I built the anniversary build 2 years ago, and been very happy with it until today, whilst I was working, the server just shut down, on further inspection looks like the 2 plastic caps and springs on a heatsink next to the pcie ports and ram slots had melted and the heat sink discolored. Could not see this as it was under the Asus gtx1060 graphics card.
I do have a green flashing light on BMC Led1 thats all
So asking what you guys would suggest I upgrade the motherboard and or SAS controller to? as the GA7-Pesh 2 is hard to get! I am in Texas.
Thanks for that info,
I will look at the LSI 9207-8i and see what I can buy.
Any suggestions on a motherboard that be a good combo with the processor and / or memory I already have, or am I better to start afresh and get a more updated system
Update, So I had no joy with the motherboard powering up, but noticed an issue with the power supplies and the fans in the power supplies not running at full speed.
Decided to take the case apart further, and try and test the distribution panel. I could not get a voltage on the red and black leads (24 Pin ATX connector). Not sure if this was the right way to test ( bridge green and a Black to turn on Power system) and use a multimeter to test voltage. Not much info on the web.
Power distribution board is a Super Micro Version 1 PDB-PT846-2824 using PWS-1K21P-1R 1000w power supplies.
So bit the bullet, and went to Altex and picked up a EV3A 1000 Watt power supply.
plugged in the power supply with only the CPUs and memory and the board powered up. Good start.
Then the server would reboot after 20 minutes. like clockwork. 4 times.
Just to mention started the server and the array, but no docker or any programs / vms/ etc running.
Found the issue, I think, not enough air flow on or around the new Power Supply. Removed the PSU from the case temporarily to test. so far so good. The server has been up for 40 minutes now.
Touch wood, this will get me by, until I can get a new motherboard etc.
I am not sure about the motherboard due to the plastic clips melting that held the heatsink onto the chip as mentioned earlier by seanho, (that it was for the x540 nic), which I am not using as I am using 10GB fiber.
Maybe Seanho or somebody can comment on that am I being to picky or could that cause issues further down the line.
One thing I will say wow its gone quiet, with the new power supply. lol