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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 24020 13-Jul-2008 11:36
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Hi Geekzoner's

(Not sure if this is in the right section)

I am looking at setting up my own rackmount cabinet and making DIY cases based on the idea from

What I really want help on is what types of motherbords that I should use. I am thinking of going down the mini itx path but not sure
if it is a good idea for servers?

I will be running: SBS 2003, Debian, Trixbox (most likely I will use an old mobo) and FreeNAS (will be all my storage)

I dont really know how i want it set up in the end but it would be cool to have the SBS and debain servers on Raid 1 and then freenas to be more like raid 5 or something.

Any ideas are much appreciated as I am kinda stuck what I want to do...

BTW: I am DIYing this because it seems to me it would be much more fun and cheaper to make them myself.


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Master Geek

  Reply # 147408 13-Jul-2008 14:37
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I can see it being fun, but not cheaper. Dont forget time is money :)

With the ITX stuff, performance and driver support would be my biggest concerns.

Do you have anything else going into this rack? ie switches etc?

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 147507 13-Jul-2008 19:31
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Well I do have a switch... not rack-mountable LOL

Anyway the thing is i'm not sure if i really want to buy heaps of new gear as what i've got at the moment does quite well...

I think I should just make the cases for the existing mobo's


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