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I've been having an HT built for the past few months. Hopefully it will be done within the next month. The equipment will be in equipment closet next to the room. The rack(s) will be freestanding, not in-wall.

As far as I can tell, my choices for MA racking are

1) get an AXS rack, but don't but leave it open.

2) get a WR series roll out rack with steel enclosure.


The issues with #2 are cost, but mostly weight. It weighs 300lbs!

Will the AXS rack work well open, or should I just cave in and get the WR series?

Are there other options?
 

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Try this. http://www.buyrackgear.com/detail.aspx?ID=4405 It's MA slim line 5. Ships in pieces and you bolt it together. You should be able to buy sides if you want. I plan to get this unless I can find a used server rack for under 150. I've been looking on Craigslist as well.

Try here for server racks. I like used server racks because it looks like you can get the sides and a back door for about the same price as a MA skeleton, but they are heavy and come already assembled, which might be a problem if you have to get it through a tight door or stairway down into a basement like me.
http://shop.vendio.com/grishagt/page...1&categ=100001
 

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Originally Posted by ragged /forum/post/15593160


Try this. http://www.buyrackgear.com/detail.aspx?ID=4405 It's MA slim line 5. Ships in pieces and you bolt it together. You should be able to buy sides if you want. I plan to get this unless I can find a used server rack for under 150. I've been looking on Craigslist as well.

Try here for server racks. I like used server racks because it looks like you can get the sides and a back door for about the same price as a MA skeleton, but they are heavy and come already assembled, which might be a problem if you have to get it through a tight door or stairway down into a basement like me.
http://shop.vendio.com/grishagt/page...1&categ=100001

That is similar to the rack I have. It does the job and came assembly required. I never would have gotten it into its room if it had been assembled. Very heavy and has casters to move around, which comes in handy when I need to get to the back to switch or add equipment.


And I would not want an enclosed unit, that would be pure heck in my book. Unless it had slide outs, but that would be getting expensive.
 
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