Build an Affordable Virtualization Server for Thin-Client Computing
One of the most important considerations when building a server is cooling. After all, no one wants brand-new CPUs to go up in smoke. To keep our CPUs cool, we needed to pick reliable fans that were quiet, efficient and not terribly large (to leave ample room in the case). We chose a pair of A5MG cooling fans from Dynatron.
The units go for about $30 each, only draw 6 watts and feature a 4500 rpm fan speed. The fan uses ball bearings, which offer a longer service life. The A5MG will fit in a 2U (3.5 inch) or larger case.
For those building a 1U case, the company offers the A87G for about $40. The A87G runs at a higher RPM and uses a little more power, but is very compact. Dynatron includes all mounting hardware and thermal paste with its CPU coolers, leaving one less thing to worry about for system builders.