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Why don't we see more rack mount stuff?

BigAll

45 months ago

i know it is kinda expensive, but I don't think I've seen anything rack mounted on pcpp. And rack mount is nice.

16u seems to be an ideal height for a desk, and you can even get drawers in the form factor

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been wondering about this myself. I finally settled on a CM HAF XB EVO as it seemed to be close. I guess I'm just leery because I've never seen one in person. I don't want something that looks like an erector set, but wonder if I could build one myself for cheap.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I've messed with them before (my school has a couple of old 4u servers that aren't being used). There isn't really much exotic about normal 4u cases, but the short (length) cases and shorter (1-3u) ones can get kind of wonkey (especially 1u)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Does airflow /filtering, you know, environmental stuff come into play? As a single adult, is there a reason I couldn't have the components out in the open?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Airflow is pretty straightforward (or should I say straight back, ba dum tsss) the air just gets sucked through the front and blown out the back. The filters can be too thick for normal consumer fans sometimes, but you can always remove them (asuming you don't mind dusting ocationally).

I'm not really sure what you mean by "out in the open"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Imagine a "chassis" without any panels. Just a framework to hold the components in proximity to each other.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

So, like a testbench. There's no reason you couldn't use one as long as you don't have cats romping around or something like that

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

rack mounts are server stuff... this site deals with consumer stuff. you can easily use server stuff at home, but thats a different ball game to get into all that gear...

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I know why it isn't listed, I don't see why nobody is using it.

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