"It was just over one year ago that I wrote about turning a
basement into a big Linux server room (and then the six month redux).
With having just finished tiling the floor and making some other
modifications, here is a one-year look at the project where there are
more than fifty systems running Linux/open-source benchmarks daily as
part of Phoronix, OpenBenchmarking.org, and LinuxBenchmarking.com, among
other Phoronix Media efforts for enriching the Linux hardware experience."
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips