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Which Chassis is compatible with Supermicro X8DAH+

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August 22, 2009 7:50:23 PM

Dear All, I would like to ask, which Chassis is suitable for Supermicro X8DAH+?

I recently bought the motherboard and icute super A18-5G which is suitable for E-ATX, however, the motherboard have an extra ~5cm, extended from the control panel connectors/IO ports. See here

http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/QPI/5500...

as a result, I couldn't fit into the chassis i bought.

I guess typical motherboard would have control panel connectors/IO ports right at the end of the board. See here

http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=JoOxbkv8HgVqHLrz

http://www.tyan.com/product_board_detail.aspx?pid=644

The supermicro chassis appear to be be very expensive and that's is why I am looking for alternative.

Hope to hear from you! Thank you!
a c 435 V Motherboard
August 22, 2009 9:58:18 PM

If you still have the supermicro x8DAH board, CableMart has a Sunnytech CSPIC4UB server chasis for $48.10 shipped which includes 300w power supply. It's listed in pricewatch. Just do a search using "server chasis".
a b V Motherboard
August 22, 2009 10:39:30 PM

Deleted. Sorry, misunderstood the problem.
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a b V Motherboard
August 23, 2009 6:54:09 AM

home79 said:
Dear All, I would like to ask, which Chassis is suitable for Supermicro X8DAH+?

I recently bought the motherboard and icute super A18-5G which is suitable for E-ATX, however, the motherboard have an extra ~5cm, extended from the control panel connectors/IO ports. See here

http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/QPI/5500...

as a result, I couldn't fit into the chassis i bought.

I guess typical motherboard would have control panel connectors/IO ports right at the end of the board. See here

http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=JoOxbkv8HgVqHLrz

http://www.tyan.com/product_board_detail.aspx?pid=644

The supermicro chassis appear to be be very expensive and that's is why I am looking for alternative.

Hope to hear from you! Thank you!


I looked around, and most cases I thought would work either supported the height of your board or the width, not both. I did however find a PC case that's big enough, if you're willing to bend a few tabs out of the way, it's the Cooler Master HAF 932:

http://media.bestofmicro.com/H/T/218369/original/digita...

Notice that's a full-ATX motherboard installed, and there's an additional row of mounting holes (eATX) around 3 inches in front of it. As for the height issue, there are a couple support brackets for a second power supply at the top that you'd need to bend out of the way or remove, but that does give you the added height.
a b V Motherboard
August 23, 2009 7:01:25 AM

o1die said:
If you still have the supermicro x8DAH board, CableMart has a Sunnytech CSPIC4UB server chasis for $48.10 shipped which includes 300w power supply. It's listed in pricewatch. Just do a search using "server chasis".


I think he's looking for a pedistal case, and I find it unlikely the 4U rackmount you pointed to would have the space he needs.

The word 'server' or "industrial PC" isn't enough, as none of the sub-$300 pedistal server cases at newegg had the required space.
August 25, 2009 2:56:30 PM

Hi hi, thanks Crashman and the rest for the advices! I will look at it and modify the chassis accordingly if i am getting it!!! Thanks once again!
December 21, 2009 2:42:28 PM

Hi home79. I was wondering if you ended up getting the X8DAH board with the HAF case? If so, did it up end fitting?
December 25, 2009 12:32:54 PM

Hi Hi! Yes, I ended up getting HAF 932. On the top, the metal pieces which is used to support the additional power supply can be bent easily (in fact with the thumb) to allow the supermicroboard to fit it. You might consider drilling some holes to support the top portion of the supermicroboard.

However, after some months, I notice HAF 932 can be quite a giant vacuum cleaner which suck up lots of dirts, so you might want to find some ways to to prevent dirt from getting in.
a b V Motherboard
December 25, 2009 2:54:40 PM

home79 said:
Hi Hi! Yes, I ended up getting HAF 932. On the top, the metal pieces which is used to support the additional power supply can be bent easily (in fact with the thumb) to allow the supermicroboard to fit it. You might consider drilling some holes to support the top portion of the supermicroboard.

However, after some months, I notice HAF 932 can be quite a giant vacuum cleaner which suck up lots of dirts, so you might want to find some ways to to prevent dirt from getting in.


I'm glad I could help with the case. As for the dust issue...sorry?
December 25, 2009 2:57:22 PM

Hi Hi Crashman! Thank you so much! Sorry hope my thanks isn't too late! hehhe..

Anyway, Merry Christmas to all of you! Hope all of you have a blessed year ahead!

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