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Swapping to a server chassis


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#1 graphicsman

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 12:47 PM

Ive debated selling all my antec 300s and 902s and getting a server 24U with rolling casters and placing it under my desk. What you guys think?? Also, with stock AMD CPU fans what would be the minimum size you would use server case wise?? I debated all 3Us but have one monster 4U I can use as my FTP server. All my mobos are either ATX or m-ATX. All black and a monster roaring would look kinda cool

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:04 PM

If you were to switch over to the server racks, you are going have to beef up the cooling system.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 07:32 PM

Actually many server chassis have decent if not slightly better cooling as most servers run 24/7, with some if your planning on extreme overclocking or gaming you might need better cooling but thats true in any setup.

The problem I see you running into, and admittedly I only have limited experience with servers but from what I have seen server chassis use different style motherboards and mounts. I may be off on this might be good if you linked the actual chassis your planning on using-id google the ones you mentioned but im in my phone and multi tasking is difficult

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:15 AM

my 4u has 7 120mm fans right now so cooling is good. Most cases Id get would have proper fans included so cooling is not a question. Also I dont game or oc. Still wondering on the amd height with stock cooler what would be the ideal U for a M-atx board

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 12:08 PM

Since I dont know the specific chassis your using, as 4u refers to size not brand or anything else, but most of the 4U chassiss Im finding should be more then big enough to handle a stock AMD cooler, as well as several aftermarket coolers. If your still not sure, pull out a tape measure and measure it.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:59 PM

I understand what you are saying but I think my question is in regards to space between the cooler and top of the case. In my antec 300 I have more than plenty and also a decent amount in my HTPC. BUT Im wondering would be ok to run something daily with the space like I have in my HTPC which if mine is about a 2U size but the top and the side is vented. Guess Ill just go 3U min. My case right now is a Roswell 4U

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 03:14 PM

As in physical fit? Should be fine. If its a stock cooler and the case has good airflow, I would imagine 2-3 inches of clearence should be fine

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:45 AM

ya I measured my mobo with the stock cpu cooler and it was about 3.75" and the 2U sat at 3" while a 3U I looked up was 5.25" if I recall. So I will go with the 3U

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