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#191750 15-Feb-2016 11:48
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Where is the best place to get cheap mainframe cases?

 

 

 

I am in Auckland.

 

 

 

Thanks in advance for your help

 

 


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  #1492536 15-Feb-2016 11:58
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What "mainframe"? Unisys A Series, ClearPath? IBM Z Series? What is mainframe for you?





 

 

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  #1492537 15-Feb-2016 12:03
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I'm going to go out on a limb and guess they mean normal computer cases, having often heard people refer to standard desktops as "mainframes".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 
 
 
 




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  #1492544 15-Feb-2016 12:11
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I mean mainframe server racks/cabinets not PC


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  #1492569 15-Feb-2016 12:41
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Bassai:

 

I mean mainframe server racks/cabinets not PC

 

 

 

 

OK, so you're after cheap rack units.  What height and depth do you prefer?




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  #1492573 15-Feb-2016 12:47
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800x1200x2090


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  #1492576 15-Feb-2016 12:50
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Perhaps phone some of the ex-lease computer dealers or computer recyclers.  I've had excellent experience with these guys:

 

http://computerrecycling.co.nz/

 

http://busmgtsol.com/ 

 

http://nzcomputersales.co.nz/ 





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  #1492597 15-Feb-2016 13:18
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I was looking for new ones thanks.

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1492623 15-Feb-2016 13:39
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Okay a generic 19" server rack isn't a mainframe case but okay we can roll with that.

 

I can't recommend anywhere to buy cheap rack cases (other than Trademe and recyclers as mentioned by Dynamic) , but assuming you want to mount standard servers in the racks, just buy APC or something similar, A little bit of penny pinching is not worth the pain that cheap crappy racks will cause.

 

 

 

 





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  #1492628 15-Feb-2016 13:49
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Your server vendor will likely have a range or racks.  APC (the UPS manufacturer) as mentioned has an excellent range.

 

The only cheap brand I can think of is Dynamix which is a local brand which will be just relabelling an imported unit.  I've bought half a dozen or more in the last 5 years and never had any complaints about them.  The company does not sell direct to the public, but they have a public web site you can use to browse their products (http://www.dynamix.co.nz/index.html?do=NETRACKS&code=NETRACKS look for Network Cabinets on the left).  From there you can type a product code into your favourite price hunting portal like https://price.geekzone.co.nz/ 

 

The last one I bought was a Digitus brand.  This was a pre-assembled half rack on wheels.  Happy with the build quality again.  You could have a look at the importer's web site again and then search for the product code you find, as again the importer does not sell direct to the public.  http://www.dove.co.nz/products/desktops-notebooks-and-servers/server-cabinets 





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  #1492889 15-Feb-2016 21:42
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Pbtech also do a range of small business racks, with various sizes to suit. Just be careful to check depth too, as I got caught out when later trying to put an old repurposed Dell 2950 into one that was wall hanging and just too shallow 😆



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  #1493751 17-Feb-2016 10:36
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After looking I decided on a Infinte Solutions system (European quality) www.infsol.co.nz

 

 

 

42U 800x1200x2090 the price was ONLY $1650 + GST

 

 

 

Cable Direct Price: $3,028.83 + GST

 

Ascent Price: $2,064.23 + GST

 

ETL Price $2454 + GST

 

 

 

Some of these wanted me to take an account, others demanded I get an account before they would even give me the bloody price! Others said I had to place minimum orders! What a hassle!

 

 

 

Cant believe the price variations! cool

 

 

 

Thanks for your help guys!


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