I am planning to assemble servers with primary objective of virtualization. Currently the first machine I wish to set up is tower server with following configuration:
Processor Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2620 95W x 2
Heat Sink Intel Heat Sink AUPSRCBTP x 2
Mother Board Intel® Server Board S2600CP2 Form Factor SSI EEB 12" x 13" 135W x 1
RAM Kingston 64 GB 1.5V ECC Registered DDR3 KVR16R11D4K4/64 26.4W x 4
HDD Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 1 TB 7.4W x 4
Now, I am unable to find enough guidance online for selection of Cabinet and PSU.
Starting with PSU, I am doing a rough calculation based on max power consumption of each component like 95W x 2 + 135W x 1 + 26.4W x 4 + 7.4W x 4 which comes to roughly 460W and assuming additional power required by CPU and Cabinet Fans I think a 500W-550W PSU should be sufficient for this configuration. I want to know if this calculation is correct or I am missing something important that should be added to the calculation ? Apart from this, for the motherboard do I need something specific to SSI EEB boards like special power connectors etc ?
Going ahead to chassis/ cabinet/ case, I am unable to find any enclosure that includes SSI EEB 12" x 13" board natively and most of them need drilling few extra holes to make EATX cabinet compatible for SSI EEB form factor. How can I overcome this problem ?
I have also gone through Intel Server System http://ark.intel.com/products/56412/Intel-Server-System-P4308CP4MHEN but I don't know if there is any point in spending extra $200-250 because the same configuration can be assembled. Any plus points for this Intel Server System over assembled counterparts ?
As of now, I have selected following Enclosure and PSU:
- Cooler Master HAF X
- Cooler Master Silent Pro M600
Both of the above mentioned components are quite expensive so it would be really nice if someone can suggest any cheaper alternative and if possible something that has the looks of cooler master HAF series as I am not interested in rack mounting the servers.