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Windows 7: Half heifgt PCI ==> std size in tower case


11 Apr 2011   #1

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 
Half heifgt PCI ==> std size in tower case

Hi all
Might be a silly question but is there any sort of hardware adapter out there which allows me to fit a HALF HEIGHT PCI (Lan card) into a FULL HEIGHT slot and attach this properly to the case.

Plugging the PCI card in ito the mobo is no problem but fixing it to the case is a bit of a "Heath Robinson affair.

I don't want to get a new case just for this LAN adapter. I've currently fixed it with a piece of Duck Tape but obviously not the best solution to fix the card to the case epecially as this will eventully be a server which will be left running for MONTHS at a time.

Mobo is ATX form factor but case is a TOWER one.

Cheers
jimbo

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11 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro/Ultimate x 64 & Windows 8.1 x 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi all
Might be a silly question but is there any sort of hardware adapter out there which allows me to fit a HALF HEIGHT PCI (Lan card) into a FULL HEIGHT slot and attach this properly to the case.

Plugging the PCI card in ito the mobo is no problem but fixing it to the case is a bit of a "Heath Robinson affair.

I don't want to get a new case just for this LAN adapter. I've currently fixed it with a piece of Duck Tape but obviously not the best solution to fix the card to the case epecially as this will eventully be a server which will be left running for MONTHS at a time.

Mobo is ATX form factor but case is a TOWER one.

Cheers
jimbo
If the steel backplate is removable/interchangable you could see if you could modify a full size one to fit your needs.

If you have a good friend that is a welder by trade he/she may be able to spot/tack weld an extension to the backplate using a piece of scrap backplate to fit your needs.
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