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All the product-related links scattered throughout the pages are together here for quick reference.

Rack Mount Hardware

Product

Vendor

Notes

45U Data Relay Rack Middle Atlantic Two post network rack (works fine with PCs).
10-43U In-Wall Rack Middle Atlantic Intended for home theatre, rack slides out.
Cantilever base Middle Atlantic Replaces back legs of rack for stability.
1U Patch Panel Wiremold All Cat5, uses 110 punchdown tools.
2U Shelf Middle Atlantic Utility shelf, for non-rack mounted components.
Horiz. Finger Duct Ortronics Takes up 1U, hides network cables, etc.
Vert. Finger Duct Ortronics Runs down the side of the rack.
Vert. Power Strip Middle Atlantic Mounted on the side of the rack.
5U PC Case RackmountPro Five 5.25" bays, Two 3.5" bays.
4U PC Case LCH Close to a standard-sized desktop PC case.
4U Drive Case LCH Eight 5.25" bays (vertical).
2U PC Case Antec Room for two PCI cards horizontally.
1U PC Case Antec One PCI card, only 19" deep.
Workstation Poetic Tech The ultimate workstation.
Studio Furniture Middle Atlantic Rack mount your desk!

PC Hardware

Product

Vendor

Notes

4 IDE Motherboard ASUS Has four IDE channels (eight drives total)
1U Motherboard ASUS Video and network built in.
64 bit PCI Motherboard Super Micro Dual Proc, 64 bit PCI, no onboard SCSI.
Black floppy & DVD Digital Connect Same drives, right color.
SCSI Controller Adaptec 64-bit PCI card, best of the best.
IDE Controller Promise Serious ATA/100 card for four drives.
IDE RAID Controller Promise Six drive IDE RAID controller.
180Gb SCSI hard drive Seagate The biggest, baddest drive of 'em all.
100Gb IDE hard drive Maxtor Largest IDE drive.
IDE Drive Caddy Gen. Technics ATA/100 5.25" Drive Caddy
SCA-Style IDE Caddies RackmountPro Get three drives in the space of two.
Ultra-Quiet Fans PC Mods Lots of weird stuff at this site.
More Fans Quiet PC Focuses on quiet computer hardware.

Network Hardware

Product

Vendor

Notes

NAT Router LinkSys The basic routers that everyone has.
Dual NAT Router Nexland A NAT Router for two Internet connecitons.
Full-Featured Router Cisco The ultimate routing solution ($$$$).
Software-Based Router linuxrouter.org Needs a 486 with a floppy drive.
8/16/24 Port Switch SMC Basic rack mount switches.
2x8 KVM Switch Belkin Two consoles, eight PCs.

Other Hardware

Product

Vendor

Notes

1U 450VA UPS APC Small, black, underpowered.
Large Rack Mount UPS Minuteman Up to 3200VA (requires 30amp plug).
18" LCD Monitor ViewSonic DVI input, perfect picture.
15" LCD Monitor ViewSonic Uses 75mm VESA mounting, VGA.
LCD Monitor Swing Arm ICW 3"-26" swing range, 270 degree motion.
Rack Mount Backup Ecrix 33Gb native per tape, Ultra 160 SCSI.
SCSI-to-IDE chassis RackmountPro SCSI device mounting eight IDE drives.
Rack Mount MP3 Player Voyetra Plays MP3s from network connection.
Rack Mount Receiver Marantz Big, beautiful, expensive.
Small A/V Receiver Sony Optical in, includes speakers.
Smallest A/V Receiver Midiland Optical, speakers, no DVD, much cheaper.