This old server has been sitting around my office since the beginning of time. I have had the go ahead from the tech higher ups to take it. Its just a matter of the boss finally letting it go. My guess is because it cost so much money back then. This thing is really huge. I have already sized up the top. It has the room for 2 120.4 rads side by side. I have some great ideas for this tank. The case is so thick. I will have to buy better cutting disks for my dremmel. The thing must weigh 150lbs.
tbh, even tho old, that server tower looks very good on the inside! some holes in the mobo tray+convex back panel if cable management measures aren't already present with a facelift to the exterior would be amazing!
Great idea dude, I sure will be w8ing to see how this progresses!
Currently it is housing a back plane PC. The lead tech 10 years ago was all about them. We have several in house collecting dust. That P2 was the fastest chip they could buy at the time (so im told) and I believe it. My bosses know enough about computers to be harmfull. But one thing they rarely do is skimp. It has 4 120mm fans on the side panel and 6 80mm where the SCSI drives go. Im going to rip out almost everything give the exterior a good paint job. The troubles Im seing right now are the PSU slots (not huge troubles but it will need some attention) which are dual hot swap currently. Also due to it being a backplane PC I dont see proper housing for an ATX board and there is no I/O holes pre done. It is all pci slots at the rear. I have quickly found a Lian-li mobo tray that has the rear I/O cutout already. Until I get this in my garage I cant say for sure what I will do but it is very exciting. I am looking forward to this project.