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Show us your old hardware!
Now that there's so much talk about overkill HTPCs, how about some retro stuff?
If you browse around eBay there's a lot of cool hardware to be had for almost nothing.
I bought an HP ProLiant DL385 G2 for £70, that's $117. It's got 16GB of RAM, 6 NICs, 2x Opteron 2.6 GHz dual cores, 4x SAS 146GB hard drives and lights out management. I added a $40 Blu-ray drive so I can use it as a ripper.
Currently running ESXi with 3 VMs for Server 2012R2, Axigen mail server and Sophos UTM.
It turned out to run surprisingly cool and quiet for such an old beast, it's a lot quieter than the PSUs in the Supermicro sitting above it in the rack.
Post your retro gear!
Last edited by politby; 08-03-2014 at 03:19 AM.