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:
> 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:
>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:
> These CPU coolers: http://www.zalmanusa.com/ -- search for
> CNPS7000B-Cu This 460 watt power supply:
> -- wonderful and close to dead silent
> This case fan:
>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:
> 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.