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Old July 30, 2013, 07:40 PM
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Hello HWC,

Within the next year i will be building a house. I plan to network the entire house. Does anybody have any recommendations for a Server rack and also a 16+ POE Switch?

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Old July 31, 2013, 09:55 AM
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anybody?
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Old July 31, 2013, 10:47 AM
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For a server rack, I highly recommend looking on Kijiji or Craigslist. You can find some killer racks for incredible prices. As for POE switch, do you have a preference in brand? Do you want something consumer-esque? or?
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Old July 31, 2013, 10:54 AM
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i have been leaning towards cisco cause i hear other brands of POE switches do not work as well
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Old July 31, 2013, 03:36 PM
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Depending on your location, try GCSurplus which is the Canadian government's surplus store. They don't have server racks all the time so you have to check once in awhile. Last time I check, they even had a government seized Lamborghini.
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Old July 31, 2013, 05:23 PM
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what running for net cable ? cat 6 stp

best use STP not UTP

why a rack ? cooling!, security!, roll cabinet!

if in basement in furance room not on show, build out of 2x4's
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Old August 1, 2013, 08:08 PM
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newegg has 4 post racks. Order from who-ever has the closest distribution center (shipping is going to be your biggest expense!). If you or someone you know works at a shop with a loading-dock you will save huge $$ on delivery if you get a pre-assembled rack with locking doors (they ship on a pallet).

HP's ProCurve switches are my fav :)
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Old August 3, 2013, 04:01 PM
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I recently bought an enclosed 42U 4 post rack on Kijiji for $200. Had a hell of a time getting home. Rented a truck to pick it up and get it home. Me and my girlfriend muscled it into my house, found out it weighed 310 lbs..
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