Join Date: May 2004
Location: Blue Ridge Foothills, NC
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Well I've bought most of the gear and cables, finally decided the best location for my rack, but now I need some real rack knowledge before I order the rack.
I have the option of usinig rack rails or getting a slim 5-43
What I'm not sure of is the depth of rack to purchase.
Here's what will be in the rack.
Home server w/ears 2U Norco 2008 8 bay hotswap 25.5" deep
Lian-Li 4U HTPC rackmpount case w/ears- 21" deep
Onkyo M282P Amps (x2) w/ears
The rest will be A/V gear with MA Custom Shelf/Faceplates
(AV Receiver/HD Radio Receiver/2 Sat DVRs/XBox60/Media Shelf/Misc Gear Shelves/16 port rack mount gigabite switch (mount on the back side on the rack)/Patch panels on backside of rack
Should I get a 20"deep rack, 26" deep, just rails at the front and back, but how deep?
I'm confused, any thoughts or help?
I'm hoping to start installation in a week, so I need to make a decision and place an order.
(I haven't bought side rails yet for the HTPC and server, not sure if I need them). (Do the server/HTPC/Onkyo Amps need back rails and side rails? Just back rails? or just the ears)