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In this video I build a new home server system into a compact 2U rack mount case. The end goal is a reasonably spec’d system while on a budget that is as close to silent as possible.
The base system is actually a Lenovo ThinkCentre M81 SSF PC that I got on eBay, stripped down and use the motherboard/CPU from to create this system.
However doing this doesn’t come without its fair share of problems that require me to make modifications and unplanned customization to the build as with most brand-name systems.
The system is completed and up/running now, as I needed it to be however this is NOT the final form for this server. I WILL be changing out the power supply to a better brand, adding a hard drive in the optical drive bay, changing the CPU cooler and eventually upgrading the CPU too.
-=[ PARTS LIST & SYSTEM SPECS ]=-
X-Case D-214 2U M-ATX Short Rack Case
Lenovo ThinkCentre M81 SSF Socket 1155 Micro ATX Motherboard (causes CPU cooler mount problems during the video)
Intel Core i5 2400 Quad Core @ 3.1Ghz (3.4Ghz turbo) Processor
32GB Crucial DDR3 PC3-1600 Memory / RAM (2x 16GB kits, 4x 8GB Sticks)
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB Hard Drive from an old PC (For OS)
Western Digital Green 1.5TB Hard Drive from a Sky+ HD box (For storage)
An Old Sony / NEC CD/DVD-RW+DL Drive
Random Casecom ‘ATX500W’ 500W Power Supply (temporarily)
Stock Lenovo CPU heatsink and fan
System Running Windows 7 Professional x64 (64-Bit) SP1
Dual 80MM Noctua NF-A8 FLX front intake cooling fans
I had to use the stock Lenovo CPU heatsink and fan as the Arctic Cooling Freezer 11 LP Low Profile CPU Cooler I planned to use touched the VRM or blocked the RAM slots.
I also tried to use a stock Intel heatsink/fan but that wouldn’t mount as the motherboard holes are too large for some reason!
This case was originally used in a previous video for a build I did that is now redundant and unused. The original build video is called “Building My 2U 19″ Rackmount PC For DMX Control & Music / Mobile Disco / PA Use – Time Lapse Build” (here: )
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The Show Must Be Go – Kevin MacLeod
Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
Video recorded Using A Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900f).