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    Its not cool till its watercooled. Fuganater's Avatar
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    Default Project: Honeycomb



    Honeycomb will by a scratch build, double wide server case.

    This mod is brought to you by:

    Thanks to John and his team at Delvie's for helping with the Plexi!


    Thanks to Bill for providing some goodies!


    Thanks to Maurizio at Lamptron for providing a fan controller and some UV Cold Cathodes.


    Thanks go Gregor at EK for providing a bunch of the watercooling parts.


    Thanks to the guys at Bitspower for loads of watercooling bits.

    Hardware
    Motherboard: Gigabyte 880GA
    CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 @3.0GHz
    GPU: 2x something
    HDD: 1x 320 HDD (OS), 2x 2TB HDDs (Case can hold roughly HDDs 20 total)
    PSU: Corsair 100W
    Optical Drive: Blu-ray Player
    RAM: 4GB G.Skill PC 1600


    The Case

    Here are my original Sketchup designs.






    Updates:
    Update #1: Received Mobo and Plexi Sizes
    Update #2: Received more parts
    Update #3: The Saw
    Update #4: Drill Press
    UPdate #5: New Mobo Side Panel Design
    Update #6: Testing
    Update #7: Case Fans
    Update #8: An Evening Designing
    Update #9: MNPCTECH Sponsor
    Update #10: Experimenting
    Update #11: Fabricating
    Update #12: Finishing the Frame
    Update #13: Plexi Work
    Update #14: Lamptron Sponsor
    Update #15: MNPCTECH Goodies
    Update #16: How I Keep it Together
    Update #17: EK Waterblocks Sponsor
    Update #18: Woe Is Me
    Update #19: Front Panel
    Update #20: Lamptron Goodies
    Update #21: Media Card Reader Cutout
    Update #22: Coming Together and Side Panel Design
    Update #23: Cutting the Mobo Side Panel
    Update #24: Custom Waterblock and Cables
    Update #25: EK Waterblock Goodies
    Update #26: Installing the Rad/Res
    Update #27: Lighting
    Update #28: Supplies, Rivets and Sleeving

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    Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus Technochicken's Avatar
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    Default Re: Project: Maximus Serverus

    Your pictures aren't working for me.

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    Default Re: Project: Maximus Serverus

    work for me.

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    Default Re: Project: Maximus Serverus

    not working for me either...
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    Default Re: Project: Maximus Serverus

    Sorry about that. Reorganized my Photobucket albums. Should be good now.

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    Default Re: Project: Maximus Serverus

    Quote Originally Posted by Fuganater View Post
    Sorry about that. Reorganized my Photobucket albums. Should be good now.
    Works now!
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    Default Re: Project: Maximus Serverus

    Looks nice.
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    Default Re: Project: Maximus Serverus

    I need some AMD help. AMD's CPUs are much cheaper than Intel's so I figure thats a better bet for this server. I saw an AMD Athlon II X4 for $92 on Newegg. Is this a decent chip? I haven't used AMD in about 5+ years.

    If not can any one recommend a CPU under $100 that's decent? And a mobo that would work out with a lot of SATA ports.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: Project: Maximus Serverus

    What do you actually plan to do with the server - if it's only going to be a big file server, any quad core is major overkill - any dual core would be more than capable and you could then use the savings to get other toys

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    Default Re: Project: Maximus Serverus

    Well it was only $90 for a quad core so I was like "why not?" Which proc do you suggest then?

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