I want to be like admindev when I grow up, so investing in a better home lab. Honestly, you can successfully home lab with far less, for less, and have less stuff as a burden (such has having to move). Hindsight says to just get a good Synology and some Intel nucs, one could have a great setup that sips power and could even reside in your battle station desk. One can even be more minimal and just use aws. That said, I like old enterprise stuff, maybe I’ll grow out of it someday.
Retiring the old rig
Failed attempt of making a wall mount filtered and quieter
Some jerry rigging an intake pipe with filter
It just wasn’t going to meet my goals without a lot more effort, so scored on what I think as a sick deal and got a silent rack, xrackpro and APC 3000
Initially will run FreeNAS and esxi to play with iscsi, nfs and get some home services back up and running from the v1 lab (Plex, splunk, smb share) and expand into much more.