One morning a man woke up and received an important mail giving him a chance to go into one of the biggest server rooms in the world. Even though that may not seem much of a experience you, this individual has dreamed of being a network administrator his whole life and this could jump start his career. While admiring how he was one of many people who could go to have this experience he remembered that the email said he has a chance to go, not certain. The email said before he could have the experience of a life time he has to answer a question or else another individual will be chosen. The question is:

What is the first thing you notice when you walk into a server room?

While this man wants to make network administrating as his future career he is only young and never walked into a server room ever in his life time. Could you help answer this riddle to fulfill this man's dream.

Hint 1:

Think literal.

Hint 2:

What is a common problem with all computers.

Hint 3:

You would notice it imediately when you got into the room.

BIG HINT(Only use if you read all other hints and are clueless):

It would strike one of your 5 senses in a unfavorable way.

Two people finished at the same time and I wish I can mark them off as both correct but I am not, so I gave the win to gave the closest answer first. Sorry if you didn't win

  • $\begingroup$ maybe lateral-thinking ? $\endgroup$ – lois6b Oct 10 '16 at 15:45
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    $\begingroup$ Good tag, let me add it $\endgroup$ – Jansen Norm Oct 10 '16 at 15:46
  • $\begingroup$ No problem. Welcome to Puzzling SE! $\endgroup$ – lois6b Oct 10 '16 at 15:46
  • $\begingroup$ 'Connections' !? is the email hinting him to build good connections with his colleagues, supervisors and people who have long been in network administration ? $\endgroup$ – WeShall Oct 10 '16 at 15:50
  • $\begingroup$ Is a background in IT going to be required to solve this puzzle? $\endgroup$ – Xenocacia Oct 10 '16 at 15:52

I would notice that

the air-conditioning is turned down to the lowest possible temperature to keep the servers cool and prevent overheating.

  • $\begingroup$ Not quite it, added hints if you need help $\endgroup$ – Jansen Norm Oct 10 '16 at 16:01
  • $\begingroup$ Your second answer is very close but be more specific, what would they do to prevent that $\endgroup$ – Jansen Norm Oct 10 '16 at 16:05
  • $\begingroup$ I have to say it really feels a lot more like I'm just trying to read your mind than applying any actual deductive skills here. $\endgroup$ – Xenocacia Oct 10 '16 at 16:06
  • $\begingroup$ You got it! You would feel how cold it is to prevent overheating and airflow $\endgroup$ – Jansen Norm Oct 10 '16 at 16:07
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry if it may seem like that, but if you did walk into a sever room you would feel how cold it is before anything $\endgroup$ – Jansen Norm Oct 10 '16 at 16:08

My guess:
The first thing I notice is that

It is not ice (not-ice)

  • $\begingroup$ I see what you did there, but sadly that is not the answer. I would put hints but I don't know how to hide them as you did with you answer. $\endgroup$ – Jansen Norm Oct 10 '16 at 15:53
  • $\begingroup$ use ">!" before. Edit my answer to check how did i write it $\endgroup$ – lois6b Oct 10 '16 at 15:54
  • $\begingroup$ Added hints for help $\endgroup$ – Jansen Norm Oct 10 '16 at 16:01
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    $\begingroup$ i like this answer, because the first thing I notice is that server rooms have a tendency to overheat if you don't crank the air conditioning way up $\endgroup$ – MMAdams Oct 10 '16 at 16:02

Of your 5 senses, you would first notice the sounds of the cooling systems if you had not already. Then you'd feel the cold air.

  • $\begingroup$ You got it, basically the second answer $\endgroup$ – Jansen Norm Oct 10 '16 at 16:07

The new guy might feel that...

It's Too Cold In Here

  • $\begingroup$ Very close, opposite $\endgroup$ – Jansen Norm Oct 10 '16 at 16:05
  • $\begingroup$ @SmailBarkouch : Correct. I remember an episode of getting a severe headache after being in server room for few minutes. $\endgroup$ – WeShall Oct 10 '16 at 16:09

You would notice the cold door handle as you open the door and walk in. If it's automatic door you would still notice the door.

  • $\begingroup$ Yep, basically how cold it is but yea also how cold the door handle is $\endgroup$ – Jansen Norm Oct 10 '16 at 20:08

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