I've had these Xeon processors sitting around for a while now and I thought it's about time to get a motherboard for them. Two are clocked at 3.0Ghz/1MB/800, other two are at 2.8Ghz/512/533. I ordered a Super Micro X6DVL-EG2 from eBay for $120 of which I seen this motherboard up to $250. Anyway, came the other day and finally put it together. Heatsinks didn't screw into the case as it should, so I had to screw the nut right onto the heatsink.
This is probably going to be a boring and pointless post.
I got a rack for all my computers (except my main quad-monitor one). So, I got my server plus 2 other computers & 3 monitors...add the router and switch on the rack (I also have another computer but with no case). Surprisingly, my server is running quite cool @ 26C (CPU) and 27C (Mobo).
I installed Fedora 9 'The Spin' version last night on an old Dell. Quite slow (only 128MB RAM in the system) so now I'm installing Easys, a Slackware based distro (Running KDE (which isn't old-computer friendly)).
Furthermore, I installed Xubuntu 8.04 (8.10 on the 30th!) on an old Thinkpad (which I love). I got it running pretty good, considering I was using Fluxbuntu 7.10 before.