Got a free Poweredge 1850 (Caution: Extreme stupidity)
Alright, so my friend was getting rid of his Poweredge 1850 servers. There was one left so I told him that I would take it.
It comes with a Dual-Xeon 2.8GHz, CD-ROM drive, floppy, one hot-swappable 36G SCSI 10K Seagate HDD (The other tray is missing but I'll be getting it soon).
All I had to do on it is resolder a chip heatsink's hook as those are common to snap, and I've reinforced the other one too.
I also spent $30 on two 1G DDRII-400 ECC RAM and the thing fired right up.
One front USB broke (plastic slid off with mouse's plug) and while using epoxy, it wouldn't work anymore, but I made it work because I broke a majority of the plastic with a pair of pliers and now the contacts are free of obstructions.
Anyways, here comes the stupid aspect of it; I have a very loud 1U rackmount server (I knew it'd be loud to begin with), and it's ready to do some good server oriented stuff and all I find myself doing with it is install a Soundblaster Live sound card, put Kubuntu 11.10 and listen to music and play Kpatience and other games. I also watched a bit of Youtube on it.
Now, all I need is to grab a decent PCI GPU card and try out some 3D games, so I'll be looking more like an idiot than anything else.
It was in my mind for quite a while and I had to share the word.