1U cases (was: Your Advice: Low Grade/Cost Server Parts)

Neil Ford neil at ourshack.com
Fri Sep 28 11:33:35 BST 2001

On Fri, Sep 28, 2001 at 10:58:30AM +0100, Jonathan Perkin wrote:
> On a similar but seperate note, anyone know a good place either to get
> pre-built 1U boxen or empty 1U cases.  I'm not entirely sure why a
> discussion on co-lo boxen hasn't yet come around to this, or do
> desktop ATX cases fit in 1U these days? :)
For pre-built boxes:
Dell - http://www.dell.co.uk
Digital Networks - http://www.dnuk.com

For cases:
I'm trying to find the company Joe reccommended ages ago but can't seem
to find the link :-(

You could try these guys;

(that's from a google search, no personal experience).

> Everywhere I've looked either has bloated prices for quite poorly
> specced x86 machines or don't sell empty cases along with suitable
> motherboards for DIY.  Given the new Tyan MP motherboards are
> designed for 1U, you could probably build quite nicely specced
> machines these days (although heat dissipation could prove to be a
> problem!).  Alternatives are the lovely Netra X1's which prove
> very competitive with price, but non-solaris support for them could
> be an issue.
> -- 
>  Jonathan Perkin - BBC Internet Services - http://support.bbc.co.uk/
What about those cases you guys were using for the realplayer boxes?


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