NVIDIA ESA hardware under the microscope

Posted on Friday, Jan 18 2008 @ 21:35 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Tech Report had the chance to take a look at an ESA hardware bundle:
One thing you'll notice inside an ESA system is a whole lot more cabling. The Cosmos chassis, for example, has numerous fans that must all be plugged into a central control box located at the top of the case. This control box is responsible for fan speed control and monitoring, so there's no need to plug fans into the power supply. We also see several temperature sensors wired into the chassis control box for monitoring system temperatures at various locations inside the case.

The extra wiring will present a challenge for those obsessed with clean cable routing, but there's nothing a handful of zip ties won't fix. Chassis makers should be able to clean up most of the fan and temperature sensor wiring themselves, as well.

Check it out over here.

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