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Hey guys I was browsing the net yesterday and found this Click

I really want to do something like this I was thinking maybe get a few 4u rack mountable cases for my computers and put them all in there to keep it organized and such. I would have my sig rig in there, my fileserver, and maybe one other in the future, and an rackmount 8port switch. Anyway, do you guys think this would generate alot more heat? My rig now idles at around 30C and under load hits around 45 to 50C. Would putting my rig in there affect that alot? I would install a fan or two on the top.

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post #2 of 14
Awesome room, not a wire in sight.
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Would have it set up for them all to share the same monitor and just switch singals to the computer your currently need?
It would be cool to just slide out a mounted rack and take it with you to work or a lanparty and hold it like a breifcase. Then when you come home you just slide it back on the rack.
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Awesome room, not a wire in sight.
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Would have it set up for them all to share the same monitor and just switch singals to the computer your currently need?
It would be cool to just slide out a mounted rack and take it with you to work or a lanparty and hold it like a breifcase. Then when you come home you just slide it back on the rack.
Well what i was thinking, as of now, I'm only going to have 2pcs in there, I will have my main rig using my monitor, and the other rig is just going to be a fileserver, I have an extra vga cable laying around, I could just go and run that into my Tv, and if I ever needed to get on that to do something, I could just run it through my Tv. In the future, I could see getting a KVM switch.
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post #4 of 14
I think it takes up too much room, personally...and your temps will be garbage.
    
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post #5 of 14
Where do you buy a server case like that? I've been looking.
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post #6 of 14
Thats a 19" RackMount cabinet,

we flogged one of those kinda things on ebay a month or two back at work, it went for peanuts!!!
didnt look anywhere near as `polished` as that, but with a little work could be an interesting project!
the one we flogged had fans inside the cabinet for airflow and a nice big set of wheels on the bottom to scoot it about as its VERY heavy!!

I think we`ve got a rackmount case lying round here at work, could make a nice project for someone!

Ebay.....
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I think it takes up too much room, personally...and your temps will be garbage.
Not really when you consider it will hold 3 or 4 computers and takes up the same amount of space and looks way better
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temps garbage? what are you smoking? do you think SERVERS run cooler then desktops? most rackmount cases have rather nice airflow...

Think this would have garbage temps?


and you can have a single 1U case that holds two complete systems...


even cheap rackmount cases can come with some rather nice cooling...
look familiar?



now replace those with some 115cfm panaflo's or better... and you could cool anything...

not to mention there's no reason why you couldn't watercool a rackmount case... hell that machine is practically screaming "Mount a triple rad right here!"

i have a half-height (27U) enclosed rack right next to me... and i love it... though if i had it all to do again, i'd get an extra deep rack, so i could have all of my shallow equipment (UPS,Switch, KVMs, A/V gear, etc) mounted in the rear, and the systems mounted in the front...

there are plenty of vendors out there... just look around... if you live in a fairly large city you'll probably have a local vendor that stocks them...
http://www.racksupplystore.com/rack-cabinets.html
http://www.altex.com/index.php?cPath=91
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temps garbage? what are you smoking? do you think SERVERS run cooler then desktops? most rackmount cases have rather nice airflow...

Think this would have garbage temps?


and you can have a single 1U case that holds two complete systems...


even cheap rackmount cases can come with some rather nice cooling...
look familiar?



now replace those with some 115cfm panaflo's or better... and you could cool anything...

not to mention there's no reason why you couldn't watercool a rackmount case... hell that machine is practically screaming "Mount a triple rad right here!"

i have a half-height (27U) enclosed rack right next to me... and i love it... though if i had it all to do again, i'd get an extra deep rack, so i could have all of my shallow equipment (UPS,Switch, KVMs, A/V gear, etc) mounted in the rear, and the systems mounted in the front...

there are plenty of vendors out there... just look around... if you live in a fairly large city you'll probably have a local vendor that stocks them...
http://www.racksupplystore.com/rack-cabinets.html
http://www.altex.com/index.php?cPath=91

Thanks man, What brand case is that? Do you think my Tuniq Tower would fit in there? From the looks of the pic it looks like it would be rather close.
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Thanks man, What brand case is that? Do you think my Tuniq Tower would fit in there? From the looks of the pic it looks like it would be rather close.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811121025 is the case... 180 bucks...

the tuniq tower is 131 x 108 x 153mm...

an ATX PSU is 150mm wide... http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t...R/untitled.jpg

that cases is a little taller then 150mm at 7 inches... 177.8 millimeters

so taking into account motherboard tray, standoffs, mobo, and processor, it should just clear the side panel.... with about 1/4 inch of play...

and you may not have to take the card holder off... but it does have screws for that anyways...

grab a decent system and a nice raid controller with 3 of these... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817121405

and you've got a nice file server that can scale to 15TB in that little 4U case
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