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