So I was donated this Dell Optiplex 780 which I intend to use as a server for approximately 6 hours a day on weekdays (12+ on weekends and my holiday periods)
I noticed that the power supply has a drop of melted glue hanging from one of the holes in the underside. Then, when I was running CentOS 6.7, I noticed that when the PSU fan starts up it sounds very loud and rattly indeed. This needs replacing doesn't it?
If I were to buy a new PSU, it would make more sense to put the new one in my mother's PC so she can use my spare graphics card (her PSU can't handle it currently, and her current GPU isn't really very useful) but I don't know if her PSU would be up to the usage I have in mind for the Optiplex.
Dell Optiplex 780
Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93 GHz
2x2 GB DDR3 RAM
2x 450GB HDDs RAID0
Dell L305P-03 (305W?) PSU
planned usage: 35 mod Forge Minecraft 1.7.10 server as well as NAS for backups. I also have ideas about using it as a web server. (May share it's load with a virtual server on my main PC if I decide to get into web stuff)
My mother's PC:
FSP Group 300W PSU (I've heard it is capable of constant 300W which is apparently a big thing, I can get the model too if you need)
My mother is happy to keep her current setup and use mine when she needs to Chromecast something hers can't handle (Different sites seem to have different qualities. I'm very surprised, but the GPU actually makes a difference to the quality) The only reason I thought of this is because I thought if we are buying a new PSU, why not give it to her and therefore decommission the worst PSU?