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    #NodeZero - Mining to NAS Case Coversion



    PCPartPicker Link: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/d9JGpG


    What is up my fellow modders!



    Let me introduce you to our next project Node Zero!



    BACKGROUND

    Node Zero was conceptualized as our move back home on the west coast meant leaving our staircase server hub back in Tennessee. Now that Iíve been back home in NV for the past year, I have been missing not only our PLEX and Gaming servers, but our backups and our RAID 5 system.



    Because of this, I started brainstorming a new case to house our server hardware, something that could handle many HDDs. After searching around, I just didnít like what I saw and didnít want to go slim server rack(and of course money issues prevents a couple grand for a server)



    So we are replacing this case with a Nanoxia Rexgear Hydra 2 Mining case, and modding it to accept up to 12 HDDs and an SSD or two.



    OLD SERVER CASE




    HYDRA 2 CONCEPT






    HYDRA 2 CASE(Stock Photos)





    Here in this YouTube video we unbox the Arctic cooling gear and the Nanoxia HDD bays. Also has hardware going into our Honda Prelude PC mod.

    https://youtu.be/xiwT1sEO_3Y


    Have a wonderful day and I hope you are excited as I am to see this build come together!!!
    Modders Unite!
    Main Rig CPU:A10-5800k|Mobo:FM2-A75MA-E35|RAM:ADATA 2GB&PNY 8GB|HDD:Corsair force120|PSU:Corsair TX650W|GPU:EVGA GeForce GTX670|Corsair H60|Case:Thermaltake Shark|Win10
    File Server CPU:Phenom II X4 945 3.0Ghz|Mobo:Asus M5A88-V EVO|RAM:ADATA 6GB|HDD: WD3200&WD800&Hitachi Desktar160GB|PSU:Raidmax530W|Xigmatek Loki|Case:XCLIOA380BK|Ubuntu
    The Sheild CPU:Athlon II 220 2.8Ghz|Mobo:GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H|RAM:CORSAIR XMS 2x2GB&SAMSUNG 2x4GB|HDD:WD600|PFSense2.3

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    I like where this is going.
    Post pictures when you can.
    Don't forget the rack and rack mounts

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdiotWithGuns View Post
    I like where this is going.
    Post pictures when you can.
    Don't forget the rack and rack mounts
    Hoping to get my unboxing video done for the Hydra 2 case so I can start modding it! Pictures will come in large updates if my previous logs are any indication lol.

    I'm going to have to build a new rack eventually, left my old rack in TN when we sold the house. I'm contemplating mounting it to the wall in the closet with the modem/router in the mean time.

    Modders Unite!
    Main Rig CPU:A10-5800k|Mobo:FM2-A75MA-E35|RAM:ADATA 2GB&PNY 8GB|HDD:Corsair force120|PSU:Corsair TX650W|GPU:EVGA GeForce GTX670|Corsair H60|Case:Thermaltake Shark|Win10
    File Server CPU:Phenom II X4 945 3.0Ghz|Mobo:Asus M5A88-V EVO|RAM:ADATA 6GB|HDD: WD3200&WD800&Hitachi Desktar160GB|PSU:Raidmax530W|Xigmatek Loki|Case:XCLIOA380BK|Ubuntu
    The Sheild CPU:Athlon II 220 2.8Ghz|Mobo:GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H|RAM:CORSAIR XMS 2x2GB&SAMSUNG 2x4GB|HDD:WD600|PFSense2.3

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    I should start a new thread and call it... your home networking rack. And post my home rack
    You should look in to Ortronics network racks. Thats what i am using for my networking gear.
    I think i picked mine up off a craigslist for like 50$ a steal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdiotWithGuns View Post
    I should start a new thread and call it... your home networking rack. And post my home rack
    You should look in to Ortronics network racks. Thats what i am using for my networking gear.
    I think i picked mine up off a craigslist for like 50$ a steal!
    Yeah I got super lucky with a 40U Dell rack for $30 bucks.... but ended up giving it to a fellow PC guy in TN before we moved back.
    Modders Unite!
    Main Rig CPU:A10-5800k|Mobo:FM2-A75MA-E35|RAM:ADATA 2GB&PNY 8GB|HDD:Corsair force120|PSU:Corsair TX650W|GPU:EVGA GeForce GTX670|Corsair H60|Case:Thermaltake Shark|Win10
    File Server CPU:Phenom II X4 945 3.0Ghz|Mobo:Asus M5A88-V EVO|RAM:ADATA 6GB|HDD: WD3200&WD800&Hitachi Desktar160GB|PSU:Raidmax530W|Xigmatek Loki|Case:XCLIOA380BK|Ubuntu
    The Sheild CPU:Athlon II 220 2.8Ghz|Mobo:GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H|RAM:CORSAIR XMS 2x2GB&SAMSUNG 2x4GB|HDD:WD600|PFSense2.3

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