Taming the beast (24-disk file server)

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by EnderW, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. EnderW

    EnderW [H]ardForum Junkie

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    This is a short post to gauge interest in my ongoing project to quietly cool a 24-disk Supermicro SC846.

    Posting this from mobile, will clean up and add details later.

    Basically I want to move my file server into the network closet but need a way to exhaust the heat and keep it cool. I’ve already done a cheap imitation of Jason Rose’s 3x 140mm intake and swapped the internal fans for 3x 120mm.

    This weekend I added 3x 140mm exhaust and a makeshift duct.

    Still a lot of work to be done and I’m not convinced this is even going to work but in the meantime here are some pictures.
     

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  2. rgMekanic

    rgMekanic [H]ard|News

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    As the former HardOCP cooling editor I have the perfect solution.



    Put it in my house :D

    Or you could duct an exhaust fan into the attic.

    I think the first option is superior though.
     
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  3. drescherjm

    drescherjm [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Maybe only in the summer.
     
  4. EnderW

    EnderW [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Yeah I’ve actually been rethinking it this morning. I think I’m going to put an in-line duct fan at the top and try to exhaust the hot air into the main living area. Use the existing vent as an intake.
     
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    Hagrid [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I exhaust my used to be mining cabinet into the attic. Though I live in the Phoenix area and it gets hot, so no need to help warm up the house.
    Now I use it for file server and DC projects.
     
  7. vxspiritxv

    vxspiritxv [H]ard|Gawd

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    Started doing this as well. For past 3 years, I just left closet door open with a 12’’ fan blowing into it. Now upgrading from 10gig to 40gig, switch is a tad louder. /s

    I’m building a custom cabinet around an ebay 27U 4 post. Putting an amazon ac infinity T8 in it, downsizing the tube to 6’’ and exhausting it outdoors. Total cost will be between 5 and $600.