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First, you'll want to vent the exhaust to either another room or to your HVAC return - not to the outside like a bathroom exhaust fan. As you'll probably need to run this 24/7, you don't want to throw that warm, but conditioned, air outside, as it has to be replaced by outside air leaking into the house (which has to be conditioned/cooled/warmed).
Most of the equipment you're listing will be on 24/7, so it's a constant heat load in that closet. And yes, you'll want some vent in the wall or door to allow cool air into the closet.
Also, look at the closet cooling systems from Coolcomponents.com (and others) which may be less noisy than an exhaust fan (because you don't need that much circulation). Members here have also had good luck with certain Panasonic exhaust fan models (search around here...).
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