card: IBM M1015 flashed to IT mode plus 2x sas cables

    Coolers: 2x noctua FLX 60x20 mm front intake, and 1x Noctua 40x10 mm on SAS controller, 1x Noctua PWM 60x20 mm CPU cooling.

    Case: Supermicro CSE-721TQ-250B.

    Extra cables: USB 3.0 header to 2xUSB3.0 converter, USB to 9 pin converter cable (To convert USB 2.0 ports in front to fit this motherboard). Noctua Y power cable (Motherboard has only 3 cooler connectors).

    Some sheet metal work: I upgraded the side ssd metal holder by cutting 2 pieces of sheet metal of 2.5 to 3.5 converter to pieces and using this solution I was able to put 3 ssd drives to the side of the case.

    Drive test: freenas, smb share access from windows, file copy to Optane drive, the 10GBE connection was fully utilized.

    I used bhyve to virtualize Centos, Windows etc, worked fine.

    I am satisfied.
     

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    Interesting build. That's a awful lot to pack in such a small space. Any concerns about airflow with all the extra cabling?
     
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    No problem with the airflow.

    Front coolers -> mobo and ram cooling.
    Cpu has his own cooler fixed by zip ties.

    The m1015 card is cool, too.

    I felt some warm when i touched the 10gbe chipsets heatsink.

    Ram is cool, too.

    The trick was cable management near the psu by zip ties and around the rear cooler to make enough space for the airflow.
     
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    Aquatechie New Member

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    If you don't mind my asking, from whom did you purchase your motherboard? My Google-fu isn't returning many vendors who actually carry the part. Thanks in advance!
     
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    Hi,

    I am hungarian. I have a friend who runs a small IT Business. He has registration at Asbis Hungary. Asbis is s distributor in EU. They ordered the motherboard from Asbis CZ’s storage. My friend gave me the motherboard with 3 year warranty.

    Asrockrack EU is in netherlands, they ships from there.

    Regards
     
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    62CEBA19-0678-448D-95E3-1AA17960D4AE.jpeg Speed test ISO copy from Windows 10 x540 t1 card to server, the storage is optane 900pbshared directly as smb share.

    Finally I attached the 900p as ZIL device over mirrored hdd drives.
     
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