- Apr 6, 2015
I'm running one in a couple of desktops with no special cooling and haven't had any problems. One runs 24/7.
I know a guy who has a 3D printer on eBay. He printed out a few hard to find Supermicro i/o shields for my motherboard and posted them for sale on eBay recently. I would have bought from him, but then I found a Chinese seller selling the two i/o shields I needed at a nice price at the last minute, so I didnt bother. I am not good at marking up designs or anything, but if we did have a proper standard height pci bracket design, no harm in asking him to print us a few right? Here's this guys link to the listing I saw for the i/o shields:I bet we could whip up a bracket design for 3D printers.
Hey Alan! Welcome to STH! Glad to have ya here!
I personally never got any major heat issues with these dual port chelsios. There may be something to what you're saying as you had to switch them out for intels. I have been using these bad boys from day one since I bough em and they run pretty good. I get full 10G bandwidth from them. They do seem to get alittle warm though. I think there should have been small fans attached to the heatsinks of these things, like some intel cards. All in all, these cards are old though. Might look into grabbing a few small fans to jerry rig in a few if I can find em cheap.
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You can then just file out the rest to make it fit. Pretty sure the screw holes should fit.
I also noticed several 10GBASE-SR cards (fixed optics) from Chelsio. At least you don't have buy a SFP+ module this way but less flexibility.