I’m trying to move my GPU compute nodes into a rack. Bought a couple Supermicro 3U cases, put everything in (including 1080 TIs), wired it up…and the cover doesn’t fit. The power plugs on Nvidia’s consumer GPUs point up - between the plug and the bend radius of the cables, it’s adding close to an inch. Unfortunately, the 3U case has less than half an inch of clearance.
I’ve seen people referencing direct connecting the wires on forums, but haven’t seen any pictures or details on how they’ve done it. Seeing low clearance plugs available online, but they don’t change the direction of the wires, just cut 1/4 inch off the plug - I might be able to jam them in, but doesn’t seem like a great option. Conceptually, an adapter that moved the plug to the back of the GPU seems straightforward (plug just high enough to hold connectors, bend/solder connectors 90°, align cables like a ribbon, female connector at the back), but I haven’t seen it done.
Anyone run into this? Thoughts?