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Need a bigger Rack, buy new or build own ?

Budget (including currency): 200

Country: somewhere in Europe

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: 6 2HE Servers, 1 48 Port Switch, 1 Patchpanel, 1 Console

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): 

 

Hi,

to those who know how to build stuff from scratch.

 

Im planning to buy me a new Server Rack, my current 12U is getting pretty cramped, and doesnt have a door.

My Question is, whether it makes sense to buy a new rack or build your own. Is there a "huge" saving when building your own ?

 

Dimensions:

H 120cm

W 50cm

D 450 - 50cm

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3 minutes ago, Haraikomono said:

My Question is, whether it makes sense to buy a new rack or build your own. Is there a "huge" saving when building your own ?

What about buying a used rack?

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1 minute ago, Drama Lama said:

What about buying a used rack?

there are none in my vicinity or just some 2m high racks that weigh 100tons

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I think this really depends on what you entail when you say build your own.

  1. Wood shelves? If you can buy sheet wood a screws cheaply enough then likely yes.
  2. Sheet metal and actually making a server rack that functions as a rack. You're better off buying one.

I have an open-frame one in mind that's a little higher than your budget but if you want an enclosed rack you're not going to get one for sub-$200.

Guides & Tutorials:

Testing for RAM Errors w/ MemTest86

How To: Remotely Access a Computer, Server, or NAS

How To: Access Remote Systems at Home/Work Securely from Anywhere with Pritunl

How to Format Storage Devices in Windows 10

A How-To: Drive Sharing in Windows 10

VFIO GPU Pass-though w/ Looking Glass KVM on Ubuntu 19.04

A How-To Guide: Building a Rudimentary Disk Enclosure

Three Methods to Resetting a Windows Login Password

 

Guide/Tutorial in Progress:

iPXE Network Booting to an iSCSI Target

 

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Don't see what you need? Check the Full List or *PM me, if I haven't made it I'll add it to the list.

*NOTE: I'll only add it to the list if the request is something I know I can do.

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When I look at something like this, I wonder if that cant be built for cheap

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On 4/7/2021 at 11:18 PM, Windows7ge said:

I think this really depends on what you entail when you say build your own.

  1. Wood shelves? If you can buy sheet wood a screws cheaply enough then likely yes.
  2. Sheet metal and actually making a server rack that functions as a rack. You're better off buying one.

I have an open-frame one in mind that's a little higher than your budget but if you want an enclosed rack you're not going to get one for sub-$200.

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Decided to built a simple case out of some construction Material for the time being. How does it look ? (ps. the power strip is just temp since I ordered a 19" power strip for cases)

 

the laptop on the buttom is just garbage, I plan to put a hardware cluster out of 8 fujitsu futro s720, since I got them cheap at an auction.

 

Of course this is Temporary, and once I get my paycheck I plan to buy a 42HE short depth rack.

 

 

What do you think ?

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I don't know how I feel about all the servers sitting on a singular shelf. It'll probably be fine but it's better if each server (or at least the heavy ones) sat on their own shelves.

 

Otherwise at least it's made out of metal. Should work as a rack.

Guides & Tutorials:

Testing for RAM Errors w/ MemTest86

How To: Remotely Access a Computer, Server, or NAS

How To: Access Remote Systems at Home/Work Securely from Anywhere with Pritunl

How to Format Storage Devices in Windows 10

A How-To: Drive Sharing in Windows 10

VFIO GPU Pass-though w/ Looking Glass KVM on Ubuntu 19.04

A How-To Guide: Building a Rudimentary Disk Enclosure

Three Methods to Resetting a Windows Login Password

 

Guide/Tutorial in Progress:

iPXE Network Booting to an iSCSI Target

 

In the Queue:

 

 

Don't see what you need? Check the Full List or *PM me, if I haven't made it I'll add it to the list.

*NOTE: I'll only add it to the list if the request is something I know I can do.

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4 minutes ago, Windows7ge said:

I don't know how I feel about all the servers sitting on a singular shelf. It'll probably be fine but it's better if each server (or at least the heavy ones) sat on their own shelves.

 

Otherwise at least it's made out of metal. Should work as a rack.

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I plan on buying this one, its adjustable, and I should be able to use the server rails. the current one is a little to wide

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