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Modding My new server questions

Discussion in 'Modding' started by scifi3018, 2 Jun 2006.

  1. scifi3018

    scifi3018 Minimodder

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    Just got some supplies... well just one. I got my patch panel in the mail the other day, and it looks great. Should be a great addition to my rack :D

    So some pics:
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    Can anyone tell me how to wire this thing up :worried:
    I know how to wire the standard rj-45 but this eludes me. I know that i need to use a punch down tool (or a screwdriver) but my question is:
    When i wire it will it be BW,B,OW,O,GW,G,BrW,Br
    or will it be B,BW,O,OW,G,GW,Br,BrW

    Or somethign else?

    Expect some more updates next week. Hopefully by Tues (Wed at the latest) I will have all my lexan and plexi here.

    My only other question, whats a good price for weld-on? It seems to be around 30$ for a bottle on ebay.. anyone know where to get it cheaper in the US?
     
  2. scifi3018

    scifi3018 Minimodder

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    I have been working on the design of my server case for some time, and its.. rather interesting.
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    I sketched this up by hand, becase for some reason when i dont know what im doing, its easier to do it by hand... dunno why. Its harder to make changes...

    Let me try to explain things...
    I want to have the computer in a clear box made of lexan. I dont want that to have ugly mounting brackets on it, so i plan to have the computer slide onto a mounted "tray" of lexan (maybe metal) and lock into place somehow...
    Thats the inner box you see. The black squares in between the inner and outer layer are "skids" or basically just measures to prevent the lexan from being scratched by sliding it in/out of the tray, or setting it up somewhere else. the skids wil be made out of smoked plexi, and will be weld-on'ed, as will the rest of the case hopefully.

    The outer layer is the striped region. It is just basically a tray that the computer sits in.

    I thought this was an interesting idea, and i feel that if for some reason my linux box doesnt live up to expectations, or i get tired of trying to figure out web-hosting/firewall-ing that i can just remove it from its shelf and use it as a jukebox or whatever, and it wont have wanky brackets on it.

    Mind you, im making this up as i go along, so i have no clue what will be in the end. I was disapointed to find out that 80mm fans wont work with my design... theres just not enough room in the computer to use them..

    Everything is up in the air right now... I am thinking of getting an MATX mobo, b/c mostlikely it wont be a P3, so i wont have that height restriction there. Although i dont know what i would do with a thinner computer, i have been aiming for 2u, but maybe 3u is a better solution... or maybe this tray idea is to much, it uses 3/8" out of 28/8" so it is significant...

    Any input is welcomed, and gratfully accepted.

    Also i ordered a 1u PSU, so that is a space saver... On that note, i am going to sleeve the cables, i have a 4pin molex de-pinner, and know how to de-pin the floppy connectors, but anyone know how to get at the 20(4)pin atx connectors without a tool? I dont want to drop another 10$ for a tool, i remeber someone talking about using a paperclip or something, but i cant seem to find it again...
     
  3. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    With the patch panel, get a piece of cable, cut one end off, and run a multimeter off from each colour cable to a point from the panel connections. DO a continuity test on it, that should tell you all you need to know.
     
  4. mandy_modded

    mandy_modded Minimodder

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    Here's a link for the technical standard, just make sure you wire each end the same.

    i wired cables in pairs after finding false information and didn't get my gigabit network running at 1 gig untill i rewired following the following standard.

    http://www.networktechinc.com/standard.html
     
  5. scifi3018

    scifi3018 Minimodder

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    A bit of an update...
    I got all my polycarbonate/acrylic in, and it looks great.
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    This one shows the tint of the acrylic sheet i got, its decent.
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    Just for the hell of it :)
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    How much polycarbonate i have.
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    I have a good bit of it.
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    Showing the tint compared to clearness.
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    Obligatory foot shot...
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    This will be my workspace, it needs to be cleaned a bit though
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    And this is one of the things holdig me up. I have been working on staining the deck, and its not fun... That and world cup is far more important than deck, which my mom has ranked more important than a computer...
    so the chain of command prevails..

    Also im still waiting on my 1u power suppy, as then i can draw up some more desings. It SHOULD be here today according to fedex's ETA... although the details still say " Package data transmitted to FedEx "
    So i dont know whats going on there...
     

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