That's a pretty nice setup. Is it noisy having two machines running at the same time? I have a PS3 that I use on one of my televisions for streaming my media and Netflix, and I find the PS3 fan too loud for enjoying a movie.
Yea it's pretty loud but the door stays closed mostly. The 24 port HP procurve swtich is making most of the noise though since the fans are so loud. I leave everything in there running 24/7 except for one item thing. The PS3, Believe it or not and I don't know why but that old 1st gen ps3 raises the room temperature from around 67º F up to 85º-90º F if left on for a few hours. It gets so dang hot..
I learned the hard way a while back when I lost a really good sound card and video card in my main PC that handles the Media Front End App (MediaPortal at the time, XBMC now) due to heat. I don't open that door alot so I didnt know it so hot in there until it was 2 late. I now have a temp monitor connected to a new APC UPS unit I got to alert me if temps reach over 80º F inside the room.. Behind the media rack, is part of my HVAC system so it stays cool in there and never gets above 70º in the summer...as long as I turn the PS3 off after using lol
The whole reason I have the media rack is mainly for my dedicated home theater that I built with the help of my Dad a few years back right after my Wife and I bought it.
126" Carada Screen in "Brilliant White" color hanging on a false wall. Both the left and right speaker towers, center speaker: and a 12" powered sub in a ported box are behind the false wall between it and the real wall that's another 2 feet back. I was worried that the sub would vibrate the screen due to the amount of air it's moving but that wasnt the case and there hasnt been any issues. The Black stuff surrounding the screen is sort of like, speaker grille clothe so that sound passes through. I just built small little frames and wrapped the fabric around them.. The panels are vey light and held onto the false wall using velcro for easy removal.
The media closet is directly behind this wall behind the seats. There is another 10" lower powered 400watt sub in a ported box sitting in the far back left corner with the left/right surrounds and back left/right surrounds hung on the walls (way to high)
Old pic right after I mounted everything showing the top half of the rack with the noise procurve switch
Construction of the stage and false wall.
Panels that will be covered in a speaker grille meshe type fabric and surround the screen to hide all the speakers behind the false wall.
Adding a little color, and mounted the panels minuse the screen
Same room a couple weeks after buying the house and starting the theater remodel. Came a long way thats for sure.