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My New LIAN PC-V2120B Full Tower Home Server Setup (DrivePool/Scanner)



I'm giving up on my old setup


Here's my new setup on the way.  :)   LIAN LI PC-V2120B Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case



Corsair CX Series 430 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Bronze ATX12V/EPS12V 384 Power Supply CX430M



MSI Computer Corp. Motherboard ATX DDR3 1333 LGA 1150 Motherboards Z87-GD65 GAMING




Corsair XMS3 8 GB (2 x 4GB) 1333 MHz PC3-10666 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit CMX8GX3M2A1333C9






Intel I3-4130T 2.90 3 LGA 1150 Processor BX80646I34130T





IO Crest SATA III 4 Port PCI-e 2.0 x1 Card with Low Profile Bracket (SI-PEX40064) Supports SMART



Here's an older video review of the old one with USB 2.0, new one has USB 3.0


And of course my old parts will be transplanted.


Crucial m4 128GB 2.5-Inch (9.5mm) SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive CT128M4SSD2





WD Red 3 TB NAS Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, SATA III, 64 MB Cache - WD30EFRX





I'm going to continue to run Windows 8.1 x64

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An old thread i know, but i thought i'd share that i got a similar Lian Li case, the A76X.  it also has a 12 bay tower at the front; so i e-mailed lian li and they sold me another 12 bay tower , and i think the end result speaks for itself:




the right hand tower is all 4TB drives, the left hand tower is all 6TB drives.  There's also a 3 bay dock in the 2 x 5.25 bays at the front which holds three non-pooled system drives; and an SDD you can see resting on top of the left hand tower and a very small tower of three 8TB drives resting on top of the PSU.


you don't appreciate how heavy a hard disk is until you try to move a machine holding 30 of them!


I actually ran out of room (as you can see) so now i've got a D-8000 and i'll be able to easily put 41 3.5" drives in that

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Very nice!

And I can definitely appreciate how heavy that is. I have a Norco RPC-4220 that's half filled... and it's heavy as heck.



And that's with the 3ware 24 port card?



Also, if you need more space, somebody linked this to me recently:


Maybe you might need one of them soon (I know ... I do ... :P)

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Actually no, thats with the 16 port LSi card... I took this photo as a moment as i was dismantling that build at the weekend, prior to putting it all back together with the 3ware card in my new D8000


i did look (briefly ) at that case


i more seriously looks at the "45 drives" cases ( but they are still too expansive for what they are. 

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Well, they're expensive for a few reasons. They're solid metal usually (not as "flimsy" as some cases), they usually include redundant power supplies (which are expensive), and they usually use some sort of SAS chipset or expander (which are expensive).


Also, they usually support chaining drives to the enclosures, so you can get a LOT of drives connected to one system. But yeah, very, very expensive.




And either way, very impressive!

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I'm still using the same Case/Power supply but I've since upgraded to a new Motherboard/CPU/RAM/Graphics card. (and new 8TB Red Drives)

The reason I upgraded was because of random Blue Screen of Death reboots.    After I upgraded nearly everything I STILL had frandom BSoD issues!   Long story short, it ended up being a BAD DisplayPort Cable!    New DisplayPort cable, and all problems went away.   (expensive troubleshooting!)

Here's the "good" cable


Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2 GHz Quad-Core LGA 1151 Processor



Ballistix Sport LT 32GB Kit (16GBx2) DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC4-19200) DIMM 288-Pin - BLS2K16G4D240FSE (Red)



ASUS Prime H270-PRO LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard1483592520000_1307984.jpg


ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 8GB ROG STRIX Graphic Card (STRIX-GTX1070-8G-GAMING)


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