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Re: quiet dual dual-core opteron

On Wednesday 22 March 2006 09:07, Brendan Todd Corkery wrote:
> OK, this is what I used for a bunch of systems:
> Two of these CPUs:
> http://www.amdcompare.com/us-en/opteron/details.aspx?opn=OSK248FAA5BL
> 2.2GHz low power Opterons
> This motherboard:  http://www.tyan.com/products/html/thunderk8w.html  I
> may go with a different one for the dual core units because the users
> want PCI-Express video cards now
> This RAM:
> http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurator_new/partsinfo.asp?ktcpartn
>o=KVR 333D4R25/2G  Usually a full 16GB.
> This case:
> http://www.chenbro.com.tw/usa/product/product_preview.php?pid=134 with
> the SCSI hot swap backplane.  Remove the rear fan because it sounds
> like a jet engine.
> This RAID controller:
> http://www.lsilogic.com/products/megaraid/scsi_320_1.html
> These CPU coolers:  http://www.zalmanusa.com/ -- search for
> CNPS7000B-Cu This 460 watt power supply:
> http://www.quietpcusa.com/acb/showdetl.cfm?&DID=8&Product_ID=30&CATID=2
> -- wonderful and close to dead silent
> This case fan:
> http://www.quietpcusa.com/acb/showdetl.cfm?&DID=8&Product_ID=261&CATID=
>7 -- the 120mm one, in the Chenbro bracket that came from Chenbro with a
> fan that would be right at home in a small helicopter.  At the lowest
> setting, you really have a hard time hearing it.
> Disks varied, as did video cards.
> For the next bunch, I may use a slightly different Tyan board, but I am
> not sure yet.  With the dual core AMD CPUs (
> http://www.amdcompare.com/us-en/opteron/details.aspx?opn=OSK275FAA6CB )
> and the Zalman CPU sink CPNS9500, ideally without those silly LEDs.
> Something nice that I have found makes the users happy is this:
> http://www.mitsumi.com/products/fa402amain.html
> Instead of a regular floppy, they have a media reader for stuff.

I don't quite understand the Chenbros backplane configuration. 
I do think a fan on the hd cage is essential , which some of the Chenbro 
tower models have.

Lots of good info in the thread, tanks.

Greg Madden

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