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Klee

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Can you mount a EEB size motherboard in a mid tower case with zero mods?

Well yes you can.;)

Rosewill makes this one that I bought two on sell from Newegg about two years ago at less than $40.00 each.

Its limited to three hard drives and two SSD's and a EVGA 1000 watt power supply is a real tight fit so I went with a 750 watt version since its about an inch shorter.
 

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whitey

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Not gonna have any 'sauce' due to the nature/industry and environment I work in but I have had some recent pleasure/pain working on some Atos BullSequana S800 nodes monster x86 proprietary interconnect servers for SAP HANA internal ERP system/s.

Total juice per S800 system equates to 448 cores of Intel Scalable gen 2 8276M procs, 12TB memory (6TB DDR4 DRAM/6TB NVDIMM's), 12 ports of 32Gbps FC HBA's, and 12 ports of 40GbE Ethernet.

4 of these systems, $100K per node, $400K each S800 frame, totaling $1.6M across four frames...not my $$$ but I do enjoy spending it! HA
 
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Dreece

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Not exactly pron, but hey with how cheap high-cap sas/nvme 2.5 ssds are going, I thought I'd flesh out one of the servers so I can fill her up good and proper as and when the drive deals land... ;)

 

Wasmachineman_NL

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"I have a unlimited budget, more money than sense, and want the best of the best when it comes to mobile workstations. What should I get?"

Answer: Behold! Ladies and gentlemen, here's what a Dell Precision M6500 Covet looks like with the highest specs you can get from Dell:


Precision M6500 Covet, Burnt Orange chassis
Intel Core i7-940XM
Nvidia Quadro 5000M
32GB RAM
Samsung SM863 960GB SSD
WUXGA RGBLED display with Covet Edge-to-Edge Glass
Intel Ultimate-N 6300
Dell 410 UWB & 365 Bluetooth
Windows 7 Ultimate Dell OEM
 
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gigatexal

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https://webstore.spalusa.com/content/files/content/PDF/30100400_SPEC.pdf

this will be a closer comparison -- max static pressure of 15mm, vs 10.5mm for the 3000rpm 140mm noctua.

9x noctua:
max airflow 2400 m^3/h at zero pressure
6.6w x 9 = 60w total
IP52 protection

$27*9 = $243 (newegg)

VA18-AP10/C-41A * 16"S/12V:
max airflow 2200 m^3/h at zero pressure
minimum power draw 7.5a @ 12v (90w)
maximum power draw 8.5a @ 12v (102w)
IP68 motor

$95 (manufacturer website)

So ballpark pretty similar. A bit better pressure, which may be desireable. Better waterproofing, which may be necessary for outdoor applications. Easier to manage 1 fan vs 9. Cheaper. Uses a bit more power (but not an unreasonable amount)
Sure, but how loud?
 
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CyklonDX

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Prestonia, and Gallatin Xeons




IBM Blade Chassis




IBM Thinkpad T60


AIO Watercooled Intel Server



Some old room porn


MSI 290x Lightening (unicorn chip) using DICE cooling to set some records in the past





Comparison of SC dual 2011 LGA motherboard vs MSI's LGA 1155 top motherboard (haswell)



Fury-X


Intel 4820K @ 5GHz under full load
 

BoredSysadmin

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Anyone want to run the roi numbers on that 4.5pb? I just don't see how this isn't just a huge waste of money and resources.
Chia In 2023? What a waste of electricity and SSDs. Now, Storj is an entirely different subject.