Jump to content
Ulvan

The Monolith - 17-drive Fractal Design XL R2 build [initial build complete]

86 posts in this topic Last Reply

Recommended Posts

Finally, someone who takes the possibility of crosstalk on cabling serious :D

Share this post


Link to post
On ‎4‎/‎19‎/‎2018 at 6:59 PM, Squid said:

Finally, someone who takes the possibility of crosstalk on cabling serious :D

 

Perhaps even a bit of overkill in that regard :D

... I'd also do a bit of measuring and buy some shorter cables.

Share this post


Link to post
On 12/13/2013 at 11:48 AM, Ulvan said:

 

 

All the pics are gone.. Any chance of a re-upload.. I have same case and am interested to see possibilities for getting more into it...

Share this post


Link to post

Yes, I didn't do any measuring of the cables. They are arranged slightly more neatly when I finalized the build than in the pics. Slightly.

 

Here you go with the pics! Some of them depict how I cut one of the PCI-E ports on the mobo to fit the SATA cards.

 

DSC_0355.jpg DSC_0364.jpg DSC_0363.jpg DSC_0382.jpg DSC_0502.jpg DSC_0374.jpg DSC_0356.jpg DSC_0357.jpg DSC_0359.jpg DSC_0361.jpg DSC_0362.jpg DSC_0347.jpg DSC_0348.jpg DSC_0354.jpg

Edited by Ulvan

Share this post


Link to post

Thanks @Ulvan   the additional 4 drive cage is from the Define R4? I have my 8 bays full and a 5 in 3 for the 5.25s so that would be next for me to add. Do you notice higher drive temps for those drives?

Share this post


Link to post
3 minutes ago, methanoid said:

Thanks @Ulvan   the additional 4 drive cage is from the Define R4? I have my 8 bays full and a 5 in 3 for the 5.25s so that would be next for me to add. Do you notice higher drive temps for those drives?

 

If I recall correctly, I got the extra 4-bay as a separate part. Drives in it are running around 4-5 degrees higher than in the other cages, as there's no fan near it. You could open the side panel which has holes for a fan to put an extra fan there, which would help quite a bit I'm sure.

Share this post


Link to post

Hello @Ulvan, will the 4-into-3 cage protrude from the 5.25 drive bays when placed properly (without your custom fan bracket)?

I bought the case, but my mobo is dual eatx, so it ends right near the edge of 5.25 bays area

Share this post


Link to post
Just now, ikiwi said:

Hello @Ulvan, will the 4-into-3 cage protrude from the 5.25 drive bays when placed properly (without your custom fan bracket)?

I bought the case, but my mobo is dual eatx, so it ends right near the edge of 5.25 bays area

Without the fan the cage can be pushed towards the front of the case by 7-9 cm. A further 2-3 cm if it can be pushed all the way into the front face - haven't tried but eyeballing it might be possible although you might need to cut some metal to do that.

 

Looking at the images above the cage protrudes by a bit more than the width of a 3.5" HDD which are 10 cm wide, so it seems that there is a risk that it won't fit. But if your mobo isn't raised and doesn't have memory sticks where mine does, it still might fit.

 

Lot of weasel words above, but it's hard to tell without testing, unfortunately.

Share this post


Link to post

How’s your server coming along? Any storage upgrades lately?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
On 2/26/2019 at 4:48 PM, jrd680 said:

How’s your server coming along? Any storage upgrades lately?

It's going well, thanks! Haven't had any issues. I recently updated two HDDs to 4TB ones, and cleaned her up, quite dusty inside. I've been updating the software every few months as well.

 

I am considering upgrading the parity drive to 8TB or perhaps bigger sometime in the future. Not sure if there are limitations on the due to the old mobo or the cards I'm using, though, so need to do a bit of research.

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.