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Old 14-11-13, 03:17 PM
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Oooo nice shiny bits
Yup, I must admit I quite like the Noctua coolers, it's a nice change of pace from W/C
gear for once.

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wish all cpu were cheaper than the coolers
Be careful what you wish for, we might end up with 2000 USD heat sinks...

But yeah, there are some awesome deals for non-high-end LGA1366 Xeons on eBay
at the moment from companies sometimes dumping hundreds of them at a time
when they upgrade a client's server farm. I got CPUs, M/B and RAM form such deals
(albeit from different companies).

Seeing as a current-gen CPU really isn't necessary unless you absolutely need those
last few percents of performance it's a pretty good option IMO. I'd rather have something
mid-high end from older generations than lower-end from current gen, unless
current-gen has some killer feature that I want/need. But such features are likely
in mid-high end parts anyway, so you'd have to buy the expensive current-gen
stuff, not the lower end parts.

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Old 14-11-13, 03:21 PM
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should have been more careful I was thinking cooler prices straying the same and cpu coming down
and then one day I'll wake up from that dream
Mr E.bay is my best friend
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Old 14-11-13, 03:24 PM
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should have been more careful I was thinking cooler prices straying the same and cpu coming down
and then one day I'll wake up from that dream
Haha, I gathered as much, but I'm a stickler for loopholes in logic.

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Mr E.bay is my best friend
He has been very kind to me as well I must say.

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im in!!

Also im quite interested on your opioion about ZFS, i been looking at converting my windows file server to a FreeNAS implementation and using 6x3TB disk in parity, just wondering if id see performance increase
Sorry, just saw your post now, thanks for joining us!

So far I'm very impressed by ZFS, but there are a few caveats when it comes
to performance, especially once you start playing around with parity. I'll post
some numbers when APOLLO is up and running, don't hesitate to remind me
should I forget.
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Old 15-11-13, 10:13 AM
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So far I'm very impressed by ZFS, but there are a few caveats when it comes
to performance, especially once you start playing around with parity. I'll post
some numbers when APOLLO is up and running, don't hesitate to remind me
should I forget.
ahh excellent, ill remind you dont worry loving the coolers by the way
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Old 16-11-13, 05:35 PM
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ahh excellent, ill remind you dont worry loving the coolers by the way
Excellent, and thank you!

Up and Running, Ghetto Style


Hardware Validation

I've put the system together temporarily to validate the M/B, CPU and memory, so
far all seems good. A minimal Arch Linux setup has been installed and is
successfully running BOINC at the moment.

EDIT:
I'm not running BOINC as a hardware validation tool, that's not what it's
designed to do. I have (mostly) validated the hardware and am now just running
BOINC.

Just to clarify.
/EDIT

Gotta love low-power CPUs, core temps after about an hour of running BOINC on
all cores are:
31 C, 31 C, 35 C, 30 C,
32 C, 26 C, 29 C, 31 C


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Feast on the Ghetto-ness!

Yeah...

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Next Up

I'll need to order some supplies for modding the front part of the case for more
HDDs. Still not sure if I'll paint it. Can't paint it in the apartment, and
temps in my workshop in the basement have dropped significantly since we now
have just a few degrees above freezing outside, so conditions for spray painting
are not optimal at all at the moment.
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Old 16-11-13, 05:42 PM
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Why not send the inside off to be powdercoated?

Or did you mean paint all of it?
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Old 16-11-13, 06:17 PM
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Why not send the inside off to be powdercoated?

Or did you mean paint all of it?
Not too bad of an idea, and yes I'm just talking about the insides, the outside actually
has a pretty nice powdercoat. I might end up making a custom front plate, and
would probably then paint that as well.

I'm a bit hesitant because for one thing the case is actually pretty solidly built and will
be a bitch to take apart and put back together (lots and lots and lots of rivets )
and with college giving me plenty to do at the moment, time is a bit at a premium
right now.

Secondly, since this machine will be crucial for my dad with him using it as his
main business storage server (with backups elsewhere as well of course), I'm not
sure how enthusiastic he'll be about the idea of having something painted that,
technically speaking, really doesn't need to be painted for it to do the job he's
asking it to do.

Also, not painting it would allow it to get up and running sooner, which he'd also
appreciate of course. He's usually very enthusiastic about my PC projects, but this
might be pushing it a bit even for him.

I would love to have black insides on it though, possibly with purple/violet sleeving.
Since purple and green are two colours that usually go pretty well together, that
would allow me to have a properly colour-coordinated rig despite having a server
M/B with that green PCB in there. Of course it's still a matter of taste, but that's
what's come to mind so far.

But thanks for the suggestion, somehow powder coating had completely slipped my
mind. If I end up going for painted insides that definitely looks like the best option
(as long as I can find somebody who does it for a halfway decent price).

If I don't end up painting it, I'll just do things as cleanly as possible to have it at
least look very tidy.


Cheers,
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Old 21-11-13, 12:10 PM
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Noctua for the WIN!!!
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Old 21-11-13, 01:02 PM
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bloody hell alpenwasser, is there ever a point where you doing have a build on the go haha
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Old 21-11-13, 01:57 PM
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If it purpose is to be a server and you are not going to put a window panel on it I don't think there is much reason to paint/powder coat the inside. As much as it would be nice to see and make a good build log, it just is not necessary.

Definately good prices on the hardware, curious how well it performs. I have plans for a home server/test bench with virtualisation so could do with something with a little bit of guts about it.
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