DIY in-wall A/V rack into closet cooling questions
As title says, i"m doing an in-wall DIY A/V rack into a 3 ft x 5 ft closet. There is not ventilation planned as of now (pending responses to this post). I'm not running a bunch of amps and servers ... just an 11.2 AVR and an Xbox at the moment. I've looked at rack mounted as well as individual "sit on top" cooling units and I have a couple questions. With regards to rack mounted fans with the exhaust either into the closet or back out into the theater room, aren't you essentially just circulating ambient temps regardless? Does the fan really do any cooling of the unit/s? Also, for a closet that size, would there really even be a need to cool one AVR and an Xbox, or would the in closet temps actually get high enough to be an issue? Thanks!