Common Parts

A non-comprehensive list of parts you will find in most of the build guides.


Cases
& Chassis

Rosewill 15-bay 4U rackmount chassis

  • SSI-EEB/E-ATX, SSI-CEB/ATX support

  • 6 x 120mm fans, 2 x 80mm fans

  • 3 x 5 bay 3.5" cages = 15 HDD bays

  • no rails included

 
 

Phanteks Enthoo Pro tower chassis

  • SSI-EEB/E-ATX, SSI-CEB/ATX support (limited support for SSI-EEB+/EE-ATX)

  • 4 x 120mm/140mm fans, 1 x 200mm fan

  • 6 x 3.5" bays, 3 x 5.25" bays = up to 10 HDD bays

  • side window


Fans
& Cooling

Arctic F12 120mm PWM PST 5-pack

  • 5 x 120mm PWM fans

  • Quiet, efficient operation

  • PST = PWM Sharing Technology (daisy chain fans)

  • Fan screws included

 
 

Arctic F8 80mm PWM PST 5-pack

  • 5 x 80mm PWM fans

  • Quiet, efficient operation

  • PST = PWM Sharing Technology (daisy chain fans)

  • Fan screws included

 
 

Arctic 12 / Arctic 12 CO heatsink with 92mm fan

  • Intel Xeon LGA115X, 1356, 1366, 2011, 2011-3 compatible

  • Up to 150W TDP compatible

  • Quiet, efficient operation

  • Fits in 4U / tower chassis

 
 

 

Arctic 33 Plus heatsink with dual 120mm fans

  • Intel Xeon LGA115X, 1356, 1366, 2011, 2011-3 compatible

  • Up to 320W TDP compatible

  • Quiet, efficient operation

  • Fits in 4U / tower chassis


 
 

SAS cable - SFF8087 to SFF8482

  • Splits one SFF8087 into 4 SFF8482

  • Compatible with SATA or SAS drives (must use a SAS controller with SAS drives)

  • Not compatible with most backplanes, only direct attach to drives

 
 

SAS cable - SFF8087 forward breakout - to SATA

  • Splits one SFF8087 into 4 SATA

  • Compatible with SATA or SAS drives (must use a SAS controller with SAS drives, SAS drives can only be used with appropriate backplane)

  • Compatible with direct attach SATA / passthrough backplanes

 
 

SAS cable - SFF8087 to SFF 8087

  • Male to male SFF8087

  • Connect your SAS controller to backplane

  • Connect your SAS controller to HP SAS Expander


Thermal Paste

Gelid GC-Extreme Thermal Compound

  • A JDM_WAAAT community favorite

  • Just about the best performing thermal compound available (outside of liquid metal)

  • Drop 5-10C or more over MX-5


Add-on cards

IO Crest 2-port SATA III PCI-E card

  • Bootable

  • Great if you need SATA III for SSD boot drive / cache drive

  • Supports TRIM (SAS HBA does not natively)

  • Cheap

 
 

Mailiya PCI-E to USB 3.0 4 port card

  • Add USB 3.0 (most servers have 2.0 only)

  • 2 ports external / rear

  • Header for 2 ports internal / front of chassis

  • Powered via SATA power

  • Low profile option for 1U & 2U applications

 
 

NVME M.2 SSD to PCI-E 3.0 x4 card

  • For use with NVME M-KEY SSD only

  • Regular / low profile bracket support