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Old 05-19-2010, 02:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just bought parts for a VM rig. Can't wait to get them.

Processors: 2x AMD Opteron 6134 x8 G34 @ 2.3Ghz
HSF: 2x Dynatron A5
Motherboard: Asus KGPE-D16
RAM: 12x4gig (48gig) Kingston ValueRAM DDR3 1066 ECC Registered
Hard Drives: 8x Seagate ES Constellation 1TB 7200 RPM S-ATA II
RAID: LSI MegaRAID 9240-i8 SAS2/SATAII PCI-e 2.0 8x (will be configuring 4 arrays of RAID 1)
PSU: Antec Quattro 1200w modular
Case: Lian-Li PC-A70F

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Old 05-19-2010, 03:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Holy money load batman!
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dont forget to post pics
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Hopefully I can get a few pics. It's for work though so I really can't do anything good.
I mean, I'll be the one building it and the only one around at the time but it will just be cell phone pics.
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Nice... I hate LSI though.
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Pics pleeeease
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Mmmmkay I have some pictures now. Broken up into multiple posts since it says I can only post 10 images per.
I still have yet to receive my motherboards. Newegg and Purolator obviously do NOT know what the term "Express" means.

I apologize for the poor quality pictures. I took them with my BB 8130 in the server room, not the best of lighting.

I'll start off with the Lian Li A70F case

I was extremely surprised by how light it is. It would probably take 3 of these to weigh as much as my Cosmos. There is a generous amount of room to work with, plenty of spots to put hard drives with a rack of 7 and rack of 3. Air filters for the 2 front fans as well a removable grate for the top back fan for easy assess. It came with plenty of screws, a PSU cable manager and of course it's tool-less.



I was a bit annoyed however with some quality issues of the 2 cases. One case had marks on the motherboard tray, as well there was a finishing issue on the front of the case, seems like a burn mark. The pictures really didn't turn out good.
I mean, we get our butts handed to us at work if our metal finishing has blotches and stuff...and those parts go on the undercarriage of a car!
One other bad point. The PSU rails/rack are padded only on the bottom. They have lips that keep the PSU from moving side to side but they scratch the PSU!


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Next up are mah babies. AMD Opty 6134 X8's and some Dynatron A5's doing the cooling
The Dynatron's do come with a thermal pad.




Picturs of the LSI cards
I got the Kits, so I have mini-SAS to 4 S-ATA connectors.

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Power supplies and hard drives





And last, 48gig of Kingston RAM






Hopefully when built I'll be able to post some benchies
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DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN! Ah how much fun spend others money is!

You'll beable to vm yourself the planet with that setup!
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