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YouTube Video Review - Logic Case Supermicro Server Build

Published by Richard Parry on 12th Dec 2013

We've just uploaded our latest YouTube video - a review of a custom built server system using the Logic Case chassis and Supermicro motherboard and internals.

Our customer approached us for a server system that has one single task – to connect to a USB system that automates water tanks/systems and also collects basic operational data. This didn’t require any special processing power or storage, however it’s requirement was to have as high uptime as possible.

For this server build we chose the Logic Case SC-23650, 2U rackmount chassis. This is an excellent dual purpose chassis, supporting 6x 3.5” fixed hard drives,  2x 5.25” bays and support for a full size EATX motherboard. This chassis is quite special though – It allows for multiple PSU types, so can cater for many installation types. As standard the chassis supports a front mounted standard ATX PSU (80mm fans only). In this configuration the 3x 3.5” are at the front, and 3x 3.5” are at the rear. For this customer’s installation we needed to install a redundant power supply, so the dual-personality of this chassis came into effect. We moved the 3x 3.5” from the rear to the front, removing the ATX PSU bracket. This then allowed a standard 2U Redundant PSU to be installed. The chassis has fixings for both the front and rear of the PSU, so it is fully supported. A 2U Single PSU bracket is also included with the chassis, so it is possible to move the drive cages around, and instead of using an ATX PSU, or a redundant PSU, you can install a standard 2U Single PSU. So it’s one chassis, with three PSU options!

Installed within this chassis is a Supermicro X9SCL-F motherboard. This motherboard was chosen as it is an excellent entry-level board, very reliable and works with cost-effective Socket 1155 CPU’s such as Intel Xeon E3 and Core i3 CPU’s (3rd Gen). In this instance the customer chose an Intel E3-1240V2 3.4GHz Quad Core CPU. The system will be running Windows 7 Pro, so didn’t require a high-end CPU. The 1240V2 however is not the base E3 CPU, so does give a little more processing power and allows the customer to grow for a number of years without requiring an upgrade.

Supporting the OS is 8GB RAM (2x 4GB Sticks) of Supermicro 4GB ECC Unbuffered RAM and a Samsung 256GB 840 Pro SSD for the operating system.

All of the products seen in the video review are available on our site to purchase individually, however if you would like to talk with us about a custom server configuration please call us on 0800 652 1649 or email us on [email protected]

Check out the video here!

YouTube Video Review - Logic Case Supermicro Server Build

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