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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 I’ve 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 didn’t like what I saw and didn’t 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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    PCPartPicker Link: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/d9JGpG


    Good morning fellow modders and world takers!

    We have begun the work on Node Zero!


    First we need to get to painting…. the handles specifically. Use that good ol’ Krylon in damn that’s bright yellow!






    Getting that PSU in place…. Just an old Raidmax 500w, but it works well and keeps steady power for my drives! I love how this case has the ability to use 2 PSUs




    Time to install these beautiful yellow Arctic fans! 6 fans to keep air moving!




    It’s a good start… but we need to get our sponsors and designs cut and placed!





    Sooo…. We requested the Freezer 34 Duo knowing that it’s only AM4 compatible. So of course what we need to do is fabricate and mod our own solution yes?






    Annnnd…. Finished. Just needs a coat of paint =D





    Thanks for tuning in guys! Keep an eye out for more updates soon.

    Much love! <3
    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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    PCPartPicker Link: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/d9JGpG


    Good morning fellow modders!


    So lets get another update on Node Zero and get the PSU shroud created! We first found our piece of material and cut and bent it into shape. Then test fit it with the HDD cages.





    Then cutting the holes for the grommets was easy as 1..2…..3




    Then a dash of paint… and presto! Time to hide those nasty cables.





    And…. bam! Power cables managed and look at all that SATA power just sitting there waiting to be utilized.





    Next time we install the HDD cages and get this bad boy up and running!!
    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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    PCPartPicker Link: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/d9JGpG


    Good afternoon my fellow enthusiasts!


    We are COMPLETE!!! Couldn’t be a happier feeling than a working mod.


    First, we need to clean and prep our trusty ol’ Phenom II




    Then we can slap on some Arctic MX-4 paste in preparation to install that beastly Freezer eSports Duo cooler <3




    Cooler installed with our custom AM3 mounts, nice and snug




    Drives are in and mounted!




    That cooler is so over kill…. But cable management for the win!




    Tip of the Day…. Label those drives! Getting Ubuntu server installed




    We are up and running! Time to get PLEX set up so the family stops bugging me for movie access *laughs*




    That’s it until we are up and fully running with our RAID and software flying high!

    Otherwise we are switching gears to work on our Honda Prelude PC mod!
    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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