Problem: I have a very nice server that my awesome friends got me for Christmas and it’s sitting in the closet for want of reliable power and a place to put it where the noise won’t bother me.
Get about 100′ of perforated steel strips like this:
Attach them to the ceiling beams in the basement and a steel pan on the bottom so that they form a crude four-post 16u rack. Mount the E420R, the homebuilt 4U rackmount server, and the Optiplex GX1 Router down there along with a UPS, the DMZ switch, and the modem.
For power, I was thinking of making a new 20A circuit in the load box and running a dedicated outlet to that rack.
I’m not sure how much all this is going to cost or even if four steel strips will hold ~165lbs. of equipment.