First post, by JodieC
About 8-9 years ago, I bought a 32U 4 post rack, and it had three 4u servers in it. I'd gutted two of the servers and repurposed them as homes for Kentsfield Xeon machines, one as a storage server and the other as a VM host.
The old hardware wasn't useful to me and I didn't have much interest for that vintage at the time - Athlon 750, some PIII, etc. The guts were put on a shelf, which was then lost with a fire in my garage (and almost all of my other vintage stuff)
However, going through my shed, I found one of the old black 4U servers and opened it up. Socket 370, 512MB RAM, some garbage PCI video card, garbage NIC, and a sound card. No drives, they didn't come with those when I bought them.
Well, let's get to work. I can relive my teenage PC, but with much better hardware. 🤣
It wouldn't POST, and I got some tips on that, but honestly I didn't trust the PSU anyway. I ordered another one, and I ordered another video card from eBay.