So this last week I have been working on putting together the first workstation computer for the rolling server rack.
The First Workstation Specs Are:
ASUS M3A76-CM Motherboard
AMD Phenom 8650 2.3GHz Triple Core Processor
2x 2GB DDR2 RAM (4GB total)
6x USB 2.0 Slots
Onboard ATI Radeon 3000 with VGA and DVI output
I have also connected a Pioneer DVD R/RW Drive
To finish this system I need:
2x 26″ Sliding Server Rails to mount the Rack
Hard Drives… Lots of Hard Drives…
I have also connected a 20″ Dell Flat Screen Monitor that will be later upgraded for a touch screen or a Wacom Cintiq. I am using a wireless Logitech keyboard and mouse combo as well.
One problem I ran into while building this computer was that the power supply for my rack mount case did not have a 24 pin power supply which is what most new motherboards require. This required the old power supply to be replaced. The problem was that the plug for the power is at the back of the case while the power supply is at the front. This was going to require that the power was plugged in at the front of the machine and would have been very inconvenient. I picked up half a dozen Female Disconnects and crimped them onto a stripped power cord and rewired the power supply to the back of the case. I will have to do this to the second case as well.
So now I wait… hard drives are ordered but I still need 26″ server rails to attach the case inside the rack. If you know where I could get a small lot of these for inexpensive please contact me.