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TuKr

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So i recently got some server hardware from work that they were tossing out. I got 3 gateway servers. If you google srsh4 you will find a manual. Anyway, they each can support up to 4 processors(603 socket) and 24gb(i think)of ddr2. The drives supported are scsi but i got a sata pci card to work so they can run sata.

I also got a 24 port network hub, 8 port network hub. And a full rack mount cabinet to put it all in.

Not to mention my countless amount of pc hardware hanging out. So i want some ideas. Are these server worth anything still and what type of things can/should i do with them.
 

ATMINSIDE

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Not much, honestly. Might get a little something for the CPU's and RAM on eBay.
 

Janus67

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Odds are those servers are going to be incredibly loud (if they're anything like the Dell 2U server that I have from a similar time period). Depending on how you feel about the noise you can try running ESXi or Hyper-V (or Proxmox, etc) on it for a play-with virtualization platform. But in all honesty they will likely be quite loud and draw more power than you'd want them to by today's standards. I ended up retiring my Dell server and just building my own similar to what cw has posted in various threads (socket 1366 dual cpu server with 2 45W 4c/8t cpus) and can run very very quietly depending on the fans you have in place.
 

ATMINSIDE

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I took the opposite approach from Janus and set up my server in a tower.
All 140mm fans, sound damping in the case, etc.
Unless it's doing something special I pull under 100W for my server, router, and modem. This is as measured by my UPS.
 

Janus67

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Note that my home server is now in a tower as well (just using an old rocket fish lian li case). It is significantly more quiet than the old dell server
 
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TuKr

TuKr

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yeah they are incredibly loud. They are 4U rackmounts. the cabinet i got is about 5 foot tall. I figured i would part them out. the hot swap fans go for about 15-25 on ebay, between the 3 i have 18 of them. i just dont want to wait to maybe hope to sell them, ya know. Do you guys know anywhere that will give a fair price for a quick turn around?
 
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TuKr

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So i was looking into pricing for the fans, and i was debating on selling them as a fan(without carriage/tray) or a hotswap(original use). it turns out these fans are 7-13V operating range, 1.84A, 22W, 4600RPM- 200CFM, and 19.23 mmH20. thats crazy!!
 

ATMINSIDE

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