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HP Z620 for Linux Workstation?


#21

So, after deliberating with roommates the following list is what we went with:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/njt3QZ


#22

You are puting together a build with >400W thermal dissipation in a case with no direct air flow through the front.
There are reasons to do this, but for workstation use, I would use something like the Silverstone RL06


#23

Mazeframe, I too am building a new desktop for the same workloads as @NDimensionalManifold except it also will be my gaming and everyday workhorse, but in regard to your choice of the Silverstone RL06, I think because of any Teadripper motherboard is going to be an E-ATX size that case while the motherboard will fit, it will be a nightmare for cable management. Meaning an E-ATX size motherboard will cover the rubber grommets, thus provide no options to hind the cables. Of course, I did very little google research, so I could be wrong. I don’t know what other cases I would replace it with, which is one of the reasons my build has stalled.


#24

The RL06 only supports ATX and mATX, but the airflow is much better than in most (if not all) Fractal Design cases.

TR4 formfactor wise got most formats covered:


#25

Thanks, MazeFrame for correcting my wrong impression on all Threadripper motherboards. I now see where it is going to be a lot easier picking out a case for my new build. But I imagine I will be looking for a full tower instead of a mid tower if I Continue with my plan sticking with a E-ATX motherboard.


#26

There are a few mid towers that can take eATX motherboards, but a full tower is probably better for airflow concerns. In my case, I already had the Fractal Design Define S laying around, but I used MNPCTECH’s guide for a mesh front panel mod on the Define S. So my airflow will be great–actually.

https://mnpctech.com/fractal-design-define-s/fractal-design-define-s-mesh-custom-replacement-front-bezel-plate.html


#27

Airflow concerns are my biggest concern, the last desktop build I built I didn’t consider airflow and as a result, I have regretted that decision ever since.


#28

Just an update: the system is complete. I think I might be grabbing another 32GB kit of RAM for it, however.


#29

That is a sexy machine.
Just one thing:

Maybe add some black cardboard (or carbon fiber sheet) to direct the air stream towards the GPUs. The screw points are allready there.