Supermicro CSE-503-200B Riser Card

jbraband

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I am looking buying the following combo

Supermicro CSE-503-200B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=11-152-107
http://www.supermicro.com/products/chassis/1U/503/SC503-200.cfm

Supermicro X7SPE-HF-D525
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813182243
http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/ATOM/ICH9/X7SPE-HF-D525.cfm

i am looking to add a third intel NIC via a riser card but I can not find anywhere that'll tell me which riser cards fit with that particular combination. The closest I can get is this SM SuperServer, the 5015A-EHF-D525 http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/1U/5015/SYS-5015A-EHF-D525.cfm. it is the same motherboard, but a different chassis and recommends the RSC-RR1U-E16 riser card right on the product page. I'd like to try and use the 503 chassis because the rear I/O panel of the motherboard is on the front of the rack.

I was about to hit up support@supermicro.com, but thought to check with those here. some of you guys seem to know the supermicro catalog very well.

any thoughts?
 

jbraband

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for future reader's reference, SM got back to me and confirmed that CSE-503-200B and X7SPE-HFD525 can use the RSC-RR1U-E16riser card with the exact same configuration options at the 5015A-EHF-D525 superserver (which uses the 502 chassis).
 

djroketboy

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I see this is kind of an old thread, but I am in a similar situation and have a question for you. I was looking at the CSE-503-200B case, but told by SM support that i need the CSE-503L-200B.

They sent me this link. http://www.supermicro.com/support/faqs/faq.cfm?faq=11526

My questions are. Did you ever build this system, how is it running; and are you having any heating/power issues?
Just for reference, I have the X7SPA-H board.
 

jbraband

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i never did get this built. I ended up downcycling hardware for a pfsense box.

now that I am familiar with pfSense, were I to do this build now, I would forgo the riser and third NIC. with a vlan capable switch (Dell PowerConnect 2724 for me) you can use two physical NICs, one for WAN and one for trunk to many different vlans on the switch. its a bit confusing at first, but I haven't run into any hurdles in a typcial home environment