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Dead Silent Server

DrvDrv Member

I'm looking to build some silent servers without any fans, including the power supply units.
I have some old boards around on LGA 775 and 1151.
Do you have any recommendations for cases, fanless coolers and psu's without fans?
What cpu's on the 775 and 1151 have lowest temperatures?

Comments

  • Just throw away whatever you have now and buy a few Pis or Atom based boxes. They're going to be faster and cost you less than getting those old turds running quietly.

  • bigpowerhosting have dead quiet servers, just now. ;)

    Long live LowEndInfo.com

  • eoleol Member
    edited January 2019

    What cpu's on the 775 and 1151 have lowest temperatures?

    Depends on silicon lottery.

    EDIT2:

    ˙ɹǝuzʇǝɥ

  • deankdeank Member, Troll

    Neither. Grab a pi as suggested and don't look back.

    I have not created a single thread. Verify it if you dare.

  • eoleol Member

    @Letzien said:
    They're going to be faster...

    I doubt this.

    ˙ɹǝuzʇǝɥ

  • @eol said:

    @Letzien said:
    They're going to be faster...

    I doubt this.

    You doubt everything.

    We're talking Core2 technology here.

  • eoleol Member
    edited January 2019

    @Letzien said:

    @eol said:

    @Letzien said:
    They're going to be faster...

    I doubt this.

    You doubt everything.

    We're talking Core2 technology here.

    Sure.
    QX7700?

    EDIT2:
    1151 is even faster.

    ˙ɹǝuzʇǝɥ

  • DrvDrv Member

    Also i can use Xeon L line from lga771 on 775, those have low tdp 35-40w.
    Pi's look nice but very low performance.

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  • @Drv said:
    Also i can use Xeon L line from lga771 on 775, those have low tdp 35-40w.
    Pi's look nice but very low performance.

    That's why you build a datacenter out of them.

  • eoleol Member

    @Drv said:
    Also i can use Xeon L line from lga771 on 775, those have low tdp 35-40w.
    Pi's look nice but very low performance.

    Low power xeon with low vid.

    ˙ɹǝuzʇǝɥ

  • @Letzien said:

    @eol said:

    @Letzien said:
    They're going to be faster...

    I doubt this.

    You doubt everything.

    We're talking Core2 technology here.

    Core2 would still kill it in peak horsepower, but not per watt. Many people got 10 years out of Core2.

  • SpeedBusSpeedBus Member, Provider
    edited January 2019

    Something like this maybe? https://www.hardkernel.com/shop/odroid-h2/

    EDIT: Nevermind, it's out of stock.

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  • @TimboJones said:

    @Letzien said:

    @eol said:

    @Letzien said:
    They're going to be faster...

    I doubt this.

    You doubt everything.

    We're talking Core2 technology here.

    Core2 would still kill it in peak horsepower, but not per watt. Many people got 10 years out of Core2.

    The amount of expense to cool it silently vs the expense of buying a couple newer atom tablets, though? We're taking ~$20 for a rootable A7 w/ 2G RAM and plenty of semi-fast SDHC, not to mention USB2/3.

  • If you are into fanless, number of low powered cpu out there. But usage of those will be limited even if that's 24/7, that can even become challenge.

    Quiet rig doesn't mean you have to eliminate fans. Just get a decent case (with nice airflow), replace fans with premium grade (<19dBa) as well as fan controller if you must. Slightly costly but outcome is really appealing at the end. Not many people build rigs nowadays, hope you have very good passion to do so

    signature for rent - ^_^

  • Mr_TomMr_Tom Member, Provider

    It's not a server, but I've read about a completely silent PC build. Could build a server in a similar manner?

    https://tp69.blog/2018/04/17/completely-silent-computer/

  • Linus got his hands on a mobile 4770 CPU modified to fit in a desktop board. Power consumption should be low.

    Go with ssds for storage and something like a picopsu for power and you should be good to go

    I like my uptime down low and my servers all hacked. Can see me droppin' twenty-fours with a router in the rack.
    Ya like ya Switch-Ports hot and ya servers all hacked. If ya pings real high and ya networks pitch black.

  • one thing you could search for is massive copper heatsinks. some builds that ive done, they have been able to operate entirely with no fans. you can find psu without fans. undervolting (and if you need to, under clocking) is also a good free option you can try, assuming it can be stable.

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