I currently have a mess of wires and components all over my desk. I’d like to get something like an 15-20U rack and get everything organized. I could really use some help on things I need to consider. I was looking at a rack like this:
I have a desktop PC that I would like to move into either a 2 or 3 RU case. I would also like to add a Plex transcoder server ideally in 1 RU box. I have 2 NAS devices that I would like to put on a shelf. I also have a KVM and switch that would go on a shelf. Lastly, I have 2 laptops that I would like to put on a shelf where they will be “docked” for power and KVM hookup.
A couple questions I have:
- I’ve looked at a couple rack mount cases. Are there rails I need to buy as well to get them mounted?
- Any advice on low cost cases? Ones you would suggest (or I should avoid)
- Any overall flaws in my approach?
Any feedback would be much appreciated!