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Exeter University Take Further Systems.

November 12, 2016

Exeter University Take Further Systems.

At X-Case we have been supplying Exeter University with Storage solutions for many years, Recently again we supplied a further three high end systems to the University using our Pro Chassis range and Supermicro server boards along with multiple drives.

Today we provide our new ST204 Node Server , a 2u System with four individual node systems based on Xeon E5 2600 V4. This system needed to take 512GB Memory per node along with dual Xeons and 10GB network connections, Of course it all had to be on a Budget and that's where we could find the right solution at an affordable price.

 

 

 

 

 

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October 18, 2016

X-Case Receive More Airport Server Orders

Our ongoing contract to supply built 4u Server systems for Airport Security Scanning is going from Strength to Strength, As well as the UK we have now received orders for systems going to the USA and Canada.

We are very happy to be have been given the contract to follow this through into a global locations during 2016 and 2017, It allows us to invest further into new stock lines for our mainstream business.

Building starts immediately with eighty i7 Extreme Systems required in November.

 

 

 

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Twynham School Take another Built Server

October 14, 2016

Twynham School Take another Built Server

X-Case are please to supply Twynham School with it's third Storage Server . Using the latest Supermicro 36 Bay Storage Chassis from  along with Xeon E5 Cpu's, DDR 4 ECC memory  and the latest 12GB controller cards the School are really focusing on the latest technology.

 

For a Quote on a Storage Server please call 01908 311313  or email sales@xcase.co.uk

 

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St Andrews University Stay with X-Case

October 14, 2016

St Andrews University Stay with X-Case

X-Case are pleased to have supplied a further Storage Server to St Andrews University, This will be the 3rd Storage Server bought by the University in recent times.
This System is based around the Supermicro  SC847BE1C-R1K28LPB a 36 Bay 4u Chassis using the latest Xeon E5 Cpu's and DDR 4 memory.
The University also opted for 36 x 8TB 12GB Enterprise drives.

Storage Server

 

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EasyStore Barebone Systems Arrive - Ideal For  Freenas , Unraid and other Software Raid Systems

August 13, 2016

EasyStore Barebone Systems Arrive - Ideal For Freenas , Unraid and other Software Raid Systems

Storage is big business, everyday we are dealing with customers looking to keep their DATA on a network storage server. This can be company DATA, or often home users looking to store their DVD collection, Music and other files in one place accessable by others within the company or home.

Freenas is a well known and mostly liked Free storage solution which requires no Hardware raid card, However it's not alone,  their are a number of storage solutions available which are mostly based around ZFS and need a decent specification set of parts for them to operate properly.

Our EasyStore Systems take away the need for buying individual components and self building a server or indeed paying somebody else to do it.

Lets go over the Basics of all our EasyStore Systems.

  • 16, 24 36 and 64 Bay Versions in 3u and 4u Chassis
  • All Have Redundant Psu
  • Backplanes have built in SAS Expanders and Support SGPIO
  • Drives are controlled by LSI SAS Controller  - Included in each System
  • Unique removeable motherboard tray for easy maintanance
  • Included Intel Chipset Motherboard, Dual Lan, IPMI Socket 1150 
  • Supports Intel Pentium, i3 and Xeon E3 V3
  • Low Depth 500 mm 
  • Exellent cooling 

Simply add Memory, Cpu (Cooler Included) and Storage drives.

 

Do The Maths.....

You can not buy the list of parts in these systems for less that the system cost itself, you then have to build it and worry about compatability - it's a No Brainer .

For more info please click here 

 

 

 

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New Arrival Gigabyte Mx11-PC0 - Not Just another Itx board !!

July 07, 2016

New Arrival Gigabyte Mx11-PC0 - Not Just another Itx board !!

Just arrived is this new Gigabyte itx Server board. Worth a mention because it unusually has dual lan and an NVMe Port

Gigabyte MX11-PC0

Supporting the Latest Xeon E3 V5 Cpu's as well and Celeron and Pentium 6th Generation Cpu;s.

NVMe Technology

The MX11-PC0 is built with a mini-SAS HD connector capable to connect one NVMe drive to the motherboard. With higher IOPS, lower latency, and lower power consumption, the NVMe technology is designed to deliver much faster data transfer performance between a storage device and the processor. Compared to other of types of storage connectivity, NVMe has up to:

6 x

larger bandwidth than SATA III
3 x

lower latency than SATA III
4 x

larger bandwidth than SAS3
7 x

lower latency than SAS3

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Dubai Airport Contract

July 05, 2016

Dubai Airport Contract

Our ongoing supply of Server system to the Security Industry continues with a New contract for 96 4u systems for Dubai Airport. 

Our systems are currently operating in Gatwick,Heathrow, Luton and most other Uk Airports. We are Hoping soon to secure the contract for Airports in The USA and Canada. 

These systems are built in Chenbro 4u Rackmount Chases using latest i7 Extreme Cpu's high end Graphics and Asus Workstation boards. 

 For a Quote on any Custom Server please email trade@xcase.co.uk

 

 

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New Website

July 02, 2016

New Website

New Website....

We have moved the webstore over from Magento to Shopify - I have had a love /Hate relationship with Magento for the last 3 years, It's a great platform in many ways. It's also time consuming , slow and gets it's nickers in a twist far too much.

So rather than spending far too much time trying to keep Magento up to date I have decided I want my Life back and Magento is just overkill for what we need.

Suddenly - I feel free again.

Jokes aside we have started with the basics and we will be adding a lot more products and features in the next few weeks.

 

Jamo

 Xcase New Website

 

 

 

 

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We Have Moved

July 02, 2016

We Have Moved

We have moved premises, Our old warehouses where knocking on a bit and after 14 years on the same Trading estate I had started to talk to the concrete cows in the field opposite.

We have moved to Bletchley , Home of Colossus, the first large-scale electronic computer. From here we will grow our Server build business.

Our New address is

X-Case

Unit 24, Chancery Gate Business Park, Bletechely Milton Keynes MK11DQ.

Tel 01908 31313.

 

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Quad Gpu Nvidia 980ti 4u Rackmount Build

January 19, 2016

Quad Gpu Nvidia 980ti 4u Rackmount Build

Building a 4 way double width Gpu server takes a little working out, Standard 7 slot 4u Rackmount Chassis need to be adapted and motherboard position changed.  It's a common build for us at X-Case so I thought I would share a common parts list based around four Nvidia 980Ti.

  1. Chassis Chenbro RM 41300 with Optional rear Gpu window.
  2. 1500W Corsair AX1500i  - 1200W will fall over on stress test.
  3. Asrock  X99 WS-E/10G With 7 Pci Express x 16 + 10Gb Lan
  4. i7 Extreme Cpu Socket 2011 V3  Or Xeon E5 2600V3 
  5. 64GB DDR 4 Memory -ECC With Xeon (Up to 128GB)
  6. 4 x 6GB Gpu 980ti or 12GB Titan X  

Standard Chassis comes with no fans, We fit 2 x rear 80mm, 1 x 120mm in front of Graphics cards and a further 80mm in front of HDD or SSD.

If you would like further info or a Quote on such a server please email sales@xcase.co.uk for a Quote.

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New eXtra Value 424 Launched

December 05, 2015

New eXtra Value 424 Launched

New video on the new eXtra value storage server . At £239 + V.A.T it's a fantastic entry level chassis for Home and small business.  

 

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