Description

A very unnecessary but at the same time totally and completely necessary build.

This build started a good year or two back (remember when GPUs and RAM was cheap?) and slowly I have completed the build. The motherboard/RAM/CPUs were purchased from Natex.Us - I paid around $550US for them which was a killer deal.

Re. the colour; it is actually purple. My camera seems convinced at times it is blue though.

I modded pretty much every part of this case because (who knew) Server cases are ugly. The top panel has a hole cut in it for a piece of acrylic I have yet to cut

(Yes Everything is in RAID-0. It backs up nightly to my NAS)

Part Reviews

CPU

For $150 for a pair it honestly can't be beat. The IPC is a little on the low end but any workflow that benefits from multithreading will get to stretch it's muscles here

CPU Cooler

Cheap. Works.

Manages to keep the Xeon's cool though not sure I'd trust it to a higher TDP chip. The included 'RGB' fan is gaudy as all hell- I would have much preferred a plain black one.

Comments

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice RGB server

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

wow this is badass

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice custom mod work, this build is really solid.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It's far from perfect but in my defense, a plasma cutter is not the easiest thing to use

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

What is your main use-case for this machine?

  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

Really wish I could give you an awesome answer but it's pretty much a do anything machine with Folding at Home running from 10pm-8am

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

I was just hoping you weren't going to say "gaming"

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

With a 660Ti that rarely decides to work in SLI, the only gaming Ii can do is Solitaire (60 FPS though)

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

How is your PPD on that thing? I am assuming your running CPU and GPU. Did you have to use multiple CPU slots, or will it use 30 on one slot?

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  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Much RAM, such wow