good idea mbudden! I'll have to give that a look see and figure out what I can do!
I do want to let everybody know, I have posted an updated photo on the build log so you can see the current state of things right now. It's on the OP.
Update: So I know it's been awhile since I've posted anything so I will give the lowdown right now.
I've been trying to figure out what I want to do next. I have a few problems which have come to light that I knew were going to be problems BEFORE I started this build.
1) Problem: the 4port KVM switch wont cut it for the additional builds. I can remote into them to manage them, but i really like the all in one solution of KVM switches since it's easier for me to go into the bios and what not.
Solution: get a 12 port Ethernet KVM switch. These aren't cheap folks. I need to do my homework on them to make sure I get one that suites my needs of having USB function. Since the KVM will be a rack mounted component, It will take up 1u of space. Cost $700+
2) Problem: NO UPS. Shocking I know, but when I started this, I didn't think this part through. Now it's coming to the forefront and needs to be addressed.
Solution: find reasonable solution to have some kind of protection. Currently, I'm using a cheap cheap powerstrip and a nice HP Surge Protector. I need to get something that will be beefy enough to handle the loads AND have more power connectors.
3) Problem: Cheap stock fans in the chassis make far too much noise. The GPU's tiny fans cause a bit of a high pitch whirl which needs to stop.
Solution: Aftermarket 80mm fans and convert GPU's to a passive cooling system. They are cheap GPU's: 9800GT, 9600gs, and an ATI 4650 so hopefully I can find a good solution for those w/o water.
4) Problem: No case for AMD x6 1090T. This is my Team Folder and since this is on air cooling, I need a case that is 4u. The issue is I don't want a 4u case due to large footprint in the rack for such low ppd compared to the 2600k's.
Solution: Figure out a air cooling solution that is a low profile for the AMD chip that will allow it to fit in a 2u case. Also, 2u case needs to be quiet. since it will have little fans that need to pump a good amount of air, It will have to be a good design to keep things the way I like it
This is my list so far. I have many many plans to add to this rack but certain things need to come first, second, and so on. On top of all of this, I still need a good backup solution for everything which I WILL be doing. It just takes a lot of good planning before you jump into each project.