Originally Posted by wkearney99
When you 'reused' the motherboard tray, did you have to trim off the side ears that fit downward? As in, the original setup using that tray has the sides of the tray bent downward at the left/right/front edges. The left/right edges having screw holes to secure it from the outside of the case.
Or did you just leave it standing tall and use a 3U backpanel?
I've got both a norco fan AND their 4U backpanel and it appears the motherboard is expected to sit flush to the case (on standoffs, of course). Which is fine, but that means I'll have to either drill for the standoffs (including some Xeon heatsink screws) or find some sort of thin tray.
not really 3U backplane/plate (original backplane), it is ~3.5U ..you can see my last/finished picture.
if you plan to use norco backplane/plate:
aha.. if you have AMD version, no worry about
; Not on Xeon version
on Xeon Version, you need to make sure CPU heatsink where bolt/screw to the tray/base(if you are not using original tray that comes from server case).
points that I did during mods:
1) Remove PSU docking
2) remove tray for mods
3) cut the right side, which has switches and save it for point 7
4) make sure the mods tray are sit flat on the base server case
5) make 4 drill ( 2 are on each side) to secure the backplate
6) use (broken blinds) to secure the tray sits on the base
7) reuse powerswitch and reset button that I put on the back plate ( I use heavy duty tape to stick/place on the backplate),
8) align/modfy norco fan plate to sit securely ( I use filler/spacerfron broken blinds with heavy duty tape.
9) I place original 60mm fan as spacer/base for my 2U PSU
4U norco fan plate is sitting on the base server case,
4 white fitter (from broken blinds, two on each side) secure motherboard tray ( no need to drill
) and 4screws is holding the backplate. two screws on each side left&right
I relocate switches ( top left corner on the image), on the top blower fanEdited by bima - 7/27/12 at 9:02am