Fans: Not sure what to buy. Machine needs to run cool and nearly silent
Power supply: Not sure. Any Suggestions?
Cables: What do I need? I want it to be nice and tidy inside
How's the compatibility looking with my parts list? I will be running Windows 7 and maybe upgrading to windows 8. For budget I would like to stay under 1500. I think I have done that so far. Monitors will be 2X27" dell ultrasharps.
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rackmounts arent the most portable things around. might want to check out a m-atx size form factor if you are looking for portability
Unless it is going in a rack with other 19" rackmount gear. Then it becomes real handy. Also, mounting the rackmount PC in a shockmount rack case offers much more protection against impact and vibration than a free floating computer case.
I'm mainly interested in finding out:
(1.) If my hardware is all compatible/optimal
(2.) What kind of power supply and fans to buy for cool and quiet operation and sufficient power
(3.) Will my hardware fit properly in the 2U rack case