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Topic # 226327 2-Jan-2018 09:03
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I need you help choosing a network cabinet to tidy up my mountain cables and hubs in my ManCave.


What are some of the things to consider?


I know I'll want:



  1. power sockets for each of the hubs and switches,etc

  2. extractors fans for cooling

  3. floor standing unit to hide under desk

  4. what else?


I'll be visiting whatever stores are open on the Xmas period for ideas


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  Reply # 1927956 2-Jan-2018 09:18
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Try Trademe. Plenty of second hand cabinets sold ex contractors who install new ones and keep the old ones for sale ! 

 

 


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  Reply # 1927982 2-Jan-2018 10:18
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The noise of the fan system is certainly something for you to consider.

 

Do you want a door?

 

Do you want shelves or blanks to ensure you can house and hide all your kit?




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  Reply # 1927995 2-Jan-2018 10:49
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An update:

I know I'll want:

 

     

  1.  

       

    1. power sockets for each of the hubs and switches, etc.
      At least 10 sockets so I can get rid of my multitude of power-boards
    2. extractors fans for cooling
      As silence as possible.
    3. floor standing unit to hide under desk
      Height: max 700 mm
      Deep: max 500 mm
      Width: max 500 mm
    4. Smoked glass door opening to the left or right. 
    5. what else?

     

 

Thanks for the TradeMe idea. I've checked and maybe I'm too picky but there doesn't seem to be anything that I fancy.

 

Off to the North Shore later today to visit 75 Porana Road to see what I can't afford


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  Reply # 1927999 2-Jan-2018 11:00
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  Reply # 1928019 2-Jan-2018 12:02
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rogercruse:

 

An update:
I know I'll want:
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floor standing unit to hide under desk

 

[snip]

 

 

Floor standing is not a good idea, actually

 

Firstly most people's floors are the dustiest place there is, and if you have extractor fans they're going to be sucking in carpet fluff, general dust & dirt and so on;
Secondly things on the floor get bumped / bashed by wheely chairs, vacuum cleaners, clumsy-footed folks, &c.; and
Last but definitely not least, if you have any sort of a flood, down on the floor is where the water is

 

Wall mount is definitely better than floor mount


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  Reply # 1928036 2-Jan-2018 12:58
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Do you want feet or castors?

 

Make sure the fans are c-ticked and legal to sell in NZ, some of the products I've seen for sale by big vendors simply ignore this - for some reason no one ever checks the fans in the racks???

 

 


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  Reply # 1928043 2-Jan-2018 13:12
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Dynamix would be my pick.

 

Don't bother going to PB. Just look at the catalog and order from your preferred electrical supplier (Active, Corys, JA Russell).

 

Your width is too small for a standard 19" rack. If that is the absolute limit you can fit then maybe the little 10" cabinets - they are super small though and really don't fit much.


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