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post #331 of 2256
Oh man. They just sent me my opteron server. Wish I would have known about this coming. That way I wouldn't have had to do the modifications. Bummer. Although I am still going to have a great server, I am sure, just got a bit of the buyers remorse, ooh look it's shinieritis... I bet this will be close to the same price as I paid for my server, so coming in cheaper, since I had to spend almost $200 more in modifications.
post #332 of 2256
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Originally Posted by rsmclay View Post

Oh man. They just sent me my opteron server. Wish I would have known about this coming. That way I wouldn't have had to do the modifications. Bummer. Although I am still going to have a great server, I am sure, just got a bit of the buyers remorse, ooh look it's shinieritis... I bet this will be close to the same price as I paid for my server, so coming in cheaper, since I had to spend almost $200 more in modifications.

If it makes you feel better... the seller had no idea what he was getting when he purchased the new units.

I too spent the money on upgrades frown.gif But I am very pleased with my purchase. You still can't beat the price... even with the upgrades I made.
post #333 of 2256
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Originally Posted by Litlgi74 View Post

If it makes you feel better... the seller had no idea what he was getting when he purchased the new units.
I too spent the money on upgrades frown.gif But I am very pleased with my purchase. You still can't beat the price... even with the upgrades I made.

Yeah, I agree. Like I said, just got a case of the wish-I-had-that-itis.

Hey Litlgi, I literally have the same server as you, bought everything from your first post. I appreciate all the pictures, but was wondering if you had any more build pictures you could email me. I love having a visual to build against.

Thanks for bringing this to us, and folks, let me just tell you, the drives on this new one are hot swap, and the pricing they are planning, is being put together for a great deal and they want them to move. Trust me, if my wife wouldn't kill me, I would have one of these as well. But since it will take us a bit of time to fill the first one, I will have to wait... Unless I can talk one of my family members into buying mine, modded and all.biggrin.gif
post #334 of 2256
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Hey Litlgi, I literally have the same server as you, bought everything from your first post. I appreciate all the pictures, but was wondering if you had any more build pictures you could email me. I love having a visual to build against.

Sure... what would you like to see?
post #335 of 2256
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Originally Posted by Litlgi74 View Post

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Hey Litlgi, I literally have the same server as you, bought everything from your first post. I appreciate all the pictures, but was wondering if you had any more build pictures you could email me. I love having a visual to build against.
Sure... what would you like to see?

Anything you have. If you have pictures of taking it apart, etc... I'll take whatever you have.

Also, did you buy your SATA cables from anywhere in particular? Or did you have them?

EDIT: Just out of curiosity, are you getting one of the newer servers, or are you sticking with what you got?
post #336 of 2256
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If you have pictures of taking it apart, etc... I'll take whatever you have.
I don't have any pictures of the dismantling... but I would be glad to photograph anything you want to see.
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Also, did you buy your SATA cables from anywhere in particular? Or did you have them?
I had some old SATA cable laying around... check your old mobo boxes!
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EDIT: Just out of curiosity, are you getting one of the newer servers, or are you sticking with what you got?
I am getting a new one... but this is it....no more! biggrin.gif
post #337 of 2256
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Originally Posted by Killroy View Post

Damn it!!! I feel my wallet getting thinner already. I hate you Litlgi74!

I can feel the love! eek.gif
post #338 of 2256
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Originally Posted by Litlgi74 View Post

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If you have pictures of taking it apart, etc... I'll take whatever you have.
I don't have any pictures of the dismantling... but I would be glad to photograph anything you want to see.
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Also, did you buy your SATA cables from anywhere in particular? Or did you have them?
I had some old SATA cable laying around... check your old mobo boxes!
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EDIT: Just out of curiosity, are you getting one of the newer servers, or are you sticking with what you got?
I am getting a new one... but this is it....no more! biggrin.gif

Thanks Litlgi. So are you getting another one because you need one, or because you can't pass on the deal?
post #339 of 2256
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Thanks Litlgi. So are you getting another one because you need one, or because you can't pass on the deal?

I am going to give my "old one" to a good friend of mine...
post #340 of 2256
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Originally Posted by rsmclay View Post

...let me just tell you, the drives on this new one are hot swap, and the pricing they are planning, is being put together for a great deal and they want them to move

So any word on pricing yet? I'm thinking I'm going to get (another) one if the price is right.

edit: oh...Litlgi74, you may want to update the original post too...it's nice having all the pertinent info in one place that is easy to navigate to. And once again, thank you! You should take a bow!
post #341 of 2256
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Originally Posted by DukeTuesday View Post

So any word on pricing yet? I'm thinking I'm going to get (another) one if the price is right.
edit: oh...Litlgi74, you may want to update the original post too...it's nice having all the pertinent info in one place that is easy to navigate to. And once again, thank you! You should take a bow!
can't get enough? hehehe..
I check on supermicro site, the backplate has 2 version: SAS connector or SFF-8087(newer//revised release).
if the seller is selling SFF-8087 that would be awesome by assuming they do not jack-up the price heheh.,
post #342 of 2256
finalized build:
FOIt9.jpg
I move two internal data storage HDs/drives to the bay for better air flow.

K8KYh.jpg
oops. forgot to close the lid :P
running server with OI zfs storage , and plan to transfer all my VMs from tired Dell T105.
the current build has better power/watt usage.
post #343 of 2256
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Originally Posted by bima View Post

can't get enough? hehehe..
I check on supermicro site, the backplate has 2 version: SAS connector or SFF-8087(newer//revised release).
if the seller is selling SFF-8087 that would be awesome by assuming they do not jack-up the price heheh.,

The only thing I know for sure is that the chassis is a SC846XXX... for now it could be one of three models:

SC846TQ
SC846E1
SC846E2

I will know more soon.

As far as price... They plan on keeping the cost well below an "empty Norco 4224"... the seller has 400 units he wants to move!
post #344 of 2256
They sent me an email saying they have some of the Intel ones still. Told them I'm more interested in the Supermicro/AMD one instead.
So waiting to see the reply.
post #345 of 2256
If you've got the old 4-bay power supply dock out I'd love to know more about it. Like make/model info, of the dock and the controller board. This to save me the hassle of pulling mine all apart.
post #346 of 2256
Looking at getting one of these new servers (name is on the list!). Such a great deal and tons of room to grow!

Couple of questions, I'll probably be only running 6-10TB for a while (unRAID). Are these servers going to use a lot more power then if I build a server, say from Renethx's guide? i.e tower with the basics, low watt MB PSU etc.

And thanks to Litlgi74 for posting this info up. Much appreciated!
post #347 of 2256
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Originally Posted by Litlgi74 View Post

The only thing I know for sure is that the chassis is a SC846XXX... for now it could be one of three models:
SC846TQ
SC846E1
SC846E2
I will know more soon.
As far as price... They plan on keeping the cost well below an "empty Norco 4224"... the seller has 400 units he wants to move!

no need to hurry, 400 units are a big number.:P

please buy ,and post the backplate picture. biggrin.gif.

If the backplate is SFF-8087, I would buy one.
once it is SFF-8087, I would to make sure that 6G can be supported on the backplate (if the interface is dummy with SES2) by looking supermicro part number

I will skip it, when the backplate does not support SFF-8087
post #348 of 2256
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Originally Posted by wkearney99 View Post

If you've got the old 4-bay power supply dock out I'd love to know more about it. Like make/model info, of the dock and the controller board. This to save me the hassle of pulling mine all apart.

I already put the model number PSU docking on my previous post including a pdf link

removing PSU dock is easy biggrin.gif
post #349 of 2256
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Originally Posted by Litlgi74 View Post

The only thing I know for sure is that the chassis is a SC846XXX... for now it could be one of three models:
SC846TQ
SC846E1
SC846E2
I will know more soon.
As far as price... They plan on keeping the cost well below an "empty Norco 4224"... the seller has 400 units he wants to move!

If it's one of the expander versions (E1/E2), I'll definitely be buying one.
post #350 of 2256
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Originally Posted by wkearney99 View Post

If you've got the old 4-bay power supply dock out I'd love to know more about it. Like make/model info, of the dock and the controller board. This to save me the hassle of pulling mine all apart.

Here's the info from my Xeon based one that I received last week:

450

450
post #351 of 2256
Man, just recieved the "old" server in the mail and now I read there are AMD version available. I need to stop looking at this forum. I wonder if I should buy another one so that I won't have to worry about another case for years to come.
post #352 of 2256
I just put myself on the wait list for the new batch. I plan on using this as my DVR for my IP security cameras. If I install Windows 7 ultimate will all the drivers be automatically installed. This is my first DIY (or partial DIY) computer. would it be easy to swap out one drive bay to install a DVD burner? I see that it comes with KVM over IP...how easy is this to use?

Also are the backplanes Sata II or Sata III. Trying to plan hard drive purchase. Also which break out cables do I need from the motherboard to HBAs
Thanks
Edited by pchannan - 7/18/12 at 1:10pm
post #353 of 2256
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I just put myself on the wait list for the new batch. I plan on using this as my DVR for my IP security cameras. If I install Windows 7 ultimate will all the drivers be automatically installed. This is my first DIY (or partial DIY) computer. would it be easy to swap out one drive bay to install a DVD burner? I see that it comes with KVM over IP...how easy is this to use?

Hi... Windows 7 installs perfectly... the only drivers that will need to be re-installed/updated are the ones for SATA cards wich can be found here.

The cool thing about this server case is... it (potentially) comes with a slot on the back of the unit to install at thin DVD drive.

Haven't tried the KVM yet... but I am excited to do so!
post #354 of 2256
I will be getting in on the next batch. Would I be able to get in on ebay or would it be best to get on the wait list? How much of a demand were these in previous orders?
post #355 of 2256
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I just spoke with the seller... They have started and do have a list for the new units. He said it would be best to email him if you would like to reserve one of the new units... If I remember correctly... The seller sold a few dozen machines in under a week... Just after I started this thread biggrin.gif
post #356 of 2256
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Originally Posted by Litlgi74 View Post

I just spoke with the seller... They have started and do have a list for the new units. He said it would be best to email him if you would like to reserve one of the new units... If I remember correctly... The seller sold a few dozen machines in under a week... Just after I started this thread biggrin.gif

sold for how much each? ..smile.gif


for lowering the "big" noise. all 80mm fans need to be replaced( ever heard 80mm fans running 5000rpm? pretty loud), but....
there are only 3 80mm fans where pull the air in to cool down HDs array/slot, the best solution on my opinion is replace 3 80mm fans with 120mm fans.
low rpm of 3 80mm fans does not pull the air much to cool down HDs temperatures.

the PSU is 80PLUS as I know, but pretty loud fans smile.gif, this is typcal 1U psu on servers
Edited by bima - 7/18/12 at 2:08pm
post #357 of 2256
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Originally Posted by Litlgi74 View Post

I just spoke with the seller... They have started and do have a list for the new units. He said it would be best to email him if you would like to reserve one of the new units... If I remember correctly... The seller sold a few dozen machines in under a week... Just after I started this thread biggrin.gif

Is there a general support email for them? I emailed Jay (or Jason) using the email address in the OP a few weeks ago and never received a response. I'd like to get on the list for one of these Opteron servers since I missed out on the last couple batches.
post #358 of 2256
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Originally Posted by rsmclay View Post

............
Thanks for bringing this to us, and folks, let me just tell you, the drives on this new one are hot swap, ........

if the sata card is the same... these cards do not support hot-swap :P

hotswap must be supported by the card.
on previous server if you replace the card with cheap SAS/SATA HBA card, for example: M1015, your server support hotswap :P hehehe.

the good thing on coming server:
1) SAS and SATA connector
2) SES2 supports ( need to wire I2c/gpio fro hba card to the back plate. the previous server only support dummy "Failed" LED on one to one connection.

I'm hoping the incoming backplate server has SFF-8087 connectors... would be great!,
post #359 of 2256
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Originally Posted by Biggrich76 View Post

Is there a general support email for them? I emailed Jay (or Jason) using the email address in the OP a few weeks ago and never received a response. I'd like to get on the list for one of these Opteron servers since I missed out on the last couple batches.
assuming they have 400 units. you should not worry smile.gif
I am worried they jack-up the price due on demand hehehe.
post #360 of 2256
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sold for how much each? ..smile.gif

I believe the "old servers" sold for $199-250 depending on the CPU.
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