Is it possible to buy server parts directly from Dell?

nsummy

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Long story short, I bought a Dell C4130 motherboard and case ($230 combined), and foolishly thought it would be cheap to piece the rest together. The power supply, cpu, ram, and heatsink were easy, hard drive was a little more difficult but found one, however its impossible to find cables or simple shrouds for reasonable prices. It appears the motherboard uses some sort of proprietary slot for the pci-e cards, forcing me to get these special risers (please let me know if this is actually a standardized port). I know the dell part numbers I need, but can only find them in a few listings on ebay or one site that charges an arm and a leg. Can I call Dell directly and order these pieces? I looked up the service tag for the MB and its under warranty until next year, which leads me to believe Dell still stocks these parts. Thanks in advance.

Photo of MB: https://images.sellbrite.com/production/26210/797FV/f5c4b06e-3bed-50eb-9109-887473f9e232.jpg

Photo of PCIE Switch: https://www.refreshedelectronics.co...GPU-AND-PCI-E-Slot-Backplane-Board-2CJJC-.jpg

Cheapest risers I can find: BRAND NEW DELL POWEREDGE C4130 GPU BAY 3/1 RISER CABLE BOARD 4X00M 04X00M | eBay

The ($245?!?!?!) Cable that I need to connect the switch to the MB. (only one I could even find online): 5KV2Y DELL GPU RISER SIGNAL CABLE 4 / 2 FOR DELL POWEREDGE C4130 - LEF

The ($175?!?!) Cooling shrouds: 4WCCT DELL CPU BAFFLE FOR DELL POWEREDGE C4130 - HEATSINK AIR SHROUD