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Thread: Grafting name brand/proprietary motherboards into generic cases?

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    Grafting name brand/proprietary motherboards into generic cases?

    Hey all,
    I am looking at some really good priced multisocket server motherboards from Dell and HP. Has anyone ever tried using a proprietary/name brand mobo in a generic server case? (In this case, a 4U server case). Was it easy, were there any problems with things like on/off and reset buttons, etc?
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    late response, probably not easy
    my guess without specifics is that you'll need to drill and tap holes into the mobo tray at a minimum and install standoffs, fabricate io shield, possibly fabricate pci / pcie expansion brackets.

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