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    Default Server case bought kinda by mistake

    I have been looking for a case, a big case but not an expensive case because I want to mess with it (dremel) and try Ideas

    I bid on ebay for a barebones tower server for 25GBP then panic'd because the carriage was 75GBP.

    On closer look at the bid it was in fact for 4 units...OMG

    They arrived and now I have one stripped down to just the case which will do just nicely thank you at 12 * 18 * 24inches

    Lots of good features (tooless/qr.drive carriers etc)

    Lots of junk, (serverboard with no pci-e etc)

    And nice surprises
    4* Delta EFB 1212SHE fans
    2* Delta AFB 0812SH fans
    1* Delta AFB 0912VH fan

    So after the panic I'm rather pleased with this deal although I would have prefered the door to be on the long edge.
    Here are a few pics from intel

    http://www.intel.com/cd/channel/rese...lder/35631.htm

    Edit: Did I say these were all brand new units?
    Last edited by grumpydaddy; 13-12-2008 at 12:11.
    Rig2: 2*e5-26xx (16c/32t @2.4), Asus z9 pe-d8 ws, 32gb ripjawsz under water, rig3 2*e5-26xx (16c/32t @2.4), Supermicro 7047A-T 16GB 1600 ecc reg, on air, Rig4: 2*e5-26xx (16c/32t @3.1), Supermicro x9 DAi 16GB 1600 ecc reg, on air, Rig5: 2*e5-2660 (16c/32t @2.7), Supermicro x9 DRW iF 32GB 1600 ecc reg, on air

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    from the photos, the case looks very small

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    Yes I guess, My camera is on the blink but maybe I can use the camera on my cellphone later

    My 7 year old is playing inside the cardboard case this came in with the lid shut !!

    Each unit weighs over 90 pounds though. This is like the opposite of a lan case

    Edit: I missed a couple of goodies.....2* 600watt server power supplies in each that weigh a ton
    Last edited by grumpydaddy; 13-12-2008 at 16:23.
    Rig2: 2*e5-26xx (16c/32t @2.4), Asus z9 pe-d8 ws, 32gb ripjawsz under water, rig3 2*e5-26xx (16c/32t @2.4), Supermicro 7047A-T 16GB 1600 ecc reg, on air, Rig4: 2*e5-26xx (16c/32t @3.1), Supermicro x9 DAi 16GB 1600 ecc reg, on air, Rig5: 2*e5-2660 (16c/32t @2.7), Supermicro x9 DRW iF 32GB 1600 ecc reg, on air

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    Just a couple of really poor photos to give an idea of size.

    The side view shows the depth and I put an atx board in to guage scale

    Front view gives a better Idea of width

    Rear view showing the empty psu bays behind the motherboard tray.





    I've got to get my camera working...sorrry guys :$
    Rig2: 2*e5-26xx (16c/32t @2.4), Asus z9 pe-d8 ws, 32gb ripjawsz under water, rig3 2*e5-26xx (16c/32t @2.4), Supermicro 7047A-T 16GB 1600 ecc reg, on air, Rig4: 2*e5-26xx (16c/32t @3.1), Supermicro x9 DAi 16GB 1600 ecc reg, on air, Rig5: 2*e5-2660 (16c/32t @2.7), Supermicro x9 DRW iF 32GB 1600 ecc reg, on air

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    what do you use these case for, perhaps water cooling keg?

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    Yes, I expect to put everything I bought for watercooling in this after I get my 'christmas presents '
    Rig2: 2*e5-26xx (16c/32t @2.4), Asus z9 pe-d8 ws, 32gb ripjawsz under water, rig3 2*e5-26xx (16c/32t @2.4), Supermicro 7047A-T 16GB 1600 ecc reg, on air, Rig4: 2*e5-26xx (16c/32t @3.1), Supermicro x9 DAi 16GB 1600 ecc reg, on air, Rig5: 2*e5-2660 (16c/32t @2.7), Supermicro x9 DRW iF 32GB 1600 ecc reg, on air

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