This might actually be a serious BUM submission and not the accidental one which is my F1 folding rig.
First pic: This actually is an update for the F1 BUM submission rig as well as an intro to our "server" ... The F1 rig is on the bottom shelf and now has a Zalman cpu cooler on the 10556 x6, a 9800GT, and a GTX460 I just got and he's hard at work making roughly 25k ppd. He's hooked up to the 19" Dell monitor via a KVM.
Also attached to the KVM is our server, which is sideways behind the monitor. See the surprise above and behind the monitor?
I first talked about our server in this thread
when someone was worried about needing a server rack or cabinet for his home NAS. This box has a AMD Phenom II 9550 X4 on ASUS M3N78-VM motherboard with 6G DDR2 RAM in an ancient SuperMicro case. This server runs 2 active virtual machines and serves our RAID to the business. One of the VMs is our internal webserver (for employess and for development) as well as running a cron that is essential to our business process. Another VM hosts a postgres database that serves our accounting.
Yes, that is an Ikea cabinet that was left abandoned in the business space that I'm renting now! We cut out sections on the back and top with 4x fans in each moving air through the cabinet. We also put it on casters. The quad outlet for this case are 2 dedicated 115V 20A circuits shared with nothing else.
That Supermicro server case initially housed my AMD K6-2 3D Now! windows 2000 box that I used for my desktop at work from 2000 until ... 2004? 05? It's purpose is to hold the components and not cause me to have to stop working to work on it. I open it up and dust it out every year or two. Smiley face is the power button. 3.5" drive is disconnected... Just didn't bother to remove it. Notice how thick the aluminum plate is. It was scrap laying in the shop at the time ... it happened to meet the dimensional needs we were looking for ... depth for HDD, width for 2 fans + 4 HDDs.
Now for the good stuff... pretty decent motherboard that I picked up at Fry's and has integrated hdmi video (didn't even notice until this year). It's got 6G of DDR2 RAM. The two SSDs are in a RAID fed from the motherboard. The PCIe card is a raid controller. PCI card is a gigbit ethernet adapter; one cable is split out from the firewall, the other to our network. All the drives were inside the case until we noticed they are hot as hades. ... so we routed the cabling out the back of the case and have the drives bolted to an aluminum plate with fans blowing across them. Copper plates on top are for more cooling and extra stability. OS is ubuntu server. 9.04