I know, Zalman TNN 500 AF is already out of business for some time, but yet I could not resist to post about my third rebuild of this case to my workstation. About my last 2 builds you can read on this forum and spec find in my signature. Now, I do have TNN 500 AF for some time and although I've built 2 "silence" computers for my wife and children since that time the technology in TNN 500 AF is still unique so it's still way the most silence computer in house and that's why even after all those years of heavy service I still prefer this case over all those fractal designs/antecs builds. -- just my preference, nothing to offence anybody here!
So here is a list of components:
- Supermicro X9SRA: I'm building real Unix workstation, not PC, it's for Solaris 11 based development...
Intel Xeon E5-2620: the most powerful I can buy with calm heart
Kingston 32GB: KVR1333D3D4R9SK2/16G, of course in Unix workstation, ECC RAM with SECDED at least is a must have feature.
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB: that will hold Solaris's root (i.e. ZFS's rpool)
2x 500GB Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 drives: moved from previous setup (holding ZFS's data pool)
ZM-OC2011: Zalman's adapter for their's waterblocks to fit on LGA 2011 equipped boards
SilverStone NightJar ST40NF: from previous setup
Zalman TNN 500 AF: of course from previous setup too, that's why I'm doing all this...
Everything is documented on the pictures above. As I've had some issues to fit Scytche drive silencers in last setup (you can see it here: https://picasaweb.google.com/1025049983 ... 18/Silence) I've purchased SilverStone CFP53B drive box this time.
So well, the build is kind of clean, but can't compete with artistic builds of builders here using recent cases with sophisticated cable management. TNN 500 AF completely lacks such feature. On the other hand I still feel it provides something unique and I'm still glad I've purchased it all those years ago for its horrible price.
I've thought someone might be interested how to fit some modern board into this beast so I post my knowledge here, although in the lights of latest builds this might look like from the middle age.
PS: just will need to change my signature now...