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I'm building a duel Opteron socket G34 server but I've run into a problem regarding chassis and motherboard size. I've seen only 2U EEB compatible chassis from Norco and Chenbro and I'd like to keep it 1U or 2U(is this realistic?). The reviews on Norco seem to be hit or miss and nobody has reviewed the Chenbro chassis. The only duel socket G34 motherboards I could find on Newegg are EEB. EATX and EEB are the same dimensions, but I've read that mounting holes are a bit different. Is Norco reputable? Is there a relatively thin EEB compatible chassis from a more reputable seller(or some other solution)?
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I am having exactly the same trouble. I am after a 2U chassis to fit a quad socket G34 board but can't find enough information.
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Originally Posted by The_Rocker View Post

I am having exactly the same trouble. I am after a 2U chassis to fit a quad socket G34 board but can't find enough information.

Every time someone mentions quad socket G34, I start foaming at the mouth....is that a bad thing?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816101321

Nothing from super micro? Something like this would work (too bad its pre-built)
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I think Norco makes pretty decent chassis. I haven't owned one, but I've seen lots of people with them and read good reviews. Of course they also make some cheap ones that I would stay away from. No experience with Chenbro.
Edited by The_Punisher - 2/17/12 at 4:52pm
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post #6 of 6
Chenbro makes good chassis but to be honest if you are building a new system I would look into getting one of the barebones from Supermicro, Tyan or Asus for G34 because it will be easier to integrate since it...is already integrated! Other than that Supermicro makes really nice chassis which is reflected in their pricing.

Also that 4P Supermicro barebone somebody is selling that on ebay for $1200.
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