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Re:Thermaltake Case (upgrading)
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2005, 03:58:19 pm »
Here's the specs on TheBorg machine  ;) before the rest of the pictures..  8)
MotherBoard ECS M830LR
memory 1Gig at 133 SDRAM
CPU AMD 1700+ or 1460.6 MHz
5 IDE Maxtor 80 Gig drives on RAID 5
Total space 164 gig on three drives
2 spairs
USB 2.0 via
Realtek Gigabyte card
ATI 7000 Radion <-gonna be downgraded to lower voltage use...
Average Temp's 30C
External USB  2 drive for backups
adding 2 maxtor 160 gig drives for cloning and Image backup

OS Win2003 server
Apache and IIS enabled
PHP 4.x.x
MySql
MS-Sql 2000
Perl
FTP server for online backups
average space used 70gig
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Re:Thermaltake Case (upgrading)
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2005, 04:52:51 pm »
We're upgrading to the Thermaltake 8000 series case to cool down a Web/AMD machine.
The Case is pre drilled to handle water cooling as well as handle all the drives I need to get in it.
Average cost for the case is $150.00

The Case is well vented from the front top and back. IT Comes with 4 Fans and addons can be ordered from Thermaltake

Here's the monster that everything is squezed into for the past couple years..
You can see the Cables dont even fit inside.

Powered by a Highpoint Racket Raid 454 IDE 133. ITs been very reliable running the Maxtor Drives. We have to be very careful as we strip out the parts from the old case


ECS Motherboard in the background can also be confused with PCChips MB

FInally getting to the install.. We used the 550Watt power supply over It should be more than enough By Acheve
Your also seeing the Fan in the back Theirs another behind the upper harddrive rack. Another will go at the top of the case

Upper and lower Hard Drive racks pulled PSU installed.

Starting to look like sumtin got the upper fan in

Cables and Cards are installed

A little differant view from the back..


Fired up no errors.. WAS the Name TheBorg ok or a little over the top


Let us know what you think.. OR questions you might have.
95% of the parts came from Krex.com The Borg Case came from Markone Computors. I cant remember where StarTrek came from but I have a spare..
Remember its a server not a workstation.. Questions welcome someone might answer  ;D  8)

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Re:Thermaltake Case (upgrading)
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2005, 11:51:19 pm »
Id love to have Krex's deal of the week!  But cant justify that laptop just yet...  ;D

Its kinda imbaressing though to walk into a meeting full of techs with the only pad of yellow paper...  :o

Back on topic..   Things are looking good. Im liking that case a bunch.

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Re:Thermaltake Case (upgrading)
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2005, 09:14:07 am »
Paper aint embarassing..  ;D ITs a great thing to walk in and get the image of of all them batteries going dead..
You want to have fun, get a 3 hour digital recorder for meetings.  ;)
I walk in without paper.. I barrow it.(pens to)  ;D ... The sad part is when you go into it knowing more then the guy or girl giving the meeting. OR laugh by mistake when they give added complications to using security settings then have to explain WHY and how I do it.. That kinda ruins it...

So which case. Trek(blue) or Borg(Black). I like both
Borg did a real big drop in temp. To the point that I might put the Fan control on the CPU. AMD at 30 C. and holding no matter how much load gets on it.. Im also thinking about the NEW thermaltake 600 PSU so I can get a total of ten drive in it
The blue one is half the price. 8 Hard drives comfortable.
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Re:Thermaltake Case (upgrading)
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2005, 02:12:54 pm »
The outside of the blue case looks cool...   Im like'n that black case for its features and roomy-ness. And placement of items and fans seems perfect.  

The blue case has an area above the P.S. that seems wasted unless you add maybe a water system and drill holes in the top for cooling. But thats coming from someone who rarely puts em together as a hobby.  ;D  I shure wouldnt let that hold me back from trying to fill it with a few good parts and then Id even find a better place out from under my desk to show it off... 8)

The digital recorder idea may just be the ticket  ;) tanks
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Re:Thermaltake Case (upgrading)
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2005, 03:09:45 pm »
Blue case: I was thinkin a perfect spot for a second PSU on top..
All Ide have to do is cut the added opening.
THEN add a Monster Case fan toward the top near the back side of the cabinet insted of the little noisy ones.

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Re:Thermaltake Case (upgrading)
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2005, 02:20:43 am »
Today we added another Drive to the P3(blue) and a Fan controller to the CPU of the AMD(borg) now the noise aint deafing... The Temps only went up 3C to drop the speed from 5600 to 4390 rpm

Looking at possibly adding a small Raid controller to the P3 now

Monday or Tuesday the AMD will be getting 3 more Drives 1 80 Gig to the RAID as the 3rd Spare and 2 160gig for storage. The pics on that will follow. OHH and the important one we're replacing the 550W and installing 680 PSU with 10 connectors at 50AMP/30AMP
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