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.