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Does anyone know if Dell Poweredge SC1420 server is very loud to put in a home closet?

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Pretty much all server class machines are to noisy for a home closet. Also a closet would have no airflow causing the closet to get pretty hot.

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I agree. However, the SC1420 is a tower server and won't be quite as loud as a rack mount server but probably still too loud for a home closet. –  murisonc Dec 18 '10 at 1:58
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It will be a little quieter, but the heat problem still exists. –  mrdenny Dec 18 '10 at 2:14
    
Thanks for your responses. Can you suggest some good small scale (read cheap) server for home use? –  hari Dec 18 '10 at 5:16
    
I tried putting my Poweredge 2500 in a closet. Got too hot and burned out one of the power supplies. If you install A/C in your closet though, and can keep the temp stable, then do it. –  ultrasawblade Feb 23 '11 at 20:40

You should be able to buy quieter fans, I did this for a HP ML110 tower. Just make sure to check the CFM of each fan.

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