rackmount server cases

Andres Gonzalez gonzo at agoralabs.com
Tue Oct 21 22:43:29 MDT 2008

I was not aware that there were PCIe risers.

Most of the mobo I have seen have PCIe connectors in the middle of the 
mobo and on the edge they have PCI connectors. My understanding was that 
a riser would only work on the connector at the edge of the mobo. So, I 
thought there was only PCI risers. I guess I should look for a PCIe riser.



Doran L. Barton wrote:
> Not long ago, Andres Gonzalez proclaimed...
>> Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2008 20:39:20 -0500
>> Anybody here have experience with 2U rackmount server cases?
> Yup.
>> All of the 2U rackmount cases I have seen have a PCI riser card for up  
>> to 3 extra PCI cards that might be needed. However, I am not sure what  
>> to do about a video card which are no longer PCI.  I have seen very  
>> short PCIe video cards that I think would fit in a 2U case but all of  
>> the cases are not designed for even a short PCIe video card.  Is my only  
>> option a mobo with integrated video for a 2U rackmount?
> There are PCIe risers as well, but they're not as common.
> I always look for motherboards with integrated video and this is one of the
> reasons. 

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