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#233827 4-May-2018 18:43
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Hi all,

I am looking at moving my server equipment from the standard tower case format to rack mount.  I don't want to move to server hardware though, and I am finding it hard to find 2U or 3U cases that don't start at $250+.

I am in Auckland and would prefer being able to pickup, however don't mind getting good shipped if price is good.  I don't mind secondhand either.

Does anyone have any cases for sale?  I am after 1 x 2U (or 1U if I can get a decent 40mm fan), and 1 x 2U or 3U that can take 4 x 3.5HDD.  Or does anyone know where to get these?  Ideally the 2U / 3U case would also have exposed drive bays that can task hot-swap trays.

Note, this is going into a home environment, and I have had to deal with noisy 1u servers and their 40mm fans before, hence the desire to stay away from server hardware.


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  #2009119 7-May-2018 12:04
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Rack cases tend to cost moonbeams.

 

Not quite what you're after but I've got a couple of 4U ATX cases (think basically standard PC tower size "desktop" case with a rail kit) not currently being used if you can't find anything better. I paid $100 on here a few years ago for the pair of them, you're welcome to them at that price but you'd need to sort out getting them from Wellington to Auckland.





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