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Work in progress #NodeZero - Mining to NAS Case Coversion

Dalchi Frusche

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What is up my fellow modders!

Let me introduce you to our next project Node Zero!

BACKGROUND

Node Zero was conceptualized as our move back home on the west coast meant leaving our staircase server hub back in Tennessee. Now that I’ve been back home in NV for the past year, I have been missing not only our PLEX and Gaming servers, but our backups and our RAID 5 system.

Because of this, I started brainstorming a new case to house our server hardware, something that could handle many HDDs. After searching around, I just didn’t like what I saw and didn’t want to go slim server rack(and of course money issues prevents a couple grand for a server)

So we are replacing this case with a Nanoxia Rexgear Hydra 2 Mining case, and modding it to accept up to 12 HDDs and an SSD or two.

OLD SERVER CASE




HYDRA 2 CONCEPT






HYDRA 2 CASE(Stock Photos)





Here in this YouTube video we unbox the Arctic cooling gear and the Nanoxia HDD bays. Also has hardware going into our Honda Prelude PC mod.

https://youtu.be/xiwT1sEO_3Y


Have a wonderful day and I hope you are excited as I am to see this build come together!!!
 

MARSTG

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Why do you bother with such a case when that mobo can't accept more than 5 drives? And 2 x quad gigabit nics seems overkill, one should suffice and you could use the remaining x4 port to add a HBA to handle more drives.
 

Dalchi Frusche

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Why do you bother with such a case when that mobo can't accept more than 5 drives? And 2 x quad gigabit nics seems overkill, one should suffice and you could use the remaining x4 port to add a HBA to handle more drives.
The case is the first upgrade, the plan would be to get a proper board later on. But I'd hate to upgrade hardware if the case isn't ready to handle it... and just needed to do something different than the old pink mod from a decade ago.

The NICs are only dual gigabit. I probably will only use one for now. Since i run media services and a game server, I like to separate the traffic between ports. But I do like your idea of adding something else, and that would be a RAID controller. I'm not to the point of needing anything like fiber for my connections.
https://www.newegg.com/syba-si-pex40071-sata-iii/p/N82E16816124070
 

Dalchi Frusche

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Good morning fellow modders and world takers!

We have begun the work on Node Zero!


First we need to get to painting…. the handles specifically. Use that good ol’ Krylon in damn that’s bright yellow!






Getting that PSU in place…. Just an old Raidmax 500w, but it works well and keeps steady power for my drives! I love how this case has the ability to use 2 PSUs




Time to install these beautiful yellow Arctic fans! 6 fans to keep air moving!




It’s a good start… but we need to get our sponsors and designs cut and placed!





Sooo…. We requested the Freezer 34 Duo knowing that it’s only AM4 compatible. So of course what we need to do is fabricate and mod our own solution yes?






Annnnd…. Finished. Just needs a coat of paint =D





Thanks for tuning in guys! Keep an eye out for more updates soon.

Much love! <3
 

Dalchi Frusche

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Good morning fellow modders!


So lets get another update on Node Zero and get the PSU shroud created! We first found our piece of material and cut and bent it into shape. Then test fit it with the HDD cages.





Then cutting the holes for the grommets was easy as 1..2…..3




Then a dash of paint… and presto! Time to hide those nasty cables.





And…. bam! Power cables managed and look at all that SATA power just sitting there waiting to be utilized.





Next time we install the HDD cages and get this bad boy up and running!!
 

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