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    42u racks

    Looking for 42U racks, hopefully shipped and delivered... flatpacked if you can, if not depending on location i will come pick it up...

    thanks.
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    These guys are good: Data Cabinet, Server Cabinet & Rack Supplier - Dataracks - We use them and I can recommend them.
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    Prism do flat pack IIRC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clouvider View Post
    These guys are good: Data Cabinet, Server Cabinet & Rack Supplier - Dataracks - We use them and I can recommend them.
    I've used these myself before when fitting out a server room as well as colocating in data centres which use them and they're perfectly good racks - cheap and cheerful

    If you want something to stop the building blowing away in a hurricane, then Gesab racks are great
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed-Freethought View Post
    I've used these myself before when fitting out a server room as well as colocating in data centres which use them and they're perfectly good racks - cheap and cheerful

    If you want something to stop the building blowing away in a hurricane, then Gesab racks are great
    Dean has a couple of those stopping his garage blowing away at the top of one of Sheffield's many hills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    Dean has a couple of those stopping his garage blowing away at the top of one of Sheffield's many hills.
    I'm surprised that they haven't ended up at the bottom of the hill
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    I'm guessing that the OP has already ordered his racks, but I personally rather like APC SX and Cannon Server Smart cabinets, for their cabling and airflow options respectively. They're not the absolute cheapest but in the grand scheme of things given it is something which will be there over a decade and hold many thousands of pounds of kit - they're not bad value.

    Otherwise if you're looking for custom racks in relatively small quantities or are just looking for the lowest cost racks then it's perfectly possible to get brand new UK made 42-47u 1000m deep mesh server racks for ~400-500 delivered (pre built).

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    Ugh Cannon racks. I'd rather use cardboard boxes. We've unfortunately got the displeasure of having to use them :/
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    Can't say I mind the Cannon racks, definitely a darn site better than the crappy ones that IPH used to use and M247 used in their first pod as the posts in those were so thin you couldn't mount a blooming switch without rails!
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    I'd rather cheese-grater my nether-regions than use Cannon racks. We've got 750mm wide, 1000mm deep and there's more space for 0U PDUs and cable management in our 600x1000mm APC racks in the office.
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    Ah we dont use zero U PDU's which is why we don't mind them
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    I have to say I really don't mind the Cannon racks (600*1200 I think) even with 0U PDUs. The only annoying thing is that the front part of the steel frame protrudes into the rack a little which can make removing and adding rack screws a bit of a pain. You have to bear in mind that they are optimised for air flow. That is to say that there aren't gaps for air to get through from the front to the back without going through the actual servers - the bits of plastic going down the side of the front upright rails for example.

    If you don't care too much about that or you have alot of cabling then APC SX are better racks for sure (a little cheaper too).

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