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Would I be able to use a Dell server board with a different case?

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I know, another silly question, but I wanted to find out if there would be any physical limitation to using a Dell server motherboard in an aftermarket computer case.
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What Dell server?

I do not believe Dell always uses standard form factors.
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If it fits...really the only question is can you get a compatible power supply. I've seen some OEMs use a slightly-modified ATX power plug so that an aftermarket PSU won't connect, forcing you to use the OEM's usually-overpriced PSUs.
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What Dell server?
I do not believe Dell always uses standard form factors.

I was looking at this:

http://www.ascendtech.us/dell-k552t-poweredge-r905-motherboard_i_mbdelk552tpr905.aspx

It appears to be EATX which should be fine. I can't tell what kind of PSU connector it has though...
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I was looking at this:
http://www.ascendtech.us/dell-k552t-poweredge-r905-motherboard_i_mbdelk552tpr905.aspx
It appears to be EATX which should be fine. I can't tell what kind of PSU connector it has though...

From the few pic i have found i cannot help you...

This seems to have the best image, but still small...

http://www.serversupply.com/DELL/MOTHERBOARD/Server%20Boards/POWEREDGE/K552T.htm

On another note that's allot of Ram... biggrin.gif
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I was looking at this:
http://www.ascendtech.us/dell-k552t-poweredge-r905-motherboard_i_mbdelk552tpr905.aspx
It appears to be EATX which should be fine. I can't tell what kind of PSU connector it has though...

Try to find the server documentation..... Dell tends to have good documentation.
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I looked it up on Dell's website, and they say here: http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/poweredge-r905/pd?refid=pedge_r905&baynote_bnrank=0&baynote_irrank=0&~ck=baynoteSearch&isredir=true
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Standard redundant 1100W hot-plug power supplies
Auto-switching universal 110/220 Volts

Again, being a total newb when it comes to this, would I have to use a Dell redundant PSU? What, if any, are the intricacies involved if I plan on using an EATX case?
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You would need Dell PSUs and a dell backplane. Not worth the effort by any stretch. Also, isn't the 905 a 4S system? Where's the other two sockets?
    
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I was looking at this:
http://www.ascendtech.us/dell-k552t-poweredge-r905-motherboard_i_mbdelk552tpr905.aspx
It appears to be EATX which should be fine. I can't tell what kind of PSU connector it has though...

That does NOT look like an e-ATX. It looks far larger. I'd venture a guess that it's for an industry Blade appliance and so those are the ONLY cases they'll fit in.
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