Where to buy a 24u rack?

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  1. Bviper

    Bviper [H]Lite

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    I remember reading someone posting a good place to order racks, but for the life of me cannot find it and Google is of no help.

    I am looking for a 24u rack to hold two 2u servers, a patch panel, and maybe a switch. I am not sure if I need a 2 post or 4 post rack. This is for home use so I'd like it to be as inexpensive as possible.

    I've been searching craigslist, but not many in my area. Any suggestions?
     
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  3. Bviper

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    Yeah, those were the ones I was looking for. It's amazing how much better their prices are than other places.

    Look's like I'll be ordering this here soon.
     
  4. QHalo

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    Can't go wrong with a Skeletek rack. Good stuff.
     
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    I don't want to rain on your parade but unless you plan to put your servers on the floor (or on-top of a UPS unit, which is on the floor), you are most likely going to need a four post rack. Many servers, unless they are the 1U half-depth variety, are too heavy to mount in a two-post rack which is commonly reserved for communications/network equipment.

    You'd likely be better off with something like these (from the same retailer):

    http://www.dantraknet.com/item/85

    http://www.dantraknet.com/item/72
     
  6. Vito_Corleone

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    I have a 24u Skeletek and it works great for my Cisco ish.
     
  7. marley1

    marley1 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Dell 2410, good deal right now 675 I believe.
     
  8. Ockie

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    gruber.com sells great products.
     
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    k1pp3r [H]ardness Supreme

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    If your holding servers you need a 4 post, not that 2 post.

    I honestly got my 42u IBM rack off ebay for around 400 with PDU and 2 shelves.
     
  10. Ockie

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    A two post is fine if you have center post brackets for your rails. Or if you use a shelf.

    Ideally a four post is much better but then you are either spending a lot of money or finding yourself on ebay/craigslist.
     
  11. Bviper

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    The four post isn't that much more expensive, but kills the plans of putting a mid-tower and UPS on the floor.

    Somethings awry, http://www.dantraknet.com/item/85 lists as one set being 20U and the other 16U. But in the description, it references 8U?

    "HD8U-EX Dimensions: 21.5" high x 24" wide x 30" deep 2.0 MM frame thickness "