Re: Building new intel nocona machine with debian....
EATX is the size of the mainboard, its 12" x 13".
From memory the Thermaltake Xaser III should be large enough to house a
board of that size but check up the specs of the exact model you're
after before you buy just to make sure.
You shouldn't have problems with the heatsink mounting, the only thing
would be to try and get the largest (deepest) possible case you can
find. Alot of Nocona motherboards follow the SSI spec which places the
processor close to the front of the chassis, the heatsink may come into
contact with your optical drives.
I have yet to try Debian AMD64 on Nocona.... haven't had the time :(
This is actually not really the right newsgroup for this post (I have
already tried hardware newsgroups, but none seem centered on the
x86-64) …That being said I am certain someone here has had experience
with something at least close to this situation. I would very much
like to build a Supermicro X6DHE-XG2 motherboard computer with dual
Xeon processors…these are apparently clones of the AMD Opteron (except
for missing certain proprietary chip instruction sets)…I plan to run
Debian AMD64 on these systems eventually, however the real question I
have is unfortunately, far more primitive, which is simply can I build
these machines with standard cases (what is Extended ATX????) , I am
thinking of the Thermaltake Xaser III, will this support the heatsink?