My new system, I'll show this on Adafruits Show and Tell tonight. :)
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- Jim Sky+2You obviously don't need an rf quiet environment.Nov 9, 2013
- Good quesitons. :) The gaming PC is pretty tops; Intel Core-i7 3770K, Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H MB, Gigabyte GV-N77OC Video card, 32G DDR3 Ram, and Intel SSDs. The Server is about two years off the high-end, but still uses SSDs and has a Blue Cherry 16 port video capture card for the cameras. The switch is 10/100 ethernet and the router as 6 100 MB/s ports and is configured with IGRP and OSPF for the networks.
Ugliness has no bearing in my system design, you could tell me that it looks like something you would see in a D4-Class Klingon vessel and I wouldn't be offended. :)
More costly? Well, No! I got the Cisco 2924 switch and Cisco 3630 router from E-Waste Harvesters for less than $100 bucks. ;) I had to wait for the right ones to come through the pipe, but I would bet you that I spent less than 1/3 if what it would cost to buy this stuff new/boxed.Nov 9, 2013
- Nope! Actually the WiFi network is really good, but beyond that your right, I don't see the harm - though if I'm wrong about that, it might be cool to make little metal cages out of screen for parts =)Nov 9, 2013
I would think a traditional rack, or a custom cage might be the way to go with all of that hardware. What you're doing now is interesting, but somehow it doesn't strike me as being particularly together really.Nov 9, 2013
- Gaming is only one thing I use it for, the server is used for alot of things, including my Son's Minecraft server. :)
Because I live out in the boonies and can't get real broadband, I use the Cisco 3640 to route packets from different services to either our DSL or our Satellite links, as well as some custom Firewalls that I do for specific reasons (the server has it's own port on the router). This also allows me to isolate the RiderNet WiFi network for the farm from our house networks. The Cisco 2924 does it's job well, and is used for all of the house connections, and has its own port on the router so again I can do some firewall things that give me greater security.
I didn't mean for this to be some kind of advertisement or anything, I'm not endorsing everyone run out and build these by any means. I think it's very much together, and gives me not only a quiet experience in my office, but leaves me with tons of desk space to work with, and is easy to maintenance and augment. :) It's something that works for me, and as I havn't posted about the things that I make for a long time now, so I figured this was one to post given I'm going to show it tonight.Nov 9, 2013
- I think I'd have way more fun just building this machine than any game that I could play on it! So cool...Nov 9, 2013