Storage for the Mac Pro tower

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  1. quidire macrumors 6502

    quidire

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    Hi there,

    I'm trying to find some (reasonably attractive) furniture that would hold 1-2 Mac Pros. Flexible budget, but the room is green and white, sort of 60s International style.

    Ideally it would have
    • a front cabinet door, soft close
    • rear cable access
    • reasonable airflow to prevent overheating
    • another cabinet above/below that could hold a UPS, a Drobo Pro, some other things
    • a top space that could stabily support a printer

    Casters or adjustable legs are a bonus, but not important.

    Any thoughts?
    Thanks!
    -RS
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  3. quidire thread starter macrumors 6502

    quidire

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    Jessica: thanks for finding that, it's not quite what I'm looking for.

    I'm hoping for something that can be next to/under a desk, than a desk itself.

    WRT housing Mac Pros in a cabinet, media centres can handle the weight/airflow for cooling requirements, but they are generally too large (and specifically, too wide).

    I guess what I'm looking for may simply be too unusual a request to have an off-the-shelf solution.

    Still, if there are any other ideas, I'd love to hear them.
     
  4. philipma1957, Feb 2, 2011
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    philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    yeah I think Ikea has something. I will look for a link. found link

    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20049350

    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30187586

    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90049403


    all of these have doors that can be added to. i think they have a few colors and you can drill a few holes in the back panels for air and wires here is 24 by 24 by 31 high
    here is one in white with some options added

    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S19827034



    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70049343

    needs a top and a door but you get the idea it is 36 dollars
     
  5. quidire thread starter macrumors 6502

    quidire

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    It's a good idea, and I'm looking at "custom" modular options.

    As our budget is a bit more flexible, are there any options you'd take over the Ikea one (with it's rather recognisable origin)? I am looking for contemporary furniture, but Ikea is a ... backup.

    Thanks again,
    -RS
     

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