Guys, need some help. I just read through like 50 pages of this! So I realized that I actually bought a Supermicro 24-bay Chassis with an AMD Opteron Quad Core 2346HE @ 1.8GHz from Tamsolutions wayyy back in 2013! I had moved since then and just forgot that I even had it! It is still packed in the original box.
So I need a backup unraid server and this would be perfect for it. The only issue is that I need this living room quiet, and I can't really find good instructions that I can make mods without having to use a dremel. I remember back in the day there were some simple guys but I can't find them (the one in this thread require a dremel?
I would like to remove the PSU and install a "regular" 650W PSU. Also need to replace the fans in the fanwall. I remember reading many years ago someone found a way to just zip tie a specific time of fan (3 of them) that fit perfect without the need for a new fan wall. That would be ideal.
Lastly, I would gut everything and was thinking of using one of JDM_WAAT's builds from reddit and run a Xeon on it. I'm not too familiar with expanders or how they work. I am still using an IBM m1015 flashed to IT mode from back in 2014 when I build a different unraid box for a tower. I don't think they had expanders then or for a reasonable price even, and I'm not sure how they work...
Anyway, is it still possible to mod this case to be quiet enough to be in a living room? Are the modifications necessary still readily available? And also, would I be able to use any of the supermicro boards from JDM_WAAT's builds? Is it even worth it for me to mod this old case, or should I just cut my losses and the Rosewill 12-bay hot-swappable case and call it a day? It would be really nice to be able to use 24-bays though if it's still simple to mod to make it quiet.
Would really appreciate some help guys