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Old March 3, 2011, 06:02 AM
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Wait wait, the stacker MB tray wasn't big enough? No way! I got Behemoth in one of those (although it may be a variant, but it looked the same as yours but with a window.
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Old March 3, 2011, 06:37 AM
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I think he may have swapped the MB tray out for "ease-of-installation" for the SR2.
I tried mounting my own SR2 in an ATCS 840, and after the swearing was over, ordered the MM case in haste.
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Old March 3, 2011, 07:36 AM
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Wait wait, the stacker MB tray wasn't big enough? No way! I got Behemoth in one of those (although it may be a variant, but it looked the same as yours but with a window.
It wasn't big enough. I'd have to have 3 inches hanging above the motherboard tray and another 3 inches hanging off the left hand side. People really don't know how big an SR-2 until they see one in person.
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nice picture of the block. Have fun mounting it !
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Old March 3, 2011, 11:31 AM
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People really don't know how big an SR-2 until they see one in person.
Meh. Behemoth's motherboard is 13'' x 16'', so a inch narrowed than the SR-2 but also an inch taller. I blame their crappy custom standoff positions At least follow convention and holes set by other existing boards of that size... sheesh, lol.
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Meh. Behemoth's motherboard is 13'' x 16'', so a inch narrowed than the SR-2 but also an inch taller. I blame their crappy custom standoff positions At least follow convention and holes set by other existing boards of that size... sheesh, lol.
Couldn't agree more. There aren't many cases that can fit a SSI-MEB board, but it's infinitely more than can handle a proprietary form factor like HPTX - which is actually smaller than SSI-MEB in terms of area (131445 mm^2 compared to 135630 mm^2).
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Old March 4, 2011, 04:14 AM
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If absolutely necessary I thought just drilling holes for your unique standoffs would probably work for an SR-2 in this case. I had to do that for Behemoth's first board (a Supermicro P.O.S. that didn't use standard holes) and it worked just fine. I just measured and drilled the holes carefully and the installed the standoffs with locking nuts and locktite. Anyways, enough on that . Lowfat's already got a good system going, let think of the present, not the past
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W/ an SSI-MEB motherboard does it hang off the bottom like 4 inches then? I have no idea how one of those would fit in this case if it even longer than an SR-2.
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W/ an SSI-MEB motherboard does it hang off the bottom like 4 inches then? I have no idea how one of those would fit in this case if it even longer than an SR-2.
Its actually 4 inches taller Above the IO panel, where most motherboards stop.
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Old March 6, 2011, 07:44 PM
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Well isn't this awesome. First off this block was not fun to install at all. Second why does the instructions say to install washers on the backside when none are included. And lastly, take a look at the CPU mounting next to the EK SR-2 block. So either I am forced to buy EK blocks or I have to grind down my XT's mounting bracket.


EDIT:
Thankfully the trusty rotary tool had no problem cutting through the XT's mounting bracket. Although I can't fit the compression fitting w/o the use of the angle adapter.

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