I want to set up a home lab at my apartment to have some fun. It will mostly act as a media/gaming server and a playground for me to experiment with some shiny new technology. I am not expecting its duty to be mission-critical.
Do you think it would be a good idea to buy a used server such as this renewed HP DL360 G7 and just lie it on the ground? The hardware spec looks quite decent at this price, and I can imagine such servers must be heavy, noisy, and power-hungry, but I’m fine with these shortcomings. Are there any catches I’m missing?