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Totally redone server/backup and cabinet

Discussion in 'Completed HTPC Projects' started by ryan20021982, October 23, 2010.

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    Ok well I decided to redo my main server awhile back and its finally totally complete

    New server consists of


    NORCO RPC-2208 2U Rackmount Server Case
    BIOSTAR H61MGC LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    Intel Pentium G850 Sandy Bridge 2.9GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor
    iStarUSA TC-2U/50-80 500W Single 2U 38dB Quiet 80plus Bronze Green Server Power Supply
    Sony Optiarc Combo Black Slim SATA Model CRX890S-10
    Seagate Momentus 7200.4 ST9160412AS 160GB 7200 RPM 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive (OS)
    Intel EXPI9301CTBLK 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI-Express Network Adapter
    Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
    COOLER MASTER SAF-B83-E1 80mm Case Fan (x4)
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit



    Highpoint RocketRAID 2680 PCI-ex4 SAS Controller
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive (x8 in raid 5)

    Rosewill RC-219 Silicon Image PCI Express eSata x2 NCQ non-RAID SATA II Controller Card (for connecting backup)



    Backup consists of

    NORCO RPC-250 Black 2U Rackmount Server Case 1 External 5.25" Drive Bays - OEM
    Addonics 5X1 Internal SATA Port Multiplier
    COOLMAX RM-750B 750W ATX Active PFC Power Supply (overkill but had it)
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive (x3)
    Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS 2TB 5900 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive (x2)

    Had to hardwire a switch for the backup since there is no motherboard in the case


    New server cabinet was made from 1x pine and some metal mesh I found.


    Now I have a server that is in raid5 so all the raid fans can stop bugging me and I have a complete backup of it.
    The backup is only turned on to transfer something to it and that's it, without the backup on the whole cabinet
    draws 160-170 watts.

    The other components in the cabinet are


    Tripp-lite IBAR12 12-Outlet Isobar Surge Suppressor
    HP TFT5600 Rack Mount Monitor w/ Keyboard and Trackball Mouse
    Aten 4 Port KVM switch
    Linksys BEFSR81 8-Port 10/100/1000 Router
    Netgear JGS500 Gigabit 10/100/1000 ProSafe 16 Port Rackmount Switch(mounted in back)

    Patch Panel with
    *ethernet ports
    *vga port (to hook a separate computer and use the servers monitor/keyboard/mouse)
    *ps/2 ports (to hook a separate computer and use the servers monitor/keyboard/mouse)
    *usb ports (hooked to main server)


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    Nice piece of hardware :D
     
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    Very nice indeed, did you build the rack yourself? Any chance you could share the dimensions?
     
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    Ya I built the whole cabinet its

    21" wide
    19 1/2" tall
    24" deep

    Outside dimensions without the door
    Vent panel holes were routed out to create a lip inside and the panels were cut to fit tight inside them and held in with silicone to avoid rattling

    There is a small strip of 3/4 wood set about 1" inside to use as the rack mounts in the front and rear of the cabinet

    Most cases won't fit inside this cabinet because of there depth but Norco cases have the back panel actually screwed on and are removable so I removed it and shortened the case since I was using a matx mobo in a atx case and wanted to make it all compact as possible.
     
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    Wow, i LOVE this project. Did you buy all the 2U rack parts (shelves, drawers etc) seperately or did they come as a kit with the cabinet? Any idea on rough price overall if you dont mind me asking?
     
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    Sorry never saw this reply

    If you still wanted to know all the parts were bought separately, I would never get a kit just because it would never be how I wanted it.

    The case was built from scratch with 3/4 pine

    Overall price for the cabinet or everything?

    The cabinet was about $150 counting all the hardware like hinges, handles, rails, mesh panels, and wood

    Entire cabinet as it sits now I really have no idea and don't like to think about it either, but it has to be
    around $3000 - $3500

    But you have to take into account I do not have any type of paid tv service, so the savings from that adds up quick
    to cover the costs and make this a little more practical.
     
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