I have 38 network cables coming into my garage and I'm not sure how I should install them.
Cut a hole in the gib and have all cables just coming through and into a Dynamix network cabinet (600x450x901) and inside that cabinet install two 24 port cat6 patch panels.
This has the benefit of having the patch panels in the cabinet, but then I have a ugly hole in my wall (not a big deal as cabinet will be in front of it) and if I sell the house the new owners wouldnt really want 38 cables just hanging out of the wall (as I would take the cabinet and patch panel). This isnt a problem now, Im building the house new, so Ill be there for 10+ years probably
Screw the patch panels into the gib (probably with some pine wood framing timber glued to the back of the gib with sellys no more nails for added supported). This has the advantage of, cleaner look, but requires longer cables to the switch that will be inside the cabinet. In this case I would leave the patch panels in the wall when I sell the house. I have some pine wood framing timber left over from another project.
I'm leaning towards option 2, but not sure if its ok to install patch panels this way? Some what afraid of dust getting in there, but could cut put some framing timber above the patch panels as a lip type thing to keep some dust away.