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Looking for a quiet and short enclosure to house a Proliant DL360 G5, packed 1U.

Was hoping I would not have to spend a few hundred - any thoughts?

The web is pushing me towards having to build my own which I'd rather not.
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build one and host my minecraft server! Il pay you $5 a month
    
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lol there's a thought...

Might have to PM CD
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post #4 of 10
The Lack Rack!

If you want to buy one.. then its harder. Check out local surplus shops (my State of Vermont one has them from time to time). Keep an eye out in Craigslist too.

How many "U" do you need? A half rack would suite your needs if it is just a 1 U switch, 1U rack mount power switch, and a few 1U Prolients.
    
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Lol @ Trueg, guess what I have in my room right now (still configuring my servers, not permanent storage)



Also, added cats courtesy of Imgur, april fools.
    
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Magic floating cats?
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Magic floating cats?
Like I said, Imgur (image hosting service) added them for april fools.
    
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post #8 of 10
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The Lack Rack!

If you want to buy one.. then its harder. Check out local surplus shops (my State of Vermont one has them from time to time). Keep an eye out in Craigslist too.

How many "U" do you need? A half rack would suite your needs if it is just a 1 U switch, 1U rack mount power switch, and a few 1U Prolients.
LackRack is a decent idea.

I'll probably just need about 6U, 1U proliant is almost max spec'd, all I need is more storage space so will probably pick up a DL370 or 380 with 10x drives, I believe that's just 2U as well.

Currently looking for a better cooling solution as the stock HP fans need to stay pretty high, somewhat annoying.
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LackRack is a decent idea.

I'll probably just need about 6U, 1U proliant is almost max spec'd, all I need is more storage space so will probably pick up a DL370 or 380 with 10x drives, I believe that's just 2U as well.

Currently looking for a better cooling solution as the stock HP fans need to stay pretty high, somewhat annoying.
Sadly there is little you can do about those fans.

Try unplugging one and seeing if the server starts. I know on some older Compaq Prolient's they would shut off the server if one fan died or wasn't powered!
    
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Fat chance the server starts vacuuming at 100% when you remove a fan. Both my Proliant and my IBM 2u do this.
    
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