Tower case for Supermicro E-ATX motherboard (12x13 inch)?

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  1. trumee

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    Hello,

    I have read that Supermicro E-ATX motherboards are not standard and holes dont line-up on the cases. Is there any non-supermicro tower chassis which will take E-ATX board (X10DRi-T) without drilling any holes in the chassis?

    Thanks
     
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  2. T_Minus

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    Not sure where you read that... no truth in my experience.
    I have SuperMIcro boards in Fractal cases, Rosewill, Lian-Li, and others.
    E3 v1/2, E3 v3, E5 v1/2, E5 v3, E5 v4.
     
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  3. trumee

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    I only have experience with Supermicro micro atx boards which fit fine. It seems that E-ATX boards are the ones which have an issue.
     
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  4. PigLover

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    IIRC, the issue exists with SuperMicro EE-ATX, not E-ATX, motherboards.

    Actually, and also IIRC, the issue is that SuperMicro actually follows the standard correctly. Some E-ATX cases happen to have enough room to accept the larger motherboard but do not have EE-ATX hole spacing available.

    If you are talking about E-ATX, ATX or smaller SM motherboards then most enthusiast cases should work. EE-ATX and proprietary sizes and YMMV.
     
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    No problem with E-ATX in my experience.

    Just make sure the case is large enough and it should work fine.
     
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  6. trumee

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    Somebody had trouble putting in E-ATX mobo in a Cooler Master case.
     
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  7. maxermaxer

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    I have the SM X10Dri-t myself. I fit it into the thermaltake urban t81 chassis by drilling 2-3 holes. Not a difficult task at all if you have the powertool and some basic skill.

    Thermaltake - Urban T81
     
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    I know this is a somewhat old post, but what size drill bit and tap did you use to create those motherboard standoffs?
     
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    I think I use 2.5mm drill bit. I am not professional on this. Just for your reference.
     
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  10. wiretap

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    Check out the Phanteks Enthoo Pro. I use it with a server board (SSI EEB) but it also has the mounting holes for E-ATX which is the same size board. Between those two standards supported, it should have the right mounting holes.
     
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