One day a friend called my and saw, that he had a lot of computer parts laying around and that he would dispose them if in don't want them. So I go home with a big box filled up with computer parts that day. I sorted all the stuff and noticed that I have enough (working) one to build a computer.
The components: Pentium II 350 mhz old Siemens mainboard
Pentium II 350 mhz
old Siemens mainboard
2x 64 mb Samsung RAM
WD 80 gb (new)
Delta PSU 160 watt
The hardware is too weak for a workstation, so I decided to build a server for downloads and ftp/http servers.
I want a decent design. So I didn't cut a window.
Because my paintjobs are always bad, I polished the case. But the front was made out of platic, so I had to build a new one. I used a piece of Aluminium and framed it with beamless Aluminium.
Because I often go to LAN-Parties I screwed brightly polished handels on the top.
In the side there were a lot of little holes. I thought it would look nice when they are indirectly lit. So I mounted two blue LEDs on the side. Because I need a better angle of radiation, I cut the LEDs' head. I can turn off the light with a switch.
Cooling and silencing
I want an inaudiable server, so that my father can't hear wheater it is on or not. ;-)
The PSU is now cooled by an 120 mm Cooling fan, I use two pieces bare wire to connect the fan to the floppy plug and let the fan run with 5 volt. It generates an airflow which also cools the CPU heat sink and the HDD.
To have a cooler CPU I built a better heat sink. I just screwed one heat sink on an other one.
The HDD generates the most noise, so I damped it. I cut to 15x20 cm large pieces of aluminium. Then I coat it with bitumen.
The box is suspended with elastics. I cut a hole unter the box, so that it get always cold air. The HDD has never got hotter than 40 degree.
Sorry, the pictur is old. I'll take a new one later.resume
Well, the server is not completly inaudiable, but nearly.
I didn't (want to) spend a lot of money for this projekt. The most expensive part was the HDD.
The components are old but it is enough to manage my data.
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