Can I ask questions related to 'assembling server racks'?

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    Thanks for asking here first by the way, seriously, you've no idea how many people just wade in without thought.
    – Chopper3
    Commented Sep 4, 2014 at 15:53
  • Racks perhaps but servers nope.
    – user9517
    Commented Sep 4, 2014 at 16:46
  • What do you need to know?
    – ewwhite
    Commented Sep 4, 2014 at 18:00
  • @ewwhite The main thing for me is the wiring part. For example, I got a SuperMicro motherboard, and with in it comes an A3 paper indicating what type of RAM, and CPU(s) it requires, which is pretty strait forward. Also I can check what sort of chassis it needs, but how to wire it, based on the board specification, is a challenge.
    – o-0
    Commented Sep 5, 2014 at 9:01
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    @DaveRose That's stuff that's off-topic (how to build your own server). Commented Sep 6, 2014 at 17:01
  • You might want to change the title of your question. It looks like your question is (is X off topic), and your full question is (is X on topic). A yes/no response is hard to understand when you're asking the question both ways.
    – Stephen S
    Commented Sep 13, 2014 at 3:15

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Almost certainly Yes. Unless you're trying to do something hack-ish, unsupportable, or completely weird.

For example, Ikea Table "Racks" would be off-topic. But assembly of 0U PDUs would be on-topic...

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    With one caveat: Assembling a rack in the basement of your home might be frowned upon... Commented Sep 4, 2014 at 15:53
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    I have an HP 10000 Series rack in the basement of my home, my wife is the only one frowning.
    – Chris S
    Commented Sep 4, 2014 at 17:10
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    Um... I used an Ikea table to hold a patch panel a couple months ago when my rack was delayed in shipping. i.sstatic.net/nzMV1.jpg Commented Sep 4, 2014 at 17:40
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    @Ward I was thinking of Ikea's Lack table, which is almost exactly 19" wide and about 31" deep. Details: wiki.eth0.nl/index.php/LackRack
    – Chris S
    Commented Sep 4, 2014 at 18:34
  • @Chris Yeah, I've seen those, just thought it was funny timing that I did recently use an Ikea table "professionally." Commented Sep 4, 2014 at 19:26

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