The M2 to pcie adapter is on the right from the CMOS battery. This is a special low profile adapter that fits into 1U form-factor.
Unless you go with recent (read expensive) supermicro motherboards and fancy (read expensive) supermicro satadoms, you will need to provide a dedicated power source. My particular model needs 5V, coinsidantly, this is what USB provides. My hacked together adapter that connects the power cable to USB power lines works just fine.
A life hack, as the photo shows CMOS batteries. Two CR2016 batteries can be stacked together and used where a CR2032 battery is needed as they differ in capacity and height. In CR2016, 20 stands for the diameter in millimeters and 16 for the height, also in millimeters.
Satadom stands for "disk on module" and is used as a more reliable alternative to USB pen drive to boot a system. The saved drive bay could be used for a HDD.
There are some options for a CPU fan that fits into a slim 1U case.
My first choice was an all metal fan that is both a fan a and a heat sync. It was designed by Sandia labs, and I guess that Rosewill got a license. It works totally fine when the case is open, but with the case closed, the system heats to 60°C.
I ordered Dynatron blower fan as it blows air from side, not from top. However, I could not try is as I've ordered a wrong moun. It will go to my secondary server.
The stock fan would be enough (you can see it as a black circle right behind the front panel), but it's loud. Server grade hardware is loud!
The CPU and PSU choice was based on my desire to build a small, cool and quiet server. That's why there are no Heads, initially I wanted a totally quiet system with no moving parts.
It's possible to build a silent system, but it will cost a lot. I've decided to build near silent system that doesn't disturb my sleep.
Walk in closets are very good in absorbing noise, so my goal is somewhat feaseable.
The PSU is Seasonic 300W.
The CPU is E3-1220L v2. It has low TDP: 17W and supports up to 32GB of memory.
It has 2x8GB of memory.
The server is in a 1U supermicro case with a supermicro motherboard. Storage is a stadom to boot, and a 1TB Intel 660p SSD with btrfs as the main drive.
I was privileged enough to be born into the language used for the vast majority of scientific papers.
English is used for science not by accident, but due to hundreds of years of colonial domination in academia and elsewhere.
Thus, when an overseas colleague asks for English review, I have to make time to make it happen.
Send me any requests for English review! A nice side effect is that I find it refreshing to read scientific papers focusing on the prose rather than the technical content!
Does anyone know of any credible articles on the topic of why modern Asian Americans don't suffer from white racism as much as African Americans, and how/why it changed to be this way during XXth century? I remember seeing something credible a couple of years ago but can't seem to find it anymore.
(Boosts are appreciated, of course.)