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 Post subject: Re: The quiet beast: dual Xeon and Quadro 4000 workstation
PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 6:45 am 
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Using the "power off for a couple days" procedure it seems I was able to "resuscitate" my VTX2 60G SSD, so now it is candidate for VM operations :-)


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 Post subject: Re: The quiet beast: dual Xeon and Quadro 4000 workstation
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:14 pm 
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Ugh have a LOT of pics to post :lol:

Quad Blu-ray reading and writing, all drives eSATA
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Fitting the OCZ VTX2-60G behind the front buttons/ports
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Remaking: Prolimatech S17s with three Scythe SY1225SL12LM-P automatically controlled. Titan TFD-7010M2B for the chipsets
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Papst 612M2GL for the storage controller
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The beast Quadro 4000 in place :-D
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Hard disk fans, rubber mounted Papst 8412N2GL, 1500 rpm, no vibration or clicking noise
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Custom-made modular cable for the internal ODDs and the 60G SSD
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Final build, workstation V2.0
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Two 4-HDD backplanes, no more empty bays
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Three intake grills instead of two
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No exhaust grille :mrgreen:, have to place an air duct to direct the HOT air coming out away from the UPS... PLenty of USB 2.0 ports, FW800, USB 3.0, perforated slot covers to let the Quadro breathe 8-)
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All measured up and tidied up front :wink:
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And down below :lol:
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Mobo end of DIY panel :-)
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Cheers :mrgreen:
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 Post subject: Re: The quiet beast: dual Xeon and Quadro 4000 workstation
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:05 pm 
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UPS modifying, not to silence the 24V Adda fan, just to remove some "box" noise and to gain much better airflow, so fan stays on less
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Getting the new Displayport connection to work :-)
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While we're at it, anti-slip and anti-vibration mat under the silm ODDs
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Placing and connecting the Taurus backup system
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Hey my HD collection's growing from day to day :mrgreen:
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 Post subject: Re: The quiet beast: dual Xeon and Quadro 4000 workstation
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:40 pm 
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Some sensor readings in June. The high GPU temp is due to the dual screen handling, in single screen mode it drops to 68
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RevodriveX2 card, block size 512K, stripe size 32K
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OCZ SSD, block size 256K
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RAID group: 4x WDC WD10EADS
RAID volume 0, RAID10, 1536 GB, block size 256K
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RAID volume 1, RAID0, 640 GB, block size 256K
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RAID group: 4x WDC WD5003ABYX
RAID volume 2, RAID0, 1858 GB, block size 1M
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