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January 19, 2018, 09:40:53 AM
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Hi all,
can somebody recommend a good vendor where i can buy cheap 4U Server cases for mining?

thanks!

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January 19, 2018, 10:29:16 AM
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Are you going to make GPU miners with the 4U's or?
You can find them on aliexpress/alibaba/amazon.
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January 19, 2018, 10:54:42 AM
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Are you going to make GPU miners with the 4U's or?
You can find them on aliexpress/alibaba/amazon.

oh sorry - yes GPU Mining. Ok will look up thanks!

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January 19, 2018, 12:25:12 PM
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Are you going to make GPU miners with the 4U's or?
You can find them on aliexpress/alibaba/amazon.

oh sorry - yes GPU Mining. Ok will look up thanks!

Yeah you can find quite a lot there, you going for 6 or 8 gpus`?
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January 19, 2018, 01:22:06 PM
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Are you going to make GPU miners with the 4U's or?
You can find them on aliexpress/alibaba/amazon.

oh sorry - yes GPU Mining. Ok will look up thanks!

Yeah you can find quite a lot there, you going for 6 or 8 gpus`?

most of my rigs have 6 gpus.. but in openframe cases. Will get them into datacenters for better power costs

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January 19, 2018, 02:01:31 PM
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One of the more popular cases people use is this one:

http://amzn.to/2FYi9Zq

Then pick up the Spotswood mod for it and I believe you can get up to 8 cards in it (I've only done 6 or 7).  This particular manufacturer also makes a GPU-centric version of the case, but it's actually more expensive and comes with less, so in general I like the Spotswood modded one better.  He also has a mod for this case to use the DPS-2000BB, which is very cool.
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January 19, 2018, 02:17:55 PM
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look at my case Smiley

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January 19, 2018, 02:42:58 PM
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Has anyone tried the ebay 'mining' cases? (like this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Crypto-Coin-Open-Air-Mining-Frame-Rig-Graphics-Case-For-6-8-GPU-ETH-5-Fans-BF/142653909895)

They kinda look OK, but I've have tried before and just made a bespoke oven...

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January 19, 2018, 02:52:57 PM
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One of the more popular cases people use is this one:

http://amzn.to/2FYi9Zq

Then pick up the Spotswood mod for it and I believe you can get up to 8 cards in it (I've only done 6 or 7).  This particular manufacturer also makes a GPU-centric version of the case, but it's actually more expensive and comes with less, so in general I like the Spotswood modded one better.  He also has a mod for this case to use the DPS-2000BB, which is very cool.


That's the exact case from Amazon I use for my garage rigs. Up to 3 now.
Definitely going to take a look at Spotswood's mod. Below was my first go at it. I've refined my layout a bit.


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January 22, 2018, 07:04:42 AM
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Looks really good! Are they kept cool and how is the noise?
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January 22, 2018, 07:45:36 AM
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One thing to be wary about with the '4U' cases out there - while they're all the normal 4 rack units high that the name implies, if you're thinking to put them in a normal data center rack, most of them are NOT 19" wide, the size of a normal server case.  For me that's not an issue, I just designed a rack to hold them, but be aware that it can be a bit confusing how they call them rackmount servers, but you'll need to get a rack that is adjustable to support their non-standard widths.
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January 22, 2018, 08:00:38 AM
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One thing to be wary about with the '4U' cases out there - while they're all the normal 4 rack units high that the name implies, if you're thinking to put them in a normal data center rack, most of them are NOT 19" wide, the size of a normal server case.  For me that's not an issue, I just designed a rack to hold them, but be aware that it can be a bit confusing how they call them rackmount servers, but you'll need to get a rack that is adjustable to support their non-standard widths.

Thank you for that information, did not know that!
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