Yea i got blinded by half of the ads.. Missed the 3TB offer... AVS is giving my wife nightmares, each time she sees me on the forum.. she expects junk coming in the home and more card statements.. *in her own words*
I'm gonna wait out this Black Friday. Not that I need anything critical, but I could pick up a few "nice to have" things.
I have a sneaking suspicion that this holiday season is gonna suck for the retailers, and we may see even lower prices by the end of the year. (And my suspicion is supported by the fact that the dollar's value has gone up almost 4% in ~ a month, and there are no signs of it slowing down).
But then....I do have "some" empty space left in the rack....
One storage server
One backup storage server
One main HTPC
One Domain controller/TV server (with 2 Cetons)
One 24 port switch
One Dell 16 port KVM switch.
One Pioneer DVD player (for SACD and DVD-A playback)
One Denon 4311ci
Six ATI MM100s (Balanced/Unbalanced converters)
Three Behringer A500s (main speakers)
One Behringer EP 2500 (powers 4 15" subs)
Odds and ends - One HDHR prime, Logitech remote extender, Microsoft ehome etc etc
A buttload of wiring and power strips.
After i build my storage server, the next thing i am aiming at is a RACK. Where can i get a decent RACK for best bang for the buck? I checked mid atlantic, sanus, they are damn expensive.. just for fabricated metal attached with screws and bolts?.. :
I got this open frame rack from Amazon, NEW, free shipping, for about $100. Granted it was about 3-4 years back. They are available even now for about $330 shipped from them, but keep an eye out. They go on sale often.
Just looked at Sanus EcoSystem Racks, they are going for 1200 dollars, was about to do some research, until i came back here and found the options are on ebay and amazon. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AH_Kpq_X80
I wonder how much a fully assemble rack would cost after all the accessories/doors are added.. would it hover around the same cost as sanus ecosystem is charging??