66 months ago
I am looking at starting my first custom built workstation/server and I have been trying to model my pc around the ASUS P9X79-E WS Motherboard, but I keep running into the same issue. The case. I really want to go with the Corsair Obsidian 900D Super Tower Case, but it doesn't say that it is compatible with SSI boards. From what I have heard, E-ATX compatible cases are able to fit SSI motherboards into them. But every time I hear it or see it, the person never seems to have tried it themselves or know for a fact that it works. They tend to say something like: "SSI CEB motherboards are just over an inch (26mm) wider than ATX motherboards, but not as wide as E-ATX motherboards. So you shouldn't have a problem." That's not quite enough guarantee for me to spend around £550 on a case and a motherboard just to find that it doesn't fit.
So, does anyone know whether the ASUS P9X79-E WS is compatible with the Corsair 900D Super Tower? or has anyone out there ever tried to fit an SSI CEB into either the Corsair 900D or any other case that supports ATX but doesn't specify SSI compatibility?