QUOTE(stealth13777 @ Aug 2 2005, 08:24 PM)get a good quality cpu cooler for you socket (you didnt specify which one it was). I like thermaltake, but there are plenty of other good manufacturers. Dont forget the thermal compound... the lates arctic silver would be the best... i think its arctic silver 5.
Stealth: He said "dual Opteron 248". This means Socket 940.
@Terry: Sorry, I have never seen one of these Tyan systems in real life. Passive coolers need a very high air flow. So IF you have really strong fans inside the case and you find some nice passive heatsinks (not the flat ones for 1U) you may try it.
I have a 3U chassis and the HSFs from the BOXed version of the CPUs. The free space between the HSFs and the case above the CPUs seems to be higher than 1U but the fans are on top of the heatsinks. For a 2U case I'd recommend HSFs with FANs on the side.Alpha
2U without fan (scroll down to the U81C-60c not
the first -25c 1U version):http://www.micforg.co.jp/en/cat_opterone.html
2U without fan: http://ecd.coolermaster.com/pr...rodu...st_e2u_kpkcs_01
2U with fan:http://ecd.coolermaster.com/pr...rodu...st_e2u_k65cs_01
1U from thermaltake (couldn't find true 2U HSFs):http://www.thermaltake.com/coolers/rackmount/menuk8.htm
You may try the boxed versions. If they won't fit you just would have to get some coolers ASAP /wink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wink.gif' /> They really may fit into the case but I don't know if they can still "inhale" enough fresh air if there is just a little bit of space left.
Ghostrider·CPUs - 2*Opteron 246
·Mainboard - Tyan Thunder K8W S2885ANRF
·RAM - 4*Corsair TwinX1024RE-3200LL (4GB, 8*512MB, DDR400, 2-3-2)
·Graphics - HIS IceQ-II X800Pro
·HDD - Western Digital Raptor WD740GD, 74GB, 10k
·RAID - 3Ware 7850, 64bit PCI, 8chn hardware RAID
·RAID-HDDs - 5*WD800JB
·Optical - 1*SlimSize CD-ROM; 1*NEC7441 DVD-RW
·Sound - Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Elite Pro