I've been utilizing Techsoup for my church (and how grateful we are for this amazing resource!) for some time now. We are moving buildings and I've run into the profound need for a server cabinet or rack. I work in IT and our usual source for these is mtpartners.com but they are a bit out of our budget.
Does anybody know of some lower priced alternatives? Even used?
19" equipment racks are often expensive. But they are usually easy to find used at surplus electronics outlets. Since the racks are big and heavy, you should find used ones pretty cheap. Along with electronics places, some music stores carry a small selections for bands or recording studios. I actually have a 10 space plastic road rack for my outboard audio gear. It has front and back covers to protect things and I think I paid $100 bucks for it used.
Lastly, there is no reason someone could not build a rack out of wood and install it in a closet. Just drill holes and use wood screws.
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