Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: modding a Compaq 2500 server




  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    32

    Default

    ive just come into contact with a Compaq 2500e Server.
    image attached, does any 1 know if i can build up a an atx system in this case, based around a gigabyte ga7dxr main board.

    Will there be any mods that need 2 be done???

    thanks 4 ure help guys.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    184

    Default

    could ya get a "case open" picture.....

    you make anything fit, with a dremel, a drill, and a bit of brute force....

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    32

    Default

    As i dont actually have the server yet, i got the pic off ebay, here is another pic not 2 great but maybe sum 1 knows a bit more than me.

    thanks 4 the input :D

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    662

    Default

    From what I can tell, after doing a search on ebay for similar items, it looks to me like it will be quite a challenge to put such a case to use. You'd have to be willing to accept a challenge and you'd have to be able to get it cheap.
    :-(

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    1,636

    Default

    Rackmout cases are sweet!!
    But if u thinking about windows and all the other "Oh look at my new ___ with LED!" than they arent designed for that. :2cents:

    Gotta luv the drive cage tho!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    32

    Default

    all i wana do is get a normal rig built up in that thing, as it would be great 2 show freinds with thermaltake cases a "real" case, lol.

    Any 1 any idea if a motherboard would fit in without any work, but if not i aint affraid 2 attack it :twisted:

    Thanks people

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    1,636

    Default

    it "should" fit, as long as it didnt use some non-standard form factor.
    It really depends, best would be a pic of the back, that would tell u a lot more.
    BTW, I just made my my ATX fit into AT case. A little work, but when you see the case, you'd understand. :D
    http://sirwarrior.kicks-ass.org/Projects/beast.html

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    662

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by work dam u
    all i wana do is get a normal rig built up in that thing, as it would be great 2 show freinds with thermaltake cases a "real" case, lol.

    Any 1 any idea if a motherboard would fit in without any work, but if not i aint affraid 2 attack it :twisted:

    Thanks people
    I don't think it'll be a without any work kind of thing. Check the pics provided on this auction: Compaq Proliant 2500 Rackmount Server A10125 The mobo is neither an AT or an ATX form factor. It's not even close.
    :-(

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    1,636

    Default

    yep. looks like only a mini-ITX could be fitted into it. But if u are skilled enough in dremmel / drill skills *maybe some welding* you could just hack unneeded parts out and MAKE room ;)

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •