I'm rewiring a rack, and would like to have the cabling cut to length to make things as tidy as possible. The suppliers of Cat5e/Cat6 cable I've found only really supply bulk cable in multiples of 100m. I don't need anywhere near that sort of quantity, and buying that much of each colour required would be unnecessarily expensive. As yet, I haven't found many suppliers that would supply bulk cable in smaller lengths for what I need.
My question is this - If I want to be able to do the above, should I be:
a) Continuing to look for a supplier that will supply shorter lengths of bulk cable more suited to my requirements (perhaps cut to order?). Is this common?
b) Buying individual pre-made patch cables, cutting them to length and crimping a new connector?
c) Give up on the idea and just use the most suitable length of pre-made patch cable?
d) Some other option that I haven't considered?
I should also mention that I'm aware of the labour cost argument regarding making your own cables vs. buying pre-made ones. I certainly wouldn't be doing it for every cable I use, but for cabling up a rack, I think the extra tidy-ness acheived is worth while.
Any advice greatly appreciated.