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The was a custom build for a friend who I had already built a rack mounted server to run media and such. I used a Norco, Technologies Case for the build and he wanted something that was exactly the same in the front when sitting in the rack just out of OCD reasons. So, I hooked him up with the plain version that had no hot swap drives in the front which left me with the ability to have two 120mm intake fans in the front. Initially I wanted to do some sort of 120mm AIO cooler but the way the fans mount to the removable drive cages in the front left me no choice but to use air cooling. Not a big deal but it would have been sweet to have the GTX 980 TI Hybrid card and a 120mm AIO which would have given this system some serious cooling overhead. The first cooler I chose for the system ended up not fitting so that is why you'll see a cooler from one of my mini ITX taking it's place while I got the system configured and while I was waiting for it's replacement which is the cooler that you'll see in the parts list. This is the first time I've tried out a Non- ASUS High end board and I must say I was impressed. I have a mini ITX ASROCK board which cooperates but is nothing special. I don't think there is a faster booting system from cold than this one having the sweet Samsung M.2 Nvme drive coupled with the ASROCK fastboot which is the fastest I've seen by far. It's impressive. Overall this system performs well and was a good break from the typical vertical tower builds.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 5 points

Nice rack!

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

That's pretty sweet. Can you get a picture of the rack PC on the rack itself?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I'll post it soon!

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice sleeper build!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Did you run into any trouble mounting the baseball?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess i don't know what you mean by baseball...

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh, there is a baseball in picture number six with all your components. I was just messing with you bud lol.

  • 52 months ago
  • 0 points

Is the CPU cooler in the a case really a D9L? I honestly doubt it, it looks like a L9i. Either way, what are your temps on the CPU?

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Maybe, just maybe, he selected the wrong part... MY GOD NO!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the sarcasm, but he clarified that the D9L he bought didn't fit, so he used an L9i. Have a good day!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

The cooler in the pics was a L9i as a temp solution while I dialed everything in, because the first cooler didn't fit. had to wait for return and recieve the one listed. Good eye!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, thanks for the response. Yeah, that makes sense. Thanks for the compliment, and you have an awesome rig.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

It is super quiet and the temps are decent. Ran AIDA64 for two hours and cpu averaged around 63-65. Not amazing but considering how loud it is and the room limitations for coolers that's pretty good.

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