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I need to either get or build a rackmounted pc, help please?

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#1 mystic12


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Posted 08 December 2013 - 08:47 AM

Hey guys I would prefer a 2 rack space unit, I don't need that much firepower, I would need a mobo with a decent speed Intel processor with minimum requirements being Intel* processor, Core Duo 1.6 GHz or better and just 3 gb's ram, what are my best options, should I purchase a loaded rackmounted pc or build one myself? I would prefer to purchase one but any ideas where I would get the best deal?

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 10:39 AM

I know that Newegg, TigerDirect and Amazon sell them. Usually the rackmount systems are aimed at being used as servers.


The question You need to think about beyond the CPU, memory would be Do You need to put PCI or PCI Express cards into the case. You will find that the size case You indicate, which sounds like a 2U will have limited Expansion card and possibly drive space.


One Other Drawback is that if the power supply goes bad You will not be able to run to a computer store for a replacement.


And You will be paying a premium for a rackmount computer compared to a Desktop computer for the same specifications.


Good Luck



P.S. You usually find a rackmount unit to be noisier. In My experience the 1U servers I assembled for others all sounded like a Jet engine when powered on and got quieter after the P.O.S.T. quieting down to a almost Tolerable noise level. That is because in a 1U or 2U the fans are smaller so they run faster creating more noise.

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 11:35 AM

Thanks for the info and sorry for not explaining properly in my OP, I only need this for music playback and watching videos online on my wall monitor so I would only need what a regular pc has in it and nothing extra. Regarding the noise since my purpose is for music, the music should cover any fan noise unless it's really loud. I will look around for some stuff and get back to you.

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