[WORKLOG] MAIOS - My All In One Server - Watercooled

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  1. Kosti

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    Happy 2015!

    As you may have guessed I have a compulsion disorder of starting something and never finishing it! But surprise I have completed my first DIY unRAID build, which I will share my quick journey -

    This will be my last worklog on ocow:eek:

    First up I have the parts list with some links to where these where bought or what they look like - some prices of the links could be in either AUS or USD, but will go through the numbers later.

    As you will find, if something is worth doing, I tend to go to extremities when really it's not necessary, that's just me!!:lol:

    So here we go..

    Parts List - some have seen this already - like I said over kill and probably sucks too much power!

    Here it the new list of parts that I have already purchased and installed in the case

    The pictures and some steps taken to put MAIOS together to a point to be able to boot it up:thumbup:

    The Case - Xigmatek Elysium
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    Quick Mod - Larger Side Window
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    The motherboard - Supermicro X8DTH-iF - bought reasonably cheap with RAM and 2xCPU (but they were all sold off to fund better gear)
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    CPU - Intel Xeon 5670
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    HDD Caddy Units - 3 x Addonics AESN5DA35-A Snap-In Disk Array PRO
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    Water Cooling Gear
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    RAM
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    Fans
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    PSU
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    Raid Card
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    I begin was getting the Reservoir mounted and making sure it has enough room for the caddy's and PSU cabling doesn't interfere
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    Next fitting the board in and getting the Radiator ready with the FANS
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    Now that I knew the space I needed for the Rad, I made up some spacers and got ready for the final mounting of the RAD & FANS
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    Now that the main water components were installed it was time for the tubing

    Here is the tool I used to cut those lengths
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    From RES to first CPU block
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    From RAD back to RES
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    CPU Block to next CPU Block
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    How did I get 1/2 inch Barbs to fit on 5/8th tubing - Easy
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    Finishing off the loop - used some cable ties jut to keep some pressure and hold in place until I completed it
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    Added in a flow meter - at this stage I done some other mods to the IOH heatsink and also added RAM fans to all the 24 sticks of RAM
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    Taking a step back from the above pictured, I'd removed all motherboard heatsinks, cleaned them and re-sintalled with thermal paste and added the CPU & waterblocks

    IOH Chip sets - These get really hot, hence why I also added a fan unit on it
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    Power Regulators HS removed and cleaned
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    Thermal Paste I used
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    CPU Water Blocks
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    Raid Card Heatsink removal Cleaned sanded and refited
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    Somewhat Completed and ready for water testing
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    It runs - little video
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    HDD added in
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    Software loaded
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    I will add in a breakdown on cost soon (maybe I want) as I dare to think once I add this up the cost of it :'(

    What am I doing with it - for started its a storage system as discussed HERE

    Other things will be
    • Storage - the main one is for photo's as now with digital pictures/video you seldom delete or print so these need to be stored safely

    • Plex/XBMC - wanting a simple solution for all the wifi devices including ATV, XIOS and other media capable devices to access and play movies TV shows. Transcoding a must for various file extensions

    • Torrents/downloads - A place where they can be downloaded, scanned and stored as required

    • TV - Currently have Foxtel and wish to move to a simpler and or less expensive option for TVshows, NEWS and other FTA programs. PVR option as well

    • Security - Surveillance record and capture IP camera's

    • Remote Access - Ability to securely access files or manage the AIO machine remotely[/li]


     
  2. Xtreem

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    Really nice man, different to what you usually see too. Nice one!
     
  3. havabeer

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    looks nice my only gripe is that you should have gone for some sort of green tubing to match the mobo's color
     
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    Cheers

    MM, yeah, green is nice, if anyone has some 5/8 lying around, let me know

    Needs to be AdvLTR but will take some PRO :thumbup:
     
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    Balls to the wall man

    I got some green 1/2"
     
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  7. mad_mic3

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    Some serious hp there Kosti:thumbup:
    Whats with this :shock: "This will be my last worklog on ocow", you got silicon running in your viens
     
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    Thanks Mate, but I', using 5/8 tubing and fittings :weirdo:

    Love Running on Empty!!

    No horse here just a lot of softkox
     
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    fucking YES, Kosti!!!

    You are still my hero :leet:
     
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    See I can finish something!
     
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    I know you can... you have like 30 kids
     
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    Bhaha, indeed how is your wife and my Kids going?

    Now on a serious note - I need to make some changes as notices too much heat at the HDD and that Raid controller

    I will flip the fans in the caddy around and have them blow air in to the caddy instead of trying to pull air though, this maybe a better option as HDD when flogged were in the 35-37 degC for the 3B and the 4TB where even hotter at about 42C

    Also got to go find that old VGA card that had that fan on the GPU and bolt it down on the RAID card that bastard is hotter than bitch on heat
     
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    I was wondering why the RAID card wasn't watercooled...
     
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    Man Kosti this thing looks fucking awesome! That Elysium is a massive beast, I love the front-on shot of the hot-swap bays they look mad.

    Also, I'm with Komm on the RAID controller champ :thumbup::p
     
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    Stop temping me u bastards!

    BTW thanks for those fittings and tubing :p

    OK the controller gets some serious heat! BUT No more spending!!! Who wants to fund this then and I will do it :lol:

    Going to go the FAN route first as it looks like there maybe a provision for a 2 pin fan header so I will measure the voltage coming from it and see if it's suitable for a small fan.
     
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    Send me your raid bracket if you needs it moddeddddddddd ;)
     
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    No worries cobber. I'm on the road today and tomorrow, but will have a look through the old blocks and see if I've got something suitable I can send you :thumbup:
     
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    I've got 2 of the IBM m5014s (with LSI bios) and I just added a 120mm side fan blowing onto them. I have a temp laser gun to test. Took the temps down to 95deg to around 50deg.

    Definitely worth it
     
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    This post is useless without pix :lol:

    I just stuck a small 80mm fan at my gun reads it at 30DegC,may have to find a waterblock :p
     
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    Relevant update on the DUAL CPU issue - Solved!

    2 CPU's finally running !! LOOK it posts!

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    Case closed ppl, it took me weeks to get it to boot with 2 Xeon CPU's

    Conclusion - those damn landing pins, how on earth did they get buckled so badly I have no ideas, some of the pins where completely folders while others twisted. Both sockets had issues, so obviously if under single CPU mode not all landing pins were in use, however when in dual CPU mode, these must of had a huge impact to the POST process

    BUT I'm not game to put in the 2 x xeon 5670's back in of fear of bending something as I have reinstalled the mainboard back in the ase and that's the last of it.

    I know I have a good working X5670, but possible a suspect X5670, so if I can get my hands on another X58 board just to test them out as I will end up selling the both Xeon x5670 CPUs

    :thumbup:Pro tip - Need a good magnifying glass and good light, very fine needle or small flat screw driver, a shot of whiskey to calm the shakes and take ur time. There are a lot of landing pins, so look closely and try not to bend others while fixing a bent or twisted or even folded pins

    I had to unscrew the CPU holder/leaver so my magnifying glass would sit closer to the socket, this allowed a clearer view and how I finally spotted the all those bent pins in slot 1 & 2
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    Yippppeeee:tongue:

    Project Completed :tongue:
     

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