Server: cool it or ignore cooling?
DW's design practice has used off the shelf Dell and similar servers that get replaced for capacity and functionality reasons about every 5 years. Connected are ~20 workstations running autocad, rhino, and all of the Adobe graphics stuff. It's time for a new one, and the young IT subcontractor person is adamant about building a "room" and getting ac on it, etc. No past server or any other equipment has had a failure attributable to heat, even though summer room temps sometimes get to mid 90's.
I'm thinking any degradation due to heat can't be a factor as the replacement cycle kills any effect. I know portable ac is available, but don't think it is necessary.
What are your thoughts?