Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by MxPhenom 216, Jan 18, 2013.
Thats not as fun.
Could go all out and order a PCI dual gigabit nic card and run IPfire (custom router linux distro) on Virtual Box and have a Router/Firewall/Fileserver/VM machine all at the same time!
I can see where buying the wrong board and having to send it back and spend even more money out of pocket would so so much more fun than just having something that works.
Stop being so Emo.
Alright well, There are 2 guys at work are interested in the board so im going to sell it to one of them. Hopefully make about the same amount of money I spent on it, since its a brand new board. Never even powered on the system. So we will see how that goes, then ill get that Asrock board.
So as I was pulling the motherboard out and packing it away, I noticed something with the power buttom/LED assembly on this Dell, and that is you can literally slide out the LEDs and power switch and put in new ones in the little green holder. So I put in my new Apevia power switch, and will look at buying new LEDs to work with todays standard motherboard front panel connections. Ill have pictures posted up later tonight.
I wouldn't have, I can't stand NAS devices. The inexpensive ones are slow as shit, and the expensive ones cost just as much as building an actual server or more and offer less functionality.
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About to order some modders mesh and LEDs to replace the dell ones for the power and HDD activity LED. This is turning into a case mod project too haha.
I think people are forgetting this is a learning experience too. Main reason why Im building the server, I want to learn how to do things over network and get a bit more accustom to VMs.
Possibly thinking about making a 92mm hole at the bottom of this dell case to have a bottom intake. Then get some case feet to raise it up a bit. Just a thought. Let me know what you guys think.
With Apevia Power switch in.
Apevia power switch taking the dells power switch and LED assemblies place. New Blue LEDs have been ordered.
Thinking about spray painting the little green plastic thing to a black or something. The green is just lame and bright. I have black paint and shit so no extra cash spent.
Well I'm bored today and going to spray paint the green thing black. Ill post picture when Im done. should be quick.
Can't wait to see what else you do to the case. Anything inperticular you have in mind for it? That big round dell logo on the side would make a nice fan hole. LOL
I was wanting to drill out a 92mm hole at the bottom of the case and get custom case feet to give the case more airflow, but i dont know yet.
I did just buy $35 worth of some modders mesh, front panel LEDs for power and HDD activity and cable management stuff.
Cool man. I have a very simliar if not identical system in my closet and wondered what I would ever do with it. You have gave me some great ideals. I have to gut it first which is a bummer considering it is a fully functioning system. Oh well.
The P4 system that was in it before is fully functional too, but horribly slow, and ive wanted to upgrade it for a long time just for the hell of it.
I have a matx s939 board with a x2 proc so I may be able to build a media server out of it.
I want to see how good of cable management I can get out of this case and the stuff that I have coming. I very obsessive when it comes to cable management. If theres anything in computer building that I am a perfectionist about its the cabling.
I am also curious of how this is going to turn out for you. I will be keeping an eye on the thread.
What was the video card in the original Dell system?
HIS pci hd5450
Ordered the new board:
Got the mesh, LEDs, and some other things. The LEDs are junk. Back to just using the power button. The Mesh is a little bit different then I anticipated but itll work. For some reason Frozencpu sent me a thing of Blood Red Coolant from EK. The hell?
Its the LEDs for the power button and HDD activity lol! :shadedshu But they dont fit. the 3mm and 5 mm. So Screw it.
So new goodies today, and some things put in place in preperation for the new board to come. enjoy
Modders Mesh to cover up 5.25" slots since I will not be using DVD drives.
Modders mesh to cover the opening for the front USB and panel audio. System is so old that the USB and panel connections are not standard to current motherboards. Thus having it there is useless.
Overall look. Pretty happy about it.
Update again friday night. This one will be much bigger.
Is the floppy drive cover removable?
I hope you plan to use stock cooler with that ASRock board..the heat-sink-less analogue VRM needs airflow.
XFast Ram software might be quite useful for your intent on playing with VMs though.
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