more old school fool...
a rather modified Lian Li PC-A71FB
again, ancient hardware:
SuperMicro X8DAH (dual socket 1366)
2x Intel Xeon X5690, with ThermalRight Ultra Extreme 120 Black Editions
12x 16GB Kingston DDR3 ECC+REG
Intel 520 180GB SSD, with ProxMox as OS
GigaByte 1200W Odin PSU
HighPoint 1144(?) (4x USB3.0 with PCIEx8 so that all ports get full bandwidth)
HIS AMD HD5450 PCIEx1 <- comes from the factory as an PCIEx1 v.card!
Chelsio quad port 10Gb SFP+ NIC
Hotlava(?) hex-port Intel GbE NIC
Pioneer IDE DVDRW
Sony or Pioneer FDD, yes a floppy drive... because I could
no HBA, yet
I've mod-mounted two ThermalRight 120/140mm fans; one is sitting on top of a 120mm fan frame. Both these are to cool IOH + expansion cards.
Purpose: yet to set-up server. Eventually NextCloud, Hauk, ATAK, TrueNAS, + other VMs.
here is a pic I grabbed from google images to show original case interior lay-out:
so about the mod(s) you are about to see..
1) door removed
2) main HDD cage (at front) removed
2) there are two C beams running the length of the case.. both of these connect to the cage @ top/rear (this cage can be used either to hope PSU or 3x HDDs. Both beams, and the cage have been removed. The inner beam was attached to the mobo tray.
So now the story.. I was browsing eBay, came across the aforementioned SuperMicro X8DAH mobo.. it was brand new, never used etc etc, and at a darn good price, so bought it straight away. Ha! Mistake! It's a EE-ATX mobo <- that's not a typo, that's supposed to be two E's. EATX = Extended ATX. EE-ATX = Enhanced Extended ATX. Most s1366 mobos have 6x DIMM slots per socket, this mobo has 9.
I had to mod the case to fit the mobo... the square alu bracket attachs to the mobo tray, extending to so-to-speak, so that the top three screw mounts of the mobo actually have something to go into. If you compare images of an EEATX & EATX mobo, you'll noticed that on an EEATX mobo the rear I/O is a little further down the mobo, whereas on a EATX (& ATX), the rear I/O starts at the corner.
All removed parts obviously kept, should I want to revert to original.