Pretty excited about this one, and about time I post a worklog here too. Been a member long enough
Question: How would you go fitting 8x hard-drives + a Crucial M4 SSD, a 140mm radiator, DDC pump, res, 450W PSU and Wade-8011 mini-itx into a Lian-Li PC-Q08?
Easy, I would reckon.
Check this space.
As a teaser, the following components have been acquired, and running in test-setup mode in the box, aircooled, with Server 2008 R2 installed:
Portwell Wade-8011 C206-based Mini-ITX board
Xeon E3 1245 (3.30hz)
2x 4GB Crucial ECC Ram
1x Crucial M4 128GB SSD (running Server 2008 R2)
1x Lian-Li PC-Q08(black)
Silverstone 450W SFX PSU
1x SuperMicro USAS-S8iR SAS Controller (have to check compatibility with Server 2008 R2)
1x HP 8x SAS SFF Drive-cage ( a duplicate to the one in my Blackbird setup)
4x 74GB SAS Drives - this will make way for 8x 146GB drives in the not-so-distant future -> if/when I can afford it...
1x DDC 3.25 Pump
1x SR1 140mm Rad
Ek Supreme LTX CPU Block
Various BP fittings
7/16" Tygon tubing
Will assemble with Watercooling components on the weekend, and post pics - won't take long on this one at all (hopefully), everthing ready to assemble one mean mofo of a Xeon-based mini-itx FileServer