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New 24/7 work rig - DFI UT X58-T3EH8 + Lian Li PC-7FNWX USB3.0

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Posted 26-06-2010 at 09:07 PM by eva2000
Updated 26-06-2010 at 11:42 PM by eva2000

While I bench and test the latest gear, I always kept to my very old 24/7 main work rig but it's time to upgrade the 24/7 main work with more up to date gear and finally after many years a new pc case - Lian Li PC-7FNWX with USB3.0 ports and side window.

Old 24/7 main work rig ~6yrs old now:
  • Pentium 550 3.4Ghz Prescott
  • DFI 875P-T motherboard
  • Gecube 9800Pro Extreme PCI
  • 1GB Kingston KHX3200 Winbond BH-5
  • Pioneer DVD-RW IDE
  • 80GB WD IDE
  • 8x 320GB Seagate 7200.8 ( 2x 4 disk raid 5 arrays)
  • Raidcore PCI-X Raid 5 controller (saved me 4 times from disk failures over last 6yrs never lost any data! )
  • 650W Silverstone PSU
  • cpu has been cooled for past 6 yrs with Cathar G4 Storm water block, with Thermochill HE120.3 rad and MCP650 pump
  • No case open desk

Old system photos before i swapped to 650W Silverstone psu. The other drives are in another drive rack also pulled from an old Lian Li PC-60 case.



New 24/7 main work rig build last night - yet to install OS etc
  • Xeon W3540 3845B010
  • DFI Prolimatech Megahalem + 120x38mm Scythe UltraKaze 2000rpm 88cfm fan
  • DFI UT X58-T3EH8
  • 1GB HIS HD5570
  • 6GB OCZ Platinum DDR3-1333 OCZ3P1333LVA6GK Animals (2000mhz binned micron specials)
  • Pioneer DVD-RW IDE
  • 640GB Samsung SATAII (HD642JJ)
  • 2x 1GB Samsung F3 SATAII 103SJ
  • 2x 1GB Samsung F1 SATAII 103UJ
  • 2x 32GB OCZ Core V1 SSD (scratch disk installed in Manhattan dual drive L-Type hot swappable mobile racks)
  • Shintaro USB3.0 PCI-E 2 port card
  • Shintaro Blazer USB3.0 2.5" & 3.5" SATA hdd docker
  • Corsair HX850 modular - only had to use 3 cables (2x 4pin molexes + 1x SATA power cable) as the drives are in Lian Li EX-H34B hot swap back plane
  • Lian Li PC-7FNWX USB3.0 case

Some quick photos, didn't do many as busy with private client work - hence need my new 24/7 work rig setup ASAP.











Will later bump from 6GB to 12GB DDR3 as well as add Highpoint RR3520 PCI-E raid controller and another add in a 4x 2TB raid 5 array swapping out 2x1GB Samsung F1 103UJ. The Lian Li PC-7FNWX has 2x USB 3.0 ports on top which i passed through the PCI slots at back to the Shintaro 3.0 PCI-E card.

One minor problem is the Lian Li EX-H34B hot swap backside 120x25mm fan back plane uses included right angle SATA connector to straight connector on other end, but straight connector uses the latch type tab connectors which don't fit DFI UT X58-T3EH8 motherboard. So for now removed the fan to accommodate straight end to straight end normal non-latch tab SATA connectors.

Top side power/reset buttons, 2x USB 3.0 ports, HD Audio and E-SATA connection. Also the 2x Lian Li PC-7FNWX USB 3.0 top ports pass through cables to the Shintaro 2x USB3.0 PCI-E card. Removed Lian Li EX-H34B back plane fan part for straight end to end SATA non-latch tab usage for now. Once find the right non-latch right angle SATA cables, will re-add fan for EX-H34B.





Was going to go with Mini-ITX system but need the disk drive space so rather than full tower, went with the Lian Li PC-7FNWX which is apparently distributed by the good folks and former i4memory.com sponsor, mittoni.com.au !

Bought the Lian Li PC-7FNWX, EX-H34B hot swap, Shintaro USB3.0 gear and Samsung F3 SATAII drives and HX850 psu from itsdirect.com.au - very fast delivery ordered Thursday and delivered Friday next day - definitely will be getting more of my business in future with such fast delivery times

Yesterday put in an order for 2x Dell U2410 24" LCD 1920x1200 monitors to replace my 6+ yr old 20" BenQ FP2091 1600x1200 and 22" BenQ 1680x1050 monitor setup as well




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