Version 3.0 and supposedly the final version is finished! I bought the first parts for this pc 27. august and I'm more than ready to put the pc to work.
My workstation and fileserver:
Changelog from v. 2.0:
Added 8 Leds in the front for each Raid-HD.
Connected the Rpm-wire for the 3 fans controlled by the fancontroller to its separate fanheader on the motherboard.
Then all the final parts are:
Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4, rev 1.1
2 x 1GB Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C4
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, stepping G0, Lapped
Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme, Lapped, with Coin
Arctic Silver 5
Gainward GeForce 8500 GT 512MB Fanless
Dvd +- RW
: BenQ DW1640
HD for OS:
Samsung Spinpoint T133 HD401LJ 400GB
Promise SuperTrak EX8350
HD for Raid6:
8 x Spinpoint T166 HD501LJ 500GB
Fan, Cpu and front top:
2 x Nexus D12SL-12 BW
Fan, front center and bottom:
2 x Noctua NF-S12-1200
Fan, back and top exhaust:
2 x Antec Tricool
Cable ties, leds, ledholders, resistors, wires, solder, metalgrill, fanheader connectors, shrinktubes etc and if I did not tell you, lots of cable ties..
I have because of the Raidcontroller and its Ram bought a UPS, Powerware 5110 1000VA.
Frontpicture with custom fan, leds and fancontroller:
I have spent much time testing different Leds and resistors to get the Leds not to bright. It's very nice, but of course it's no real practical use I guess.
Inside, very few differences from v. 2.0. Just added 3 fanheaders and the cable for the Leds from the Raid-controller. Don't forget that there's lots of cables, E-Sata, Usb, Sata, power, audio, cable for leds, fans etc.
Again many cables and cable ties, but the panel is no problem to get back on:
Able to check the fans Rpm
I'm extremely happy with the pc. Have not been able to test it so much yet, but for me it's very fast and quiet. And heavy..
I have not overclocked it and will probably not yet. I just need a very stable pc, the Quad is already a overkill for my use. It will mostly be controlled by Remote Desktop.
Btw, it took approx 32 hours to initialize the Raid6 and then several hours to format the 3TB drive..
As always, I love to get some comments and feel free to ask any questions.