Originally Posted by OPPIZ
Congrats on the rack, it's a beaut!
I always thought a SilverStone CW02 HTPC, would look good rack mounted, now I know.
List of racked gear, from top to bottom please.
Can't wait to see the rear!
Oppiz, thanks for the motivating words.
I learnt a lot from this forum, and the friendly members in here. Sometimes i guess help comes from guys in here better than real life friends.
The SilverStone CW02 case is just amazing, it took up everything i threw at it. It even houses the tallest heatsink ever, the ThermalRight Silver Arrow. Plus some really beefy components.
You can see the HTPC's build pics/log here.
The rack is mounted with the following equipments below.
(not necessarily in order of appearance)
Rack Middle Atlantic ERK-4425
Middle Atlantic LT-1RA Rackmount Light
Furman D10-PFP (extender)
Tascam CD-A700 CD Player & Cassette Recorder
Dish VIP722K receiver (with MA custom RSH faceplate)
XBox 360 Slim (with MA custom RSH faceplate)Coolerguys 1U Bracket with (6) 40mm Med Speed CG fans / Programmable LED Controller
Denon 4311CI AVR
SuperMicro 24 Bay Server Chassis (72 Terabyte)
Belkin Titan 17" Dual-Rail LCD Rack (model no. F1DC101C-US)
HTPC SilverStone CW02 (with MA custom RSH faceplate)
APC SUA1500RMU2 UPS
Buttkicker BKA-1000-N AMP (with MA Custom RSH faceplate)
Dayton SA-1000 Amp for the THT subwoofer
There is a 1U space between few components that gets hot. The 1u fan is between the xbox and the denon receiver, to blow out hot air from above the denon receiver and below the xbox.
I will post pictures of cable management over the weekend, as i still have to connect a few more extension cables for the IR blaster for Universal remote.
The LCD monitor is dual rail equipped. Both the LCD monitor and the keyboard can be slided out individually, u can have both the montior and keyboard out togather or just the monitor with keyboard slided in. Thus giving options for on-board rack display.
This was an amazing deal i got off ebay, usually this Belkin LCD Rackmount monitor is sold for 1500 bucks, but i got lucky and got it for 175 dollars off a data center liquidation company who was going out of business and wanted to sell off everything and move out. This was an unused box packed model, except they did not know if it will work or not, as they had not tested it. All they mentioned was brand new in box, never opened, but untested. I took a chance and brought it for 175. And viola it hit the bulls eye.
I am considering an Oppo Blu Ray player maybe the BDP-103, but unsure if HTPC negates the use of the dedicated player. Also i dont really know if the PQ and the sound is really better from the oppo player as compared to the HTPC's blu ray disk via the sound card and the avr receiver.