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  • #16
    Originally posted by locovaca View Post
    Just a point of correction, a 2U server chassis is pretty small, only 3.5 inches high. A normal full atx desktop case is the equivalent of a 4U rackmount as I recall.
    That would be correct. I wanted to buy a 2U rack, but unfortunately a 2U rack can't fit standard sized PCI cards. 3U is the lowest profile that you can go, if you still want to be able to fit PCI cards without using an adapter (to allow to put your pci-card to sit horizontally, but then of course, you probably won't be able to use more than 1 pci slot). Knowing this stuff, i ended up buying a 3U rack to save myself hassles, and i am using most of my PCI slots ~ GFX card, Soundcard, USB 2.0 + firewire card...

    The good news is, if you can believe this ~ i've dropped my Rack/PC down a flight of stairs - with ZERO damage awesomeness...lol

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    • #17
      Originally posted by ninez View Post
      That would be correct. I wanted to buy a 2U rack, but unfortunately a 2U rack can't fit standard sized PCI cards. 3U is the lowest profile that you can go, if you still want to be able to fit PCI cards without using an adapter (to allow to put your pci-card to sit horizontally, but then of course, you probably won't be able to use more than 1 pci slot). Knowing this stuff, i ended up buying a 3U rack to save myself hassles, and i am using most of my PCI slots ~ GFX card, Soundcard, USB 2.0 + firewire card...
      Actually, this is quite incorrect. You can get things down to a 1U rack with standard sized PCI/PCI-E cards. There's this nifty little passive part called a "riser" that is used in 2U and 1U configurations ALL THE TIME. :-D

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Svartalf View Post
        Actually, this is quite incorrect. You can get things down to a 1U rack with standard sized PCI/PCI-E cards. There's this nifty little passive part called a "riser" that is used in 2U and 1U configurations ALL THE TIME. :-D
        No, it's not incorrect. Did you not even read what i wrote?!! (seriously?)

        3U racks are the lowest profile you can go without using an 'adapter' (aka riser), which puts your pci cards horizontally, which AFAIK is exactly what i wrote. plus, my GFX card didn't fit in it nicely with other cards too (and other concerns).

        I have one sitting on my shelf (right beside me), i said 'adapter' only because i had forgotten what it was called. Using a 2U rack with it, wasn't the best option for me - i had some space (dead space) and concerns over the potential for overheating.

        anyways, that for pointing out what i already wrote - but using the correct term (riser).

        cheerz
        Last edited by ninez; 05-08-2012, 03:39 PM.

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