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How to mount 7 desktop pc's into a 7u rack?

I am clustering 7 desktop computers and would like to put them in a rack. I have an 8U rack and 1U will be taken up by the ethernet switch. I will take out the optical drives. I plan on putting each ...
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How can I join the big chasis with SATA drives to computer

I am planning to order this chasis with 20 SATA Drives It has only chasis and powersupply. How am I supposed to use this. As I have understood I need to add motherboard to the chasis and make it as ...
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Connect multiple DC Fans Together [closed]

How can you mechanically secure multiple DC fans together to form a fan array? I would like to create a 4x2 array of 120mm DC fans using Sunon MEC0251V3-000U-A99 (120mm x 120mm x 25mm). I tried 3d ...
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Where do you put your optical disc drive? [closed]

My case has three places the OD drive could go, where do you prefer your drive? Currently my drive is in the bottom slot because that is all the longer my SATA cable allows for, but I was just ...
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Intel S2600CP Server Board and SC5650 family Intel server chassis issue

I am planning to try Intel S2600CP Server Board and SC5650 family Intel server chassis together. Are they compatible? Does anyone has an experience with that setup?
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Will a smaller desktop machine generate more heat in the surrounding environment?

I'm looking at buying this Lenovo desktop. However, a colleague of mine is concerned that because it's relatively slim (3.9" x 13.2" x 15"), it will output more heat. We don't really care about the ...
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Can I move 1U hardware into a tower chassis?

I wish to setup a home web server. I bought a 'Dell PowerEdge 1850 Server' but as it's in a 1U case, the fans are small, and make far to much noise (for home use). (like Concord taking off!) So I ...
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Necessity of SSD in building a new PC [closed]

Should I buy a PC chassis that does not provide for SSD, if I need store large amounts of date from voice to text input and also considerable digitally recorded video. I am NOT a Gamer, but ...
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Front Pannel Audio Cracking and malfunctioning in general

I just finished my first desktop build and I am experiencing some problems with the front audio jack that I can't seem to be able toresolve. The audio seems to be there, but it sounds distorted with ...
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Will a pedestal motherboard fit into a(ny) regular case?

I am looking to build a dual CPU workstation with a "long" graphics adapter and eight or more 3.5 inch drives. The problem is finding a chassis. Last time, I had to build a case out of wood to fit a ...
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What PSU is usually used in mini-ITX cases/chassis?

The mini-ITX computer will be a general use computer. Not a dedicated HTPC or Home server. In general use mini-ITX cases, what PSU form factor is usually used? I understand that some case ...
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My thermaltake chassisV9 blackx edition support hot swap of hdd in the top bays?

I have a thermaltake chassis v9 blackx edition, can I disconnect a hard drive connected to the top bay while the computer is on? There is any configuration, motherboard, bios settings, or software ...
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How can I properly install 4 GPU's onto a motherboard? [closed]

I'm looking at this Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard and it has 4 PCIe express slots. However, the GPU's that I want are dual slot (Sapphire ...
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Internal 19-USB 3.0 to normal USB-3.0a

I have the following problem. I have a new computer chassis, which has a front panel USB 3.0 with an internal connector, but my Asus M4GDP89 Pro/USB3 has only two back USB 3.0. Is there a way to ...
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Chassis fans and power LEDs still work in Hibernate

I have ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 motherboard recently updated to 2.20 BIOS version. OS is Windows 7 x64. The problem is after that update full hibernation (by that i mean full system power off) stopped ...
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What factors do you choose to pick a PC Chassis or Case?

When you're shopping around for a PC case or Chassis, what factors do you use for picking a computer case? Are there any non-technical criteria you factor into your decision?
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Where to attach an anti static wrist strap on a Xigmatek Midgard chassis

I wish to remove some RAM from a PC, as memtest suggests this is the cause of some crashes. So I have bought an anti-static wrist strap, and have carefully read some online instructions. These can ...
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Will Thermaltake Muse R-Duo Raid reset lose data?

I have a Thermaltake Muse R-Duo Raid chassis with two drives installed and DIP switches set to Raid-1. However, only the left lights are lighting up and I have data on the drive. I'm guessing it is ...