is there any interchangability between parts for the 2400 and 2600 chassis' ?
The asr26xxFHR riser i hastily bought was not thouroughly researched and looks odd on the board as it seems the addin cards (ie graphics) will sit too far back. However this has not yet been physically proven because I am hesitant to pickup a x16 card just to try it out.
Also is my SE7520JR2 board only compatible with the 2400 case or are there other non Intel choices? My end goal is basic. Get rid of the esthetically clunky antiquated tower cases and build a custom desk incorporating a unique workstation design to house 3 ?U racks above a 40" monitor. I just wich the front bezel on the 2400 chassis was a little more "sleek" or at least covered all the HDD bays so I could get my right look.
I don't think there's even interchangeability between SR2400 and SR2500, or the 2500 to the 2600; much less 2400 to 2600.
There are non-Intel chassis for the JR2 - see http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/se7320vp2/sb/cs-012670.htm