Options are rather limited here in Australia. I’m looking for a short depth chassis for the X9DRL-IF motherboard.
I’d like the chassis to be approx 400mm deep (15.7") and no more than 450mm deep (17.7)
This is for a planned Anniversary build used for virtualisation with:
- 1 or 2 storage devices for boot only. Probably at most 2 x 2.5" drives.
- 1 x half height ConnectX-2 SFP+ PCIE card
- 2 x E5-2560
Supermicro have the CSE-523L-505B chassis which looks perfect if the motherboard fits! The listed compatible motherboards are in the X11 Supermicro series. Questions regarding this chassis are:
- Is the air shroud located over the CPU’s on the X9DRL motherboard
- Can I use the stock Intel passive / flat type coolers with the E5-2560’s?
I like the CSE-523L-505B because it has front panel IO and it’s 2U. If this isn’t a going to work I’ll have to look at a deeper 3U chassis that I can source here in Australia.
Any thoughts much appreciated.