Many thanks for your advice. I was planning to go barebones with the server, and buy CPUs, RAM etc from eBay.
Does anyone know if there are problems running modern Linux (Red Hat/CentOS 7.4), CoreOS, Windows Server 2016 on this MoBo / server? - again, I have seen posts here...
I'm looking at this server, which may be a good buy?
Supermicro X9DRi-LN4F+ - E5-2600 2U (Configure to Order)
It uses the Supermicro X9DRi-LN4F+ motherboard version v1.2. I'd be using 2x E5-2680 v2. Up to 512GB DDR3 RDIMM 1886 MHz.
There have been posts on here citing...