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I need help identifying a half built server I found in an old storage unit? Answered

We were recently cleaning through a storage unit. I came across what appears to be an old half-built (desktop) server. It is not completely built so I am looking to finish building it. It is custom built, so there are no stickers or modal numbers that I can see. It has 4x 1gb ram chips. Two hard drives (with room for three more), fans, processor, and dvd drive. I knew how to insert the ram chips but I don't know how to connect all the power cables inside. I'm hoping to find instructions some place. I could use some help. I have done some computer programming, so I know what the parts look like and function to some degree but not enough to put this together. I don't want to risk damaging it since it may be worth a lot more than a 10+year old pc. I don't think there is an operating system loaded, and I'm not sure how to go about that either. Any suggestions? 

Although I can't find any stickers, there may be some other label located somewhere, but it wouldn't be too obvious. Any suggestions on where it might be located?



4 years ago

Look at the silk screen on the boards. Brand and model will be indicated on the boards somewhere. But if you want help you'll need to post pictures. fremove the cooler and clean off the top of the CPU and see what you've got. Google it and see what year the CPU came out. Chances are if it's in a storage unit it's an older system. If it's older than 2 or 3 years then it isn't really worth much if anything.

mpilchfamilyJosehf Murchison

Answer 4 years ago

With electronics it has to be done in mass to make any profit from it. A few boards from a single system will cost more to retrieve the gold then you could get for the gold.