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Originally Posted by kujon;13795590 
what kind of server rack do you use? i was thinking of just making a lack rack and throwing it in the garage now
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Originally Posted by citruspers;13800057 
I have a double lack rack in the garage. Works great.

lack rack?

BTW: I made my first equipment rack out of 2x4's and plywood. Lasted a very long time before I ditched it for my desk/rack.
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Originally Posted by slngsht;13800086 
Got a walk-in closet? build a shelf in there.

wouldnt that not have enough air circulation?

here's a lack rack btw for whomever asked

400px-Norco-3216-LackRack.jpg
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Yep. The lack is a cheap Ikea table which is exactly 19" wide between the legd, so it's perfect for rackservers.
    
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Originally Posted by citruspers;13807744 
Yep. The lack is a cheap Ikea table which is exactly 19" wide between the legd, so it's perfect for rackservers.

do you have one yourself? if yes, was it simple to install? ive been to their site but im trying to visually imagine the install. im also crappy with hand tools tongue.gif
Edited by kujon - 6/12/11 at 12:33pm
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It's really easy, here's my setup:

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You just need some L-brackets, screws and a screwdriver if you want extra stability. If you want, you can just stack the servers, but then you don't really need a Lack rack anyway...

In my case, the servers are resting on the L brackets (both on the front, and back legs), for better airflow. The two tables are also held together with L brackets.
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I think most people put their servers in their garage or basement. Btw if you need a inexpensive rack get a Middle Atlantic low-U rack. Check out the Slim-5 series. They aren't perma-welded and ship easily.
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I have a HP Rack

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My crap video but shows my old setup lots have changed since
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For 10 months I've been running 15 computers in my garage loaded at 100% crunching for the World Community Grid. No hardware issues yet, I live in a very humid and hot environment (Miami, FL.) CPU's are water cooled so they aren't an issue, I keep a fan on the NB and ram for a bit of cooling and everything is OK.

Depending on what is on the file server I may be a bit hesitant to run it in the garage though. I feel OK that CPU's and Mobo's and RAM (not mechanical items) will run OK as long as the cooling is good enough. But I think the first things to fail would be the mechanical items, HDD's, PSU's, and Fans. So for a file server the extra dust and grit in the garage environment might cause your file server to crash and lose data.

If I were to run a server in my garage I would make sure it was on the very top of my shelves, about 6'-6" off the ground to try and keep dust out of the HDD's and PSU.
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I have my server in the garage, it does get a little more dirty inside, but I dont have to deal with the sound. The switch and it are on a 1500VA UPS. I am also in CA.
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It should be fine in the garage
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