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Old 11-22-2013, 04:37 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi all -

I'm in the midst of a new home construction (not our design, we bought when the studs were up, but pre-wiring), and I've been able to have most of the wiring terminate in a nice big utility room. I've run speaker wire for ceiling speakers and cat 6 for distributed hdmi over Ethernet (have my eye on that forthcoming octava unit).

I'd appreciate any advice on what kind of rack I should get for the utility room to support both the AV gear and light home networking equipment. It doesn't need to be pretty since it's hidden and if I can have one item to save a few bucks on, that could help with the WAF.

Rough list of equipment:
- octava hdmi matrix
- cable box or two
- Apple TV
- blu-Ray player
- receiver
- cable modem
- Apple time capsule (last gen)
- patch panel

Nothing has ears on it except for the octava, so I'm envisioning lots of shelves...

What would you recommend?

Thank you!
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:42 PM
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I would pick up a 40+ RU rack from Middle Atlantic or similar and drop some rack shelves into it.

A SLIM-5-26 rack is nice. They are deep at 26", and wide open. Not pretty, but you can get good wire management, and you can add shelves and move them around as you like.

Check your local Craigslist for potential listings as well.

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