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Finally got around to posting pictures of my rack install:


My living room had two cubby holes where an old CRT used to live. Since that TV died, and I replaced it with a LCD-TV, it was time to use up the useless cubby hole space... Behind the cubby holes is my office. So this made a logical place to put the rack (with all the AV stuff and my computers.)
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RU, Rack Units

I would prefer a black powder coated metal rack, to the black laminate, but I saved a couple hundred dollars with this BRK. This is a somewhat temporary setup, in my FR, hoping to move the equipment to another room in a year or 2. Hard to justify the cost of a nicer metal rack.

Metal racks from various manufacturers run 16-40" deep, MA laminate racks 16-28".

Middle Atlantic has some nice(r) enclosures to be used for conference rooms, with laminate tops, that you could consider. Another option is to drop a piece of granite or wood on the top, or put a 4-post rack inside a wood cabinet.

http://www.middleatlantic.com/produc...re-system.aspx

Step 1, I think you need to determine what depth your server chassis will be, or if you want a server in your living space. The server fan noise may be an issue, unless it's just a PC 'serving' movies.
Thanks for your help. Yes a black powder coated metal rack would be ideal but at this point I'm trying to keep costs down. The conference room racks are beautiful, however, way out of my price range.

The server chassis would have to be under the 22" if I were to go with the BRK20-22 correct? I think a 4U server chassis with 8-10 drive bays would suffice. I could replace the server chassis fans with some after-market fans that are quieter. There shouldn't be a lot of excess heat as long as I get a pretty big CPU cooler for it. The server is just for movies and streaming (so some transcoding but nothing crazy to create excess heat).

So in all the rack would have a Marantz (future) pre/pro, (2) Crown XLS amps, 4U server chassis and a rackmount power strip like this one. If I could throw a shelf in there near the top for a router and modem that would be cool too. Also might need an Ethernet hub but we'll see.

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