Description

I built this for work with a budget of $1,500 CAD before taxes. The purpose of this server will be to sit in our rack and run our custom R packages which are single threaded for 10+ users.

I have just installed Ubuntu Server on it and will be running speed/thermal tests soon. In the BIOS with the case closed I am getting 30C temps. The system worked perfectly and everything was easy to install. The case screws to take off the top panel were not very good quality, but otherwise I am happy with the case so far.

I will have more pictures and information in the near future. Next step will be putting it in our rack and getting Docker on it so we can load our relevant containers. Then we will throw everything we can at it and see how it goes. I am a little concerned about the thermals but we will see as the server room is quite cool and I have all the fans set to max.

Future updates will be in comments.

Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmmm, very interesting! I am very curious to see how your temps look under load on that 9900k. those R packages are probably wicked fast!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

So I got it in the rack now running "sudo stress --cpu 16" and it doesn't go past 87C... BUT I had to take the cover off of the case to achieve this temp. Otherwise I would hit 93C and it would clock down to 4.4GHz from it's 4.7GHz. We are thinking about getting some more powerful fans but we may also drill holes in the top panel similar to the ones that exist for the PSU exhaust. I've added a picture of it installed in our rack and will keep this post updated if anything major changes.

And the R packages are indeed running much quicker. Nearly double the speed of our previous server which was also decent specs.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

You should add some cheap noctua airflow fans, then you can probably clock over 5ghz https://pcpartpicker.com/product/b2vRsY/noctua-case-fan-nff12pwm Like these. You can mod these to the top of your case cover and connect it to your mobo. But also, if you notice those two fans on the side, you may be able to connect them, and get those juicy 8 cores up and OCing!