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T_Minus

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@i386 Many optane will be involved :) will share build when we get there in a couple weeks, in another thread.

It's amazing how much more affordable these chassis are than DIYing a NVME solution with >4 with the cabling, AOC, backplanes , etc...

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Now I can fill my three open computer servers with 64 GB per node.

All three servers are running E5-2650L cpu's since I did not like the heat that the E5-2665's pumped out running at %100. These run much cooler.

I was wanting the most cores with the lowest tdp as possible and not the absolute highest performance.

I have zero experience with Nanya brand ram but the green heat sinks will look pretty in the servers.:)
 

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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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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... ;)

 

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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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itronin

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Here's an SFF server, the green hornet, that I'm building for fun.
Final configuration is still in flux and changing daily as upgrade parts are still arriving.
May take a few more pics over the holidays and will post them if I do.
Thanks to @Danic for the 6 bay cage and @maes for showing me c_payne's bifurcation work.

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gigatexal

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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?