I'm working on a windows home server rebuild (I currently have it running in an old Antec NSK2400 case) and I want to rackmount it. I actually plan to rackmount 2 servers: 1 to feed a sonos system which I'm in the process of purchasing and 1 feed a sagetv system which I already have in place. I know I can do both with one server and without rackmounting but I'm just a huge computer nerd and the thought of having a rackmount system in my house seems very cool - no other reason
So my questions are:
1. Since I don't NEED
a proper rack mount server case (will be running at most 4 hard drives per case with no graphics cards) would a Silverstone LC17 do the trick? It'll be in a closet (venitlated of course) so noise is not too big an issue but I will still be doing the usual 12cm fan PSU, Nexus case fans, fan undervolting thing.
2. Has anyone actually rackmounted an LC17 (or seen one rackmounted)? Everywhere I look I see people saying it can be done but I've never seen any pics.
3. I don't have any experience with actually putting a case in a rack (although I've spent plenty of time in the server room at the bank I work for) so I'm wondering do you really just screm the rack mount handles to the front rails of the rack and it all hangs off that? (assuming I don't put rails in) or does it get secured some other way too?
Thanks very much.