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[Ion]

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So, my new project should finally be coming together tonight. It's taken a bit longer than I was hoping for, but I'll be setting up a new Xeon DP setup. Here's what it will be:
- 2x Intel Xeon E5420 (2.5GHz Yorkfield-12M)
- Supermicro X7DAE (dual LGA771 board)
- 8x1GB FB-DDR2
- Antec TruePower New 650w
- Sapphire HD7950 (from the i3)
- WD Velociraptor 150GB (why not?)
- Supermicro 2U Copper HSFs
- Probably no case, unless I can find a good eATX one)
- Windows 7 Pro x64 (free licenses from the engineering department here)

I already have the GPU, PSU, HDD, and Windows license--and I should be getting the HSFs, CPUs, RAM, and motherboard from my parents tonight. I'm hoping for just under 100k BOINC PPD or so.

Pictures will be provided as soon as I have the new HW :toast:
 

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Pictures will be provided as soon as I have the new HW :toast:

Yep, pictures or it didn't happen. :laugh:

Looking forward to that man!!!

I just about picked one of those up a week or so ago but the dang guy ended up selling. :banghead:
 

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Well, something I should have considered before putting a server in my dorm room: the noise level is phenomenal. I'm going to have to figure out slower fans so that I don't go deaf within a week.

I'm installing Windows 7 Professional x64 right now--I'll then get BOINC set up and figure out something about those damn fans...
 

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You can replace just the fans and keep the coolers.

They look to be 80mm not sure though.
 

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Well, something I should have considered before putting a server in my dorm room: the noise level is phenomenal. I'm going to have to figure out slower fans so that I don't go deaf within a week.
http://i.imgur.com/B7JkU.jpg
I'm installing Windows 7 Professional x64 right now--I'll then get BOINC set up and figure out something about those damn fans...
:laugh: Yep they look to be the 2u style of cooler with the 35mm thick server fans! They are pretty much ear bleeding loud! I have a Dell 2U server at my shop that is kept in a very cool room all by its self due to that very issue. :laugh: It has 4 60mm x 35mm thick fans in the front and two of them on the coolers. The damn thing is open header loud. :laugh:
 

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It is amazing. I pulled off the two 60mm fans and it's doing much better....and running surprisingly cool:


No idea of the temps on CPU #2, but they should be similar. Part of these awesome temperatures (particularly given that there's very little air flow through the HSFs) is that I have it next to a window with 38F air :D
 
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