lard arseOriginally Posted by Chris31
Dunno if you need PCi-X, if you do, then Asus NCCH-DL (I think) is the way to go.
If not, PC-DL features:
4x DDR non-ecc (cheaper ram) slots
4 or 5 PCI slots
1 AGP slot
onboard audio, USB, firewire, ethernet
...and I am sure I am leaving stuff out but you get the idea. Also the PC-DL is great for overclocking.
If the fifth HDD is identical, just swap PCB's to get to the data. Most likely only the controller is funk'd and the heads/motors/platters are still ok.Originally Posted by Chris31
People do not realize that often disks are worth nothing compared to the data they're holding, especially in servers.
good point dude. cant believe i forgot about that.
Originally Posted by greenman100
Thanks for the info greenman. Have been reading the forum and its definately useful. Im using the nocona XEONs at 3GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2MB cache, 604 pins. The standard intel CPU fans are noisy, so I may well seriously consider water coolling.
I dont overclocked anymore theses days so a little bit outdated. Im really impressed with the pretonia 1.6GHz clocked to 3GHz, how was the setting? FSB? mulitiplier?
But those are second hands, I dont feel comfortable using second hands HDD on servers.Originally Posted by greenman100
Thanks for the offer in sending me the parts from the US. Ill look into it but in the meantime I run out of cash. Im still waiting for supermicro to reply regarding warranty repair on the board and Im just gonna take it from there, to see if I can carry on with the project or not.Originally Posted by greenman100
Yes I do that alot of the time at work. I been looking into getting 120GB maxtor diamond plus max model with a good controller. One of the chip got a hole on it.Originally Posted by JC-S60