I am trying to see if its possible to toss all the computers in the server room and just run cables out of it.
The end goal is you just sit down at your desk and all you have is a display and peripherals. No computer can be seen or heard.
One idea is just to pass the required cables through the wall of the server room and setup the display and peripherals on the other side. But how do you do it in such a way you don't get all the server room noise? The required cables are different for every user, you can't just pass exactly what you need and seal it all up.
Another idea is just to use Ethernet for everything. You can get DVI/audio/USB over Ethernet. But then that's super expensive.
And these computers will be used for more than just email. They will be powerful and noisy machines.
My goal here is to reduce noise, reduce cleaning (of dust off computers), reduce cooling by centralizing and removing computer cases, save space, and increase security.