I Put RGB Fans in My Server and I am NOT Apologizing

My Storinator server from 45Drives is great, except for 1 thing.It’s a little loud for my home.It would be fine if it were in a data center or a real network closet, however this is in my basement.I decided to swap out all the fans to make it quieter, and install RGB fans along with a ZigBee controller so I can control them with Home Automation!

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Time Codes

00:00 - Making My Server Quiet

02:13 - Micro Center (Sponsor)

03:18 - Taking the Server Apart

04:17 - Changing the CPU Cooler

05:02 - How to Add Smart RGB to a Server

06:07 - Wiring Up the ZigBee Controller and Fans

07:20 - Testing and Pairing the ZigBee Controller

08:08 - Why Put RGB Fans in a Server?

08:42 - How Much Quieter Is It?

09:13 - What’s Next for the Server?

09:33 - Stream Highlight - I will buy an LTT Screwdriver

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Hacking my RGB fans to work with Zigbee!

I made my servers quiet!

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