So now I had everything I needed to have one whole computer, now I just needed a place to put it. Luckily, I soon found that place.
I got a medium size cave like corner of the basement to use, and started setting up shop. It didn't take me long to realize the 2x4 table that I was using was not going to cut it. In the end I bit the bullet and bought a six feet table ($30) and an all steel chair ($8). After I had those things I got everything set up.
Once I had everything up and running I finally started thinking about making the computer into a little home server, and began searching for an OS again.