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#154902 12-Nov-2014 11:37
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I've picked up a 19" rack for my structured home cabling, and am looking to fit it out. However 19" rack stuff seems a bit expensive for what it is, particularly blank panels for $10, it seems like the sort of thing that people would just have laying around gathering dust. As it's for a home installation, so as long as the stuff works, it doesn't matter if its not mint condition

I'm looking for:
- Blank panels - a 1u, 2u and 4u
- Small PDU with standard 10A mains sockets, not IEC sockets
- Ethernet switch with 16+ ports, at least a gigabit uplink or ideally all gigabit ports. Not fussed on PoE
- Screws and cage nuts

I'm based in Christchurch so can pickup from a local seller or pay shipping from elsewhere if it's economic.

So what have you got and how much do you want?

Or can you recommend a place for second hand server gear?

TIA

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  #1173448 12-Nov-2014 11:37
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Hey, have you listed a price, location and how much shipping would be to other parts of New Zealand? Also if you are asking for a PM make sure your Privacy settings allow your account to receive PM otherwise people can't contact you. Also note if you are selling something we ask you to offer to other members first. Links to private sales (including Trade Me posts) aren't accepted anymore and will be removed.




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  #1173507 12-Nov-2014 12:34


I have done the same thing. I bought a rack and put all my old, extra, server PCs in it.

I haven't found any cheap secondhand server places.

If you can bide your time, there is occasionally really cheap stuff on TradeMe.

Ebay has a some good stuff too. But, often the freight is a killer.

I ended up buying a new Jackson PDU and new TP-Link 24 port smart switch.

 
 
 
 


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  #1173554 12-Nov-2014 13:19
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Shame you don't want a rack to go with it...

I could have been persuaded to part with the following...

Full height rack with front and back doors (no sides)
vertical PDU with about 20 x 10A sockets
a couple of shelves
15" LCD
Two or three 4U rackmount cases and PSUs
a couple of slider kits
A bunch of cage nuts and screws
I might even have let the rackmount 24 port gig switch go...

But I wouldn't want to be left with the rack so not really keen on parting it out sorry.

I'm in New Brighton, Chch.

Cheers -N




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  #1173569 12-Nov-2014 13:40
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Talkiet: Shame you don't want a rack to go with it...

I could have been persuaded to part with the following...

Full height rack with front and back doors (no sides)
vertical PDU with about 20 x 10A sockets
a couple of shelves
15" LCD
Two or three 4U rackmount cases and PSUs
a couple of slider kits
A bunch of cage nuts and screws
I might even have let the rackmount 24 port gig switch go...

But I wouldn't want to be left with the rack so not really keen on parting it out sorry.

I'm in New Brighton, Chch.

Cheers -N


Gaaaaaaah.. I'd take the lot if I could get it to Welly easily, but even though I'm physically in ChCh the only place I could PUT that lot is in Welly, and I suspect freight on a full height rack would hurt.







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  #1173823 12-Nov-2014 20:43
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Talkiet: Shame you don't want a rack to go with it...

I could have been persuaded to part with the following...

Full height rack with front and back doors (no sides)
vertical PDU with about 20 x 10A sockets
a couple of shelves
15" LCD
Two or three 4U rackmount cases and PSUs
a couple of slider kits
A bunch of cage nuts and screws
I might even have let the rackmount 24 port gig switch go...

But I wouldn't want to be left with the rack so not really keen on parting it out sorry.

I'm in New Brighton, Chch.

Cheers -N


That's a very generous offer, but probably a few too many bits that I wouldn't use myself

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  #1175226 13-Nov-2014 14:06
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eBay UK usually has great shipping prices and even standard air mail only takes 1 week.  I avoid eBay USA because everyone wants to use DHL etc. out of fear of what is beyond their own border (my impression).




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  #1175263 13-Nov-2014 15:33
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Yeah, but make sure you go to ebay.co.uk to browse, lots of things not on the .com site. Same login and password.




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  #1175291 13-Nov-2014 16:11



Screws and cage nuts

...

TIA


Cage nuts... basically any work. But, I prefer the 3 piece ones. They don't scratch the rack so much.

e.g. http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=380780


Also, these are pretty awesome for ease of use. I got a packet of these too.

http://rackstuds.com/

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  #1181240 22-Nov-2014 13:30
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After a few searches (thanks for the tips re: eBay UK) I found some cheap cage nuts, but shipping was the killer with blank panels


I ended up fashioning my own 1U and 1.5U blank plates out of 1mm galvanized steel scraps - the 1U is a patch panel with 11x F-type joiners and with the 1.5U I'll attach a 6-way multiboard in lieu of a proper PDU

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  #1181264 22-Nov-2014 14:33
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Hey, nothing like a bit of DIY!!

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  #1181291 22-Nov-2014 15:12
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Friend had some waterjetted to match the face of all his non rackmount AV equipment going into the rack. Was slightly cheaper than ordering the middle atlantic ones from the US but meant that he could get it in the same brushed anodized finish as some other pieces in the rack. Came out really nice.




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