Originally Posted by Quasimojo
Nice server, Hydroplane. The C1100's are awesome rigs for the price right now. If you're looking for a rack to put it in, I bought the following on Amazon.com and it's pretty awesome. I got lucky and bought it from their refurbished stock, so I saved about $50 on it.Tripp Lite SR4POST13 13U 4-Post Open Frame Rack Cabinet Square Holes 1000lb Capacity
Yeah, I could have found something used and bigger for less, but I had been watching CraigsList for a couple of weeks, and there just wasn't much showing up. Besides, this is probably the perfect size for my needs.
Yeah, I had a 46U rack sitting in my garage. I paid $150 for it, and sold it for $250 4 months later. I never got around to using it. I've consolidated all my 4U white box servers to C1100s (same power, much more performance -- and I got my money back on the C1100s by selling my white box servers on CraigsList). I have 2 C1100s (1U each), 4U storage server (Norco RPC-4224), Dell PowerConnect 5448 (1U), and 1U worth of equipment (modem, EdgeRouter Lite firewall, etc). That's 8U worth of equipment, and I have plenty of resources free. Throw in another C1100, and 4U for BBUs and I am just now around 13U.
What I want is a decent 18-24U rack, which will leave plenty breathing room and room for more C1100s! Haha.